The Silicon Bayou has been buzzing with tech and entrepreneurial news. Here are the top stories posted in the past seven days:
25 reasons Under30CEO says New Orleans is the best city for young entrepreneurs: A few weeks ago we asked you to write-in New Orleans for the, “Top Young Entrepreneur Cities of 2011″ list on Under30CEO.com. New Orleans stole the show and won first place. This week, Adriana Lopez wrote a great summary post for Under30CEO: 25 Reasons Why New Orleans is the Best City for Young Entrepreneurs.
Meet, Plan, Go! Career break group gets organized in New Orleans: Meet, Plan, Go! is a nationwide event on it’s second year being held in over 17 cities with over 2500 expected attendees. The purpose of Meet, Plan, Go! is to inspire “career breaks” that allow people to travel, see the world, and create a more well-rounded life. To sign-up for the New Orleans event on October 18th check out the event page here.
Receivables Exchange co-founder and President featured on Mixergy.com: Nic Perkin, co-founder & President of The Receivables Exchange, was featured on Mixergy.com. Nic discussed how he built the company, which connects businesses selling receivables to a global network of qualified buyers, up to operating at a billion dollar run rate.
InfiniEdge Launches New Online Judging Application: Prairieville-based InfiniEdge recently announced a new online judging application, cleverly coined Judjix. The app has already been in action at the recent Ascension Idol competition and at the Jambalaya Festival. Judjix aims to streamline competition judging and make tallying scores a breeze.
What’s your number one burning question about Social Media?: This week on Conversations with Megan, Megan asked for your most pressing social media questions. Her answers covered cat videos (why are they so popular?), cross-posting between networks, and touched on social media ROI. Follow @heyitsmegan on twitter to participate in next week’s conversation.
Wikimedia Hackathon Comes To NOLA this weekend: Wikimedia hosted a hackathon this past weekend at Launch Pad to tap into the New Orleans tech community’s ability to “supercharge Wikimedia with awesomeness”. On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Wikimedia gave instruction and accounts to local developers and visitors to help advance Wikimedia Labs and act as beta testers.