This Week in Tech and Trep: SBN100, Net2NO, Launch Pad Ignition, HackDat and more

Photo of December 2011 calendar by Keith Williamson.

It’s a dreary Monday in New Orleans but there are plenty of reasons to be pumped up for the week ahead. Check your calendar twice to make sure you don’t miss any big events on the Silicon Bayou this week:

Monday, December 5th

Silicon Bayou 100 Release Party: TONIGHT join us for some serious elbow-rubbing, back-patting, and an all-around good time as we reveal the names on the Silicon Bayou 100 list. The party gets started at 7:00pm at Le Phare in New Orleans. Click Here to register in advance.

Tuesday, December 6th

Launch Pad Ignition Info Session: Launch Pad Ignition will be accepting applications starting December 15th and the men in charge are hosting an information session to answer questions for would-be applicants. The info session will be hosted at Launch Pad from 5:30 – 7:00 pm and is free. Click Here to register.

Net Squared New Orleans (Net2NO): The monthly Net2NO meetup will take place from 6:00 – 8:00pm at 12 Bar on Fulton. This month the Net2NO organizing team will be talking about past trips to SXSW and what the trip will look like this year. If you’re interested in traveling to Austin in March with a bus-load of locals, don’t miss it! With networking starting at 6:00 pm and the presentation starting at 7:00 pm, it’s possible to attend both events. Click Here to join the Net2NO group on meetup and register for the event.

Wednesday, December 7th

Take a rest, eat some dinner, go to bed early. You’ll need your energy for the weekend ahead!

Thursday, December 8th

Drupal On The Bayou: A Drupal Summit is taking over Harrah’s on Thursday & Friday and features keynote speaker Angie Byron. Click Here for more details and then Click Here to register.

IDEAInstitute presents Entrepreneurial Selling: Brent McCrossen of AudioSocket will be gracing the halls of Idea Village from 3:30 – 5:00pm to help entrepreneurs understand why they need and unlock their secret inner salesman. Click Here for details on how to participate.

504Ward Holiday Party: 504Ward and what is expected to be an active troop of young professionals will be taking over the Columns Hotel from 6:00 – 8:00pm on Thursday to celebrate the holiday season. The all-inclusive $20 ticket gets you free beer, wine, food, and party favor to take home. Click Here for tickets.

Friday, December 9th

Hack Dat KickoffHack Dat is a 48 hour code competition that challenges local teams of up to 4 developers to create an entire application in one weekend. The clock starts ticking Friday at 6:00pm and last until December 11th at 6:00pm. The judging event will take place starting at 6:30 on the 11th at Launch Pad. Judging is open to the public; Click Here for more details.

Bye Bye Hurricane Season Party: Hosted by and benefiting Evacuteer, the party is set to take place from 8-11 PM at Eiffel Society. Drink hurricanes and know the $20 donation for entry is going to a good cause.  Click Here for tickets.


We hope to see you TONIGHT and several times over this week at all of these amazing events!

Know of any events we’re missing? Add them in the comments and we’ll add them to the post.