Week in Review: January 2-6, 2012

The Silicon Bayou has been buzzing with tech and entrepreneurial news. Here are the most popular stories published on Silicon Bayou News in the past seven days:

New Orleans Wants A StartupBus Ticket: Here’s WhyLast week New Orleans joined the group of 37 cities (and counting) vying to be part of this year’s version of The StartupBus. The StartupBus, now in its 3rd year, pulls together a group of geeks with various talents and asks them to put together a company under the constraints of time and resources associated with a bus ride to Austin, Texas for SXSW.

CohabU offering UX design and intro to web programming classes in ShreveportCohabU is kicking off a series of instructor- led crash course sessions in Shreveport on the latest technologies. The courses are one night per week over six weeks and are intended to get participants familiar with a technical topic quickly.

Want Your Twitter Handle on an Olympic Athlete?: Nick Symmonds, a 2012 Olympian and member of the U.S. Track and Field Team currently ranked no. 1 in the U.S. for 800 meters, is subsidizing his training with an eBay auction. The Oregon runner announced yesterday he plans to wear a temporary tattoo with the auction winner’s Twitter handle on his left shoulder.

The Receivables Exchange Funds Over $1 Billion to Small and Medium-Sized Businesses: The Receivables Exchange, the online marketplace for receivables sales, announced that since inception it has funded over $1 billion to small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs).

Getting Technical in 2012: Code Year by Codeacademy: Sign up on Code Year to get a new interactive programming lesson sent to you each week by Codecademy and you’ll be building apps and web sites before you know it!

Developers Wanted: Jobs on the BayouHave some coding chops and thinking about a move to or around the Bayou? Thanks to the start-up boom and tax credit bounty, the jobs are aplenty for developers: