Week in Review: February 20, 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:

Launch Pad Ignition: 2012 Class Revealed: Seven companies have been selected, including Giftmeo, Kinobi, Red Ticket Games, Lawyerfy, Unawkward, VoteIt, and Connect for a Cause.

Cordina: New Orleans Young Beverage Mo-GO-ls: Craig Cordes, Sal LaMartina and Antonio LaMartina came up with the brilliant idea to make margaritas, daiquiris, and pina coladas into portable “go-drinks.” The young entrepreneurs have created new jobs and further put New Orleans on the map as a scene for local manufacturing and entrepreneurship.

7 Steps to Finding and Negotiating Office Space in New Orleans and Beyond: Guest writer Austin Lavin explores all the aspects to finding and negotiating office space: determining what you need, where you want to be, budgeting, identifying options and preparing an analysis, submitting an offer, negotiating a lease, and moving in.

GE Capital Announces Technology Center in New Orleans: On Friday, Governor Bobby Jindal and GE announced the creation of a major new corporate office in New Orleans with 300 new direct jobs in IT and software development.

Whiskey, Peanut Butter, and Privacy: A Review of American Past Times: Editor-in-chief Molly writes about how privacy is dead because it never existed.

How To: Create Your Own Custom Facebook Landing Page: Regular columnist @heyitsmegan shares her three favorite options for creating an awesome Facebook landing page: Wix, SproutSocial, and Short Stack.

Civic Hackathon Code: NOLA Aims to Use Technology to Improve New Orleans: The New Orleans Code for America fellows are inviting developers, designers, urban planners, and community members to a civic hackathon, kicking off at 5:00 PM on Friday, February 24th, 2012 and continues all day on Saturday the 25th.

The Louisiana StartupBus Seeks Top Developers, Designers, and More: The Louisiana StartupBus will travel in Louisiana on March 6th and 7th, 2012. The talent search is primarily looking for 25-30 coders/developers, designers/front end developers, and idea/pitch/business/sales/hustlers.

New Orleans Entrepreneur Week Schedule Announced: The Idea Village has announced the calendar for this year’s New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW), scheduled March 10th-16th, 2012. Registration is now open here.