Week in Review: March 5, 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:

Civic Hackathon Recap: Seven teams competed in the Civic Hackathon. Teams shared innovative business plans to improve the city, ranging from a logo design to aid the city’s emergency notification system, to a tree mapping project pulling sources from multiple databases.

Moonboot Takes Home the Oscar for Morris Lessmore and Brings National Attention to Shreveport: Last Sunday night, thrilled Louisianians witnessed Moonbot Studios take home an Academy Award in the animated short film category for, “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore,” directed by William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg.

How Entrepreneurship is Integrated into New Orleans Culture: Contributing writer Adriana Lopez explores how business and entrepreneurship have moved in right alongside the unique culture in New Orleans. Booming small businesses and the desire for growth has shown that New Orleans can hold its own in the world of economic development, simply doing it in a more backwards way than most.

An Interview with Ryan Holiday: Joshua Raley shares his in depth interview with Ryan Holiday, an online marketing guru. The interview covers questions about marketing, writing, creativity, community, and food.

HOW TO: Get Plugged into the Start-up Scene in Any City (Part One): Molly’s post shows everyone how to locate the start-up scene, regardless of location, using tools like meetup.com and Twitter.

HOW TO: Getting Plugged into the Start-up Scene in Any City (Part two): The second part of this two part article shares how to join the start-up scene once you’ve located it. The six step recipe for getting plugged in is to observe, find a sponsor, volunteer, interact, pitch, and grow.

Leap! Why March is going to the best month even on the Silicon Bayou: There’s so much going on this month. Today through Wednesday, “Grow Your Company Conference,” or #GROWCO will be stirring up start-ups. The Louisiana Startup Bus is leaving tomorrow and ending March 11th in Austin at South by Southwest. March 10th will be the 3rd annual BizCampNOLA (the “unconference for entrepreneurs”) is a great learning and networking opportunity. Lastly, New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW) kicks off on the 10th.

Pixomondo Announces New Visual Effects Studio in Baton Rouge: The opening of this new studio will create 75 new direct jobs in film, TV and commercial production work. Pixomondo will occupy more than 6,000 square feet at Celtic Media Centre and make an initial capital investment of $1.2 million.

New Facebook Timeline for Pages: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: @heyitsmegan explains the major downside to the new Facebook timeline for pages: no more custom landing pages. The good news, among others, is you can privately message pages. The ugliest part of the new timeline is the confusion the ever-changing Facebook brings for users, especially if you are a social media manager that has to deal with that client’s confusion.

FSC Interactive Names Tiffany Starnes Vice President: Tiffany Starnes, social media star turned VP, sat down with SBN to share some information about her new promotion.