Week in Review: May 29, 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:

FounderDating: Find the Co-Founder of Your Dreams

FounderDating is an online network for entrepreneurs or would-be entrepreneurs to connect with potential co-founders. FounderDating hopes you’ll use their site to find your perfect co-founder match. By design, 50% of the people on the site are engineers. The other 50% is made up of designers, marketing gurus, business folk, and various other entrepreneur-types. If you think you could be a great co-founder, whether or not you have an idea or experience, sign up nowto unlock FounderDating locally.

Kinobi, Ignition Companies Make Big Impression at TC Disrupt New York

It was a quiet week at Launch Pad in New Orleans because Chris SchultzPeter Bodenheimer, and Barre Tanguis were taking on Tech Crunch Disrupt in New York City with six of the seven Launch Pad Ignition companies. Zak Schwarzman, a Columbia business school student and AOL Ventures intern had nothing but good things to say about the Ignition crew in his follow-up blog post. He listed Kinobi as a demo highlight and said, “NOLA had the 4th biggest contingent present behind NYC, SF, and Israel, not bad for the bayou.”

Software Engineer to Teach iOS and Resume Hacking Skillshare Classes

Software engineer and Red Ticket Games founder Barrett Conrad, is teaching two Skillshare classes, one called, “Hacking Your Resume,” on May 31st and another called, “iOS and You Can Too,” beginning on June 11th and running for five weeks. He has worked for over a decade in the software industry and has geared these classes towards people with a familiarity with programming, but all are welcome (students are required to have a Mac computer with Xcode installed for the iOS and You Can Too class).

Shreveport Announces New Digital Arts Festival and Career Fair for September

The Bossier Arts Council (BAC) unveiled details of DigiFest South, a new digital arts festival and career fair to be held September 6 – 9, 2012. DigiFest South will also include vendor exhibitions and presentations by TEDx Red River featuring experts from Twin Engine LabsCoHabitat ShreveportBlade StudiosFairfield Studios and more.

SENO Rebrands as Propeller: A Force For Social Innovation

Andrea Chen of Social Entrepreneurs of New Orleans announced at the recent gala that SENO is getting a new name and undergoing a re-branding. The new name selected is, “Propeller” and the new website (launching soon) will be at GoPropeller.org. I can understand the decision to change the name. “SENO” on it’s own doesn’t mean anything to most people, and “Social Entrepreneurs of New Orleans” is a mouthful. The name change could also indicate that the group wants to expand beyond New Orleans to work with social entrepreneurship on a broader geographic scale.

All About You: Caleb Trotter

Meet Caleb Trotter. Caleb studied Finance and Legal Studies in Business at Tulane and graduated in 2006. Since then, he has worked in real estate, financial services, and banking. Caleb operates a blog, Nolatarian.com, which is focused on applying libertarian thinking of liberty and free markets to daily issues in New Orleans. It highlights the development of, “common sense in an uncommon city.” Caleb is looking forward to attending Loyola Law School in the fall to fully put his beliefs he writes about into action.