Week in Review: August 19, 2013

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:

Interactive Music Platform Announces iPhone Release, Adds Experimental Music Group to Roster

Tutti Dynamics, the creator of Tutti Music Player, provides users with the opportunity to practice their music with masters and share content with friends through the interactive software launched earlier this year. Previously only available on the iPad, Mac and PC, the company recently announced the platform is now available on iPhone 4, 4S and 5. The top quality content and tools for all levels of practicing musicians are available at an affordable price. The iPhone release coincides with the release of a new interactive collection of music by The Love Experiment, an experimental hip-hop group. Bliss by The Love Experiment is currently available for free.

New Orleans Welcomes Women in Technology Meetup

A new group, New Orleans Women in Technology (WIT), created out of a presentation at Barcamp, hosted a kickoff party last week for all women in IT in the greater New Orleans area. New Orleans WIT aims to improve the industry landscape for women in IT in the city. The organization does this by working to increase salaries and the number of women in IT in New Orleans by 75% by 2020. The first monthly roundtable we will go over the mission of New Orleans WIT, the format of the monthly roundtables, and choose the roundtable topics for the following months. To register for the monthly roundtable meeting (August 22), click here.

Startup Weekend Baton Rouge: Find Out What it Takes to Become an Entrepreneur

Startup Weekend began in 2011 as a 54-hour event where developers, designers and more came together to launch successful ventures. The global network of passionate entrepreneurs has now held over 400 events in 100 countries around the world. Over the weekend, the hands-on experience made it way to Baton Rouge. The event called all entrepreneurs, creatives, idea people and startup lovers to learn the basics of founding startups and launching ventures.

Wearable Technology – How New Orleans Will Adopt & Influence Our Future

Matthew Berman is the founder and CEO of Ember Networks, a digital marketing agency and interactive media firm located in New Orleans. He writes, “As the pace of technological evolution accelerates, our devices will fade into the background, incorporating into everyday life. Anything could become a digital interface. The true benefit of wearable technology is in seamless integration of technology, a world of connectivity, communication, and information without clunky or interruptive devices.” How can wearable technology  benefit from the New Orleans experience? Find out here.

Idea Village Hosts Harvard MBA as Part of IDEAinstitute and MBAs Across America

Last week, the Idea Village’s IDEAinstitute session welcomes brand strategist and current Harvard MBA Amaris Singer, who is in New Orleans for the week as part of MBAs Across America. She presented Brand Strategy Jumpstarter: Defining Your Startup’s Role in the World. The MBAs Across America journey is taking four Harvard MBAs to eight cities over eight weeks to embed with and support entrepreneurs. MBA Casey Gerald, who will also be at the session today, said, “We tell [the entrepreneur’s] stories, roll up our sleeves to help tackle their biggest challenges, and build a lasting network of support in their city and beyond.”

Stock Options 101: Restricted Stock Vs. Dynamic Employee Stock Options

Contibutor John Olagues wrote a post last week comparing the alignment costs of Restricted Stock with alignment costs of Dynamic Employee Stock Options. The purpose of it was to explain what the costs are of aligning the interests of employees and executives with the shareholders. For more information about the comparison, click here.