Upcoming Lounges Show & Tell + Dinner + Hang out.
Kicking off the new semester with Hacker Lounge! Topic of discussion: What prevailing message do you think Austin sends, if anything at all?
Evan is the co-founder and CTO of Toopher, an Austin-based company focused on two-factor authentication using location-awareness on mobile phones. He is currently working on a Software Engineering PhD here at UT's Mobile and Pervasive Computing Lab.
Plain old meetup; no speaker. The usual pizza + conversations at Double Dave's!
Counsyl is in town and want to stop by to hangout with us. Come on by Double Dave's; free pizza and drinks as always. Check out some background on Counsyl on TechCrunch.
Mass Relevance, an Austin-based startup formed by a couple of former HL regulars, is coming to HL. Michael Pazienza is coming by to test drive a talk he's preparing to give at SXSW on company culture.
Rounding off the semester with our final meetup of the year! No speaker, but come for the conversations and pizza.
Jesse is a Senior Software Engineer who's been with RGM Advisors for 5 years. He previously did embedded-systems and digital electronics in an ecological research lab, and before that did Web Development during the first Dot-Com boom.
Andreesen Horowitz is sending Alex Robbins, an engineer on the data team at Factual to come talk, eat, and hang out; his work includes ensuring integrity and structure on large data sets.
Michael was one of the initial founders of Hacker Lounge. He's graduating in May and is going to share some experiences working with the VC firm Alsop Louie as an Associate for the past 3 years. Michael will be graduating this semester, so don't miss this! It should be awesome, and since he's one of the founders of HL, it'll be a great way to send him off before he hatches his diabolical plans to take over the world.
John Kestner from the Austin-based company, Supermechanical, will join us to give a talk on its product (funded through kickstarter!) called Twine; Twine is a hardware device that's now sold in Apple's stores! This is a great opportunity to ask about how they're doing with a hardware product, and how kickstarter helped them out. Could be valuable insight if you're looking to start your own hardware project sometime.
No speaker this week, just come hang out and chill at Double Daves, eat some free food and grab some free drinks.