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Net2NO October Follow-up

Andrew L.
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New Orleans, LA
Thanks everybody for the great turn out at last night's meeting!

Matt Wisdom gave us an inside look into the city's current tech infrastructure and what the city is trying to do to improve and stabilize its IT. We will certainly be keeping tabs on this issue, as I know a lot of our members want to connect with the city's IT department when it gets up on its feet. So thanks Matt for the talk, and keep us posted!

Upcoming events:

TribeCon 2010 on Oct 28
TribeCon provides the unique experience of high-level community-building and tech conversation happening with the energy natural to the grounds of a major music festival. Thanks to them for sponsoring last night, and don't forget that TribeCon is offering a special discount for Net2NO Members. To get your tickets, go to and enter discount code NET2NO when you're selecting your ticket options!

Also, to volunteer, get in touch with Matt Tritico at @tritico or and/or show up to the volunteer pizza party next Wednesday (Oct 13) at Launch Pad at 5:30. is up!
Local developers, designers, SEO folks, social media marketers, content writers, videomakers etc should make sure to take advantage of this awesome piece of work created by Matt Tritico & Joe Ellis (& some others) to show off local web talent. So create an account if you offer any of those kinds of services, and remember to point people to­ the next time you're asked about where to find those services in New Orleans!

Ruby Nuby
Ruby Nuby founder Malcolm Arnold skyped in to tell us about their efforts to partner professional Ruby on Rails developers with at-risk youth to build long-lasting opportunities for the kids and give some local businesses, artists, & chefs some great websites along the way. To play a part in those efforts, join the Ruby Nuby meetup group and make sure to vote for them in the British Airways contest! You can also get in touch with James Thompson (@plainprogramme­r) for more info or to connect with the efforts locally.

Liveset Alpha Concert
This company starting out of Launch Pad to stream live concerts. They'll be streaming their second live concert tonight (Wednesday) at 7p.m. Check it out at!...­

NOLA PHP on this Thursday, Oct 7
at Launch Pad at 7p.m.
This month will feature an example-based discussion of coding standards. (Yeah, Wordpress, we mean you.)

gnocode on Oct 20
at Launch Pad at 7p.m.
Topic of the month: 'Google App Engine'
Come early for the Harvest the Music show in Lafayette Park

Sunlight Foundation 'Hackathon' associated with RubyConf on Nov 11-13
They're looking for a project associated with Open Government/Data. If you've got ideas, contact Barrett Conrad at @gnocode or James Thompson at @rubybayou.

Job Opportunities!
- Berning Marketing is looking for a .NET programmer. Interested folks should email
- Booz Allen Hamilton, a strategy & tech consulting firm, is looking for someone locally with experience in military security and/or information assurance. Also something about DIACAP, which if you know what that is, you may be qualified for this job! for more info, email Michael Pitre (the guy who talked to us about the marine presence in nola a couple of months ago) at

Stay tuned for podcasting, the Netty's, and more!
Well that's all for this month. Next month we'll be learning the basics of podcasting from our friends in the New Orleans New Media Collective, which we think will be useful info for everyone. And then we'll be celebrating this year in tech with our annual Netty Awards! Stay tuned for an email in the next couple of weeks for an email asking for nominations for our various categories, and vote!

Andrew, Jessica, & Damien
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