January 2006




Weblogs Work on the Innovation Map




Web 2.0 Innovation Map

Originally uploaded by Brian Oberkirch.

This is a neat little mashup — plotting Web 2.0 companies on Google Maps. Many more outside of the coasts than you’d think, including our own Weblogs Work. BlinkSale & CalendarHub are the other two Dallas-area companies.

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Messina/Mashpit Tomorrow

We’re going to keep the Barcamp vibe going tomorrow with a Mashpit at the Architel offices.  10:00.  Check out the wiki for more info.  Suggestion so far:  a job listing research service.  Vet potential gigs with an everflowing stream of company info via APIs.  I’d like to do something with voice.  I’ll blog our progress tomorrow. 

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There Has to Be Wine If There Is To Be WineBlogging

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Originally uploaded by blakeburris.

Stormhoek is ready for the post Barcamp Dallas tasting.


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Your Mom Is Always Beachballing

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Certainly the best backchannel quip of the day.


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Big in Japan in the Back Channel

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Barcamp Dallas Video Feed/Flock Demo

You can catch the current action from Barcamp Dallas at this video feed here.  Chris will demo Flock from 6:00 to 6:30 CST.  Then he & Raven will do a talk on developing open source projects. 

 Alex is about to demo the first Big in Japan app, Podserve.

 

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Candy Talks Relevancy

 
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& hands out slinkies. Candy & Jay from Travelocity are giving a preso now on relevancy & UI decisions. 

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Raven Zachary Wants to Office with You



Originally uploaded by Brian Oberkirch.

Raven is working on setting up a common space for geeking out. Blake has set up a Backpack page for everyone to talk about sites, needs, etc.

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Barcamp Dallas is On


Adam Keys of Pure Discovery is kicking off Barcamp Dallas with a preso on web services. We had to open a third track to fit in all the presos, so our lounge will serve as a stand-in ‘mash pit’ (in honor of chris) for that overflow. Great crowd so far.
Follow the backchannel at irc.freenode.net #barcampdallas.


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SimpleTicket Launched




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Originally uploaded by alexmuse.

Kevin Marvin demo’d SimpleTicket, the open source trouble ticket system he’s been developing for Architel. The source code is posting up tonight, so check it out.

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Blogging for Customer Support

 

Scott Ryan is using his Architel blog to roll out information about SimpleTicket, the new trouble ticket system developed for his clients.  Architel was the first outsourced IT support company in Dallas to provide all-you-can-eat computer support for one flat fee. 

In addition to a CEO blog, where Scott posts his POV as an executive running a growing company, Architel uses its news blog to offer IT tips, productivity hacks and information that is useful for the 70 Dallas-area companies for which it provides outsourced computer support.  Sometimes it’s desktop issues.  Sometimes it’s how to best escalate issues for quick resolution.  They’ve been blogging the creation of SimpleTicket since the beginning, and launched a separate SimpleTicket blog to handle the flow of info requests that project has generated. 

SimpleTicket is an open source ticketing system developed in Rails by Kevin Marvin.  Rock star designer Dan Cederholm, of SimpleBits, did the design work for the application.   Oh, and I came up with the name. 

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Time for Barcamp Dallas


Time for Barcamp Dallas
Originally uploaded by Brian Oberkirch.

Barcamp Dallas is tomorrow. Starts at 10:00 at the InfoMart off @ 35 + Oaklawn. Make sure you check out the wiki for info about getting into the building. We’ll have someone by the door from 10 to 11. After that, you’ll need to go around back to the loading dock area to get in. We’re on the second floor — Suite 2013.
We’re stoked. We’ll be showing off SimpleTicket, one of the Big in Japan apps, and I know at least one other startup is launching a product tomorrow. Chris will be there to show off the latest on Flock.
Good, clean, geeked out American fun. Come on down. We’ll be staying until. Some of us are camping out as well.

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