A lot of good events this week. From a mobile hackathon, Ruby Brigade, TeXchange, and Startup Nights to SparkEd and Alex Muse’s birthday. Also, remember that if you’re applying to the TechStars Cloud program (which has heavy mentorship by our local SoftLayer) — applications are due by November 7.
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What’s Going on in the Dallas Startup Community
Ruby Brigade – Event driven programming with event machine
When: Tuesday, Nov 1, 7-9pm
Where: Improving Enterprises, 16633 Dallas Parkway, Ste 110, Dallas, TX 75001
This month they’ll look at creating database connections from Plain Ol’ Ruby and then event-driven programming with EventMachine. What is event-driven programming, and how do you write event driven apps?
When: Wednesday, Nov 2, 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Where: UT Dallas, 800 West Campbell Road, Richardson, Texas 75080
DFW Member showcase. Discover the innovation that is going on in your local community, and explore what it means to be a part of Dallas’ premier technology networking association by attending the first-ever TeXchange Member Showcase. Open to everyone — Free registation includes appetizers and a drink ticket.
When: Wednesday, Nov 2, 6pm – Thu, November 3, 2am
Where: Cohabitat,2517 Thomas St., Dallas, TX
StartupNights is an open house, coworking, startup meetup, jam session, and community gathering all rolled into one evening a week!
When: Thursday, Nov 3, 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Where: Museum of Nature & Science (Fair Park), S. 2nd Ave. & Grand Ave.,Dallas, TX 75210
Bring a focus to educational innovation in Dallas. How often do you get to brainstorm with a group of smart, random individuals? If you can’t remember the last time you did, bring your ideas and an open mind to the brainstorming event of the season.
Representatives of educational organizations, both for-profit and non-profit, will bring their challenges to a group of un-like-minded individuals who are filled with good ideas and a desire to help. After short presentations by three organizations, interested participants will join members of the SMU Innovation Gym to ideate solutions to the challenge of their choice in one of Dallas’ most unique settings. This is a pitch-free stage so you won’t have to worry about being solicited for a donation or finding a monetary solution to a problem.
Startup Happy Hour 2.0 / Alex’s Birthday
When: Friday, Nov 4, 7pm
Where: Whirlyball, 3115 West Parker Road, Dallas, TX
Alex Muse is turning 40 and to celebrate he is hosting a party. Come enjoy a few games of WhirlyBall and LaserTag to commemorate my 40th year here on the planet earth.
AT&T Mobile App Hackathon
When: ·Saturday, Nov 5, 10am – 9pm
Where: AT&T Foundry, 2900 West Plano Pkwy, Plano TX 75075
Dev-ing. Mobile. Cloud. APIs. Good food. Awesome prizes. Interested in building your own app? This hackathon will introduce you the the latest cutting edge tools to deploy your own app with a website backend, fully hosted in the cloud. Alternatively, you can come pitch your idea and scout for developer talent, who can help you build your app. Short lightning talks in the morning so you can learn something new and dev support from Apigee, AT&T, Sencha and Alcatel Lucent all day.