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Final Update: The GeekAustin E-nauguration Party

Submitted by Lynn Bender on Thu, 01/15/2009 - 1:00am

As I said in the past. This is not a partisan affair. All you folks who used Twitter, Meetup, Facebook, Myspace, and similar tools to mobilize and communicate with your fellow voters, and to help educate your candidates, this party is for you.

Here's the news. We open the doors at 6:00PM for drinks and conversation, but have a variety of stuff -- and a few surprises -- going on throughout the night. This is going to be like three parties in one. You can RSVP here.

The GeekAustin Inaugural Tweetup - with Omar Gallaga and Tom Serres

Twitter played a big part in this campaign. So for all of Austin's twitterati, we'll be having a party within a party -- or rather, a party on top of a party -- up on the newly-enclosed roof at UP. The GeekAustin Inaugural Tweetup will be co-hosted from DC, by Tom Serres (tomserres) of Piryx, and from Austin, by Omar Gallaga (omarg). In the last year, with his coverage of SXSWi and his segment All Tech Considered, Omar has become a great ambassador for Austin's tech/media community. These guys were my first choice, and I'm happy that they both accepted. Although not necessary, there is a separate RSVP page for the Tweetup.

Get Shot in the BoomBoom Room! - with Dubnautica and Michael Cummings

Speaking at SXSW and don't have a good picture to send?. Start 2009 with a new headshot -- courtesy of Piryx. Crack event/portrait photographer Michael Cummings, of The Creative Space, will be offering free head-shots in the BoomBoom Room. Normally, you would pay for a sitting with Michael, but your friends at Piryx are picking up the tab. To help set the mood, GeekAustin fave Dubnautica will be laying down the soundtrack. If you see Naveed, tell him thanks and buy him a drink.

Le Ren and Panjoma - 8:30PM in the main room

If La Femme Nikita were a love story, Le Ren would be the soundtrack. DETROIT-born and built on love in 1996, sophisticated shoegazers Le Ren were formed when Nardo rocked the 4-track with tones that filled the sky with stars. Le Ren is on a mission! Find out what it is. Nardo tells me that Le Ren will be going on at 8:30PM. This is going to be a rare performance, so if you come early, plan on staying around to check them out.

Following Le Ren, will be Panjoma (myspace), who will fill the room with delightful beats and crunches. You can read about Panjoma in the Austinist -- or you can come to the party and check them out. Psst - it's ok to dance.

Geekaustin 2009 E-nauguration Party
co-hosted by Piryx and the Austin Electronic Music Grid.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009, 6:00pm - ??
Location: Union Park Austin - 612 W. 6th St.
Valet parking will be available.
RSVP at Facebook

In the BoomBoom room, GeekAustin fave Dubnautica will be laying down a soundtrack for the evening:

Later on in the evening, we'll be joined by Happy Panjoma:
and we'll cap off the evening with Le Ren. Pace yourself on the drinks, and hang around to see them!
Le Ren - I Love You Everyday
 

I hope you can join us!

Geekaustin 2009 E-nauguration Party
co-hosted by Piryx and the Austin Electronic Music Grid.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009, 6:00pm - ??
Location: Union Park Austin - 612 W. 6th St.
Valet parking will be available.
RSVP at Facebook

Get shot at the GeekAustin E-nauguration Party

Submitted by Lynn Bender on Tue, 12/16/2008 - 1:00am

With all the uncertainty surrounding the upcoming year, many folks are updating their resumes. Why not get a new head-shot as well? Even if you are not in job seeking mode, you can use it for your LinkedIn profile.

To help you out, crack event/portrait photographer Michael Cummings, of The Creative Space, will be offering free head-shots during the GeekAustin E-nauguration Party. Normally, you would pay for a sitting with Michael. However, E-nauguration Party co-host, Piryx, will be picking up the tab. All you need to do is show up and smile for the camera.

Free Head-Shots by Michael Cummings, courtesy of Piryx
at the Geekaustin 2009 E-nauguration Party
co-hosted by Piryx and the Austin Electronic Music Grid.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009, 6:00pm - ??
Location: Union Park Austin - 612 W. 6th St.
Valet parking will be available.
RSVP at Facebook

The Geekaustin 2009 E-nauguration Party

Submitted by Lynn Bender on Mon, 12/15/2008 - 1:00am

For the first time, we'll have a president who has used a blackberry, a laptop, and is personally conversant in new technology. This is significant. The tools that we, the geeks, have been creating -- to help facilitate communication and consensus -- are making their way into government. Indeed, MIT's Technology Review argues that it was the Obama campaign's use of technology that helped seal the campaign. Following the election, the appearance of change.gov suggests that the incoming administration intends to use social networks not only to secure and retain the office, but also to facilitate the process of governing. Can there be any turning back now?

To celebrate this change, GeekAustin is hosting an E-nauguration Party.

This is not a partisan affair. All you folks who used Twitter, Meetup, Facebook, Myspace, and similar tools to mobilize and communicate with your fellow voters, and to help educate your candidates, this party is for you.

Our co-host for the E-nauguration Party will be hometown startup, Piryx. When I read their corporate philosophy and manifesto, I thought: "These guys would be the perfect co-hosts". Fortunately, they agreed.

We'll be announcing more details in the days to come, but for now,
here is the date to put on your calendar.

Geekaustin 2009 E-nauguration Party
co-hosted by Piryx and the Austin Electronic Music Grid.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009, 6:00pm - ??
Location: Union Park Austin - 612 W. 6th St.
Valet parking will be available.
RSVP at Facebook

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