New Orleans’ The Lens reported yesterday on a new burger restaurant, Juicy D’s, that opened up on the corner of Oak and Carrollton in the old Whitney Bank building. The windows of the restaurant are covered by neon lights and window canopies bearing the name and mark of Juicy D’s.read more
I used to be dedicated to Outlook for calendar, email, and contacts, but the cumbersome and ineffective search capabilities really turned me off. And it was hard to sync with my smartphone. I’ve used GMail for my personal account for a few years now, but didn’t want my professional email address to be @gmail.com, @yahoo.com, etc. I wanted my own domain name.read more
A Startup Weekend is non-profit entity sponsoring 54-hour events where developers, designers, marketers, product managers, and startup enthusiasts unite to share ideas, build teams, create products, and launch startups. According to the info graphic below, the group has locations around the world and creates a significant economic impact. At the very least, it’ gets a ton of people thinking about startups.
While browsing their website, I realized that there is no Startup Weekend presence in NOLA. Not one event. Baton Rouge actually had two events last year, and the nearest upcoming event is scheduled for February 10 in Jackson, Mississippi. So, where y’at NOLA? Who wants to help get one of these awesome events started?
Last week on Mashable, Sarah Kessler named SkillShare (http://www.skillshare.com) as the top startup to watch in 2012. Skillshare is a marketplace of classes to learn anything from teachers in the community. Classes include cooking, fashion, programming, and basically any other skill one might want to learn. In essence, it’s the beginning of an online student-to-teacher trade school.read more