Dev & Design

Shervin Talieh, founder and CEO of Drumbi, an OC-based startup, is one of the bright tech stars in Orange County who is disrupting telephony through the creation of an innovative communications platform. Many consider him to be the godfather of the burgeoning tech scene in the region.

Next stop for the AT&T hackathon series is Atlanta! People don’t sleep on this thriving city. Atlanta is home to many top technology companies including Dell, AT&T Mobility, and CNN. It ranks third for cities in the country with the most Fortune 500 headquarters. So it is a no-brainer that AT&T would slide through to spread love to the developer community here.

There is a plethora of tech innovation going on in Los Angeles right now, and not only in Silicon Beach — but all over from downtown to the valleys to everywhere in between. New entrepreneurs are setting up shop and the city is encouraging tech development with exciting initiatives. Keeping track of all the new companies, funding, networking and events going on across town is challenging.

(March 9th and 10th 2013) This year’s AT&T Hackathon at SXSW is focused on technology and travel. With travel on the hackers’ brains and technology at their fingertips, these geeks are going to get knee deep in some code! For the hack, AT&T has partnered with American Airlines to create a venue for these techies to fly technology into the future! AT&T has numerous hackathons during the year, and the SXSW event is expected to be one of the largest of 2013.

This weekend, February 22-24th, will be your chance to attend UCLA Anderson School of Management’s 42 hour Developers Contest, hosted at ROC in Santa Monica. UCLA’s ASM has partnered with Microsoft, Nokia, WIX, Yahoo! and more to bring a true hack-a-thon to Silicon Beach, helping substantiate Southern California’s thriving Tech Community.

Ria Consulting is hosting its 3rd annual Dallas Day of Dot Net on February 8-9, 2013 at Sheraton Market Center in Dallas, Texas. The event is a 2-day training in .Net, HTML5, Windows 8, Asp.NET MVC and other Microsoft technologies. In addition, world renowned speakers are invited to discuss the latest trends in technology.

The LA AppShow is back in town tonight, and I promise you – the lineup is impressive! Join me as I interview each company, then get a first look at the apps and glean insights directly from the developers.

ChowNow, the turnkey interactive food ordering platform, just raised $3 million in additional funding to launch new products and expand national operations. Funds were contributed by returning investor GRP Partners along with Double M Capitol, Karlin Ventures, LaunchPad LA and Daher Capitol, all local investors. ChowNow came out of incubator LaunchPad LA.

TechZulu is teaming up with Los Angeles based companies Earbits and Grubwithus, to bring you a one-of-a-kind hackathon event. Instead of the traditional hackathon, let’s roll back the clock to childhood. Remember how great it was to wake up Saturday and watch the week’s best cartoons? Now hold that memory and think about your passion for coding. That’s Hacktoons. On January 12th, 2013 Hacktoons brings you all the cartoons, cereal, community, and coding you can take.

TVSync’s parent company Voible, has provided fingerprint protection technology to most major movie studios and TV networks since 2005. Their VDNA technology helps protect and manage content rights for works that may be pirated and uploaded illegally by automatically identifying that content, tracking it and taking it down. Utilizing this same core technology, TVSync has developed automatic content recognition (ACR) software that can be accessed in seconds by video and/or audio using the camera and/or mic from a mobile device.