Ride|Austin Launches “Female Driver Mode” Feature Just in Time For SXSW 2019

While you are in Austin and attending SX besides Uber or Lyft why not try an Austin local ride sharing company that gives back to Austin non-profits? Ride|Austin just announced their new “Female Driver Mode” feature that is designed for female riders who feel more comfortable with a female driver. One may not understand why this feature is needed but I certainly do!

While at South By Southwest 2019 I had a male Uber driver verbally accost me and wouldn’t let me out of the car once stating I didn’t feel safe. The Uber app wasn’t working to end my ride since I was downtown near the convention center and service is always slow during SXSW. As an Austin local, I regret my decision to not book Ride|Austin instead.

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Bag Policy, Badge Pick Up and Safety for SXSW 2019

South By Southwest (SXSW) is just 5 days away and the city of Austin is bustling around preparing for the 10 day international festival that features music, film, tech, comedy and gaming. As your unofficial SXSW guru we wanted to inform you all of new bag policy, weapon policy and badge pick up for the festival.  

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City of Austin Announces City Plans for Dockless Scooters and Bike Transportation for 2019 Spring Festival Season

Over the last year dockless scooters have been a major mode of transportation in Austin especially for students or those that live downtown and now for SXSW 2019. For the very first time South by Southwest (SXSW) conference and spring festival attendees will have the opportunity to utilize the dockless scooters and bikes but there are limits to where people can ride them. According to the city’s Mobility Committee, there are 7 licensed dockless scooter operators that include BirdLimeLyft, and Jump (Uber), Spin, and student-oriented VeoRide.

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HIVE 2018 “Reignite the Dream” Conference Recap

Last week I attended the HIVE “Reignite the Dream” conference in Austin, Texas. It was two days of learning about smart home technology, green home initiatives, and technology innovations that will be transforming the housing market of today and the future. I did not know that housing is the last industry in the country which is still building with 19th Century technology. Steve Johnson, author of “Where Did Good Ideas Come From” and Brian Gaudio, CEO of Module, explained this further in both their presentations. Continue Reading →

The Small Business Expo Is Coming to Austin Next Week

Next week the Small Business Expo will be in Austin, Texas on Thursday, December 6th, 2018. The Small Business Expos are hosted in 17 Major US Cities and include an Exhibitor Hall, Workshops & Seminars, Product Demonstrations, Speed-Networking, a Business Card Exchange, Industry Connections and many other networking areas.  Continue Reading →

HIVE’s Reignite the Dream Conference to Take Place in the Growing City of Austin

During November 28th through the 29th at the JW Marriot the HIVE conference “Reignite the Dream” will take place. As the city of Austin continues to grow faster the housing market has also expanded with a new neighborhood by the day, or so it seems. The HIVE conference is the exclusive innovation and disruption platform that attracts a to reignite the housing dream of Americans, merging housing and building with TECH – green tech, home security tech, building tech and more.  Continue Reading →

Austin-based Rooster Teeth Games To Launch Bendy & The Ink Machine Game With An Event On November 20th

Recently announced, on November 20th, Austin-based Rooster Teeth Games will launch Bendy & The Ink Machine on all three major consoles (PlayStation, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch).  Rooster Teeth and Gamestop will be hosting an event on November 20th from 10am-2pm to celebrate the launch. Austin fans are invited to celebrate the launch of this action horror game at GameStop. Continue Reading →

Developer’s Week To Return to Austin in November

The city of Austin, Texas has been a technology hub for a while now so it’s only fitting to have a Developers conference in the “Silicon Hills.” Developer’s Week will once again host one of the biggest developer’s conference in Austin, Texas from November 6th through the 8th. During Austin’s Developer’s Week attendees can attend workshops and meet exhibitors who are revolutionizing Artificial Intelligence development, JavaScript development, and Dev Management. Continue Reading →

SXSW 2019 Gaming Programming Announcements and Gaming EXPO Information

March 15th will be here faster than you know it which means it’s time to start planning your SXSW 2019 Gaming experience and festival strategy. SXSW recently announced their 2019 Gaming Programming with three different programming tracks:  Esports Industry, Game Design & Developmentand Game Marketing & Community . They also posted more information gaming stages, exhibitions, Esports tournaments, hands-on play, various PC and Arcade gaming areas at SXSW 2019 Gaming Expo. Below are the latest updates released directly from SXSW over the past week.  Continue Reading →

Aviator Nation Opens New Shop in Austin During ACL 2018

I am ecstatic to announce and welcome to the SoCo neighborhood in Austin, Aviator Nation, a 70’s-inspired California lifestyle brand. They just opened its first shop in Austin on 1325 South Congress Avenue just in the nick of time for Austin City Limits Festival (ACL). For years Aviator Nation has been creating exclusive merchandise for ACL in the “Artists Village” and for the 7th year running it only fitting to have their first shop open during ACL 2018! Continue Reading →