Show notes: #BigDOCC Downtown September 29th, 2015

About #BigDOCC: You wake up every morning, filled with excitement about the technology news of the day. Wouldn’t it be great if you could surround yourself once a week with people just as excited about tech as you are? Imagine a one hour chat, moderated of course, with people that love talking tech because they’re passionate about it? Breakfast and coffee too? Yes, please.

There are 9 Open Coffee Clubs in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. These notes are from the downtown Dallas meeting held every Tuesday at 1700 Pacific Avenue, concourse level.

Events:
Dallas New Tech: 10/6, 6PM
Ignite DFW 2: 10/13, 6PM
Tunnel Tour: 10/16, 11AM
1 Million Cups, every Wednesday, 9AM (Dallas and Fort Worth)
Cedia Expo 2015: 10/14-10/17, Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center
CultureMap Social: Innovation Edition: 9/30, 6PM – 9PM
StartupGrind hosts Lance Crosby: 9/29, 6PM
APIs & IPAs: Harvest House, Denton, 6:30PM – 9:30PM
Dallas Young Maker’s Club: Erik J. Jonsson Public Library, 10/3, 8AM to 12PM

Always: Launch DFW Events, Startup Digest Dallas

Jobs:

  • Database/Software Coldfusion, web scripting position at AT&T. Contact Daniel Smith
  • QA functionality testing. Contact Scott Cote

News:

  1. Black Phone
    • $799 for the most secure device by encrypting voice calls
    • Key strokes destroyed after each call
  2. FBI hired Rathyon to break encryption
    • Rathyon hiring security people in DFW area
  3. 99 cents to block ads with iPhone
  4. Hackers use voice control by following behind you
  5. Microsoft with Raspberry Pi
    • It’ll cost you $115 if you need a Raspberry Pi 2 and $75 if you already have one
  6. 6 hour work day in Sweden to measure productivity
    • Netherlands implements 4 day work weeks
    • France per capita work productivity surpasses most countries
    • Americans put more focus on # of work hours as opposed to actual productivity
  7. Project Spark Software for Xbox
    • Now free great game mechanics and game play. Make and share games, short animated films, levels etc.
  8. Jorge Lorenzo wins MotoGP Aragon
  9. 5G standards implemented throughout world, except for US
    • Published by the end of the year
  10. Samsung Pay now in use against Apple Pay & Android Pay
    • Big in Asia = ran $30 million in transactions in Korea
  11. Water on Mars discovered
  12. BPA Standards on Volkswagens
    • Killing fuel economy argument
  13. 10 year old comedian in Dallas
    • Performs at Dallas Comedy House in Deep Ellum
  14. Makerspace Company makes Modular Phone
  • Michael Sitarzewski is the Publisher of Launch DFW, co-founder and CEO of Epic Playground, Inc., makers of inboundgeo. He is a veteran entrepreneur (and a TechStars Cloud alum) with a specific focus on Web-based software and services. Sitarzewski has been a part of the internet startup culture since 1994 and has had two exits along the way. After a seven years in the Boulder, Colorado startup community, Michael returned to Dallas, Texas, in 2013 where he’s focused on growing and increasing the visibility of the burgeoning Dallas startup community. He is the EIR at The DEC, a mentor in the RevTech accelerator, and leads several events in the Dallas area. Sitarzewski considers helping people understand and leverage technology his life’s work.

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