Upcoming Lounges Show & Tell + Dinner + Hang out. Every other Tuesday @ 6:30PM
Jesse is a Senior Software Engineer who's been with RGM Advisors for 5 years. He previously did embedded-systems and digital electronics in an ecological research lab, and before that did Web Development during the first Dot-Com boom.
Andreesen Horowitz is sending Alex Robbins, an engineer on the data team at Factual to come talk, eat, and hang out; his work includes ensuring integrity and structure on large data sets.
Michael was one of the initial founders of Hacker Lounge. He's graduating in May and is going to share some experiences working with the VC firm Alsop Louie as an Associate for the past 3 years. Michael will be graduating this semester, so don't miss this! It should be awesome, and since he's one of the founders of HL, it'll be a great way to send him off before he hatches his diabolical plans to take over the world.
Chris will be giving a talk about the high performance 3d perception system he has been developing over the last year as part of his research at the UT Perception Lab, now known as Lynx Labs. 3D perception is the problem of inferring structure and motion of the physical world from 2d and 3d measurements.
'What I've learned as a hacker' - Elben, one of the original founders of hacker lounge, rejoins us to give a talk about his experiences as a hacker and what he's learned along the way.
Nick will be giving a talk on the history of black hat hackers and security. Nick has been a part of hacker lounge since the beginning, and is currently writing code @ Indeed.
Special Events Sponsored by Indeed, Palantir, Microsoft, HomeAway, Context.io, VMWare, Alsop Louie, RideScout, Rackspace, Infochimps, and Twilio
SignalFire is flying the best university talent across the nation to San Francisco to participate in its Hacker Olympics (free flight, free housing, free food, the trip is on us!). Do you have what it takes?
Compete to find out!
The top coders from UT will be selected from their performance in the initial on-campus qualifiers.
Those that win the on-campus qualifiers will be flown out to compete in San Francisco against over 100 students from all over the country in a weekend-long hackathon. You’ll be coding along side CTO’s and top engineers from tech startups like AirBNB, TuneIn, Stripe, and 30 others including bigger companies like Google. At the end of the hackathon, the winning team will be taken to a VIP dinner with Silicon Valley’s top Tech Entrepreneurs.
Hack TX is the premier 24 hour hackathon at UT Austin, and the biggest hackathon in Texas. It is organized completely by students and and supported by companies. We put one on every year.
1st Place - 'Black Lynx' - iPod commercial like music visualizations using the Kinect. AWESOME.
2nd Place - 'ProxPad' - 2-factor authentication for proximity cards. They had a DOOR.
3rd Place - 'Flashcards' - slick implementation of flashcards for studying on Android.
Hacker Lounge Creativity Award - Fast Image Transform - 'right-click instagram' built into Windows OS
TES Marketability Award - TrivialMobile - create a mobile website with one email
Twilio Award - 200 Pound Robot Controlled over the internet - bringing in the robot-pocalypse
Context.io Award - Gist 4 Fun - intense email analytics + visualization