Results of Hackathon

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preparing for demos

This weekend I won 2nd place at the AppHack Austin with ShareMesh – an iOS based encrypted peer to peer messaging app that does not require an internet connection to operate. The app used the new iOS 7 features iBeacon and Multipeer Connectivity to handle discovery and communication between devices.

I had a great time and there were a lot of interesting projects and very talented people working on them (see a list at

The Capital Factory facilities are world class and the folks from AngelHack and our sponsors were great hosts. Looking forward for the chance to go to the Spring 2014 HACKcelerator program in San Francisco.

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Blogs We Read

Seth Godin
Has written thirteen books that have been translated into more than thirty languages. Every one has been a bestseller. He writes about the post-industrial revolution, the way ideas spread, marketing, quitting, leadership and most of all, changing everything.

A smart bear
Startups + Marketing + Geekery
From someone who’s been there: Jason Cohen, founder of Smart Bear Software.

-lately embroiled in controversery over being acquired by AOL and the exit of founder Michael Arrington – but still a great source for tech and investing news – especially focused on silicon valley startups

No intro needed – tagline says it all ‘news for nerds, stuff that matters’

iOS developer tips
Tips and tricks for iOS developers building iPhone and iPad applications.

Mason County News
Our own backyard.

Bootstrap Austin
A community in the Austin Entrepreneur Scene.

Mark Cuban’s blog

The Bottom Feeder
Jeff Vogel has been an independent game developer since 1994.

4 Hour Work Week
The blog of Tim Ferriss