Restoring Tech Cred to Houston

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This is a presentation I initially gave at Podcamp Houston 2009. It is titled "Restoring Tech Cred to Houston Through New Media". This presentation covers the cities that are considered "tech elite", why Houston is a strong candidate to join the ranks of metro digerati, and how to overcome the challenges to doing this through new media.

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  • http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/15.01/geekcities.html
  • http://www.pcworld.com/printable/article/id,164924/printable.html
  • http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/sep2007/tc20070920_608784.htm
  • http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2008/mar/09/blogs
  • http://www.somewhatfrank.com/2008/01/2008-web-tech-c.html
  • http://www.somewhatfrank.com/2008/01/2008-web-tech-c.html
  • http://www.forbes.com/2008/03/10/columbus-milwaukee-houston-ent-tech-cx_wp_0310smallbizoutlooktechcity.html
  • http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32204685/ns/business-forbescom/
  • Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Houston_Cityscape.jpg
  • Restoring Tech Cred to Houston

    1. 1. Restoring Tech Cred to Houston<br />Through New Media<br />Presented by Anjuan Simmons<br />
    2. 2. Agenda<br />Tech Elite Cities<br /><ul><li>The Case For Houston
    3. 3. Challenges
    4. 4. The New Media Solution</li></li></ul><li>WHOIS Anjuan<br />
    5. 5. TECH Elite Cities<br />
    6. 6. Wired’s 10 Top Tech Towns (January 2007)<br />1. Seattle, Washington<br />2. San Francisco Bay Area, California<br />3. Los Angeles, California<br />4. Austin, Texas<br />5. Orlando, Florida<br />6. Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina<br />7. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania<br />8. New York City, New York<br />9. Boston, Massachusetts<br />10. Washington, D.C.<br />
    7. 7. Business Week’s Best Cities for Tech Jobs (June 2008)<br />1. San Jose/Silicon Valley<br />2. Boulder, Colorado<br />3. Huntsville, Alabama<br />4. Durham, NorthCarolina<br />5. Washington, D.C.<br />6. Manchester, New Hampshire<br />7. Colorado Springs, Colorado<br />8. Austin, Texas<br />9. Palm Bay-Melbourne, Florida<br />10. Albuquerque, New Mexico<br />…<br />31. Houston, Texas<br />Source: http://images.businessweek.com/ss/08/06/0623_tech_friendly/52.htm<br />
    8. 8. PC World’s 10 Best Cities to Find Tech Jobs (May 2009)<br />Atlanta<br />Boston<br />Chicago<br />Dallas<br />Los Angeles<br />New York/New Jersey<br />Philadelphia<br />Seattle<br />Silicon Valley<br />Washington D.C./Baltimore<br />
    9. 9. Entrepreneur&apos;s Where to Be an Entrepreneur (2009)<br />1. Las Vega, Nevada<br />2. Portland, Oregon<br />3. Orlando, Florida<br />4. San Diego, California<br />5. Phoenix, Arizona<br />6. Chapel Hill, North Carolina<br />7. Atlanta, Georgia<br />8. Madison, Wisconsin<br />9. Youngstown, Ohio<br />10. Austin, Texas<br />
    10. 10. Business Week’s 25 Most Influential People on the Web (2007)<br />
    11. 11. The Guardian’s 50 Most Powerful Blogs (2008)<br />1. The Huffington Post<br />2. BoingBoing<br />3. Techcrunch<br />4. Kottke<br />5. Dooce<br />6. Perezhilton<br />7. Talking Points Memo<br />8. Icanhascheezeburger<br />9. BeppeGrillo<br />10. Gawker<br />
    12. 12. Top Tech Conferences<br />
    13. 13.
    14. 14. Forbes’ Up-And-Coming Tech Cities (2008)<br />1. Columbus, Ohio<br />2. Santa Fe, New Mexico<br />3. Palm Beach County, Florida<br />4. Houston, Texas<br />5. Milwaukee, Wisconsin<br />6. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania<br />7. Boise City, Idaho<br />8. Iowa City, Iowa<br />9. Lake Charles, Louisiana<br />10. Yuma, Arizona<br />
    15. 15. Forbes’ Top Cities to Start a Career (2009)<br />1. San Jose, California<br />2. Cambridge, Massachusetts<br />3. Houston, Texas<br />4. San Francisco, California<br />5. Washington, D.C.<br />6. Boston, Massachusetts<br />7. New York City, New York<br />8. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania<br />9. Minneapolis, Minnesota<br />10. Dallas, Texas<br />
    16. 16. The Case for Houston<br />
    17. 17. The Houston Brand<br />&quot;Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed&quot;<br />
    18. 18. Houston Benefits<br />
    19. 19. Houston Benefits<br />
    20. 20. Fortune’s Cities with 5 or more Fortune 500 Headquarters (2008)<br />New York City - 43<br />Houston - 25<br />Dallas - 12<br />Chicago - 12<br />Los Angeles - 6<br />San Francisco - 6<br />Seattle - 6<br />
    21. 21. Challenges<br />
    22. 22. Houston Sprawl<br />
    23. 23. Notoriety<br />
    24. 24. Division<br />
    25. 25. The New Media solution<br />
    26. 26. Benefits of New Media<br />
    27. 27. We Still Need Old Media<br />
    28. 28. Community Involvement<br />
    29. 29. Community Involvement<br />
    30. 30. Covering the Houston Beat<br />
    31. 31. Government and Social Media<br />Sacramento<br />City of Sacramento Facebook Fan Page<br />Phoenix<br />The Last 24 Video Podcast<br />Seattle<br />My Neighborhood Map<br />Boston<br />Citizen Connect iPhone App<br />
    32. 32. 5 Things You Can Do for Houston<br />1. Join the Houston Tech Community<br />2. Spread the Message<br />3. Recruit<br />4. Create New Media<br />5. Contribute Brand Equity<br />
    33. 33. Let’s Do It Together<br />twitter.com/anjuan<br />facebook.com/anjuan<br />

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