#RefreshCA – Tuesday, March 30th

This have been so hectic for me this past month that I haven’t even sent out the Facebook reminders to the Central Arkansas Refresh group about our meeting tomorrow night, Tuesday, March 30th at 6pm.  We will be meeting in our usual location, downstairs at The Flying Saucer in downtown Little Rock.  For directions, please see the map below… This month Justin Wright from Mainstream … [Read more...]

#RefreshCA – GeoSocial Showdown

Be sure to join the Central Arkansas Refresh on February 23rd for our GeoSocial Showdown to discuss several of today’s top applications.  After a lot of discussion we have decided to have a little bit different format for this month’s meeting.  As opposed to having one speaker offer a presentation and then have group questions, we are going to have a moderator and 5 representatives from within the … [Read more...]

#RefreshCA GeoSocial Showdown (Update)

Recently I did a blog post asking for feedback regarding the format for our upcoming February Central Arkansas Refresh meeting on GeoSocial Applications.  I think for the most part we all agreed that there needs to be some sort of “intro” to each of the applications we are going to showcase.  Daniel Spillers brought up a good point in the comments from my last post that these … [Read more...]

EP:001 – The Cotton Club Podcast

I finally got around to recording my first installment of The Cotton Club Podcast this evening.  My guest co-host for the show this evening was Keith Crawford, you may know him as @tsudo on Twitter. This initial podcast was just a test run to see how things work so that when Keith and I get ready to launch another sideline project called The Social Radar in the very near future we can hit the … [Read more...]

#RefreshCA Jan. 26th: Nick Brewer on Pods CMS for WP

We are going to be having our first Central Arkansas Refresh meeting of the new year on Tuesday, January 26th at the Flying Saucer in downtown Little Rock.  The #RefreshCA group is a group of web developers, bloggers, IT people, and agency personnel that gathers on the last Tuesday of each month to discuss topics of interest within our industry. This month Nick Brewer from CJRW is going to be … [Read more...]

No #RefreshCA for December

We had originally planned on having a Central Arkansas Refresh meeting for December but with everyone having such a hectic schedule this time of year I think it’s going to be hard to pull it off.  We will be back in January with Nick Brewer speaking on Wordpress so be sure not to miss out on that one.  We will also go back to our regular schedule of last Tuesday of the month. Thanks for … [Read more...]

Interested in Special Rates for #SXSW?

I was on the phone today w/ the Registration people at #SXSW (South by Southwest Conference) negotiating a special group rate for the Central Arkansas Refresh group.  They have offered us a pretty good rate on admission and they mentioned some housing options as well that we might be able to take advantage of but we need to get a headcount on how many from within our group are looking at … [Read more...]

Reflecting on #RefreshCA User Group 2009

As 2009 is starting to wind down, I was looking back at some of the goals I set for myself in 2009.  One of these goals was to do a lot more business networking.  Since my partners primarily operate from our corporate headquarters in Batesville and I live in Conway, I primarily work from home.  This is not a bad thing for me, because if you know me, you know that I am ADHD and a bit … [Read more...]

#RefreshCA Meeting – November 17th on Google Wave

Our November Central Arkansas Refresh meeting will be on the 17th as opposed to the last Tuesday because of the holidays.  We are hoping that our November meeting will be pretty special, we are going to be discussing a hot topic, Google Wave.  Instead of a single presenter type format, we have been discussing a group led demonstration w/ moderators, and would love your input on the … [Read more...]

Checkout the O’Reilly Answers Social Network

I am typically not one to recommend a social network to my clients w/ the exception, of course, of the already established networks such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Tumblr, etc.  My whole philosophy regarding social networking at this stage of the game is that if you want to build a community, build upon what’s already out there as much as possible (Facebook API, Twitter API) and don’t … [Read more...]