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Defender Picks



November 29th

Saints v. Texans

NRG Stadium, 12p.m.

Nola takes on Houston


Holiday Inn

Prytania, 10a.m.

1942 flick starring Fred Astaire


Joe Krown Trio

Maple Leaf, 10p.m.

Also ft. Walter “Wolfman Washington and Russell Batiste


Gospel Brunch

House of Blues, 10a.m.

Definitely try the chicken and waffles


Hot 8 Brass Band

Howlin’ Wolf, 10p.m.

Classic NOLA jams


November 30th

Big K.R.I.T.

House of Blues, 8p.m.

Part of the Kritically Acclaimed Tour



Higher Heights Reggae Band

Blue Nile, 9p.m.

Get your reggae jams on


Glen David Andrews

b.b.a., 10p.m.

Nola jams


Aurora Nealand & Royal Roses

Maison, 7p.m.

Traditional jazz meets modernity

The Week in Business Tech: Oct. 10-17

Our weekly wrapup of developments at the intersection business and technology from Silicon Bayou News:

25 reasons Under30CEO says New Orleans is the best city for young entrepreneurs: A few weeks ago we asked you to write-in New Orleans for the, “Top Young Entrepreneur Cities of 2011″ list on New Orleans stole the show and won first place. This week, Adriana Lopez wrote a great summary post for Under30CEO.

Meet, Plan, Go! Career break group gets organized in New Orleans
: Meet, Plan, Go! is a nationwide event on it’s second year being held in over 17 cities with over 2500 expected attendees. The purpose of Meet, Plan, Go! is to inspire “career breaks” that allow people to travel, see the world, and create a more well-rounded life. To sign-up for the New Orleans event on October 18th check out the event page here.


Receivables Exchange co-founder and President featured on Nic Perkin, co-founder & President of The Receivables Exchange, was featured on Nic discussed how he built the company, which connects businesses selling receivables to a global network of qualified buyers, up to operating at a billion dollar run rate.


InfiniEdge Launches New Online Judging Application: Prairieville-based InfiniEdge recently announced a new online judging application, cleverly coined Judjix.  The app has already been in action at the recent Ascension Idol competition and at the Jambalaya Festival. Judjix aims to streamline competition judging and make tallying scores a breeze.


What’s your number one burning question about Social Media?: This week on Conversations with Megan, Megan asked for your most pressing social media questions. Her answers covered cat videos (why are they so popular?), cross-posting between networks, and touched on social media ROI. Follow @heyitsmegan on twitter to participate in next week’s conversation.


Wikimedia Hackathon Comes To NOLA this weekend: Wikimedia hosted a hackathon this past weekend at Launch Pad to tap into the New Orleans tech community’s ability to “supercharge Wikimedia with awesomeness”. On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Wikimedia gave instruction and accounts to local developers and visitors to help advance Wikimedia Labs and act as beta testers.

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