Upcoming St. Louis Tech/Social Media Events

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Social Media events have tapered off quite a bit in recent months but they haven't completely disappeared. There are a few upcoming events of note that deserve some attention. 

Tomorrow could be the biggest Tweetup St. Louis has ever known (no really it really could be the biggest Tweetup in St. Louis ever, not like that other one). Jack Dorsey co-founder of Twitter will be visiting our fair city (and his home town) tomorrow, September 18 and will be speaking at 10 a.m. at the Loretto-Hilton on the Webster University campus. But unlike most Tweetups, you will need to RSVP for this event. There may still be space available. Go here to find out. 

Tonight the Social Media Club of St. Louis is having its monthly meeting at The Pepper Lounge (2005 Locust St.) at 5:30. The subject for the panel discussion is Old Media vs. New Media. The panel will consist of Tim Eby of KWMU (who will also moderate), Craig Cheatham of KMOV Channel 4 News, Erica Smith, Multimedia producer at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Mike Flynn of the local gossip site Punching Kitty and yours truly. Registration and information about this free event is here.

On Saturday Playfest STL will be having a few panels targeted at the music community at Cicero's (6691 Delmar Blvd) starting at 1 p.m. The panels will cover things like how musicians can get exposure, getting an agent and how to take care of business, and one (beginning at 2 p.m.) that will discuss how musicians can use social media to further their careers. This panel will feature local writer and PR professional Amy Burger in the moderators chair, Chris Buehler of Scorch Entertainment, Anthony Spina of Island Records, and some guy who calls himself "Bill Streeter." (I have no idea who that is). You can get information about all the panels at Playfest here

Also, next month is the St. Louis Interactive Conference on October 17, sponsored by the St. Louis Bloggers Guild (more info here). And on October 22 the Strange Loop Conference (a software developers conference) will be held at the Tivoli Theatre. What is a "Strange Loop"? The about page on the conference's web site attempts to explain it thusly:
Strange Loops are a process where information flows up and down through a hierarchy of abstractions and returns to its starting point. They have been popularized primarily by author Douglas Hofstadter. Strange loops have references in the art of Escher, quines (self-producing programs), ever-rising Shepard tones in music, Gödel's incompleteness theorem, and perhaps the notion of consciousness itself in the human brain.
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