Door64 Celebrates Five Years of Helping Austin Tech Connect with a March 8 Kick Off Party

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Sponsors CyrusOne, Dell, Intel Join the Door64 Kick Off Party Thursday, March 8, from 6 pm to 12 am

Door64 today announced details on its first Kick Off Party, Thursday, March 8, 2012, from 6 pm to 12 am at Six Lounge. Timed the night before the 10 days that take over all of Austin, it is ideal that the organization that brings together over 20,000 Austin technology professionals kicks things off. Door64 is proud to partner with sponsors CyrusOne, Dell and Intel to celebrate Austin’s technology community. Any and all are welcome to come to Six Lounge and the Tap Room, 117 West 4th Street and can register at: http://door64.com/sxsw2012.

“The validation we get from the Austin community, their support of us and encouragement of what we are building is astounding,” said Door64 founder, Matt Genovese. “It blows me away every day that we’ve grown to over 20,000 members, 100% organically, only through word of mouth. Our number one job is to respond and deliver to our community’s needs. Feedback indicates we are doing a good job so far, and we are excited to take what we’ve been doing and up the ante with things like this pre-SXSW party.”

The party will feature the Centerpeace Sextet, led by two-time Grammy nominee Dr. James Polk, with vocalist Pamela Hart, and the Elias Haslanger Quintet. Beyond two top tier jazz acts, admission includes food, great drink specials, activities, giveaways of great products and networking with an expected group of several hundred. No SXSW badge is required.

Door64 Kick Off Party sponsors include:

  •     CyrusOne, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cincinnati Bell and pre-eminent enterprise data solutions provider, http://www.cyrusone.com/
  •     Dell, creates innovations that enable companies everywhere to deliver results faster, http://www.dell.com
  •     Intel, world leader in silicon innovation, developer of technologies, products, and initiatives to continually advance how people work and live, , http://www.intel.com

Only an organization of the caliber of Door64 could bring together powerful technology brands like these sponsors, just more examples of the value of this organization to the Austin technology community and beyond. Door64 celebrates five years of helping Austin tech connect, having amassed more than 20,000 central Texas area technology professionals in its community. Members validate the goal of Door64 to deliver contextual, relevant, timely and specific events and opportunities to this community. This group doesn’t just put on a happy hour, they make sure events are high value and great branding or lead gen opportunities for all involved. Networking at Door64 events often results in focused career matching for companies and individuals.

In fact, coming up shortly after SXSW, Door64 will reveal more key findings, results from an Austin-area hiring priority survey of different companies. These results will be revealed in early April, and continuing to deliver relevance, Door64 will use the survey results to direct the focus of a very targeted, customized job fair on June 29. Companies can still participate in the survey at: http://door64.com/2012q1hiring

Hallmarks of Door64 over its five years are the monthly happy hour events, sponsored by big names like AT&T, Charles Schwab, eBay, Oracle, PayPal, Rackspace, Samsung and SAP. These events are deliberately held over two consecutive nights to serve the North and South Austin community. Companies look forward to the annual Door64 Tech Expo as a kind of Austin “Science Fair,” where technology companies showcase products. The fourth Door64 Tech Expo will be held Fall 2012.

“At the end of the day, while we are proud of our events and our comprehensive calendar of what’s going on in Austin tech, it is the community we’ve built at Door64 that is most important,” added Genovese. “This is an engaged and active group, supportive and really working together to continue Austin on its forward path as a technology leader. Door64 is right in the middle of all the things that make Austin special, and we take that honor very seriously.”

Press or bloggers who would like to attend the pre-SXSW event (gratis), or speak with Door64 or the sponsors about the event, or the overall Door64 organization, should contact Laura Beck, 512/786-1098.

About Door64
Door64 is an organization of over 20,000 technology professionals producing high-value events that help companies and Austin-area technologists connect. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, the Door64 membership consists of software, IT, web design, mobile, hardware, and semiconductor professionals from Austin’s vibrant technology community. Door64 engages with companies and conferences to produce unique events that promote brand, amplify sales and marketing efforts, and find technology talent in Austin. For more information, visit http://www.Door64.com, or on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/door64. Follow them on twitter at: @door64

Says Genovese: “Where does the name Door64 come from? I’m proud to admit it’s an homage to the Commodore 64 computer that began my tech-geek path, and seems to resonate with the other geeks who are grown up now and working alongside me in high tech.”

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