The Orion Capsule and Command Module. Courtesy of NASA.

NASA’s Manned Space Program is a Waste of Money

Good news, I guess. Next year, NASA is going to begin testing its new human rated space capsule, the Orion, by launching it atop a Delta IV Heavy. I cannot fully express how happy it makes me to see NASA, which was founded on the principle of pushing the limits of human exploration in space,…

David from LRNGO articulates his ideas for collaborative learning at library based makerspaces.

Houston Library Seeks Input for New Collaborative Makerspaces

Open Houston’s first big project promises to be a transformative one. Last night at the Houston Central Library, the volunteer group articulated a new vision for our libraries. Inside the extra and unused space of each library, Open Houston and library staff are planning to create collaborative makerspaces for the general public to share knowledge,…

"This is where things get a little awesome." -Glen explains to PyHou how to build their own financial app.

Build Your Own Financial App with Python-Aggcat

For the Pythoneer who is dissatisfied with run of mill financial apps, Glen, head of PyHou, has the perfect solution, “Build your own.” On Github, Glen has posted the code for a client to access Intuit’s treasure trove of financial data. After creating a developer account, making a client and uploading a self-generated x509 certificate,…

Elaine and Mia won a copy of Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh and a Tendenci t-shirt, respectively, at Net^2's announcement event for Open Houston.

Volunteer with Open Houston to Make the City Better

The people from NetSquared and Code for America have launched a new initiative to help make Houston a better place to live and work. Called Open Houston, it aims to support public sector innovation in the city by building useful community apps on top of the city’s data and by leveraging public support to build…

Simrit Parmar leads a discussion on the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare, The Great Med Hope) at Platform Houston..

Obamacare is Better for Entrepreneurs than the Jobs Act

For all the hoopla over lifting restrictions on soliciting fundraising for startups RE: The Jobs Act, the biggest, relatively uncovered story for Entrepreneurship is the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the opening of the healthcare exchanges on October 1. This law and the idea of affordable, market based insurance truly opens the door for everyone…

Start Demo Day is October 23rd at Start Houston. Source.

Top 5 Startup Events this October in Houston

If you are like me, always scrounging around for your next fix from the Houston Startup and Entrepreneurship scene, then you will enjoy these 5 potentially great events. I have scoured the web (mostly and Facebook) to find the best, most interesting and sweet things to do this October.*