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Laura Lorek
TechChi blogger and journalist Laura Lorek will build out a startup news site for technology and biotechnology news in the Austin-San Antonio region, focusing on entrepreneurs, companies and creative people.

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Project Blog: Silicon Hills News

TechChi blogger and journalist Laura Lorek will build out a startup news site for technology and biotechnology news in the Austin-San Antonio region, focusing on entrepreneurs, companies and creative people.

Silicon Hills Launches
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Thursday, September 01, 2011

SiliconHillsNews.com launched on Sept. 1 and I’ve posted to the site by covering various conferences in Austin, including Startup Week Austin, The Capital Factor’s Demo Day and, most recently, the Clean Energy Venture Summit. I’ve also covered events like BlogathonATX and Dell World.

My coverage plan is to do profiles of individual entrepreneurs in the Silicon Hills area, and I would like to start doing a weekly profile soon.

Meanwhile, I’ve struggled to find a WordPress template that works easily and effectively. I bought two: the Editorial Theme from Woo Themes and the Deadline theme for Theme Forest. But I soon discovered that I needed additional training in WordPress to understand how to use these themes as content management systems. After struggling for hours to try to make the various themes work, I eventually just gave up and I’m currently using “Themify” a free WordPress theme. I’ve decided the technology can take a back end to the content right now.

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   • Posted by Laura Lorek on 09/01 at 12:55 PM