In the spirit of ongoing evolution, we changed up our editorial calendar a bit this year; one of the changes was a February Technology issue, so here we are. I hope you enjoy it!
Most people think of California’s Silicon Valley, or New York’s Silicon Alley, or Boston’s bio-tech communities when they think of U.S. hotspots of innovation. Not that I’m comparing Houston to those places, because that‘s weak — we can certainly stand on our own with a thriving tech scene that’s specifically Houston in nature. From the Texas Medical Center to co-working facilities to business incubators and multinational tech corporations, new ideas and innovation thrive in our fertile economy. In this issue, you’ll meet the Houstonians who are writing the city’s next chapters with a combination of dreams and hard work. As Carlos Brandon writes in “Future Proof,” today’s Houston economy is a lot different and more diversified than ones past.
Speaking of writing, all your LOCAL favorites are here, as well as our photographers, to bring you all the food, art, entertainment, style and community news you won’t find anywhere else every month. Janice Schindeler takes us on a dining journey to Potente, Sarah Gish takes us to the movies, and the Houston History Alliance takes us back in time to when Compaq Computer Corporation was a sketch on a napkin at a House of Pies restaurant.
As always, thanks for reading. Enjoy the February triumvirate of Valentine’s Day, the Rodeo and Mardi Gras this month. You can find event information on the February calendar, and online.
BEHIND THE COVER
A history of medical innovation is what
you’ll find adorning the walls of the Johnson
and Johnson Center for Device Innovation
at the Texas Medical Center Innovation
Institute. It’s just one place where technology
is thriving throughout the Houston
area; you’ll also find daily breakthroughs at
our universities, NASA, business incubators
and co-working spaces that dot the city’s