Top 10 SXSW Guides for 2012

SXSW is approaching fast, below you’ll find a list of the top 10 SXSW guides that will help you make the best out of SXSW. These guides offer tips and suggestions about the lodging, the food, the gear, the drinks, the parties, the venues, the weird, etc…

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Announcing RED Lounge in Austin, TX

Austin, TX is soon becoming known for their extensive community of technology experts, and the RED Lounge is a platform for all technology professionals to join together to share ideas, network and become more involved in their communities.

RED Lounge is a meet-up style forum for industry professionals such as developers, designers, CTO’s, students and everything in between. The next RED Lounge will focus on the evolution of mobile technology and the impact of consumerization on interface design and mobile architecture. RED Lounge members will also be discussing how their expertise in the technology industry can benefit members of their community.

Speakers for the next RED Lounge include Robin Thurston, Co-Founder of MapMyFitness; Matt Walton, President and CEO as well as Josh Wingstrom, CTO of RED Method, Inc. RSVP today to participate in insightful conversation and enjoy the many beers Flying Saucer has to offer! Continue reading “Announcing RED Lounge in Austin, TX”

Attend SXSW 2012 as a Volunteer

The 26th annual SXSW festival will take place between March 9-18, 2012 in Austin, Texas. SXSW is divided into 3 core conferences, Interactive (March 9-13), Film (March 9-17) and Music (March 13-18). Last year, the total number of SXSW Conference and Festival participants totaled 126,100.

Here are some statistics from last year:

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Practice your pitch and find a co-founder!

Networking before the pitchesThe title of this post says it all. The next Austin Co-founders Meetup is on Tuesday October 11th from 6:30PM to 8:30PM.

This meetup has the goal to bring entrepreneurs and techies together so they can work with each other in awesome Austin startups. Is not all techies and entrepreneurs, there are also angel investors, and people with skills in sales, marketing and business in general.

The format: 10 speaking slots available (3 minutes each) for startups looking for co-founders.

Please read these rules and contact the organizer if you have a startup and are looking for a co-founder.

If you are a software developer interested in joining a cool startup, you can attend for FREE. Just e-mail me or leave a comment below with a link to your LinkedIn profile or other evidence of your technical skills.

If you are a consultant looking to sell some services to young startups, you are in the wrong place. Continue reading “Practice your pitch and find a co-founder!”

MIX11 (Future of the Web) Day Two Keynote

We are on day two and the second keynote was a success. Before the keynote started, there was a DJ in stage playing some cool music while people entered the room, you can see a short video here.

Today’s keynote was all about Windows Phone 7, Silverlight 5 and Kinect, which by the way, every attendee received a new Kinect from Microsoft, sweet!

Joe Belfiore Corporate vice president, Windows Phone

Joe started by inviting this 24-year-old to stage who created a fan video for Microsoft’s Windows phone 7, it is a great video and you can check it out here. Joe mentioned that if enough people tweet about this video that Microsoft will consider making this video into a TV ad, so go ahead and start tweetingContinue reading “MIX11 (Future of the Web) Day Two Keynote”