SXSW is here and for the past week or so you can see and feel SXSW in the air on the streets of downtown Austin, there are crews setting up stages, banners, all the bars getting ready, etc… And for the second time this year, this little blog was not able to obtain a media badge from SXSW… it turns out we are too small so no love for a tiny Austin blog, at least not now.
So after posting a tweet about free events for SXSWi, I got a reply from @gdgt about the awesome event they are hosting on Monday March 12th, 2012. The event name is gdgt Live in Austin and this is the 3rd time gdgt hosts this event. The best part, gdgt Live is free, all-ages, and open to the public! In their tweet they mentioned #badgeless2012 which it turns out is a website/blog that is all about people at SXSW with no badges. Continue reading “Badgeless 2012, Free SXSW for the rest of us”
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…
Continue reading “Top 10 SXSW Guides for 2012”
This is a guest post by the folks at Software Advice, They’ve researched and reviewed hundreds of software products, so you don’t have to, you can contact them at http://www.softwareadvice.com, check out their blog as well for great articles.
This is a pretty funny post they did and we are posting it here with their permission. Basically, this is a list of the stereotypical characters that flock to SXSW each year – including the dirty hippy, the hipster, and other classics…
As a local Austin company, we have a love/hate relationship with South by Southwest (SXSW). We love the shows and the action, but parking sure is a drag right now. More than anything, we’re enthralled by all the visitors to our small, Texas town. As a diversion from our day jobs, we thought we’d sketch out some of the archetypical characters we’ve been seeing around town during the festival.
“We’re Twitter meets Zynga with an API that transforms the social graph.”
He’s an alpha male in a beta body, rockin’ the hoodie and flip flops – just like Zuck. SXSW Interactive attracts a swarm of these php-smokin’, eager beavers. You’ll find him at “Business Model 101: How To Actually Make Money?,” but he wishes he was at the Android Developer Meetup. You’ll often find the PR Chick and the Venture Capitalist in hot pursuit – a stunning reversal of the social order that was in place during college, last year. At least one of these aspiring entrepreneurs will join the digital elite within a year. And OMG, you totally ordered a Bulleit on the Rocks next to him at the Mashable party. Continue reading “Sketches of SXSW Archetypes | The View from a Local Company”
Get ready for a battle. Rackspace is kicking off the SXSW Interactive King of the Apps contest, an ongoing contest targeted towards developers and startups to build applications using the Rackspace Cloud Files API. For more information and for contestants to submit their app, please see: http://www.rackspace.com/kingoftheapps
After submitting your application, it will be evaluated by a panel of 5 judges made up of both tech-experts and tech-lebrities, including Stacey Higginbotham of GigaOm, Dave McClure of 500 Startups, and Eric Ries creator of the Lean Startup methodology, and Rackers Robert Scoble and Bill Boebel, who will select two finalists to compete in a live-audience Showdown @SXSW. Continue reading “Developers: Rackspace gives you $10,000 in prizes for building in their cloud”
The initial list of confirmed sessions for SXSW Interactive has been released. SXSW accepted session proposals from June 14 – July 11 of this year through the SXSW PanelPicker, a unique online interface that allows the community to have a voice in SXSW’s programming.
The released list of sessions only represents about one-third of the total that are programmed for 2011. More than 2,400 proposals were received, and SXSW is still working on adding more sessions to the list. If you proposed a session and is not in this list, no worries, yours still has a chance to be accepted in the coming days. Continue reading “2011 SXSW Interactive Sessions have been announced!”