Badgeless 2012, Free SXSW for the rest of us

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. Sigue leyendo

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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Sketches of SXSW Archetypes | The View from a Local Company

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.

INTERACTIVE

Aspiring EntrepreneurAspiring Entrepreneur

“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. Sigue leyendo