In case you didn't know, I'm building a company based in Austin, so it's like a home away from home for me. It's also where the South by Southwest 2009 music, film, and interactive festivals will be happening in a few weeks.
If you won't be attending, we'll miss you. However, I'm sure there will be plenty of ways to attend virtually. If you will be attending, here's some information that might be interesting to you.
(This is my first time at SXSW so if you're a veteran, your advice is appreciated.)
- I've created an area map that you might find useful. It's based on my personal experiences as a business traveler to the city over the past six months. I've also asked some locals who have insider knowledge to contribute as well.
- It looks like a lot of interesting people will be around. I'm not sure how useful the my.SXSW interface will be for connecting, so if we've never met, connect with me on Twitter instead so we can exchange DMs and more deliberately cross paths. Also, feel free to leave a comment so I can be sure to keep an eye and ear out for you.
- And finally, on Friday 13 March, I'm on a panel titled "My Boss Doesn't Get It: Championing Social Media to the Man." Would love to see you there and field the toughest questions you can think of.
See you in Austin!