March 04, 2007
SXSW Interactive 2007
I'm registered, have my plane tickets, and my conference schedule picked out. I'm going to SXSW Interactive!
I've wanted to go for years, but it was only recently that the planets aligned and it became feasible for me to make it to Austin. The first order of business is to let everyone know so that I can finally meet a bunch of the people I only know online.
I've also never been to a conference of this sort (I went to some Def Cons in the late 90's, but I imagine this is a bit different) so I'm looking for advice. I have a couple friends who have offered me a floor to sleep on, so the fact that there are 0 hotel rooms available isn't that disconcerting (although additional offers would be gladly welcomed so I don't overstay my welcome). What panels should I make sure to attend? What should a first timer know?
Posted by george at March 4, 2007 03:41 PM
Hi George! We (Keith and I) are going too - very excited!
I've never been either, but have been monitoring the feeds from http://2007.sxsw.com/community_blog/ and http://www.sxswbaby.com/. There's a brief but informative guide at http://www.standardzilla.com/2007/02/21/sxsw-interactive-mini-survival-guide/
Will you be twittering while there?
I currently have a hotel reservation 5 miles outta town. It looks like a nice place, but i suspect transportation needs would be a pain in the ass.
So instead of the hotel, i'm gonna go the riskier "Rent an apartment from someone" route. The new place i plan on staying is just a bit off of South Congress road, so grabbing the bus or cab to go a few miles north should be super easy! Couch is available in the living room.
Woodward at S. Congess The streetname will feel like home.
Stupid UI makes me cry. I plan on attending a bunch to do with User Interfaces, games, and every party that sounds cool. So far, there is only 2 clones required to achieve this.
Also, everyone seems to be hyping Tacos.
I know we haven't officially met, but SXSW would be a good opportunity, right?
I'm still working out my schedule and will let you know if I find anything really special. The list is so long... :)
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