Posts Tagged: SXSW
After I went to the big Sunflower Street post office and shipped the last four weeks of work off in big trackable priority mail envelopes, I allowed myself to finally start thinking about SXSW.
Yes, the Annual Spring Break for Geeks Pilgrimage to Austin, Texas, for the best little, ok… not so little anymore, conference / festival on the planet.
This year will be my 10th Interactive, but 13th year overall (1998-2000, I attended Music only). I guess this makes me an Austin veteran.
Now to figure out when to hold the annual wine & cheese party…
SXSW is my favorite conference/festival/springbreakforgeeks event of the year and has been since 1998 for Music and 2001 for Interactive. I love Austin in early to mid-March.
For a few years now, I have felt that Nokia has missed a big opportunity to reach out to the North American and International web, mobile, gamer, and interactive creator & influencer communities by not participating, attending, or throwing a big open to all badges party at SXSW. Last year Nokia held two private by invite only parties that were kept on the low down, which was completely baffling for a company that is struggling in the North American market, as SXSW would be the perfect place to get all the influencers and bloggers to start talking.
More Text/Write-up/Thoughts plus Links just beyond the jump….
Every year at SXSW, I take tons of photos, many years I attempt to get most to all of them up here or at Flickr and don’t quite make it to the end of the week’s worth of photos. This year, I did and here they are, plus a few of my patented Ms. Jen transcribed session notes:
Day 0 – Thurs 03.11.10
Day 1 – Fri 03.12.10
Day 2 – Sat 03.13.10
Day 3 – Sun 03.14.10
Day 4 – Mon 03.15.10
Day 5 – Tues 03.16.10
The Day After – Wed 03.17.10
Per the usual, click on the photos to start the slideshow and read the captions. Big thanks to the WomWorldNokia folks for loaning me the Nokia N86 8mp camera phone so that I could take so many great photos.
The above is what happens when Molly asks you to be a prop in a session when you have not had any caffeine… Actually, I was more than happy to participate, as I love to help out Molly, to be amusing, and keep Austin weird. It was fun to be a browser and I loved Bruce in a sparkly shirt!
Wed 03.17.10 – Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Goodbye Austin, thanks for another wonderful SXSW Interactive!