This will be my fifth SXSW interactive. It’s also, notably, the first SXSW that I am an Austinite. Since SXSW starts next week, the usual flood of tweets asking for advice or emails asking me to provide tips or asking me to be their guide began. It started earlier this year (back in January) than in years past. I’m chalking that up to the fact that I’m also living in Austin and am expected to “know the ropes”.
Trust me. I do. On Austin and on SXSW.
Working SXSW (And How I Will Be Hired)
SXSW Interactive is now over and with it comes a big long exhale. For those who were here who I saw, it is always good to catch up and meet new people. For those I missed, let’s connect online somewhere. This year I came with one goal in mind: to […]
Your SXSW Survival Guide
Next week begins the 2010 edition of South by Southwest (SXSW) with the Interactive and Film festivals. This will be followed in the following week by the legendary music festival. As a veteran of SXSW (This will be my fourth year), let me share my tips from a Pro standpoint. […]
Recap of SXSW Interactive 2009
As I sit here in a daze induced by 4 crazy days of interacting with geeks the world over, sleeping little and attending party after party after party, I find myself nostalgically looking back at SXSW 2009. It wasn’t as good as previous years, in my opinion. Maybe it was […]
Crash Course on SXSW
At this time next week, geeks from around the world will begin descending on Austin, TX for SXSW (South by Southwest) Interactive. This will be my third year, but I’m a bit surprised, in a down economy, how many people are going for the first time. Believe me when I […]
Comments About Sarah Lacy, SXSW and the "Apology of the Century"
Last night at the Twin Tech Party in DC, Sarah Lacy of Business Week and I had a chance to meet for the first time. What transpired has been spun unbelievably out of control by attendees of the party. Phrases like “Battle of the Titans”, the “Apology of the Century” […]
Yep, the SXSW posts seem to keep coming. My friends over at IZEA put this video together. (Disclaimer: This is not a paid review! ;-) ) Anyways, great footage, hilarious video. Yours truly pulls a paparazzi move at the end.
I’m back on Maryland soil now after changing my flight to come back home Wednesday instead of Thursday. It’s been a heck of a trip and I’m so exhausted. Nonetheless, it was one of the best trips I’ve ever been on. I’ll have to catch up on the sessions I […]
SXSW Interviews: Brian Solis Revisits the PR Roundtable
Brian Solis participated in last November’s PR Roundtable here at Technosailor. Today, I caught up with him to revisit the topic and determine if any progress has been made in PR/Blogger relations and how bloggers can position themselves strategically to work with PR people.