Like 90% of the technology industry, I am hopping on a plane later this week to Austin, Texas for the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival. For the next week, nerds will be partying nonstop, debating the next big trend or which startup is the “winner” of SXSW (previous winners Foursquare and Twitter have done pretty well, so it’s actually an important battle).
I fly in on Friday, March 9th, and will be hitting the trail hard for meetings, parties, startup judging, interviews and the occasional morning mimosa. It will actually be my first time there.
I’d love to connect with as many people as possible when I am down in Austin, so I’ve decided to publish part of my schedule. Make sure to find me, chat with me, and give me your business card!
(If you can’t make any of these events, I’ll be checking in tweeting religiously — it will be easy to find me).
Event: Judging the SXSW Startup Showcase
Time: Saturday, March 10, 4:15 to 5:45 PM CT
Location: The Stage on Sixth, 508 East 6th Street, Austin
Notes: Going to be judging the Startup Showcase for Tech Cocktail’s Startup Celebration!
Event: Hosting the Contently SXSW Sunday Brunch (Bottomless Mimosas!)
Time: Sunday, March 11, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM CT
Location: Paggi House, 200 Lee Barton Drive, Austin
Notes: Join me and the Freelance Writers Meetup for brunch! Bottomless mimosas, sponsored by Contently. It’s going to be awesome.
Event: CNET presents Delta Spirit
Time: Sunday, March 11, 9:00 PM to 12:00 AM CT
Location: Maggie Mae’s, 323 E. 6th St, Austin
Notes: I will be partying with the CNET editors at SXSW! This is your chance to give me some topic suggestions for my new column. Delta Spirit will be bringing the house down, as well.
Event: 2012: Social Media’s New Role in Politics (Panel!)
Time: Tuesday, March 13, 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM CT
Location: AT&T Conference Hotel, 900 University Avenue, Austin.
Notes: Join me, Khris Loux (Co-Founder & CEO, Echo), Mark Blumenthal (Sr Polling Editor, The Huffington Post) and Vishal Sankhla (CTO & Co-Founder, Viralheat) for an interesting panel on the future of politics.