SXSW Interactive Day 1
Mar 12 2010
Another early night. Maybe I’m just getting too old for these conferences or maybe I’m just wearing the wrong shoes. Tomorrow, I’m wearing Skechers and will just have to not plan on going dancing anywhere! Today was a pretty good day. I had some meetings in the morning and then went back to the Austin Convention Center. I went straight to the blogger’s lounge and saw some people I hadn’t seen since last year. I thought about listing their names, but I’m too tired or is that lazy to list their names and link to them. Needless to say, the hugs and hellos were nice. I didn’t see any panels that were that interesting to me so I spent most of my time catching up with people and networking.
I always find it interesting going to SXSW because you see all sorts of people. The world I live and work in, everyone is pretty prim and proper with conservative clothing. At SXSW you see tattoos, piercings, and unusual clothing. It’s a fascinating reminder of the world outside of business and high tech…everyone is living their own lives according to their different standards and we all live on the same planet and all attend the same conference for different reasons.
Walking around the convention center, I also ran into several Austin people I know but haven’t seen for a while. The Austin Technology Incubator (ATI) co-hosted Entrepreneur’s Lounge at the roof top of Fogo de Chao and as I mentioned on my Day 0 post, the caipirinha’s, cheese bread (probably had about 6 of them) and meat were great. The networking was awesome although I didn’t recognize about 80% of the people there.
After that we headed to a Microsoft event at Speakeasy and it was crowded. I couldn’t find the guy I was trying to find, but I did run into a guy from Dell who I was trying to get to come speak at one of our Lunch & Learn’s at ATI so that was good. Then I felt like it was just too crowded and my feet hurt so I figured I’d call it a day and come on home.
I was invited to two parties tomorrow evening so it may be a later night and if so, I probably won’t blog about Day 2 until Day 3.Author: Aruni | Filed under: conferences | Tags: entrepreneur's lounge, sxsw interactive | Comments Off