I‘m now in Austin, Texas, a city that morphs into a huge city-venue to host both the official and unofficial events around South by Southwest.
Today (March 11th) I’ll be speaking in the How to Rawk SXSW panel together with Christine Auten, jbrotherlove, Kris Krug, Mark Couvillion and Neil Petty. (I hope not to disappoint: my new job in Madrid and a series of other recent personal events have prevented me to prepare as well as I would have liked… Though I realize that’s a lame excuse anyway).
My contribution to the panel will follow more or less these lines:
SXSW attracts people from all over the world and sometimes it’s the cultural details that make a difference. From the point of view of an argentinean turned italian turned japanese turned dutch and now spanish, discover which differences and similarities you should consider to make the most out of the event. Also, let’s discuss about the gadgets and apps that will help you navigate the tons of content and relate with the thousands of fellow attendees.
Last year I came to SXSW and got a lot of ideas for articles worth sharing on Conference Basics, but for one reason or the other, most of it stayed in draft phase somewhere in the middle.
This year I come with the purpose of reducing the time-to-market of my South-by inspired blogposts and am saying so now so that I can’t hide later on. Will be tagging them with SXSW11 so that you can browse them all together in the end.