March 26, 2011
SXSW Interactive 2011 Photo Picks
Below are some random photos shot at SXSW Interactive 2011:
Scott Beale had his meet-up at the Ginger Man again and as usual, it was a fabulous turnout in the back deck where the weather and beer was grand.
A bunch of VCs including Blumberg Capital and Intel Capital threw a fabulous pitch afternoon and networking bash at a steakhouseDachis Group had an amazing rooftop party at the Art Room on Congress Street
Hey there Tantek Celik....I landed in your microformats panel thinking it was the South African Technology Summit (wrong day: LOL)
Kevin Marks, Renee Blodgett, Ewan Spence, Heli Haapkyla
Alicia Navarro of Skimlinks at the Path Party
Seth Priebatsch gave an inspiring talk which brought gamification into the real world: business and education. He also engaged the crowd and got us all to play a game to prove the point that unified action is powerful. Here's an extensive blog post including video I did on his keynote.
You don't need a music pass to enjoy some of Austin's talent. Many of the 1,900 bands who showed up for the week actually play in the streets and in the local bars. These guys actually named their band the night before I met them, well sort of. They don't actually have it nailed down yet. When they do, I'll report back.
Patrick from The Next Web tried to raise money for Japan.
Then there was Uber, which was a popular app at the show. It provides on-demand town car service via both its app and text messaging service. You simply launch a map so Uber determines where you are, lock down where you would like to be picked up and put in a credit card.
Late late night.
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