This is my first time going to SXSW and lots of people have been very helpful in giving me tips on the do’s and don’t. I really want to thank @hectorramos , @jpadilla_ , @franklogic , and @mhjohnston which are the people that have helped me greatly in my pre-planning.
My first big technology conference was last year in @chirp where I was a bit lost and was very thankful for the great people I met that guided me and made me feel at home.
I am expecting to enjoy SXSW as much as I can. I want it to be a learning experience from a personal and business perspective. It will be a great opportunity to meet as many people I have interacted with online for a while and have not had the opportunity to meet them in person. Overall I want to be able to connect with new people throughout the event.
I have done much less planning that other people I spoken too. I want to have a good balance of enjoying myself and really making the best out of the experience.
I found these following applications other than the official SXSW.com applications which have helped me identify some of my contacts as people planning to assist SXSW interactive.
I also found these great post to get ready for SXSW
- 9 Tips To South by Southwest For First Timers by @hectorramos
- SXSW Primer for the First Timer @stealingsand
- The Value of SXSW by @cc_chapman
- Kevin’s Guide to SXSW Interactive. by @Weegee
Update – February 13, 2012 More Guides!
- 8 Tips on Preparing for SXSW by @WayneNH
Any other comments or suggestions?