Salsa Labs invites you to stop by our new digs in downtown Austin just a few blocks from the Convention Center. We'll be convening there with breakfast tacos and mimosas to get SXSW started right. We hope to see our progressive friends, partners, developers and anyone else interested in learning more about Salsa and Organizing there. We're also hiring! Stop by if you're interested in working with us.
No badge is required and all are welcome, both old friends from DC and new friends from Austin.
Howdy everyone, South-By is just around the corner, so its time to discuss how to start things right. Luckily, we have you covered! As we've done for the last three years, we've set up a lunch for Refreshers from around the world on Friday, March 11th from 11:30 to 2:30pm, to kick off SXSW Interactive. This is a great chance to catch up with Refreshers you met in years past and make some new friends before the conference starts i...n full. The lunch will be at B.D. Riley's, the same venue as in years past and will be a casual affair. We don't have any sponsors, so you'll need to pick up your own tab, but the pub is very accommodating and is happy to maintain separate checks. Even better, they're giving us happy hour prices and may throw in some appetizers. If you have any questions, please let me know. If possible please RSVP so we have an idea of how much space we'll need. That said, feel free to drop in even if you don't RSVP, all are welcome.
Catch up with the #140conf Community while you are at SXSW. Jeff Pulver is holding a Texas style cocktail party Friday, March 11, from 7-9pm at Lanai. The lights will be up, the music low, the energy will be high, and you can enjoy interacting in a space just right for making connections and creating lasting relationships. You deside which state is bigger, the State of NOW or the State of Texas.Hope to see you in Austin @ SXSW.
Each March, swarms of bright minds fly into Austin, landing in one corner of town on Friday night. This is the place to see and meet them all at once.
Drinks, eats, a silly game or two, and a surprise way we'll capture images of you!
Get your swerve on at the Ignite Social Media Party and bring your friends (NO SXSW BADGE REQUIRED).
Every year, Techset opens SXSW Interactive with the must-attend party of the year. Everyone says you're a rock star, so bring it...this year's theme is "Living Rock Stardom" so dress the part and show us how it's done. Sign up early as the event sells out every year. Let's make this year's Techset the most #epic event ever. #rock
It's the fourth year of the best breakfast to open your SXSW weekend, and as usual Magnolia's Cafe is the place to start your SXSW experience in the company of friends, both new and old, at "The SXSW Social Breakfast." Everyone is welcome, this is an open invitation to share breakfast at one of Austin's greatest Cafe's (or at least one of the greatest I've found in many years at SXSW) on the first morning of the conference.
Magnolia's will be opening up the patio area for the meeting, and of course we'll have the rest of the restaurant for any overspill, so turn up, grab a table, and enjoy a great meal. You'll have plenty time to chat, have your coffee, and still make it back in time for the first sessions.
The Gist crew is heading to Austin and to get the day started, the drinks are on us. Bloody Mary's or coffee, it's up to you. We are bringing energy and some great people so we hope to meet you there!
Come hang out for a while, get your day started right and talk tech with folks from the Seattle (or anywhere) tech scene.
Also Simulcasted here:
ACC Room 9ABC, 18ABCD, Ballroom A-G
AT&T Conference Center Grand Ballroom
Driskill BallroomHilton Salon C, H
Hilton Garden Inn Sabine
Hyatt TX Ballroom 1-7
Radisson Town Lake Ballroom
Sheraton Capitol A-H
The last decade was the decade of social. The coming one will be the decade of games. Over the past years, a few key companies have built, and now maintain, a powerful framework to foster digital connections between our friends, family and colleagues. What comes next is another framework, not another social layer, but a "game layer". And it'll be even bigger. Instead of trading in social connections, the game layer traffics directly in human motivation. It's not about the number of followers you have, or how many people "like" you, but about how you can leverage game mechanics to achieve all sorts of great things. Use them cleverly and they can enhance education, empower local businesses and make your life more fun and more rewarding. Use them incorrectly and well... it's less good. Join Seth Priebatsch, Chief Ninja of SCVNGR, for a deep dive into the coming game layer, what to be excited about, what to fear and why your life is about to become a lot more fun.
Hosted by: DCI Group Digital (http://www.dcigroupdigital.com/), Engage DC (http://www.engagedc.com) and Rock Creek (http://rockcreeksm.com/)
Join fellow SXSWers at the Moonshine Patio and Bar for drinks, food and the chance to catch up with old friends and network with new friends, discuss and envision the social future.
Because it is always 5 o'clock somewhere.
Evite is hosting a Pre-Party to the SXSW Opening Party! Come mingle with fellow SXSWers and get fueled up with our taco bar, appetizers and endless cocktails. Giveaways given throughout the event.
Our annual get together pulling in Ruby and Rails developers from all over the world.
Can you really do good for the world and make a profit at the same time?
Come meet the entrepreneurs who have proven you can!
Learn about the whole spectrum of social entrepreneurship from leaders in the field: from for-profit to non-profit to hybrid models, and the training, fellowships, contests and investors you need to help you get your social venture launched.
Not ready to take the plunge? Learn how you can contribute your skills and expertise to social enterprises that do good.
Free drinks (21 and over) and Free Pizza! plus (happy hour priced) food with raffles for prizes throughout out the event.
Who: Social Entrepreneurs, Slackvists, #SocEnt Tweeters, Social Investors & VCs, Artists, Design Thinkers, Techies, and Linchpins who want to do good and make a profit!
Pat Ramsey, of the Austin WordPress Meetup, and I agreed that SXSW Interactive 2011 would be the perfect place to host another party. I then contacted Jason and Aaron at WP Engine, and they said:Count us in!
We picked a date and I contacted John Wickham to reserve Elysium for the event. When you combine Austin's WordPress community with all the WordPress users coming to Austin for SXSW, you'll need a big venue. Elysium is 3 blocks from the convention center, has a great stage and sound system, and can hold hundreds.
The legendary Opening Party lives on in a fantastic new location. Come see what new tricks frog design has up its sleeve at the biggest, baddest opening bash ever.
The SXSWi opening night after party, featuring Washed Out, Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears The Limousines and DJ Premier. Also, RAC (Remix Artist Collective)and DJ Aaron Axelsen of Popscene. RSVP: http://go.ning.com/sxsw
The Mashable SXSWi House 2011 will break the mold of the traditional SXSWi events schedule. Working with SXSWi and our partner sponsors, we will create a two-day platform that will include private events, VIP networking hours and large open parties. From Sunday, March 13 to Monday, March 14, Mashable will be hosting a combination of private events, open houses, meet-and-greet opportunities and of course, two nights of parties.
Sunday night will be the return of MashBash SXSWi. (In case you missed it last year, here's a recap.)
The event is open to all 21+ SXSWi badge holders. Please RSVP on Eventbrite.
Also simulcasted here:
ACC Room 9ABC, 18ABCD, Ballroom A-GAT&T Conference Center Grand BallroomDriskill BallroomHilton Salon C, HHilton Garden Inn SabineHyatt TX Ballroom 1-7Radisson Town Lake BallroomSheraton Capitol A-H
The college party comes to you with an amped-up student pitch competition on Mobile Apps, Sustainability, and Social Media. Judges include Jay Adelson, Kevin Koym, and Chris Shonk. Choose this adventure to mix it up with entrepreneurs and VCs while the DJ revolves it. sxswiross2011.eventbrite.com
Join Rackspace Hosting, the world’s leading specialist in the hosting and cloud computing industry, and OpenStack, the fastest growing open source cloud project creating the open standard cloud operating system, for some fun and arcade games! We hope to see you there, free food and drinks for all!
Join us for a night of listening, learning, drinking & networking. With live music from the Mother Truckers, J. Roddy Walston and the Business plus other special guests. And an art gallery featuring works from Daniel Johnston, Magda Sayeg, Hugh MacLeod, Ian McLagan, Dave Mead + many more. Show your SXSW badge for entry or rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org.