Country music doesn’t always sound weird and annoying like Nels Andrews at Gueros Taco Bar a SXSF (south by soup fest benefit for caritas of austin)
SXSW in Austin is like Las Vegas
But what happens in Austin gets flickred the hell out of it
Watch out for the bats flying from the Congress bridge. They are often as surprised as you are.
In the United States, 70% of the internet users are over 30. In China, it’s the opposite.
The Internet in China started out as a social media application whereas in the United States it was for business
Zuckerberg admits that the speed going into Facebook features was too fast.
Out of the top companies, only one company has a CEO with the appropriate degree to do the job right.
That’s Steve Jobs.
Games can increase the quality of life.
As designers, we work in the happiness business—to make people happy.
The buses in Austin are only 50 cents!
SXSWers don’t take the bus
The 1 goes up and down South Congress and should come more often
Outside the downtown, Austin looks like a huge suburb.
There is always a free breakfast somewhere. It’s a question about how to find it.
Always register your name for the room so that you don’t get stranded outside when your friend goes missing, because hotels really do care about security.
However if you almost have a face that looks like you’re about to cry, they might make an exception.
An exception if you can describe a setup in the room.
Or perhaps only in Texas?
Go to the panels with the least people leaving. It’s the best way to figure out the quality of a session.
SXSW does not provide any refreshments during the conference beyond coffee and hot water
You might find some free salsa (no chips) somewhere near the coffee
Put stickers all over your badge. Also look for pins.
Make sure you have an awesome picture for your badge.
Most SXSW sessions are too general to teach you something new, but they can be incredibly insightful.
It takes about 3 weeks to realize that SXSW was really an incredible time and you want to go again!