There was too much going on at SXSW for me to catch everything – I’m catching up on panels I didn’t see and Peter Shankman had a great talk on self-promotion and how to do it right. Honestly this stuff is very common sense but if you’ve been on twitter or facebook for more than a day you know that most people still don’t get it. Here are my notes from his talk.
I’m packing up and heading to NYC to speak and be on a panel about Local Search Marketing, more specifically asked to focus on Foursquare and location-based mobile apps. To be honest I’m humbled to be on a panel with some wicked smart cats (@W2Scott and @Matt_Siltala) and going to New York to speak? Crazy talk!
If you’re going to be there, please stop and introduce yourself and say hi! If not I’ll have my slides up for review and hopefully somebody is recording it.
It’s that time of year again when all the geeks in the web tech community converge upon Austin Texas and form insanely long lines for blocks to get into Facebook, Mashable, Digg and Foursquare parties to get free tshirts, tech gear and free drinkage and hopefully get to meet “internet stars”… Something like that.
I got over that year one – but SXSW Interactive is a great time, good to hang out with all those you talk to online from around the world and build better relationships, meet other entrepreneurs and gather insight on their positives and failures in the startup world and more.
Austin itself is a really cool town, great downtown area and awesome music scene. The conference is beyond huge and offers a lot of information packed into a week.