I’m learning that the true benefits of SXSW can be obtained less here:
And more here:
Tips I’d give someone based on my limited 2-day experience:
- Maybe take a cigarette break, even if you don’t usually smoke cigarettes, because alot of cool entrepreneurs, marketers, and developers smoke like chimneys, and often a smoke break loosens SXSWers up and can create a more social interaction than what you’d get inside. (I’m not advocating smoking… do like Bill Clinton, and just don’t inhale)
- If you’re going to SXSW to network, the best places don’t look like this.
- Set up alot of meetings before you arrive, and there’s no telling who they might introduce you to after.
Today, we’re off for yet another day in the Austin sun for the conference and havin’ a blast. De’Shazer out.