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Friday 9th March 2012

  • Crowdfunding 2.0 Meet Up Presented by SoKap

    by David Geertz

    Crowdfunding has come a long way and momentum continues. Seen as a way to stimulate innovation and create jobs, entrepreneurs, funders and regulators are working to address the issues around crowdfunding. We will discuss milestones, expectations and plans in the pipeline. Led by David Geertz, of SoKap and several companies launching new concepts within the movement.

    At 3:30pm to 4:30pm, Friday 9th March

    In Room 415A, Hilton Austin Downtown

  • SXSW Newbies Meet Up

    by Todd Hansen

    Are you a newcomer to the on-site SXSW Interactive community? If so, maybe you are overwhelmed (don't worry, being overwhelmed is a feature not a flaw). But attending the "SXSW Newbie Meet Up" is a great way to connect with other newcomers -- as well as get solid March Madness survival tips from those who have experienced the event before.

    At 3:30pm to 4:30pm, Friday 9th March

    In Meet Up Tent, Palm Park

  • Bootstrapping Meet Up

    by Bijoy Goswami

    Get together with other bootstrap experts for an hour of brainstorming, idea-buidling, networking, friend-making and career-enhancement. Or, attend this Meet Up to learn more about this segment of the industry -- or if you are looking to hire a bootstrap expert for your company.

    At 5:00pm to 6:00pm, Friday 9th March

    In Room 415A, Hilton Austin Downtown

  • City of Austin Meet Up

    by Jim Butler

    Get together to meet fellow Austinites who love tech and this beautiful city. If you're from out of town swing by too and meet some great, friendly folks who work for our fair city.

    At 5:00pm to 6:00pm, Friday 9th March

    In Meet Up Tent, Palm Park

Saturday 10th March 2012

  • Austin - International Tech Summit Meet Up

    The Austin - International Tech Summit is co-hosted by SXSW, The Austin Chamber of Commerce and High Beam events. Attendance to this special event is by advance invite only. The Austin - International Tech Summit will feature 80 representatives from the local Austin tech industries, as well as 120 delegates from various countries who will be exhibiting at the SXSW 2012 trade show. Participating countries include France (including the cities of Angers, Bordeaux, and Paris), Singapore (coordinated by IDA and MDA), Germany (incl. the cities of Berlin and Hamburg), Ireland (coordinated by Enterprise Ireland), The Netherlands (coordinated by Handelsroute.nl), UK (including Wales, Scotland N. Ireland, as coordinated by UKTI Houston & Chinwag), Australia & New Zealand (coordinated by Austrade and SXSW), Spain (as coordinated by the Embassy of Spain in Miami), Finland (as coordinated by the Finnish Mobile Association), Brazil (as coordinated by MG Limited), Japan (as coordinated by the SXSW office in Tokyo), Israel (as coordinated by the Government of Israel Economic Trade Office) and Canada (as coordinated by the Canadian Trade Commission). If you are a SXSW Interactive, Gold or Platinum registrant and you live in Austin, then please e-mail Michelle Johnson at mjohnson at austin chamber dot com to get on the waiting list invite list for this event.

    At 9:00am to 3:00pm, Saturday 10th March

    In Palm Door, Palm Door

  • ePublishing Meet Up

    by Jesse Sublett

    Get together with other ePublishing experts for an hour of brainstorming, idea-building, networking, friend-making and career-enhancement, and learn more about this segment of the industry. As of May 19, 2011, eBooks were outselling print books on Amazon. Apple released iBooks Author January 19, 2012 and 600,000 downloaded the app in the first five days. Share info, concerns and marketing ideas about using Apple iBooks Author to create enhanced iBooks for the iPad; or Kindle, Nook, Smashwords and other ePub programs.

    At 11:00am to 12:00pm, Saturday 10th March

    In Big Bend, Hyatt Regency Austin

  • Games to Enrich Meet Up Presented by Project Whitecard

    by Matt Toner and Khal Shariff

    A meet up on crafting game technologies for personal and professional enrichment. Led by Khal Shariff, CEO of Project Whitecard and the developer behind Astronaut: Moon, Mars and Beyond, the NASA MMO, Project Moonwalk & Robomath and Matt Toner, President, Zeros2Heroes, the people's publisher for mixed media, augmented realty, data visualization & tracking.

    At 11:00am to 12:00pm, Saturday 10th March

    In Salon A, AT&T Conference Center

  • I Need a Place to Sleep Meet Up

    by Regina Twine

    All you needed was a place to rest your weary head after a long day of panels and parties. This year it may have taken a bit longer than normal to find that place. How can we help SX, the residents of Austin and businesses prepare better for the onslaught of people descending on their town for the conference? More hotels? Less badges? More campsites? Come discuss the troubles you had trying to find a place to sleep and lets brainstorm some solutions.

    At 11:00am to 12:00pm, Saturday 10th March

    In Red River, Palm Park

  • Market Developers Meet Up

    by Scott Miller

    Meet up with Market Developers in the Austin market that are making companies like Spredfast, Invodo, Bazaarvoice, etc shine. We are the tip of the spear, lets talk about whats working, what's not working and how to stay relevant in this fast moving front-end sales space.

    At 11:00am to 12:00pm, Saturday 10th March

    In Boardroom, InterContinental Stephen F. Austin

  • Skirts at South By

    Open networking with organizations focused on women in business.

    At 11:00am to 12:00pm, Saturday 10th March

    In Salon D, Hilton Austin Downtown

  • SXSW Newbies Meet Up

    by Sweet John Muehlbauer

    Are you a newcomer to the on-site SXSW Interactive community? If so, maybe you are overwhelmed (don't worry, being overwhelmed is a feature not a flaw). But attending the "SXSW Newbie Meet Up" is a great way to connect with other newcomers -- as well as get solid March Madness survival tips from those who have experienced the event before.

    At 11:00am to 12:00pm, Saturday 10th March

    In Room 615AB, Hilton Austin Downtown

  • SXSWedu Meet Up

    by Ron Reed

    Familiar with SXSWedu? SXSW extends its support for the art of engagement beyond musicians, actors, and technologists, to include society’s true stars...educators. One of the newest components of the SXSW Family of Conferences, SXSWedu celebrates innovations in learning via 21st Century content and best practices. Come learn more about this on ramp to SXSW Interactive, which this year featured more than 100 concurrent sessions, a dozen dynamic distinguished speakers and powerful keynote speakers including the multi-talented actor, director, author and life-long literacy advocate, LeVar Burton, and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. Or particular note to Interactive Attendees, your new media development and engagement skills are in great demand in the education sector. SXSWedu is learning and networking opportunity not to be missed. Come to the meet up and visit sxswedu.com to learn more!

    At 11:00am to 12:00pm, Saturday 10th March

    In Salon B, AT&T Conference Center

  • Half Day Event: Ask.com Sugar Rush

    A dessert lounge presented by Ask.com, a place for SXSW badge holders to rest, recharge, relax and mingle.

    At 12:00pm to 4:00pm, Saturday 10th March

    In Residence Inn

  • Accessibility Meet Up

    by Sharron Rush

    Get together with other accessibility professionals for an hour of brainstorming, idea-buidling, networking, friend-making and career-enhancement. Or, attend this Meet Up to learn more about this segment of the industry -- or if you are looking to hire an accessibility expert for your company

    At 12:30pm to 1:30pm, Saturday 10th March

    In Room 615AB, Hilton Austin Downtown

  • Burning Man Meet Up

    by Andie Grace

    South-by-Playa! We all know SXSWi is crawling with Burners...let’s get together and see what we look like without all that dust all over us. Even if you’ve never been to the event in the desert, even if you’re just mildly curious what the heck Burning Man really is -- come on over and say hello.

    At 12:30pm to 1:30pm, Saturday 10th March

    In Red River, Palm Park

  • Education and Technology Meet Up

    by Steve Amos

    Get together with other education technology experts for an hour of brainstorming, idea-buidling, networking, friend-making and career-enhancement. Or, attend this Meet Up to learn more about this segment of the industry -- or if you are looking to hire a education technology expert for your company.

    At 12:30pm to 1:30pm, Saturday 10th March

    In Salon A, AT&T Conference Center

  • I'm A Gamer Meet Up

    by Colin Sexton

    Get together with other gamers for an hour of brainstorming, idea-buidling, networking, friend-making and career-enhancement. Or, attend this Meet Up to learn more about this segment of the industry.

    At 12:30pm to 1:30pm, Saturday 10th March

    In Big Bend, Hyatt Regency Austin

  • Life After College Meet Up

    by Greg Tariff

    Calling all recent graduates, students, recruiters, teachers and those looking to network… This one is for you! Life after college can be quite the adventure both scary and fun. Meet others who are going through similar situations as they develop their own careers and join us for an open discussion on how we can help one another grow successful paths in life. The "Life After College" Meet Up will be facilitated by Greg Tariff, a member of the eBay Design Team. There will be some awesome prizes and knowledge to be shared so you won't want to miss this great Meet Up event!

    At 12:30pm to 1:30pm, Saturday 10th March

    In Salon B, AT&T Conference Center

  • Convio Nonprofit Meet Up

    Looking for like-minded, nonprofit professionals like yourself? Then come to the meetup just for nonprofits and meet some new friends over snacks! To have a chance to win one of three Amazon gift cards, drop off your business card during our sponsored lunches. We’ll draw the winners during the meet up. Must be present to win.

    At 1:30pm to 2:30pm, Saturday 10th March

    In Room 8BC, Austin Convention Center

  • Higher Ed Tech Meet Up Presented Penn State University

    Higher Ed attendance at SXSW continues to grow each year, and we're excited you're here. At this meet up sponsored by The Pennsylvania State University, edutech technologists from Penn State invite you to network, share ideas, swap stories, and hear what colleagues from across the academy are accomplishing in the Higher Ed tech space

    At 3:30pm to 4:30pm, Saturday 10th March

    In Salon A, AT&T Conference Center

  • LGBT Meet Up

    by Kate X Messer

    Get together with other LGBT professionals in the new media sphere for an hour of brainstorming, idea-buidling, networking, friend-making and career-enhancement.

    At 3:30pm to 4:30pm, Saturday 10th March

    In Red River, Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown

  • Mobile Meet Up

    by Nicole Forbes

    Get together with other mobile experts for an hour of brainstorming, idea-buidling, networking, friend-making and career-enhancement. Or, attend this Meet Up to learn more about this segment of the industry.

    At 3:30pm to 4:30pm, Saturday 10th March

    In Room 615AB, Hilton Austin Downtown

  • Steampunk Meet Up

    by Marsha Lebkowsky

    "I think Victorian fantasies are going to be the next big thing, as long as we can come up with a fitting collective term for Powers, Blaylock and myself. Something based on the appropriate technology of the era; like "steampunks", perhaps…" - K.W. Jeter, letter to Locus, April 1987

    Steampunk is Victorian-era science fiction/fantasy in the tradition of H.G. Wells, Jules Verne, Mary Shelley and later Jeter, Tim Powers, James Blaylock, and others. Beginning as a literary subgenera, it's evolved to have an impact on popular culture, art, and fashion.

    SXSW Steampunk aficionados, don't miss this opportunity to meet, greet, and hang out. Come in SteamPunk drag, bring all your gear, bring a camera… we'll have a mirror. Talk about precursors and history, cultural manifestations, trends - the future of the past!

    At 3:30pm to 4:30pm, Saturday 10th March

    In Big Bend, Hyatt Regency Austin

  • The UX and UI Meet Up

    by David DeMumbrum

    This is a forum for anyone interested in User Experience and User Interface Design to mingle, tell stories, and generally get to know one another. There’s no goal or agenda other than to have fun talking about design from a user’s point of view. Everyone is welcome, from experienced professionals to those just starting to think about these topics. Hope to see you there!

    At 3:30pm to 4:30pm, Saturday 10th March

    In Boardroom, InterContinental Stephen F. Austin

  • #SXsingle Meet Up

    by Kathryn Irwin

    #SXsingle, it's not just a hashtag, it's a lifestyle.

    Over the years, the term "what happens at South By, stays at South By" has become part of the vernacular for veteran attendees. In some instances, this means exactly as it sounds. However, many matches have been made at SXSW, including marriages, babies, long term relationships, and of course numerous hook ups.

    Come join other #SXsingle(s) or those who once were and want to relive their glory days at SXSW! We'll trade stories, laughs and maybe even some digits!

    At 5:00pm to 6:00pm, Saturday 10th March

    In Red River, Palm Park

  • Librarian Meet Up

    by Monica Sack

    Let's deconstruct & design actionable ideas about why Libraries, Archives, and Museums (aka #sxswLAM) within the SXSWi conversation is important -- beyond rubbing shoulders with meme-enablers and tool creators. You'll leave with new partners to work on realistic goals that will keep us all engaged beyond the final hours of SXSWi bandcamp. Members of the librar* community at large are encouraged to attend. So be like Dian Fossey and find out who are the librarians in the/your mi(d)st."

    At 5:00pm to 6:00pm, Saturday 10th March

    In Salon B, AT&T Conference Center

  • MBAs at SXSW Meet Up

    by Jessica Cheng

    Want to meet other MBAs from around the world? Interested in hiring MBAs? Meet up with MBAs at SXSW to build a stronger network.

    At 5:00pm to 6:00pm, Saturday 10th March

    In Room 615AB, Hilton Austin Downtown

  • SEO Meet Up

    by William Leake

    Get together with other folks in the SEO industry for an hour of brainstorming, idea-building, networking, friend-making and career-enhancement. Or, attend this Meet Up to learn more about this segment of the industry.

    At 5:00pm to 6:00pm, Saturday 10th March

    In Boardroom, InterContinental Stephen F. Austin

  • Social Media and Politics Meet Up

    by David Armistead

    Get together with other social media and politics experts for an hour of brainstorming, idea-buidling, networking, friend-making and career-enhancement. Or, attend this Meet Up to learn more about this segment of the industry -- or if you are looking to hire a social media and politics expert for your campaign.

    At 5:00pm to 6:00pm, Saturday 10th March

    In Salon A, AT&T Conference Center

  • SoLoMo Meet Up

    by Tamsen McMahon

    Whether practitioner, vendor, or fan of the convergence of Social, Location, and Mobile (Commerce!), come join us at the SoLoMo Meet Up for an hour of an hour of brainstorming, idea-buidling, networking, friend-making and career-enhancement. Or, attend this Meet Up to learn more about the present and future of the industry from your peers.

    At 5:00pm to 6:00pm, Saturday 10th March

    In Big Bend, Hyatt Regency Austin

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