South by Southwest

March 12, 2010

I’m on a Jetblue flight right now – Flt 1263 from Boston to Austin, TX actually – and I’m thinking anxiously about the week ahead.

Most people in the world may not know what SXSW is, or are peripherally familiar with the event.

Essentially, it’s a couple weeks of festival- and conference-esque gatherings centered around tech/social media, video and music.

In that order, the topics are explored as THOUSANDS of people descend on Austin. While some attendees say it’s a long drinkfest, I have other views.

Take for instance my role at SXSW. I’ll be doing stories on new tech during the interactive portion – reporting for MobileMag and Automotive Rhythms.

Further, I’ll be filming at least three NomX3 episodes and also meeting a ton or cool people.

If you’re at SXSW, let me know in the comments what you’re doing at the festival and what you hope to get out of your time in Austin.