March is glorious here in Austin. The weather is both beautiful and mysterious – two weeks ago we had snow and now we’re enjoying sunny days and 80° weather. Even better than the newly arrived birds and gorgeous afternoons is the geek population explosion. For one week of the year Austin is smarter and snarkier than any other point (followed by a week where it’s not as smart, but much more fashionable).
Suffice it to say, I’m in my element and positively psyched. I hope you are too. If you’re coming to Austin, please say hello if you see me. If you’re coming by yourself and you don’t think you know anyone – well, you know me, so say hi. I’ve included my picture so you can recognize me among the thousands and you can also connect with me on Twitter, Gowalla and Foursquare if you want to keep up with where I am and plot a course to intercept me somewhere.
Rollin’ Without a Plan
I’ve decided to skip the scheduling dance this year. I never stick to what I plan panel-wise, choosing to go with the flow and follow the recommendations of friends. On the party front, I’ve RSVPed for everything I’ve seen, but again it will all depend on who I’m with, whether there’s a line (I tend to skip those) and the mood at the moment. There are a couple of parties I do plan to hit no matter what, including the Big Ass Twitter Happy Hour Thursday evening, the Refresh SXSWi Kickoff Lunch on Friday and the Demand Media/Do512/CLEAR Party on Monday.
So say hi when you see me!