SXSW Interactive is powered by the one thing that binds us together, you. It is a congregation of wisdom, artistry, and poetry and it is the foundation for why we each make this annual migration to Austin, Texas.
This year we have something very special lined up for the 2009 SXSWi, and your presence is formally requested. Join us at The TechSet Blogger Lounge sponsored by Windows Mobile to collaborate and celebrate everyday during the conference.
We're assembling an agenda rich with activities, entertainment, and resources to make this year unforgettable, fun, and also productive. Daily Tweet-Ups, contests and a video wall available for your blogging interests. Drinks, snacks, and all you can eat broadband also provided. (See below for *all* the Daily Tweet Up Details & Hosts)!
The Austin Suite is a large room located on the 3rd Floor of the Convention Center. Please note that a SXSW conference pass is required to enter the Blogger Lounge.
*** Plus, The TechSet Joins the Rat Pack, for One Night Only
The TechSet and Windows Mobile invite you to a very special event at the classic Belmont Lounge on Friday, March 13, 2008 from 8 to 10 p.m.
Come enjoy the unique and stylish period-specific décor that conjures scenes from Las Vegas and Palm Springs during the Sinatra era. You'll be surrounded by incredible and pioneering entrepreneurs and influencers as we create our own Rat Pack rich with relationships that will propel us long after the curtain closes on SXSWi 09.
Style. Swagger. Distinction.
Do it your way, this is your time to shine baby!
Can't wait to see you in Austin!
Daily Tweet Up Info:
Friday, March 13th
BFFing with Live Search
Like you, Live Search is oozing with excitement to partake in the nerdy fundom that’s SxSWi! Our own private vice-driven reasons aside, we’re there to meet you and get your thoughts on search. Like, are you satisfied with today’s search? What can we do to improve the experience? Do you even know Microsoft does search??
At the Tweet Up, we’ll be roaming the floor with a Flip to capture thoughts (with your consent of course), giving out cool stuff, and just doing our darndest to get to know ya. You can also find us in the Microsoft booth in the Expo Hall show & telling our latest features. We also got something special planned for 6th St festivities. To find out, be sure to follow us on Twitter @Live_Search!
Saturday, March 14th
Interactive High Definition Supercomputing Meets Web 2.0
The AMD Fusion Render Cloud aims to provide the world’s most powerful graphics-processing supercomputer to stream interactive movies and cinematic games to browser-capable mobile devices. Join us to discuss the implications: HD on the handheld? 3D social media? Web 2.0 game changer?
Charlie Boswell, director of Digital Media & Entertainment for AMD, and Jules Urbach, Founder and CEO of OTOY & LightStage, will lead a discussion about the possibilities once server-side HD graphics rendering becomes available to the masses. Help us redefine the matrix and discuss the unexplored creative possibilities, including eye-definition computing, Cinema 2.0, new revenue opportunities, new 3D and video-on-demand usage models, and more.
Also, be among the first to experience and test the Fusion Media Explorer, free content cataloguing software from AMD that lets you manage and manipulate your digital media content within a single, easy-to-use 3D interface. Plus, super cool prizes will be in the mix as well!!
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Sunday, March 15th
Tweetup with Zappos and Magnify.net
What are you doing on Sunday from 4-6? Well, let us schedule something for you. Zappos and Magnify.net will have a fun way for you play along in the TechSet blog lounge.
Zappos.com & Magnify.net are teaming up during the 2009 SXSW Interactive Festival in Austin, TX to introduce new (super-secret) way capture Happiness. We’ll be giving away prizes and shooting video and giving away special Zappos prizes!
Food, drinks, and Magnified video action will be served!
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Monday, March 16th
Power Geek Girls at the Techset Blogger Lounge
InternetGeekGirl Stephanie Agresta and fellow Weberati Shira Lazar, Julia Allison, Tara Hunt, and Deborah Schultz are hosting a Tweetup to celebrate the brilliance and influence of tech female power players. Join them from 4-6 on Monday in the Techset Blogger Lounge, located at X.
Meet incredible people, join invigorating conversation, and also win cool incredible prizes from Rickshaw Bags, JB Pro Sound Systems and V-Moda earphones. Drinks and snacks will be served.
Tuesday, March 17th
Farewell SXSW Tweetup
The Microsoft Windows Mobile team along with Stephanie Agresta and Brian Solis of The Techset say good bye to SXSW, attendees, and Austin Texas. Come say farewell on Tuesday from 4 – 6 in the Techset blog lounge located at X where we will announce prize winners, share our experiences, and talk about what’s next before we all leave to catch up on much needed sleep!
Hugs, food, and drinks will be served.
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