PhotoBlog of SXSW Interactive Day 1

Being my first time at SXSW, I’m told that the attendance has increased 60% from last year. I’m not surprised as there is thousands of web professionals, media creators, and like-minded individuals crawling the halls (That was the nicest way of saying “Geek Convention”). Many of the folks here I recognize from the bay area, it’s amazing how a segment of Palo Alto and South Park SF was picked up and transplanted here in Austin Texas.

Below are some of the pictures I took from Day 1, I don’t have a great camera (just a $350 Canon IS700) but I do my best!

I noticed that Seagate has the highest presence here as a sponsor of the event. I’m not surprised, as their one of our biggest clients, and really understand and get the new data creators.

Read my session notes from: Turning Projects Into Revenue Generating Businesses (Rheingold, Hunt, Rivera, Victor, Carson)

Laughing Squid has the ultimate photo collection on flickr.

Related: SXSW Day 2, Web Awards Ceremony

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Thousands of SXSW Give Away bags

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Interactive exhibit

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Guitar Heroines

Tim Ferris and Irina Slutsky
Tim Ferris and Irina Slutsky

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Biz Stone (of Twitter) gives Brian Oberkirch an official “I’m wearing my Twitter Shirt” memento

Cute "Anime" hat
“Anime” hat, cool!

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Rare Pink Xacti Video Camera (HD too) Sanyo gave it to her direct because of her awesome Vlogging…Jealoussssss (ok, well not about the pink part)

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Irina gets a free massage in the Press Room (I was right after her, us PodTech employees work SO hard)

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I love hanging with Kit Seeborg, she’s so genuine and sweet

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Andrew Barron being interviewed

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Serious Vlogger Gear

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Groups that gather to go to lunch often fragment to 4-6 folks, above that is too confusing.

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Shiner and Ribs for lunch, Austin Style

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MJ and soon to be husband

Good to see Andy Couch
Old Friend Andy Couch

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Mobile Info

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Lone traveler

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Main Hall for Keynotes

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Non-tourage girls

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BYOG: Bring your own gaming (Gamers setup their own arcade on the floor)

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Gaming Girl

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Live Gaming sponsored by Seagate

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Toyota had a strong presence, a Yaris was modified for gamers

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Real Time Gaming in the ScreenBurn section

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Press Room is relaxing

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Rustic 8 Bit Party Bar

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Classic Gaming

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A real Tex Mex chip!

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Texas style Bar

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Jedi Illumination

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