Badge pickup day plus meeting old and new friends #sxsw #sxswace

11 Mar

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It is like an airport terminal. Hundreds of check in desks. You have to fill in a green card too. And give your name and telephone number. Then you stand in line. I decided to do this beforte the rest of the team arrived from the UK. As I heard that their flight connections had been missed along the way and they would all be in a bit later. So hey I am badged up and ready to go

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And of course all these miles from home, you can still make connections and bump into people. Like Andre from Sao Paulo – I met him last week at TED and of course I met him here too in Austin. It’s what happens here

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Also the use of Gowalla – which is based here – allows you to check in – like Foursquare and share your location and tips with people you know who are at the Festival. So o course it was great to hook up with old mate Rohan Gunatillake from Glasgow and go chat over lunch about future plans and our work.

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The res of the team still on their way I headed to the Apple Store to take a black and white picture of it – it looks cool and retro – and in other news the ipad2 is launched here today.

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A great catch up too with Katz Kiely who has an amazing new job at the UN and her mate Nicole Yershon rounded of the evening before heading back to the hotel to meet the tired, but incoming UK team. We are off to meet all together in half an hour so I better get sorted and post this. So day one of SXSW begins today

more later…Mx

 

One Response to “Badge pickup day plus meeting old and new friends #sxsw #sxswace”

  1. nicole yershon March 28, 2011 at 7:54 am #

    am loving this little snippet report back with pictures of your time at sxsw, a great user friendly read nx

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