An Update from Austin, Texas and South by Southwest
On Wednesday, I flew into Austin for the South by Southwest Festival. The main focus is to learn about marketing, blogging, and any new technology that can enhance my blog. I plan to go to mostly social media and marketing sessions during this festival.
Today, Friday March 9 (when I’m writing this post), was the beginning of the festival that will last about two weeks. It’s like 6 hours into the first day and it’s already clear: I am one of the youngest ones here. That was to be expected though. As this was the case for the Business Connect conference I went to. Same soup, different bowl.
I have absolutely loved the event so far though. It’s amazing with all the people and it’s clear that tons of work that goes into it. It’s a little bit bigger then Business Connect that I went to with the insurance agency I work for Rogers & Gray Insurance. I have been to two sessions so far (posts on individual sessions coming soon) and they were both really well run.
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But overall, just from the first day, I am very impressed by South by Southwest and tomorrow is packed with awesome sessions. I better get a good night sleep tonight! So I’ll end this post short.
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