20 Tips You Must Know Before         SXSW 2011 A 2011 SXSW Interactive Survival Guide by Dave Delaney from DaveMadeThat.co...
#1. USE THE BUMP APP TO TRADE CONTACT DETAILS                                                bu.mp
#2. Connect with people BEFORE you go, so you can find them during SXSW                                   Photo from Flickr...
#3.DRINK LOTS OFWATER!            Photo from Flickr by: jessicajuriga
#4.THE GOLD IS INSMALL GROUPS!This is where the trueSXSW magic happens
#5.ARRIVE EARLY FOR THE KEYNOTES              dont miss the keynotes, arrive early to get a spot                          ...
#6.Use Search.Twitter.com toconnect with people atSXSWSearch for: #sxswnear:Austin within:15miand bookmark the resultsBONU...
#7.WEAR COMFORTABLESHOES!YOU’LL BE WALKINGA LOT.        Photo from Flickr by: megangoodchild
#8.Choosepresentationsabout topicsyou knownothing about
#9. The BLOGGER LOUNGE has free drinksand snacks, plenty of great networking andpower!                                    ...
#10.               DON’T WORRY               if you miss a               presentation,               everyone doesPhoto fr...
#11.                        The hallway                        CONVERSATIONShallway conversations                        a...
#12.ORGANIZE YOUR OWNTWEET UPYOU NEVER KNOW WHOMAY TURN UP!
#13. Order MIGAS @ Magnolia Cafe
#14.YOU’LL BE MEETINGLOTS OF PEOPLEWASH YOUR HANDS!               Photo from Flickr by: tbsmith
#15.SCHEDULE ENOUGH TIME TO HEAD BACK TO YOUR HOTEL TODROP OFF YOUR   ENORMOUS BAG O’ SWAG!
#16.      WHAT HAPPENS @ SXSW      STAYS ON THE INTERNET      AND YOU’LL BE TAGGED      IN IT!                            ...
#17. PACK BACKUP POWER                         Photo from Flickr by: sikachu
#18.                                  GIVE                                  YOURSELF                                  ENOU...
#19. CHECK OUT: AUSTIN2011.SCHED.ORG
#20.THANK A VOLUNTEER(unless they are asleep, then just write them a note)
Thanks for reading my20 Tips You Must Know Before SXSW 2011Dedicated to all of my past SXSW comrades. I wish I could have ...
Photo CreditsPhotos from Flickr Creative Commons. Thank you for sharing.Slide #1. http://www.flickr.com/photos/splorp/33803...
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Here are 20 essential tips you need to know before attending SXSW.
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Going to SXSW Interactive 2013? Be sure to connect with me while you are there. You can reach me as @davedelaney on Twitter.

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  1. 1. 20 Tips You Must Know Before SXSW 2011 A 2011 SXSW Interactive Survival Guide by Dave Delaney from DaveMadeThat.com Photo from Flickr by: splorp
  2. 2. #1. USE THE BUMP APP TO TRADE CONTACT DETAILS bu.mp
  3. 3. #2. Connect with people BEFORE you go, so you can find them during SXSW Photo from Flickr by: laughingskid
  4. 4. #3.DRINK LOTS OFWATER! Photo from Flickr by: jessicajuriga
  5. 5. #4.THE GOLD IS INSMALL GROUPS!This is where the trueSXSW magic happens
  6. 6. #5.ARRIVE EARLY FOR THE KEYNOTES dont miss the keynotes, arrive early to get a spot Photo from Flickr by: cc_chapman
  7. 7. #6.Use Search.Twitter.com toconnect with people atSXSWSearch for: #sxswnear:Austin within:15miand bookmark the resultsBONUS: Use “Add toHome Screen” on youriPhone for quick referenceto the search
  8. 8. #7.WEAR COMFORTABLESHOES!YOU’LL BE WALKINGA LOT. Photo from Flickr by: megangoodchild
  9. 9. #8.Choosepresentationsabout topicsyou knownothing about
  10. 10. #9. The BLOGGER LOUNGE has free drinksand snacks, plenty of great networking andpower! Photo from Flickr by: smbmsp
  11. 11. #10. DON’T WORRY if you miss a presentation, everyone doesPhoto from Flickr by: gerry_balding
  12. 12. #11. The hallway CONVERSATIONShallway conversations and networking can be priceless
  13. 13. #12.ORGANIZE YOUR OWNTWEET UPYOU NEVER KNOW WHOMAY TURN UP!
  14. 14. #13. Order MIGAS @ Magnolia Cafe
  15. 15. #14.YOU’LL BE MEETINGLOTS OF PEOPLEWASH YOUR HANDS! Photo from Flickr by: tbsmith
  16. 16. #15.SCHEDULE ENOUGH TIME TO HEAD BACK TO YOUR HOTEL TODROP OFF YOUR ENORMOUS BAG O’ SWAG!
  17. 17. #16. WHAT HAPPENS @ SXSW STAYS ON THE INTERNET AND YOU’LL BE TAGGED IN IT! what happens during sxsw stays on the internetPhoto from Flickr by: lauriemcgregor
  18. 18. #17. PACK BACKUP POWER Photo from Flickr by: sikachu
  19. 19. #18. GIVE YOURSELF ENOUGH TIME TO GET FROM A. TO B.Photo from Flickr by:drmillerlg
  20. 20. #19. CHECK OUT: AUSTIN2011.SCHED.ORG
  21. 21. #20.THANK A VOLUNTEER(unless they are asleep, then just write them a note)
  22. 22. Thanks for reading my20 Tips You Must Know Before SXSW 2011Dedicated to all of my past SXSW comrades. I wish I could have been there this year.Let me know what you think by saying hello @davedelaneyPlease share this with your friends! Want more? DaveMadeThat.com
  23. 23. Photo CreditsPhotos from Flickr Creative Commons. Thank you for sharing.Slide #1. http://www.flickr.com/photos/splorp/3380364277/3. http://www.flickr.com/photos/laughingsquid/4440370896/4. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jessicajuriga/3310107961/6. http://www.flickr.com/photos/cc_chapman/2321197805/8. http://www.flickr.com/photos/megangoodchild/3633464585/10. http://www.flickr.com/photos/smbmsp/4429965365/11. http://www.flickr.com/photos/8929612@N04/4622057400/15. http://www.flickr.com/photos/tbsmith/3654276952/17. http://www.flickr.com/photos/lauriemcgregor/3813638690/18. http://www.flickr.com/photos/sikachu/2110515861/19. http://www.flickr.com/photos/drmillerlg/3574700690/All other photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/davemadethis 20 Tips You Must Know Before SXSW 2011 by Dave Delaney is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Based on a work at www.davemadethat.com.
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