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Please enjoy my collection of 32 tips to help you get the most from SXSW Interactive. Please leave a comment and share this with your friends.
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  • 32 Essential SXSW TipsThe 2013 Edition By @davedelaneyPhoto by: Betsy Weber
  • 1. Use Foursquare to find your friends and to let them know where you are.Photo by: Laughing Squid
  • 2. Arrive early for keynotes!Photo by: C.C. Chapman
  • 3. Wear comfortable shoes.Insoles are your friend.Photo by: Pixel Wench
  • 4. Choose presentations you know nothing about.
  • 5. The hallway conversations and networking are priceless.Photo by: C.C. Chapman
  • 6. Stay hydrated. Drink water! Carry a re-fillable water bottle.Photo by: Parl
  • 7. Organize an impromptu tweet up.
  • 8. Order Migas at Magnolia Cafe.
  • 9. Use the Bump app to easily exchange your contact info.
  • 10. Bring business cards!Bonus points if you carrya pen and take notes onthe cards. This helps youremember details aboutthe person.Photo by: Disaster Area
  • 11. Wash your hands!Carry hand sanitizer anduse it frequently. Photo by: Skypream
  • 12.Find official partiesand lounges at:sxsw.com/interactive/parties/lounges Photo by: m-c
  • But remember...
  • 13. Everything inmoderation.Whathappens atSXSW stayson theInternet. Photo by: milky world
  • 14. Skip the parties and find your tribe.The smaller groups are always the best ones.
  • 15. Connect with people you wish to meet before you go: social.sxsw.com You can find me: social.sxsw.com/users/3201Don’t worry if you miss something. Everybody does.
  • 16. Share the juice!Power is your friend.Make new friends by sharing your power.Grab one from: http://bit.ly/SXSWjuice
  • 17. Plan adequate time to get around. Use the free shuttles.Photo by: bibi
  • 18.Thank a volunteer.
  • 19. Plan for all types of weather andbring a backpack. Dress casuallyand smart.
  • 20. Plan the panels and speakers you want to see ahead of time at: schedule.sxsw.com
  • 21. Don’t worry if you miss something. Everybody does. Photo by: pin prick
  • 22. Get rest. You will need it.Photo by: merlijnhoek
  • 23. Do not let your phone die!Grab one from: http://bit.ly/SXSWpower
  • 24.Pack snacks likefruit, veggies andnuts. Photo by: guillaumebrialon
  • 25. Pack plenty of mints and gum, stinky. Photo by: bunchofpants
  • 26. Always talk to strangers.Photo by: nlscotland
  • 27. do512.com has local listingsfor live music and events.Not everyone in Austin is there for SXSW! :)
  • 28. Use Twitter’s Advanced Search to track thetweets from your fellow attendees.
  • 29. Create a Twitter list of everyoneyou want to see during SXSW. Photo by: laughing squid
  • 30. Taxis can be hard to find. Rent a bike from SXcycles at98 Red River (corner of Cesar Chavez & Red River St.)
  • 31. Keep Austin Weird.Photo by: powerhouse museum
  • 32. Join Jessica Murrayand me in our CoreConversation.SNiRL:Social Networking inReal LifeTuesday, March 12th3:30PM - 4:30PMDetails:bitly.com/snirlsxsw
  • Did you enjoy my SXSW tips?If so, please share them with yourfriends and colleagues attending.Be sure to connect with me on Twitter.I would love to hear from you and seeyou in Austin.Thanks,@davedelaney
  • Creative Commons Photos from FlickrSlide 1: http://www.flickr.com/photos/betsyweber/5519113584/sizes/l/in/photostream/Slide 2: http://www.flickr.com/photos/laughingsquid/4440370896/Slide 3: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cc_chapman/2321197805/Slide 4: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pixelwench/234399581/sizes/z/in/photostream/Slide 6: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cc_chapman/4447538977/sizes/o/in/photostream/Slide 7: http://www.flickr.com/photos/parl/73299772/sizes/o/in/photostream/Slide 11: http://www.flickr.com/photos/disaster_area/3267935172/lightbox/Slide 12: http://www.flickr.com/photos/skypream/6972972224/sizes/h/in/photostream/Slide 13: http://www.flickr.com/photos/m-c/111553340/sizes/o/in/photostream/Slide 15: http://www.flickr.com/photos/milkyworld/3128291642/sizes/l/in/photostream/Slide 19: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bibi/6032896465/sizes/o/in/photostream/Slide 23: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pinprick/4342983114/sizes/l/in/photostream/Slide 24: http://www.flickr.com/photos/merlijnhoek/2797412164/sizes/o/in/photostream/Slide 26: http://www.flickr.com/photos/guillaumebrialon/3290749817/sizes/o/in/photostream/Slide 27: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bunchofpants/32685723/sizes/o/in/photostream/Slide 28: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlscotland/4699938829/sizes/o/in/photostream/Slide 31: http://www.flickr.com/photos/laughingsquid/3186113657/sizes/o/in/photostream/Slide 33: http://www.flickr.com/photos/powerhouse_museum/2980051095/sizes/o/in/photostream/ This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.