Friday, March 13, 2009

SXSW: Try Making Yourself More Interesting

Grade D+. If it hadn't been for Amit on the panel this would've been a total failure, Amit A-, rest of panel C-, Kristina F.

5:46p: Packing up as are many others.
5:31p. Now on to Brain Traffic with Kristina Halvorson. She mentioned the word "awesome" way too many times. Hey! try intreaging instead. Now she's sounds like a Web 1.0 presentation circa 1996.
5:27p: Amit Gupta gets it with his Jelly project and photojojo. Good sharing. Does cool social experiments. Good tricks to monetize.
5:24p: showing Get Satisfaction site. Doesn't relate.
5:17p: showing the bike hugger site.
5:10p: Second panel to talk about threadless
5:06 p. Big ballroom, plenty of room unlike the last session.

5:00 pm
Ballroom A

Google Map

  • DL Byron - Bike Hugger
  • Amit Gupta - Photojojo
  • Brian Oberkirch - Small Good Thing
  • David Rees -
  • Kristina Halvorson - Brain Traffic

There are no cheat codes for community. No Charles Atlas shortcuts to make your pet project the one to rule them all. Want people to think you're awesome? Be awesome. This panel promises a bullshit-free look at how you might tune out the jibber jabber, tune in to those who matter, put your head down and make your online service a little bit more epic each day. We'll dissect Bike Hugger, Photojojo, Metafilter, and other examples of Web charm for what *you* can do. Today, and tomorrow. And the day after. Which is how you will become what you want to be.

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