A location-based road trip to SXSW with TriOut badges, widgets and check-ins.



As some of you know I had the opportunity to attend SXSW Interactive, and participate in a great American Race style road trip/competition sponsored by Chevrolet. So while SXSWi was held in Austin, TX the road trip started for me from Atlanta, GA. For the road trip I traveled 3 other friends @TheRab, @Jakrose, @NikisNotes aka, Team NC. Chevrolet was a sponsor of SXSW and the hashtag we used while traveling was ChevySXSW.

As a location-based app fanboy and partner of a location-based service (TriOut) I was looking forward to not only checking in at various locations at SXSWi, but also [...]

Content Strategy FTW video & presentation from Kristina Halvorson @halvorson talk at SXSW

Photo by Warren Parsons

One of the most anticpated talks I was looking forward to at SXSW was by Kristina Halvorson @halvorson called Content Strategy FTW . I first heard Kristina speak at FOWA a year ago and I knew she would "crush it" at SXSW. A few of my NC friends such as Kipp Bodnar, Jeff Cohen and Jim Tobin attended the session as well and "over heard" how I thought Kritian's session would rock and she didn't disappoint us. Jim even wrote a great recap of here session called:Content Strategy is Much More than Web Copywriting: More SxSW Notes.

During her session I sat on the front [...]

SXSW Presentation: Becoming Real-Time Video Blogger in 2010 – Future15 Session

I'm still playing catch-up from SXSWi but I wanted to share the presentation from the Future15 Becoming Real-Time Video Blogger in 2010 session I presented at SXSW. The Future15 sessions were new to SXSWi this year allowing for more speakers to participate in a 2 hour time block on a niche topic with each speaker having 15 minutes to present. I like to call it a mix of "ignite" like talks meets SXSW. Take a look at the presentation below and let me know what you think. It's currently being featured on Slideshare's Spotlight: South by SouthWest SXSW 2010 section today too.

Win an iPad with @fragmentlabs ‘s Window Design Contest

This was originally posted on Fragment's blog.

We have a serious offer for you that involves one of our most visible assets - our front windows. As you can see from the images on our website, we've taken a few creative liberties with them. Now it is your turn.
Here is our offer:
The four street-level windows of our prime Fayetteville Street location in downtown Raleigh are ready and waiting for your custom design to stop pedestrians in their tracks. To win our little contest, let our edgy FRAGMENT style cut through your window design, and the winner will see their vision realized within [...]

4 companies for startup stickers & the SXSW collection

I wanted to have something here besides the auto generated RSS feed shares post that have been publishing since SXSW. So here's a simple list post if you're in the market to buy some stickers.

The picture above is how my skinned MacBook Pro looked before SXSWi and below is how it looked afterwards. I wanted a few TriOut stickers to pass out during SXSWi myself and for the launch party. Here's a list of sticker printing companies I found and were suggested via twitter.

  1. http://www.stickergiant.com/
  2. http://www.psprint.com/stickers-labels
  3. [...]

Shares from the Social Web: RSS feeds for March 22nd

Today, while reading RSS feeds in Google Reader, I came across these interesting blog posts and wanted to share them with you. Some of the post topics range from WordPress themes/tips, to marketing advice, to various social media examples. I hope you find some of them interesting. If one of them was useful to you or if you have a comment about one, let me know in the comments. Thanks

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Shares from the Social Web: RSS feeds for March 21st

Today, while reading RSS feeds in Google Reader, I came across these interesting blog posts and wanted to share them with you. Some of the post topics range from WordPress themes/tips, to marketing advice, to various social media examples. I hope you find some of them interesting. If one of them was useful to you or if you have a comment about one, let me know in the comments. Thanks