Yes, I’m already in Austin, TX for SXSW interactive 2011 and extremely excited about conference this year while feeling a bit overwhelmed at the same time. Prior to SXSW I’ve been thinking about my blog/content strategy and/or how I plan to cover the event. This is my third year attending SXSW and the first two years I did a lot of podcasting, interviewing, live streaming and live blogging sessions but for 2011 I think I”m going to have a simpler approach and write about various people and startups I meet during the conference.
As for day one, I ran into an old friend Damien Basile @DB on twitter who just launched his new startup with Brian Papa, called Addieu.
Addieu is an all-in-one solution to help you avoid business card overdose. It does this by allowing you to exchange contact information and connect you & the person you’re meeting on all your social networks at once, quickly, easily & reliably.
Some notable features:
+ Easily connect on Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare
+ Automatically adds new people to your Contacts app
+ Uses your Foursquare checkins and shouts to remember where you’ve met somebody.
+ Seamlessly add people to Twitter lists, including creating new ones on the fly.
+ No username and password.
+ Your address book entry is your login.
+ Browse your connection history.
+ Email and text a contact right from Addieu.
+ Unable to connect to the Internet? Addieu works over Bluetooth!
After hearing the Addieu pitch from DB I downloaded the app and now my SXSW plan is to use Addieu to exchange contact information. If you have an iPhone you can download Addieu here [iTunes] link.
If you’re at SXSW and would like for me to cover your startup, feel free to text or message me at 919-816-2230 so we can schedule a meeting time.
If you’re using or just downloaded Addieu let me know about your experience in the comments.