After wanting to attend SXSW for the last few years and purchasing my badge in September, I cannot believe it is actually here. There will be plenty to do and see, but overall here is what I am most looking forward to in Austin.
Seeing great friends in person.
After connecting through Twitter, Britten Wolf and I have had a standing weekly phone call for the last 3 years. We’ve talked through a lot of life together and were the go-to support network along the path to landing jobs in our dream cities. The unique part of our friendship? We’ve only seen in each other in person 3 times. Here’s hoping our serious 7 day hang turns out for the best for this friendship.
I came to admire Stephanie Wonderlin through the stellar recommendations from those in our online circles, her episodes of Tweetheart TV and her fantastic ability to leverage the 140 characters of a tweet – turning Twitter into a dynamic conversation tool. I knew I had to have her on my team and fortunately she has been in my corner the last few years. Wherever we go we bring the #stephaniestyle and I have to remind myself we haven’t actually met in person. Here’s to changing that.
Being a “student always” for an entire week.
Keynotes and sessions and workshops – oh my. Yep, this is the stuff nerds live for. As a first time SXSWer, not knowing what to expect is intimidating, but also very exciting. I cannot wait for the information overload.