Talking about the owls… If you ever wanted to meet Owly in person, SX is your chance. Find our beloved spokes-raptor flying around with community wrangler Dave Olson sharing treats, giving away famous HootKits (now stocked with fresh SXSW specific swag), and even some special prizes:
- Starter packs of critical web tools from Launchrock
- Aluminum iPad stands – new (& awesome) from Chillbeds
- Premium earplugs and earphones from Etymotic Research
- HootSuite power tuning sessions at the Maple Leaf Lounge on Saturday at 2:30
- Speaking/streaming about art and technology at the Social Media Clubhouse on Saturday at 11:00
- Hosting the aforementioned Japan Social Tech Meet-up on Sunday at 1:30 at MLDL
- Talking social media for musicians & events at Brown Paper Tickets’ Salon at the Driskill on Monday 2PM
- Visiting Austin locals at a secret meet-up at a unique location (shh, it’s a secret)
He’ll also be at riding along with Bikehugger’s “Built” talks and mobile social rides, visiting Mashable‘s 4 day party house, the Etsy community builder’s meet-up and Black Angels gig, and catching “Das Stilletto” panel with Nadia and Grace, plus front-and-center for Bruce Sterling’s annual rant.
We know you are all responsible adults but… we just care too much to leave you without some tips:
- 16 Tips for a Social & Stress-free SxSW Interactive 2011 from Social Media Clubhouse
- Unofficial SXSW Schedule from SHED*
- Your Unofficial Session Guide from Lanyrd.com
- Dave’s unofficial schedule also on Lanyrd.com
- SXSW Party RSVPs from Republic of Austin
- 25 SXSW 2011 Free Party RSVPs to kick off the feeding frenzy also from Republic of Austin
- Map to sxsw campuses on Mapquest
- SXSW 2011 Events Guide from Plancast
- SXSW Packing Tips And Check List from Tantek
And here’s a #HootTip: remove noise and increase signal by setting up a geo-located search on your mobile HootSuite so you only hear from people in Austin. And please, have fun and be safe.
Keep up with everything about HootSuite at SXSW 2011 by following @HootUp and/or #HootSX. We look forward to meeting all of you in Austin this month! Finally, thanks to @SXSW for using HootSuite for their Twittering.