Yeah, that’s about all I have to say. It seems like all I do is cover SXSW. Well, I promise you that I will point y’all to my other interests on the other two blogs I have here real soon. Yes, that’s right I’m running too other blogs. At some point I will bring it all together. Until then I will showcase them here as well talk about what I’m bringing to SXSW this year and to the blog afterward. Continue reading SXSW 2012 Starts Tomorrow For Me And I Start Working For You
I’m not going to go out on a limb and say that SXSW was the main reason I dug my roots out of Kansas City and planted myself in Austin, but it did help a little. Well, okay, I interviewed in person while I was on vacation during SXSW. I somehow managed to wedge it in between the Interactive portion and the Music portion. The rest of the story happened ultra fast. It went from feeling like I bombed the interview to accepting an offer in about 2 weeks. My start date was a month after and I had to scramble to plan something I’ve never done: relocation.
I did my research and picked up a couple of handy tools along the way. The whole trip went mostly perfect and I stayed well within a meager budget. SXSW season just kicked off and I figured, what better way to enjoy another go at it than by sharing my experiences. So I signed up for the SXSW Panel Picker and created an entry, “The Magic Carpet Ride: Relocation Made Easy.” Voting began today and I’m asking everyone out there to register and vote for my panel. There’s a ton of information to share for people who are thinking about relocating or booking their ticket tomorrow. Vote for it at http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/ideas/view/12321
Here’s the Description and Questions Answered:
After toiling long and hard to get your dream job, you finally landed it. The only problem is that it’s in another part of the world! Fortunately, there are tools both online and in the mobile world that can help. Mike Hochanadel will discuss the tools used for his relocation experience and share tips to help the tech centric crowd in their own magic carpet ride.
- What can my future employer do to help relocate?
- What is the most cost effective way to relocate?
- What are the stages of relocation?
- How I can seamlessly surf between the stages of relocation?
- What loose ends are tied up at the end of relocation?
I’m a week removed from SXSW and I finally recovered. The sickness stayed over in my body for the end of my music portion of the trip. To learn more about that, head over to my music site, http://h0key.net. I’ve had plenty of time to reflect on my interactive experience and would like to sum up the conference and what I took away from it. For all of the stimulating action that took place in,out, and around the conference the message for me was: Start cultivating the white noise.
Continue reading SXSW 2011 Wrap Up: Bring The Noise
Alrighty, I’m finally back home and recovering after a marathon of tech and music that was SXSW. I’m sitting down sipping some hot tea and getting ready for a night time cold and flu Alka Seltzer bath. That’s right, I brought home lots of tech info and a cold from beautiful Austin, Texas. Hey, if you are gonna do it, you gotta go hard or not at all. At any rate I have one more day of summaries to dispatch before I start something new this year. I will go over each talk I went to into a little more depth, more for the benefit of myself more than anything else, as well as give proper respect to the .
Continue reading SXSW Day 05: It’s Been A Long Time Coming
I’m still catching up but now that I’ve hit the stride for the music portion (see http://h0key.net), I can catch up a bit in the morning. Day 4 for the Interactive portion of the conference saw myself hit up a PHP themed workshop, a couple of mobile web talks, and some interesting thoughts on authentication and privacy on the web. All in all it was fairly fun, even so some the of night time stuff was a little light.
Continue reading SXSW 2011 Day 4: Information Overload, It’s A Good Thing!