Since this was our
first time, we had a lot to learn! Here are our best tips from the
now seasoned SxSW veterans.
1. Get your
badges the night before the conference. Seriously you do NOT want to
stand in that line.
2. Bring a
backpack! You may come to the convention center with your computer
and phone but you will leave with a lot more!
3. RSVP to the
blogger lounge and spend some time in there! You never know who
you're going to meet or whats going to happen.
4. Get off your
phone and talk to people. Some of us need to realize the social in
social media means in real life too, not just internet land. Meeting
people is part of the experience!
5. It's not all
about the sessions so don't bog yourself down with your schedule go
with the flow and get out and about in the city. You will learn way
more networking and talking to people than sitting in a session.
6. Go with the
flow and ask the locals for recommendations. The city is amazing so