Day 01 of the SXSWi Coyote Adventures!

So a quick history. A little over a month ago I began a fundraiser to raise money so that I could attend SXSW. A slew of amazing individuals, who believe in the power of learning and community effort to create change, came together and raised enough money to buy me a badge to SXSW Interactive. I am so incredibly thankful to these folks, especially to my wonderful sponsor Protect America Cares who, only a few days before the festival began, stepped up and paid for more than half the badge. How incredible is that? Thank you PACares and all the rest of my amazing donors!

Welcome to Day 01!

Unfortunately, I didn’t do much this afternoon. I was at SXSW last year and was in the badge line for about 30 minutes. This year? WOW! I stood in the registration line for 2 hours. TWO HOURS. It was intense, but at the same time, it was pretty awesome because I met some pretty great folks and made quite a few new friends. I did get to go to one session though and it was fantastic! Here’s a summary of that session.

Sparking Real World Action with Social Media

I LOVED this session. Not only was there a lot of great information, but it was also interactive! We made small groups and attempted to make real life action using social media and not leaving the room. There were a few options we had to try and do this, and my group focused on spreading some love. Some of you saw, either on Facebook or Twitter and you responded! In fact, the large number of responses was so inspiring to me! Not only were you playing along with me through social media, but you spreading love and positive energy like you were doing was just the most wonderful thing. So thank you!

Here are a few tweets from the session that I did.







So far, I am already above and beyond blown away by SXSW Interactive. Are you here? @ me on Twitter and use the hashtag #SXyote to get my attention. I’d love to meet up! Not here, but have a question or want me to find out something specific for you? Let me know!

Day 02, I’m ready for you!

Oh, by the way, the Design Coyote SXSW Resource Guide is up, though there’s no content yet. I’ll be building it out in the next few days and adding everything in the few days after the conference. So keep checking back!

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