Before the great migration begins for the SXSW (March 13 to 22), here are a couple of resources for local folks interested in keeping it local in Austin.
(If you’re staying here, though, check out our #notatSXSW party on March 16 at 7:00 p.ma., at the Irish Whiskey Public House.)
Here’s a list of D.C. technologists who will be in Texas. It was compiled mainly from Adam Zuckerman’s “DC/MD/VA Tech At SXSW 2015 – Thanks Fosterly!” spreadsheet and the Washington DC at SXSW Meetup group:
Anthony D Paul
Charles Shorty Garris
John C. Green
John Wagner III
Tamara Y. Washington
Vighna Rajesh Karyampudi
And here’s a list of We DC events you can check out in Austin (more on the District’s SXSW campaign here and here). The WeDC Lounge, set up in the CRAVE Restaurant at 340 E. 2nd St., will be open March 14-17 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for breakfast and lunch (or charging up your gear).
- TechBreakfast Spectacular (March 14, 9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.)
- We DC Start Up Showcase (March 14, 3:00-5:00 p.m.)
- DC Film Brunch (March 15, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.)
- We DC Party (March 16, 8:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.)
- DC Music Brunch, Presented by Rock the Vote (March 17, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.)
- SXSW Official We DC Music Showcase (March 17, 8:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m.)
Here are some local technologists presenting on the official schedule:
- Words Liive founder and poet Sage Salvo: Literacy Through Music, Social Media and Coding (March 12, 10:30-11:00 a.m., Austin Convention Center Ballroom EFG, 500 E. Cesar Chavez St.)
- Jennifer Lannon of Springboard Enterprises: How Is Big Pharma Interacting with Tech Startups? (March 13, 12:30-1:30 p.m., JW Marriott, 110 E. 2nd St., Room 203-204)
- D.C. Public Library branch manager Nicholas Kerelchuk: Coworking, Collaborating, Creating at Your Library (March 15, 9:30-10:30 a.m., JW Marriott, 110 E. 2nd St., Salon 1)
- NASA deputy social manager Jason Townsend: NASA Meet Up (March 15, 5:00-6:00 p.m., JW Marriott, 110 E. 2nd St., Room 509)
- Virtru CEO John Ackerly will find out whether his encryption software company has beat the other four finalists and won the 2015 Interactive Innovation Award for privacy and security: 2015 SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards (March 17, 6:00-8:30 p.m., Hilton Austin Downtown, 500 E. 4th St., 6th floor)
If we’re missing anyone, let us know in the comments!