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SxSW 2006 Day 2 (continued)

OK, so I actually have to do a quick wrap-up about Day 2: Jason and Jim’s opening remarks were fun, though most of what Jason had to say he’s said before on SvN, but I still enjoyed hearing him speak in person. Jim’s comments were in a way more applicable to my current interests, since I’ve been employing much of what Jason is in favor of (process-wise) for a while on my own. In all, an entertaining and somewhat educational hour.

Next up was How to Bluff Your Way in DOM Scripting (note to self: select replacement is wicked cool). Jeremy and Aaron present well, and they managed to explain how to work with the DOM so even I could understand, so that’s something… I’m going to be using more DOM scripting in my projects now, that’s for certain.

After some time spent walking around downtown Austin, I met up with Bryan, who, by the way, is a really cool guy. We caught the “shuttle” (really a large tour bus) to the frog design opening party (free drinks, a cool band playing tv show themes and other musical ephemera, and lots of people. Lots.), and then ditched that scene a bit later to head to another party South by Northwest at the Iron Cactus, hosted by Blue Flavor, Newsvine and a few other agencies who weren’t yelling their names quite as loudly from the rooftops (more free drinks, fewer people but less room). Finally met Jon Hicks, and a few other nice folks (my ability to remember new names starts to fail after a few free drinks…), then headed out to the bars, ending the night at a higher-end club on Congress (I’ll find out the name sometime… Vicci’s) where, thanks to Garrett and some of his female friends, we were able to skip the entire waiting line and get right in (still had to pay the cover however; thanks to Mike for picking that up :)

Now that I’ve completed the first full day of my SxSW experience, I can easily say it’s completely worth the price of admission — I’m heading to the Web Awards now, expect a Day 3 wrap-up a little later…

This item was posted by Dan Rubin on Sunday, March 12th, 2006.


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3 comments on “SxSW 2006 Day 2 (continued)”

  1. Posted by Anton on Thursday, March 16th, 2006.

    Yes indeed, SXSW was a fantastic time, and I definately plan on re-attending next year!

  2. Posted by Aaron Gustafson on Tuesday, March 21st, 2006.

    What? No linky for me?

    Seriously tho, I’m glad you enjoyed the session. I look forward to seeing what you come up with for cool new DOM Scripts.

  3. Posted by Dan Rubin on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006.

    Shoot, sorry Aaron — couldn’t find the linky before I posted-y… ;)

    I’ve updated the entry, so now you’ll be famous too. It’s nice to see someone from New College out in the real world (didn’t go there myself, but my ex and a few other highly intelligent souls I know are graduates, it’s a neat place).