Podcasting from SXSWi

While here at SXSWi to build interest in Localtone Systems, I’ve had the opportunity to do a little podcasting.

Saturday’s podcast with Albert Maruggi and the Marketing Edge gave me the chance to enjoy a cold beer at the UK Trade and Investment booth. (Only UK compatible plugs¬† so I couldn’t plug in my laptop. Charming and a pain in the ass at the same time.) Albert and I talked alot about the SXSW experience and what is going on. Sounds like I have a co-pilot for next year.

Sunday was the day we had chosen for the Minnov8 Gang podcast. The Pepsico Podcast Playground allowed me to have some privacy inside a tent/booth that made me feel like I was on the set of Sleeper. We spent the hour talking and laughing about the trip, the setting, and what some of our Minnesota companies are up to. 

With one podcast to go (with CC Chapman for the ADM) I’m looking forward to meeting more folks and bring crowdsourced music to the world via Localtone Systems! Afterall, there is plenty of action and more to do than look for power and solid wifi connection.

Arriving at SXSWi


Well, I made it. I rolled into SXSWi at about 11:00am today (Sat) got my badge and promptly headed out for some Mexican food at Chuy’s. Thanks to my host Carrie for taking the time to show me around and point out the free parking and free wi-fi spots. Free is good.

I spent good amount of time on the drive down shooting some video. I’ll do some editing and post a quick video recap of the trip early next week. (For a taste look for the uber professional “tease” at Minnov8.)

My first “official” SXSWi session is a keynote presentation from Tony Hsieh from Zappos.com. I’ll post some tweets and thoughts as we go this week, but everything will be post session. I can’t listen and tweet at the same time. Hey, you have to know your limitations. Time to get my “conference shoes” working!