The only Swede at SXSW
In March, the biggest web event of the year (at least in my eyes) is taking place in Austin, Texas, USA; its name is SXSW Interactive. There will be speaking performances from virtually every interesting person in the business, and the networking possibilities are infinite. And now I’m lucky enough to announce that I’m going! 🙂
I spoke to Roger the other day, and he informed me that he had decided not to go. I guess that means I’m the only Swede, no, correction, the only blogging Swede that I know who is going; I’m traveling there together with a Swedish colleague, Daniel. He is a hilarious guy, so I’m fairly sure that we will have a lot of fun trying endure all the hours on different flights (yes, it’s a pretty long journey from Stockholm to Austin).
Anyway, I do hope I can be a good representative for Swedish web development, and I look forward to learning a lot and to meeting very inspiring people as well a number of friends I’ve made in the web development community, almost too numerous to mention. And if I did, you would just regard me as a namedropping freak, so I won’t do that. 🙂
So, what the hell do I look like then? How do I find Robert Nyman? Well, I look something like this:
I’m staying at the Hilton, where a number of cool people are also staying. Are you going? Write a comment and let me know!
Well, you know you're going bowling… and you know I'm staying at the Hilton.. so you know that I'll be bothering you. 😛
I'm not a full Sweede – only 1/4 – and I'm not a known blogger by any means, but I am a web developer and I, too, am heading off to SXSW this year for the first time.
Ah, I forgot to mention your SXSW Wiki in the post. People, if you're going, make sure you add your name to the list.
And yeah, bowling will most likely happen, and don't worry, I'll be bothering you too. 🙂
Oh man, that counts! 🙂
See you there then!
Yeah it's sad that Roger ain't coming, but I'm excited to finally meet you, Robert! 🙂
see ya there man!!!
As you already know, I'll be there. I'm not staying downtown at the hotel(s) though, I have an old friend in the area so I don't have to spring for a room. I will be there representing Digital Web Magazine, and myself of course. 😉
Of particular interest to me is the evolution of relationships between designers (which will be there in force) and programmers (that would be more my specialty) in the new age of "Ajax" and "Web 2.0."
Looking forward to meeting you Robert…
I'll be there! I'm staying at the Hampton…I'm pretty sure I can remember your Mug, thanks for sharing! LOL! I'm looking forward to seeing everyone there!
Its better than being the only one not going!
Don't worry, I'll definitely do my best to make up for it! 🙂
I sure hope so! Meeting you 9rules guys will no doubt be inspiring! 🙂
I agree, that evolution is very interesting as well as important, so I look forward to that too.
And it will be good to meet you too! 🙂
Ha ha! 🙂
See you there!
It would be a pretty long journey for you too, right?
Long and very expensive, and I've got alot of work to do 🙁
Yes,very expensive as well. I do hope I get another chance to meet you later then! 🙂
I’m looking forward to meeting you. I’ll be staying at the Hampton.
Great! Looking forward to meeting you too! 🙂
You lucky B*%sta*rd. Say hi to JR from me 🙂
Ha ha! If I meet him, I sure will! 🙂
Hey Robert — I'll be looking for you. By the way, if you log into the SxSW particpant portal, two Swedes besides you and Daniel are listed.
Hey, I'll be looking for you too! 🙂
I just saw the other two Swedes in the portal. However, I still think I'm the only blogging one. 🙂