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03.12.2005 - SXSW Part I

So, here we are at SXSW in sunny Austin, TX.

The weather, the food and the people have all been great so far. Yesterday morning Kate and I met Kimberly in the Hilton coffee shop, and were soon joined by Molly. Tantek, whom I'd not met before, wasn't far behind and soon our small group was joined by a whole lot of Brits like Dunstan and Andy among others.

We then met up with Kevin L., who took us to lunch at a place called "Juan in a Million" -- the food was excellent and comes highly recommended.

After lunch, we headed to the convention center to register, only to be told that their databases were down at the moment and could we please come back later.

This was about when we finally met up with Kevin S. (after much phone tag) and decided that now was as good a time as any to have a few beers. After a couple, we headed back over to the convention center and got ourselves squared away with RFID badges and canvas bags full of loot.

After registering, we headed back up to our room to get a little work done (but continued on the beers), and then headed out for the evening.

6th Street in Austin is pretty much nothing but bars one after the other - and we decided that it wouldnt be fair to the other bars if we only sat in one, so Kate, Kevin S. and myself spent a little time at a number of them.

After a dinner of chicken fried steak at a place called the "Hickory Street Bar & Grill", we hit one more bar and decided to call it a night.

Our plan for today is to head over to the breakfast thing at 11am, and then who knows. If you're gonna be around today, say hello to this guy.

Hey, I'm probably (!) going to be staying at the Hilton sunday and monday night. it'd be cool to meet you.
Posted by Aaron on March 12, 2005 @ 8:27 pm
Absolutely! Let me know when you're around or keep an eye out for me. :)
Posted by Steve on March 12, 2005 @ 11:01 pm
Wow, I had almost forgotten about youngpup...

Anyway, good talking to you today, looking forward to everything to come :D
Posted by Taylor on March 13, 2005 @ 8:29 am

How can you forget the guy that wrote Greasemonkey? Oh, thats right - you still use IE =P

Great talking to you last night too - looking forward to more converstations.
Posted by Steve on March 13, 2005 @ 1:58 pm

Nice meeting you and your wife, Steve!

And Aaron too. Very cool, I think I've met half the people I've linked to in the last year in three days. I must sleep for a week now.
Posted by Michael Moncur on March 17, 2005 @ 6:18 am

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