Awesome Starts Here! Rackspace SXSW2012

Filed in Partner & Customer Updates by Rackspace Blogger | March 6, 2012 9:00 am

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If you’re going to SXSW, you’ve got to go big. And you’ve go to go AWESOME.

For SXSW 2012, Rackspace is hitting Austin in full force. And—for the first time ever—Awesome is starting in San Antonio!

Check it out–here’s what’s in store March 8 – 15.

RAX @ SXSW Calendar of Awesomeness:

Tuesday – Thursday March 6-8 – San Antonio, Texas

[2]Hermione Way[3] (pictured at right) from The Next Web broadcasts live from the Castle (aka Rackspace HQ) “The BusTracker Show” capturing the StartupBus Tribes’ cross-country journey to SXSW via Rackspace.  Live-streamed on Startupbus.tv[4].

Friday, March 9

In San Antonio:
StartupBus: Hijacked by the Rack
Yep, you read that right: Rackspace is hijacking and detouring the StartupBus to San Antonio.

Join us at the Castle for a morning of Lessons Learned and Rapid Fire Pitch Sessions with a crew including Robert Scoble, Guy Kawasaki, Dave McClure, Sequoia Capital, Gapingvoid and more.

Free and open to the public 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.  Click here for details and to RSVP.[5]

South by Southwest Interactive – Racker Speaking Engagements
Austin, Texas

Friday, March 9

5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
“Software Alchemy and the Arc of Technology”[6]
Alan Cooper (Cooper), Christie Dames (TechTalk/Studio) and Robert Scoble (Rackspace, pictured at right)
Austin Convention Center, Ballroom BC
http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_IAP13308[7]

Saturday, March 10

9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The Lean Startup
With Eric Reis (Lean Startup) & Dave McClure (500 Startups)
Hilton Downtown Austin, Salon C
http://leanstartupsxsw.co/[8]

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
NoSQL Databases: Breaking the Relational Headlock
Gary Dusbabek, Systems Architect at Rackspace
Hilton Downtown Austin, Salon FG
http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_IAP12722[9]

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Cloudy with a Chance of Gaming
Panel moderated by Bloomberg Businessweek writer Ari Levy includes Megan Wohlford (Rackspace), George Miranda (EA), Allan Leinwand (Zynga) and Darryl Eaton (RightScale)
Palmer Events Center, Room 4-5
http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_IAP100101[10]

5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Small Business, Big Party
First come, first served.
Coyote Ugly Patio – 501 E. 6th St.
http://guestlistapp.com/events/91470[11]

Sunday, March 11 – Austin, Texas

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Open Source & The Changing Tech Landscape
Jonathan Bryce (Founder, Rackspace) & Frank Frankovsky (Director of Hardware Design & Supply Chain, Facebook)
Hilton Downtown Austin, 616AB
http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_IAP12731[12]

11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
CloudCamp
CloudCamp is an unconference where early adopters of Cloud Computing technologies exchange ideas. End users, IT professionals and vendors are all encouraged to participate.
Bat Bar – 218 E. 6th St.
http://cloudcamp.org/austin/2012-03-11[13]

5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
The Small Business Web’s E-commerce E-Party
First come, first served.
Coyote Ugly Patio – 501 E. 6th St.
http://guestlistapp.com/events/91479[14]

8 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Party your AWESOME Off!
Heard about legendary Rackspace parties at South by?
This is it–featuring the crew from the Hijack in an Awesome Sauce mixoff against Robert Scoble.
Must RSVP—click here[15]. First come, first served.
Bat Bar – 218 E. 6th St.

Monday, March 12 – Austin, Texas

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Events Are Now Platforms: Seven Tools for Success
Brian Duggan (Building Alliances) & Loic LeMeur (LeWeb)
Hilton Austin Downtown, Room 616AB
http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_IAP10496[16]

11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
SXSW Tradeshow
Rackspace Booths: #1335, 1337, 1434, 1436
Austin Convention Center, Halls 3&4

12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Small Teams, Big Impact Live Video Broadcast
With Robert Scoble at the NewTek streaming stage
Austin Convention Center Expo Hall, Booth #716

5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Y Combinator Start It Up Party
First come, first served.
Coyote Ugly – 501 E. 6th St
http://guestlistapp.com/events/91488

Tuesday, March 13 – Austin, Texas

11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
SXSW Tradeshow
Rackspace Booths: #1335, 1337, 1434, 1436
Austin Convention Center, Halls 3&4

Wednesday, March 14 – Austin, Texas

11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
SXSW Tradeshow
Rackspace Booths: #1335, 1337, 1434, 1436
Austin Convention Center, Halls 3&4

Thursday, March 15 – Austin, Texas

11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
SXSW Tradeshow
Rackspace Booths: #1335, 1337, 1434, 1436
Austin Convention Center, Halls 3&4

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Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://c3414940.r40.cf0.rackcdn.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/SXSW_head.png
  2. [Image]: http://c3414940.r40.cf0.rackcdn.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Hermione.png
  3. Hermione Way: http://thenextweb.com/author/hermioneway/
  4. Startupbus.tv: http://startupbus.com/video/
  5. Click here for details and to RSVP.: http://rackspacestartupbus.eventbrite.com/
  6. [Image]: http://c3414940.r40.cf0.rackcdn.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Scoble.png
  7. http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_IAP13308: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_IAP13308
  8. http://leanstartupsxsw.co/: http://leanstartupsxsw.co/
  9. http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_IAP12722: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_IAP12722
  10. http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_IAP100101: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_IAP100101
  11. http://guestlistapp.com/events/91470: http://guestlistapp.com/events/91470
  12. http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_IAP12731: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_IAP12731
  13. http://cloudcamp.org/austin/2012-03-11: http://cloudcamp.org/austin/2012-03-11
  14. http://guestlistapp.com/events/91479: http://guestlistapp.com/events/91479
  15. click here: http://rackspacepartysxsw.eventbrite.com/
  16. http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_IAP10496: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_IAP10496
  17. [Image]: http://c3414940.r40.cf0.rackcdn.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/SXSW_foot.png

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