Rackspace plans to have a massive presence next week at SXSW Interactive – the Austin conference where top tech titans discuss everything from the latest in robotics to the best way to run your websites.
This year, our Rackspace specialists will be on-hand in booth No. 601, and we have a massive lineup of tech talks, presentations, games (seriously, check out FanatiBlaster!) and much more ready for the tech-hungry throngs of SXSW goers.
Let’s take a look at all of the goodness Rackspace and our on-site specialists have going on at SXSW next week:
Austin Women In Tech Networking Event
Tuesday, March 11, 6p.m. to 9 p.m.
Bat Bar, 218 E. 6th St. Austin, TX 78701
Who: Women in Technology
Sponsored by: Rackspace, OpenStack Foundation, SolarWinds and Double Line Partners
Eventbrite Registration: http://bit.ly/1gBD4zd
For more info, check out this blog post: http://bit.ly/1coYGAd
Friday, March 7, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Austin Convention Center Room 10AB
Clubbing the Patent Trolls: How We Can Fight Back (featuring Alan Schoenbaum (@alanschoenbaum), Special Council at Rackspace; Hakeem Jeffries, United States Congressman; Julie Samuels, Attorney at Electronic Frontier; Michael Petricone, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs at Consumer Electronic Association)
For details of the discussion, check out this blog post.
Sunday, March 9, 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in AT&T Conference Center Classroom 105
Cloud Portability with Multi-Cloud Toolkits (featuring Everett Toews (@everett_toews), Dana Bauer (@geography76), Ken Perkins (@kenperkins), Kyle Rames (@krames) of the Rackspace Developer Relations Group)
Monday, March 10,12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Austin Convention Center Ballroom A
Top Tech Innovation Trends 2014 (featuring Robert Scoble (@scobleizer), StartUp Liaison Officer at Rackspace; Gary Shapiro, President and CEO at Consumer Electronic Association; Kevin O’Malley, President at Tech Talk Studio)
Thursday, March 13, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Austin Convention Center Room 17A
Top Tech Innovation Trends for Music 2014 (featuring Robert Scoble (@scobleizer), StartUp Liaison Officer at Rackspace; Gary Shapiro, President and CEO at Consumer Electronic Association; Kevin O’Malley, President at Tech Talk Studio)
Sunday, March 9
Monday, March 10
Tuesday, March 11
Wednesday, March 12
Wednesday, March 5 to Thursday, March 6
For the third consecutive year, Rackspace is hijacking StartupBus in San Antonio on its way to SXSW! This year, we’re getting more than a pit stop – we are the stop! That’s right. StartupBus’ new destination is Rackspace’s headquarters, The Castle! We will host all of the StartupBus startups in “The Center” on March 5 and March 6. Eight busses carrying roughly 250 entrepreneurs will arrive at Rackspace with fresh new business ideas they created while traveling cross-country on a bus. The idea is simple: participants board the busses as strangers, form teams, conceive ideas and build products in 72 hours, while traveling at 60 miles per hour. Events include working sessions, semi-finals (March 5), finals and a mini-conference (March 6) featuring Guy Kawasaki, Robert Scoble (@scobleizer), Michael Johnstone from Mark Cuban Companies, Rackspace CEO Graham Weston (@gweston) and others! We’ll be live streaming all week and expect the finals to reach over 130,000 people! Check out the StartupBus arrival and the finals.
Thursday, March 6
ObjectRocket is sponsoring a table at the Capital Factory for the Pre-SXSW Startup Crawl, Thursday, March 6 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. The Startup Crawl starts at the Capital Factory (701 Brazos St.) and shuttles take crawlers from startup to startup. Last year, more than 50 companies participated.
Saturday, March 8 to Sunday, March 9
This year we’re sponsoring the Startup Village at SXSW, where we’ll host our Startup Accelerator. Throughout the week, we have a host of awesome activities planned. You can swing by and visit the Rackspace Startup Team at the booth and watch Robert Scoble conduct live interviews with startups, SXSW officials and key startup influencers (Saturday, March 8 from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, March 9 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. There will be startup pitch competitions and much, much more.
Wednesday, March 12
This year, Rackspace is sponsoring a new kind of hackathon – a Slashathon. Deriving its name from celebrity judge and Grammy-winning, iconic former Guns ‘N’ Roses axman Slash, Slashathon is a hackathon where developers create applications and technology within 12 hours. The event is music-oriented and offers devs a unique challenge to create solutions for artists to engage with their communities around an album release. Registration is free. Slashathon runs from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 12 at Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St. Judges include Slash; Bram Cohen, Chief Scientist and Founder of Bittorrent; and Ben Parr, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Dominate Fund. Many more special guests and mentors will be on-hand. Rackspace will provide hosting for the winning app and we’ll have senior developers present to teach new skills and mentor participants. The grand prize includes a Gibson guitar signed by Slash, $1,000 and the chance to have slash use the winning hack with the release of his next album. For more info, check out this blog post: http://bit.ly/1fD3HFL.
Be sure to follow these Rackers on Twitter to stay up to date on what’s happening on the ground throughout SXSW:
For all current talk about Rackspace at SXSW on Twitter, check out the hashtag #SXRackspace. And check out this list of Rackers and friends who will be at SXSW this year.
We can’t wait to see you all at SXSW Interactive next week in Austin. Remember to stop by booth No. 601, say hello and play our new game for a chance to win a t-shirt.