SXSW Interactive is going on in Austin tomorrow through next Tuesday, and loads of great cloud and DevOps folks will be in town for it. Looking forward to talking with @cote, @lennysan, @botchgalupe, @davenielsen, @ehuddleston, and many more.
Here’s what I think the best cloud/devops/high tech related tickets are, let me know what I’m missing! A lot of the off premise events don’t even require badges and are mostly free.
Random Off Premise SXSW Interactive Stuff
- South By Innovation Friday, March 11, 2011 from 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM in Union Park, held by our friends Pervasive.
- Ignite on Friday, 6-10 PM at Austin Music Hall, with @whurley, SXSW badgeholders only.
- Etsy’s “Code as Craft: Moving Fast at Scale” talk 4-6 PM Sat at Venue 222, anyone can attend but RSVP.
- Google’s League of Extraordinary Hackers, Sunday 1-6 PM at Speakeasy.
- Data Cluster Party with Datastax and Infochimps on Sunday, 5:30-8 PM at Elysium, anyone can attend but RSVP.
- SuperHappyDevHouse Sunday 7 PM at Speakeasy, with Lego Mindstorm NXT hackathon. (NI makes the software that powers Mindstorms, by the way.)
- CloudCamp App Workshop by Dave Nielsen CloudCamp, not SXSW affiliated and free, Monday 2-6 PM at Valhalla.
- Rackspace/Openstack Arcade Bash, Monday 6-9 PM at Kung Fu Saloon. John Willis is trying to get this converted into a DevOps meetup too!
- CloudCamp Cloudy Awards 3-8 PM Tues at 138 Listening Lounge, anyone can attend but RSVP.
- Security B-Sides Austin: Keep Security Weird is Mar 11-12 but is all sold out. It will be awesome though! Go try to sneak in.
Other events – not job related but make me happy:
- Drafthouse + Fandango launch party, 9 PM Sat at the Highball,
- John Oliver does standup, free with SXSWi badge! Monday 8 or 10:30 at Esther’s Follies, I’ll be there at 10!
Sessions are less important than the other stuff so they’re on here second! No time for links, search on ’em.
- Eric Ries’ Lean Startup track on Saturday
- Thunder in the Clouds with Cote
- Scalability: Covering Your Rear with a Good Backend
- NoSQL stuff on Sunday and Monday (Cassandra, Solr)
What’s the good stuff I haven’t mentioned? DevOps, Cloud, noSQL, and other cool stuff report below!