Rain in Austin, PBS Kids, Innovative Cener – SXSW 2013

Pete Cashmore from Mashable

Pete Cashmore from

Day 1 of SXSW Interactive started out with rain. Everyone piled into the convention center to dry off and attend the first sessions of the event. The Samsung lounge opened and I met Brian who gave me a copy of #WTF.

While going from session to session, I ran into Pete Cashmore of Mashable. We had a brief but great conversation.


Subscribe to Geekazine:

RSS Feed - Via YouTube
Twitter - Facebook

Click Here to Support the Sconnie Geek Nation!

In Wisconsin, friends are called "Sconnies". Even if you're not from Wisconsin, you can be part of the Sconnie Geek Nation through my coverage! By pledging, you join the Geek Sconnie Nation! Plus, you help me cover costs so I can continue the coverage of Gadget tech, music tech, and geek culture through the shows.

I got to stop by the Roku – PBS booth where I not only learned about the new Roku 3 but also the 2 new channels from PBS on Roku. You will now be able to watch local  or shows like Downton Abbey.

I then went to a couple events including Toys for where I enjoyed some cool innovations.

computer mapped Funnel Cloud model made from steel and plastic

computer mapped Funnel Cloud model made from steel and plastic

Finally I stopped outside the convention center to see the maker-booths. From 3D printers to banana . In the front was a sculpture of a funnel cloud computer . It was made with and caps to represent not only a funnel cloud but the green movement in Austin.

The evening started out at the #140Conf – Jeff Pulver’s conference at the . Then it’s off to Speakeasy for a great band and with old friends. We finally ended up at the TechSet where we stood on the balcony watching the shenanigans of 6th street.

(Visited 95 times, 1 visits today)