I mentioned a while back that I might have some good news. If you’ve been following along on Twitter or Facebook, you’ve probably seen me reference it. Now that it’s super duper official and just over a month away, I can proudly announce that I’ll be moderating a panel at South by Southwest aka SXSW. I’m geeked and shit. With good reason though.
For those that don’t know, SXSW is an annual event in Austin, TX where thousands upon thousands descend on the city for a series of panels, parties, networking, and overall good times. For someone in the online space, it’s a great opportunity to meet passionate people doing all sorts of awesome things in life. Well, it’s a great opportunity for just about everybody in any space.
My panel is titled Powered By: The Names Behind the Names. I’ll be discussing the ins and outs of social media with the people that have or currently manage the online campaigns for Lil Wayne, Lady Gaga, Lebron James, and Rickey Smiley to name a few. It’s expected to be one of the highest visibility panels for the segment of SXSW that I’ll be participating in.
In terms of personal progress, this is the biggest speaking/moderating opportunity I’ve gotten. Special shout out to the people at Blacks in Technology aka BiT for an amazing chance.
If you’ll be in town, make sure to come check out the panel. If not, we’re working on a live stream so you can get the goods from that cushion on your couch.
*Leprechaun kicks and Jersey Shore fist pumps*
With hard work and some social skills, great things can happen. If you’re lacking in one of these areas, it’s time to get on your job. Tomorrow ain’t promised homie. I’m embracing that more every day.