“Sleep When You’re 30”

Posted: March 14, 2009 by Ben Smithee in SXSW
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Had a really great time at #SXSW yesterday!

After trying to get past the overwhelming being that is #sxsw festival, I finally started to digest it piece by piece.  Tried to check out all of the ACC and get my bearings.  The Interviews started off great and continued to be throughout the day.  Had a great session with Elysa Rice (@elysa) from GenPINK,  and got some great stuff we can use for Big(D).  I am definitely growing more and more excited about it day after day.

After the sessions ended, we met for dinner and Elysa introduced us to Nisha Chittal (@nishachittal) and Ryan Paugh (@paughginney) at Stubbs BBQ!  Good food and great company.  The Brazen team really knows what’s up and is doing some great things.  Both Nisha and Ryan were fun to hangout with and seem to fit in well with the overall mantra of SXSW – The sharing of info and creating new relationships.  If you haven’t checked out Brazen, you definitely should – brazencareerist.com

After dinner, we hit downtown for all of the evening events.  The Belmont, Roux, Agave and even grabbed some pizza at Death Metal Pizza.  The lesson of the day comes from a mix of Chris Brogan (@chrisbrogan) and Elysa – It’s a marathon, not a sprint – Drink more water than normal, eat more protein, and the coolest parties are the ones you are not invited to.  “sleep when you’re 30”

Trade Show opens today – Looking forward to it after lunch with the Brazen team

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Comments
  1. Jun Loayza says:

    I’m so jealous right now. I can’t believe I wasn’t at SXSW with all of you guys!

    I just did a video Skype interview with Ryan Paugh that I feel you might find interesting. You can check out the video here.

    Would love to hear your feedback and hopefully we can get you as a guest on Awesome Bloggers as well!

    – Jun Loayza

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