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We had an amazing time at this year’s SXSW Interactive Festival!

Having the chance to speak with so many attendees and speakers was enjoyable and allowed us to form some new relationships as well.  Many of you have already inquired about video clips from our interviews, and we will be posting those as soon as possible.  Keep watching for great interviews with Penelope Trunk (@PenelopeTrunk) and Ryan Paugh (@PaughGinney) from the Brazen team, Elysa Rice (@elysa) from, Shama Hyder (@Shama) from Shama TV as well as special footage from the popular #GenY panel – “Why Gen Y Won’t Friend Your Brand.”  A special thanks to John Snowden (@johnfilm), our videographer for the festival.  John did an amazing job and we look forward to working with him in the future.

The SXSW experience was definitely different than most projects that we encounter.  Being in an environment built on collaboration and innovative technology was very inspiring and truly fit the essence of Spych.  We met several people who are strong potential partners, as well as many who would be very interested in becoming a member of the Spych Consumer Team.

Our landing page launched on the first day of SXSW, which was very exciting!  The Singularity team did a wonderful job, and we hope that you will visit it and sign up for more information and updates –  Please continue to check back, as we will begin to upload video clips and updates pertaining to upcoming events!

– Ben


“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 –

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