Archive for the ‘sxsw 2014’ tag
Quick reminder that our SXSWi happy hour is today from 3-5pm at The Ginger Man! Hit us up on Twitter or give us a shout if you’re in Austin and want to come by. Join us for some delicious beer and snacks, and ask all the burning questions you’ve ever had about our products. Or just relax and enjoy a respite from the chaos of SXSWi while having the opportunity to meet our robot mascot, Merle.
Coming into Austin for SXSWi and not sure what to fill your dance card with just yet? We’ve highlighted some panels around social media, analytics, and from some of our friends at Gnip, Tumblr, and more that we think are worth checking out. (And if you want to know what we’re up to, you can check that out here, and give us a shout if you want to come by our happy hour on Monday, March 10 at The Ginger Man!)
Sunday, March 9
12:30PM: Sharknado & Twitter: The Perfect Social Storm with Dana Ortiz of NBC Universal/Syfy and Fred Graver, Head of TV at Twitter
1:00PM: Beyond Dots on a Map: Visualizing 3 Billion Tweets with Gnip Product Manager, Ian Cairns
5:00 pm: Union Metrics Co-Founder and CCO Jenn Deering Davis is hosting a mentoring session at the Hilton Garden Inn. Register for a time slot ahead of time, and hurry– there’s only one left!
Monday, March 10
12:30PM: Entertainment Marketing in the Age of the SuperFan with Director of Canvas, David
Tuesday, March 11
11:00am: #EsuranceSave30: Why 5 Million Tweeted in 36 Hours with John Ploumitsakos, Director of Online Sales at Twitter; Jesse Dillow, Associate Creative Director at Leo Burnett; Josh Raper, Vice President + Account Director at Leo Burnett; and Nancy Abraham, VP of Advertising at Esurance
Wednesday, March 12
And a bonus session for those sticking around for the music portion of the festival:
Friday, March 14
Will you be at SXSWi this year? We’d love to see you! Here’s where you can find the Union Metrics team (and probably our buddy Merle):
Austin Startup Crawl | Thursday, March 6 | 5-10pm
We love being a part of the Startup Crawl to unofficially kick off SXSWi! If you haven’t experienced the Startup Crawl before, it’s a great way to get to know a lot of the people at the fantastic, burgeoning companies in Austin as well as the people who have brought them to life. Find details and RSVP here, and you can find us at a table in the lobby atrium at the Omni downtown.
Interested in working with us? You can find our open job listings here!
SXSW Mentor Sessions | Sunday, March 9 | 5-6pm
Our CCO and Co-Founder Jenn Deering Davis is hosting a mentor session Sunday evening at the Hilton Garden Inn on the 10th Floor. Register for a time slot online ahead of time, but you’ll have to hurry– there are only three left!
Union Metrics SXSWi Happy Hour | Monday, March 10 | 3-5pm
This year we’re excited to host our happy hour at The Ginger Man! Join us for some delicious beer and snacks, and ask all the burning questions you’ve ever had about our products. Or just relax and enjoy a respite from the chaos of SXSWi. Sound good to you? Shoot us an email, or let us know on Twitter and we’ll put you on the list!
We’re proposing two panels for next year’s SXSW Interactive conference, and if you like the sound of either one, we’d love your vote! (Here’s the link to the first proposal from one of our founders, Jenn Deering Davis.)
Check out this quick interview from our Gentleman Developer Mando Escamilla on Career Autopsy: Lessons from 16 Years as a Dev to see why you should vote for his panel proposal, in his own words.
1. What inspired/drove you to propose a panel around this subject?
I recently started mentoring some developers-in-training and it’s been an amazing experience. The students are incredible and driven and it’s been a lot of fun helping them out. They’re all so young, and I’m so very old and it’s been nice to share my OH SO VERY LONG career advice with them. So that got me thinking that maybe I could help not just those folks, but EVERYONE AT SXSW!!!!
2. What makes you qualified to discuss it?
I’ve worked in this industry for a pretty long time and despite my best intentions, it turns out that I’ve learned some stuff! Well, only about 45 minutes worth of stuff.
Which, if you think about it, is pretty sad. I think I need a drink.
3. Why should people come to your panel?
Sometimes I can be funny, so that’s a plus. I’m still a little bummed from my last answer, so I don’t really know how funny I’m gonna be. Let me see:
Why did the chicken cross the road?
Yeah, my funny’s broken right now, so don’t come for that. I’d say the free candy is gonna be the big draw. Didn’t I mention the free candy? Oh, I’m totally gonna hand out candy. And not the stupid cheapy candy – real, high quality chocolates and such.
4. What would you hope attendees take away from your panel?
Besides the candy you mean? Well, I suppose I’d like for them to understand that their career is theirs alone – they can choose to make it what they want and they don’t have to just accept how things are.
I would add that I hope they DON’T take my soul away with them. Ha, who am I kidding? I don’t have a soul.
5. How would you hope attendees interact with the subject manner of your panel long after they’ve gone home?
Well, this panel is pretty introspective, so I’m gonna recommend gin as the primary interaction vector. Some people are gonna try and tell you to use whiskey, but they’re wrong. And then you’ll get Big Tequila telling you that life’s a big Cinco de Quatro, but we all know that’s just a cheap joke.
So yeah, gin. Lots and lots of gin. Once they’re good and sloppy on the gin, that’s the perfect time to start processing my talk. I’m WAY smarter and funnier when you’re drunk – that’s just science.
If that sounds good to you, just click here to vote. Again, we would never want to be accused of bribery, but there might be some hugs in it for you.