My SXSWi 2006 Cheat Sheet

My SXSWi 2006 Cheat Sheet

I’m something of an obsessive traveller; when I visit a new place, I tend to research and gather information that gives me a general sense of where things are relative to each other. Compounding this trip are the many interesting panels I want to attend. I just started looking at them for the first time, and quickly started to get overwhelmed. Because I’m a complete dork, I spent a couple hours copying and pasting all the information into a Word document so I could browse the panels my leisure instead of clicking all over the Internet. Much more usable in the bathtub, where I shall be soaking in a few moments.

I know, I know. I could have just downloaded the PDA version, assuming I find my PDA before Friday. There’s something I like, however, about a sturdy printout. Especially since my wonderful new printer handles two-sided printing quickly and automatically.

Dave’s Scarily Obsessive and Perhaps Ultimately Useless SXSW Cheat Sheet

  • A 42 page PDF (with clickable links) listing all the panels and the “official” parties by day, copied and pasted with love.

  • A single page PDF (with clickable links) that just lists all the panel events. I’m using this to circle stuff.

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p>Kartooner and I are going to be driving around Austin together, and we want to know where everything is, so I’ll probably update this page a bit more with the pertinent info. Dude, bookmark this page!

10 Comments

  1. Dave Seah 50 years ago

    business card version: coming right up! It just has the url of the printout on it, though, so don’t forget to have that with you :-)

    UPDATE: I made a version that just lists the times and the names on a single piece of paper, so I can check stuff off.

  2. Robert Nyman 14 years ago

    Freaking awesome! Exactly what I’ve been looking for. Thanks!

  3. Faruk Ateş 14 years ago

    Very useful, thanks! :)

  4. Jeff L 14 years ago

    Wow – you have way to much time on your hands!  :-)

    I’ve recently posted a list of the panels I would like to attend – and that was hard enough!  Any overlap besides the bowling event which I managed to get into at the last minute?

  5. Dave Seah 14 years ago

    Nick just passed this along: [free things to get at SXSW][sxsw]

    [sxsw]:http://www.digital-web.com/news/2006/03/free_things_to_get_at_sxswi/

  6. Dave Seah 14 years ago

    Jeff: thanks for the link! I’ll have to post up mine. I’m still deciding :-)

  7. Bryan Veloso 14 years ago

    I’d have to agree with the “way too much time on your hands”, but nevertheless this’ll help a lot of people! Looking forward to finally meeting you!

  8. topfunky 14 years ago

    Nice. Can I have a version that fits on a single business card? ;)

  9. Raven Zachary 14 years ago

    Don’t forget about…

    [Bar Camp Austin][bca] 
    http://barcamp.org/BarCampAustin
    [bca]:http://barcamp.org/BarCampAustin

    …taking place during SXSWi.

  10. Dave Seah 14 years ago

    Thanks for the heads up, Raven!

    Also noted south by northwest being put on by the blue flavor guys!