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SXSW Monday Recap – Techquila, Microformats, Dogster, Bats and the Expo Hall
Allen - March 12th, 2007
I must admit that I don't have a ton of updates tonight. But here goes:
- I met Steve Poland today. I thought he was older, my bad. Anyway, Steve writes a blog at Techquila Shots and also guest posts on TechCrunch. He tried to get me to wear a TechCrunch tshirt but I had to decline (j/k). He's a bright guy and I enjoyed speaking with him.
- This afternoon I went to a panel on Microformats. These are the next big thing. Seriously. My mom will never get it and that's ok, but for geeks, it's like hot lovin'. This panel filled up the largest room they have. I was shocked frankly. Tantek started by showing a history of microformats by taking off tshirts. I got a video of it but they keep the room so dark you can't make out the shirts.
- Wanna know scary? Scary is when you know who is speaking on the attendee mic without even turning around. It was Ted from Dogster and I tried to catch him on a pic but he moved too quickly!
- Went through the expo hall, BORING. I was so NOT impressed honestly. The podtech booth was nice but otherwise there wasn't much there. Considering this is the biggest interactive conference, where are the startups, where are the bigboys… Yahoo wasn't there, Google had a tiny setup, seemed more of the space was about film. Oh well, guess I go home without a bag full of crap… what will I give the kids for halloween this year? :)
- I am still looking for a date for Tuesday night