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by Tahlor Marchi
SXSW is only days away and the Acquia Team is counting down the minutes until we get to Austin. For those not familiar with SXSW (South by Southwest), it is a set of film, interactive, gaming and music festivals and conferences that takes over the city of Austin, Texas in March of each year, with over 60,000 people. Acquia is participating in SXSW Interactive, which is focused on emerging technologies, as well as the SXSW Trade Show (Booth #723!).
Headed to SXSW? Make sure you take advantage of all the great opportunities that the Acquia Team has to offer. I have put together some ways to help you become a SXSW Allstar with the Acquia Team:
1. Can you say #stackathon?
Maybe you have seen this promoted on twitter (if not, follow us @Acquia), but we are hosting the #stackathon! What’s a #stackathon you ask? You will have ONE minute to come up with the most creative phrase by stacking any of the forty 12” cube boxes. Every side of each cube has a word or picture that you stack to say, well, anything you want! So get creative! What’s up for grabs? We are giving away a mini iPad each day to whomever gets the most retweets on Twitter. Stop by the Acquia Booth #723 and join the #stackathon!
When: Sunday, March 10 - Wednesday, March 13
Where: Exhibit Hall 3/4, Booth #723
2. Come to our Meetup: Drupal Web Agility Beats Marketing March Madness
Does the pace of innovation on the web seem daunting? So many great new capabilities, tools and communities, but no way to keep up and reach your core audience? Drupal, an open source solution, offers a way to stop the madness and keep up with the latest trends in digital marketing without being slowed down by traditional proprietary product development cycles. Many of our team members will be participating in this facilitated discussion - so join us today!
When: Monday, March 11, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Where: The Driskill Ballroom, The Driskill Hotel
3. Party like rockstars with us at the 1 Nite with Mike Party - THE Party for Marketers at SXSW!
Join us for eye-popping video mashups mixed with booming beats, as we rock Stage on Sixth with DJ Mike Relm! Register Today!
When: Monday, March 11, 9:00pm - Midnight
Where: Stage on Sixth, Austin
4. Join the Digital Agency VIP Meetup, Hosted by Acquia and Marketo
Join Acquia and Marketo at Stage on Sixth Monday evening from 7-8 pm for an exclusive VIP Meetup for Digital Agencies. Acquia and Marketo can enable you to revolutionize the creation and growth of extraordinary web experiences for your clients. Join us!
When: Monday, March 11, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Where: Stage on Sixth, Austin
5. Meet with an Acquia Team member
We'll have members of our leadership, engineering, product, marketing, channel and sales teams at SXSW! If you are interested with meeting with someone, please contact me, Tahlor Marchi, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 781-238-8616.
Oh, and I’m Tahlor and I’m on the Field Marketing & Events team here at Acquia (the best place to work on earth -- seriously! -- and yes, this is my ‘we’re hiring’ plug). I will be onsite at SXSW (mostly in the booth). So come say “hi.” I would love to meet you!