SXSW Arrives; Austin Loses Mind

We’re nearing the end of SXSW’s interactive festival, which is allowing Austin to breathe a sigh of relief. It’s great that we have such a party in UpgradeUSA’s home town, as it makes networking and building relationships extremely easy.

We haven’t been doing a lot to participate in the show, although we did hit a couple of parties last night. Jon was interviewed on-camera for Olark’s site (our chat capabilities are powered by, and we met a few other interesting folks including the writer of’s corporate blog, a marketing person from, and the owners of All of which was pretty cool, and we’re looking to see what’s in store for us tonight.

But mostly, we’re excited to see what Edward Snowden has to say on his panel – that should be fascinating.