Heading back to Austin in 2010

I’m excited to report (really? report?) that my submission to SXSW Interactive 2010 was accepted as a Core Conversation. This is a little different than my original panel suggestion in that it’s meant to be an open conversation with those attending with myself and another panelist discussing our topic, “Do Cool Kids leave when the Suits arrive“. This is exciting and scary at the same time as it means I’ll be a more active participant than just a moderator as originally intended. It also means that I have to narrow down the other participants I had originally hoped to have on the panel. That’s going to be a tough choice as they all brought something unique to the session. Hopeful, they’ll all still be attending and assuming there aren’t any session conflicts, can still participate in the conversation.

This further means that in just over three months, I’ll be eating most of my meals here:

Iron Works BBQ

Thanks to everyone that voted and helped me get selected. More details soon!


  1. Tod says:


  2. Erin says:

    Awesome, congratulations! I love Texas (especially Austin) and consider it a second home. There’s a really great gumbo place called the Shoal Creek Saloo on North Lamar, pretty close to 6th street. I recommend it if you want a break from BBQ and like Louisiana style food. :)

  3. Mike Browne says:

    That is awesome news. Congrats John! Pack carol and I in your suitcase. we’ll keep you company.

  4. VancityAllie says:

    Congratulations John! I can’t wait to see the photos. Wish I could go… I could really use some good BBQ right now ;)

  5. Marco says:

    Hey, congrats! Can’t wait to hear how it goes! Good luck and enjoy the BBQ :)

  6. Viscara says:

    This is actually the best voted BBQ in texas.. I would say that it is.. 2nd best I would say is Rusty’s in Fort Worth at the Stockyards..

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