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    Thursday March 8, 2012 1:00pm - 6:00pm @ St. David's Episcopal Church (301 E 8th St, Austin, TX 78701)

    mobile.faith provides an opportunity for individuals involved in faith communities and in technology from Austin and around the globe to share how they are forging ahead in this rapidly emerging space. This gathering addresses one of the great challenges of our age: to live connected to one another through technology, and to do so in ways that are beneficial to our soulwork, connected in our communities, and useful to the world.


    Speakers include: Leo Brunnick, founder and the CEO of Patheos.com; Dr. Maria A. Dixon,  assistant professor of corporate communication and public affairs at Southern Methodist University; Jason Illian, CEO/Founder at Rethink Books, former CEO of GodTube; Jonny Baker,  founder of Proost, an online worship & ministry media collective

    Type Party, Unofficial
    Info Y


Gazzang Bang (SXSW Startup Crawl)


WAKA Social Sports Party
    Thursday March 8, 2012 5:30pm - 8:00pm @ Shangri-La (1016 E 6th St )

    Traveling to Austin for SXSW Interactive? Start your weekend off right at the WAKA Social Sport's SXSW Interactive Pre-Party #SXSWAKA

    WAKA is excited to announce that we just confirmed our first ever SXSW Interactive pre-party at Shangri La in Austin, TX. 

    The plan is to throw a bash to kick off the weekend and bring WAKA players from all over the country together in one fun, fabulous venue! 

    Join us on for happy hour, prizes, snacks from East Side King- one of Austin’s best food trailers, and some kickball love! 

    Wear your WAKA t- shirt for a FREE drink/ snack voucher! 

    We can’t wait to see you there! 

    Type Party, Unofficial
    Free Stuff swag
    Hashtag #SXSWAKA


Austin Tech Happy Hour
    Thursday March 8, 2012 6:00pm - 8:00pm @ Molotov Lounge (719 W 6th St)

    It's hard to believe that we're celebrating the 5th anniversary of our pre-SXSW kickoff happy hour! As always, this is not an official SXSW event and no badge is required in order to attend. It is at a bar, so you must be 21+ in order to attend.

    In our Technology Spotlight, we'll showcase three up and coming Austin technology startup companies. We don't tell you who they are beforehand, you just have to show up if you want the inside scoop. If you've been, you know we have a knack for finding some interesting stuff. 


    Type Party, Unofficial


Kickoff Party and Exhibition Opening Reception (Lomography)
    Thursday March 8, 2012 6:00pm - 10:00pm @ Lomography Gallery Store Austin (912 Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701)

    SXSW is one of the world’s largest music festivals, which has expanded over the years to include interactive and film festivals. Here in Austin the tourists come flooding in by the thousands and the locals search for any excuse to party down!! Here’s your chance to let your hair down and celebrate sans wristbands!* In addition to the festivities, you can have a first glimpse at our SXSW exhibition, with analogue photos chosen from the SXSW Exhibition Rumble! We’ll see all you seasoned and newbie Lomographers there!

    Check out all of the SXSW events and workshops at the Lomography Gallery Store Austin!

    No Badges. No Wristbands. No Rules. Only at Lomography.
    Please RSVP to shopaustin@lomography.com. If you’re not on the list, you will be able to attend but will have to wait in line when we reach capacity.


    Type Party, Unofficial
    Info Y


Door 64 Party
    Thursday March 8, 2012 6:00pm - 1:00am @ Six Lounge (117 West 4th Street Austin, TX 78701)

    What do you get when you put a bunch of high-caliber, forward-thinking techies in one Downtown Austin Hot Spot with no plan but having a great time?

    The Door64 Pre-SXSW Interactive Party!

    • Who: Door64 members, anyone attending SXSW Interactive.
    • Music: Band to be announced. Stay tuned...
    • Cost: Cheaper if you're fast, full-price if you procrastinate.
    • Register: Register via Eventbrite!

    What You Need: Yourself and a few hours to meet and greet/network, drink, listen to music, and just have a good time. (We all know that techies have all the fun and we don't need to do these parties to prove it. But it’s good practice to once again show the rest of the world what they are missing.)

    Win one of many door prizes, including all kinds of Dell products!


    Type Party, Unofficial
    Free Stuff swag


FreshBooks Ranch Party
    Thursday March 8, 2012 7:00pm - 10:00pm @

    FreshBooks passed the 4,000,001 user mark and we want to celebrate. 

    In 1835 Texans fought and won independance from Mexico. Texas thus becoming its own independent country with its own president, congress and monetary system. In 2012 The FreshBooks team won its independence from SXSWi hotel rooms and be more texasy by staying in at 10 acre ranch, wearing western wear and throwing a party featuring the best BBQ in the Austin area.

    It is going to be a pretty typical texas party with lots of free food, people recording podcasts, fun, and maybe a Clown or two.

    ...and even though Austin is the 31st most walkable city in the USA we would never think to ask you to make your own way here. We will have a shuttle leaving from the Conference Center to bring you to us and back home safely and full of Salt Lick BBQ. 

    RSVPs are closed, this event is currently Waitlisting guests.

    Type Party, Unofficial
    Free Stuff food


Early Arrivers Hangout (Uberlife)


UNightUs.com Launch Party
    Thursday March 8, 2012 8:00pm - 10:00pm @ The Stage on Sixth (508 E 6th Street, Austin, Texas 78701)

    Three syllables. One website. A night of legendary celebration.

    We bring you the much anticipated launch of unightus.com – an Austin-based startup that helps you find “Your Place in Nightlife.” Please join us for free drinks, great music, giveaways, and more!

    We look forward to seeing you there and sharing the evening with you as we introduce our product to the Austin community.

    Your friends are also welcome!


    Type Party, Unofficial
    Free Stuff Alcohol, swag


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