Your #TacoSelfie Photos from SXSW!

We’re back in Boston after a fantastic few days in Austin at SXSW Interactive. Thanks to everyone who stopped by to enjoy some tacos and to chat with us. We were thrilled to meet so many join.me users who really love our product -“join.me is so simple and easy to use” and ”I use it every day, I couldn’t do my job without it” – we love hearing this kind of feedback!

A huge thank you to the Peached Tortilla for partnering with us at the event, your tacos were delicious and your team was fantastic!

Finally, we had some phenomenal entries to our event hashtag on social media. Check out the official “#TacoSelfie” gallery below!

         

SXSW – So Many Tacos, and Selfies!

We had a fantastic first day at SXSW Interactive! Thank you to everyone who stopped by to see us at the corner of 6th & Red River for Peached Tortilla tacos. Below are some photos from the fun we had today – check out our twitter feed for more. We can’t wait to do it all again tomorrow. Remember, we’re here Sunday, Monday and Tuesday from 11am until the last taco is eaten.

We’re also running an awesome social #tacoselfie contest, where you can enter to win a free seat of join.me pro by simply taking a selfie! So stop by and visit us to and find out how to enter.

See you tomorrow, #SXSW!

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Update.Me – Collaboration, Innovation, and Engagement

Week of March 13th, 2015

Wheels up! The join.me team is en route to SXSW Interactive and we’re so excited to give away free Peached Tortilla tacos and network among industry innovators! This week, aside from packing and downloading the right mobile apps, we’ve been keeping up-to-date on the latest news and announcements about SXSW. Here are some interesting articles to read about SXSW Interactive:


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SXSW Interactive Panel Picks for CMOs and Big Data Futurists
This year at SXSW Interactive, there are 70 sessions scheduled on branding and marketing alone — and hundreds more covering other areas in art, science, and privacy (to name a few).  Which sessions do you plan on attending?  This article covers the top ten sessions, based off of recommendations from Umbel’s CEO and Forbes Author,  H.O. Maycotte .

Follow: @forbes, @maycotte
Tag: #sxsw, #SXSWInteractive, #BigData

 

SONY DSCThe Real Reason Every Marketer Should Attend SXSW
Besides the networking opportunities, new tech showcased, and the rocking parties, marketers and advertisers should attend SXSW for one real reason only:  it’s an eye-opening metaphor for the cluttered media landscape that marketers have to deal with. Director of Growth and Innovation at RPA, Tim Leake, explains this in his Ad Age article.

Follow: @adweek, @tim_leake
Tag: #sxsw, #SXSWInteractive,

 

NASA-m15-045_200x200Experience NASA at 2015 SXSW Interactive Festival
NASA will share how technology drives exploration, how we’re exploring Earth, the solar system, updates on the journey to Mars, and how anyone can get involved with NASA. Talk about a total geek out!

Follow: @NASA, @NASASocial
Tag: #NASASocial

 

Real Reason-sxsw-sign-01-2015_200x20010 Hot Trends at SXSW Interactive 2015
Every year at SXSW Interactive, a handful of topics gain more buzz and more media attention than any of the others. Read this article from Hugh Forrest, Director of the SXSW Interactive Festival, for the 10 trends that will gain the most traction at this year’s event.

Follow: @mashable, @Hugh_W_Forrest
Tag: #SXSW, #SXSWInteractive

 

         

Apps to Survive SXSW Interactive

SXSW Interactive kicks off this Friday (March 13), and the join.me team is getting excited for a jam-packed weekend of interactive sessions, networking, parties, and performances! It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer volume of people you’ll meet and things to do, so once you’ve gotten your suitcase in order, be sure to pack your phone by downloading apps that will help you make the most of your SXSW experience. Start with downloading the SXSW Go app (that’s a given). Here are some others you might not have thought of:

miflightMiFlight: Take the stress out of your trip in and out of Austin with this simple crowdsourcing app. MiFlight reports on security line wait times at the top-traveled airports, updated in real-time by fellow travelers.

 

 

 

 

scannableScannable: This new mobile scanning app from Evernote will be essential as you collect business cards and receipts to expense. The app automatically syncs business card details with LinkedIn user profiles, allowing you to simultaneously save their information as a new contact in your phone.

 

 

 

taskrabbitTask Rabbit: If you’re hosting a party, manning a booth, or giving a presentation, you never know what you might need in a pinch. This help-with-anything service has an Austin branch, if you need something ordered, delivered, repaired, or assembled. You name it!

 

 

 

audioAudio Recorder: if you record presentations and sessions on your phone instead of taking notes, you’ll be more engaged and attentive, and can go back and listen to the details later. Try iTalk recorder for Apple, and Easy Voice Recorder for Android.

 

 

 

shazamShazam: Austin is one of America’s hottest music cities, so you’ll be hearing great songs all day, every day via live performances or on the jukebox at the bar.  Keep Shazam queued up so you can keep track of the songs you love at a moment’s notice.

 

 

 

foodtruckFood Trucker: we know you’ll be visiting us at the Peached Tortilla taco truck, but make time to check out some of Austin’s other delicious food truck offerings as well. This app will help you find the location of the trucks and monitor updates in real-time via their twitter posts.

 

 

 

         

What’s in Your South-by-Suitcase?

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South by Southwest Interactive 2015 kicks off next week, and the join.me team is so excited to enjoy the sun and hand out free tacos. To make sure we’re prepared, we’re making our packing lists and checking them twice. Here are some of the essentials we recommend bringing to make the most of your time in Austin:

  • Portable Phone charger(s) – You’ll be tweeting, e-mailing, and snapping pictures throughout the event, so keep this on-hand to juice up for afternoon sessions and networking events.
  • Bluetooth Speaker – Get pumped up for the day in your hotel room with your favorite Spotify playlist!
  • Water bottle – With the warm  climate, deliciously salty BBQ, and evening beverages, be sure to stay hydrated all day to keep your energy up! There will be water stations at the event to fill up on H20.
  • Pedometer – Whether it’s a Jawbone, Fitbit, or another wearable fitness tracker, be sure to pack it. You’ll get your steps in for sure!
  • Selfie Stick – For the after parties and dinners out, make sure you’re ready for some great photo ops.
  • Texas 2 Step Cheat Sheet – These two steps are the one way to fun at any country western bar in Texas! Be sure you’re brushed up on your moves.
  • Ten Gallon Hat and Armadillo Cologne – When in Rome, right?
         

join.me heads to SXSW, for collaboration and tacos!

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As our Boston Headquarters continues to dig out from Juno, Linus, Marcus, and Neptune, our join.me team has had enough. We’ve decided to fly south for the winter to sunny Austin, Texas! Sayonara, snow banks!

Ok, it’s not really just the weather that’s driving us out of Boston. We’re thrilled to be heading to SXSW Interactive from March 13-17, joining the best and the brightest in innovation and technology. We can’t wait to see what new ideas and innovations are unveiled this year.

A trip to Austin wouldn’t be complete without great food, so we’re pairing up with The Peached Tortilla to help feed hungry innovators, and are giving away free taco lunches! Check out our SXSW page to find out where we’ll be, and register ahead of time for your free tacos!

We’ll be posting fun contests, blog posts, and games before we leave – so keep checking our our page for updates! On twitter, follow @joinme and use the #joinUS to join the conversation.

See you there!