It’s that time of year again when marketers, communicators, social media people, app designers and anyone with little twinge of geek in them heads to Austin, Texas for a meeting of the minds. And parties. Don’t forget the parties.
That’s right, it’s time for South By South West (SXSW) again.
If you’ve ever been to SXSW Interactive before, you know that there’s a lot of great learning opportunities while you’re in town, but sometimes it feels like some of the topics and words can get a little repetitive. While the teachings are good, it’s also a great place to sometimes get buried in buzzwords. That’s why this year we wanted to help people have a little bit of fun with it while they’re down at SXSW.
Introducing SXSW Buzzword BINGO
We’ve compiled a list of some of the buzzwords we’re expecting to hear a lot of at 2014’s SXSWi. Words like “big data,” “curation,” “internet of things” and, of course, the always popular “ROI.”
We’re going to be monitoring the #SXSW and #SXSWi hashtags over the course of the Interactive conference to see how many of these words start trending as people share what they’re learning in the multitude of sessions. We’ll then be tweeting some of the most popular ones and showing you when they’re trending, so be sure to follow @Marketwired on Twitter and follow the #SXSWBuzzBINGO hashtag. Also, if you have a hot tip about a session that’s filling up your board, tweet us and let us know about it.
Want to play along? We’re going to have a bunch of our people representing Sysomos around the conference and Austin handing out these BINGO boards so you can play and have some fun while you’re learning. Or, you can print out a copy of our buzzword BINGO board and bring it along yourself.
But wait, that’s not all.
We’re also going to be putting together some video content while we’re down at SXSWi and we want to hear from you. We want to know what you, the great minds interested in social media, think about the future of social media. Our community manager, Sheldon (@40deuce), and some more of our team will be walking around and shooting video interviews, so if you see them feel free to stop them. Or feel free to tweet at Sheldon to find out where he is during the conference.
We’re really looking forward to SXSW this year and hope you are too.
Don’t forget to print out your copy of SXSW Buzzword BINGO or get a card from one of our many reps in Austin so you can play along with us.
We’ll see you in Austin!