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Who’s going to SXSW? (Let us know in the comments!)

Omaha February 17, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

From the 2010 Silicon Prairie Party at SXSW: I spy brothers John & Scott Meyer of Sioux Falls, Don Davidson of Omaha and a Mark Zuckerberg look-a-like. Who else is in the picture above? Photo by Andrew Mager via Flickr.

We have a special project we're cooking up in the Silicon Prairie News office to release in the coming weeks as South by Southwest Interactive approaches. As a hint, it'll be a page to connect attendees heading down from the Silicon Prairie region as well as a place to follow the action of Silicon Prairie attendees and panelists.

Rumor has it there will be a record number of individuals making the trip from the Silicon Prairie, and I'm pretty sure we'll be seeing more participation on panels, too. So, with the event less than a month away, let's rally the troops and see what this year's attendance from the region really looks like.

Are you going to SXSW Interactive? Leave a comment below!

Tell us your name, company, city, Twitter handle and if you're speaking, let us know.

Also, if you're still looking for a place to stay or a ride down, or just have general questions about the event, feel free to add that in a comment, as well.

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You better believe it! I'll be there with Hollrback in tow, connecting with a ton of new, awesome people! :)

Feb 17, 2011 at 12:03 PM

I am going. If you are from KC, make sure to call that out and we will add you to the SXSW KC Attendee Facebook group.

Feb 17, 2011 at 12:14 PM

Wouldn't miss it ... Austin is a great town even when it isn't standing-room-only geeked up.

SLJonesDigital, Houston TX

Feb 17, 2011 at 01:09 PM

We have a few people heading down.

Feb 17, 2011 at 01:22 PM

I'm going to the Interactive portion

Feb 17, 2011 at 01:37 PM

Not I, alas. My wife will be 38 weeks that week, and I would not miss the delivery for the world. (And my wife would probably not be too happy about it either...)

Feb 17, 2011 at 02:21 PM

@webdevgeek [ me ] Headed down from KC as well for both Interactive and Music...

@dramaclub is moderating a panel on the music side also from KC

@jimmywinter from Omaha is going

Feb 17, 2011 at 02:30 PM

Not I, as well =\. I will be earning the Wife badge that week.

Feb 17, 2011 at 02:31 PM

@jasonharper [ blue / black camera on the left ] also in the pic... The now social media manager / jounalist for the KC Pub Library... Not sure if he's going again this year.

Feb 17, 2011 at 02:36 PM

The entire Omaha team from @Tripleseat will be there – Tony, Kevin, Rick & Myself

Feb 17, 2011 at 02:38 PM
Tom Chapman

@tchap623 will be there for the interactive part.

Feb 17, 2011 at 02:45 PM

Rollin' with @NathanTWright to speak at Interactive on Friday, the 11th! Stoked!

Feb 17, 2011 at 03:03 PM

I'm coming down with a couple others from Cramer Dev. Also, speaking on Tuesday. Would love to have some of you come to my session:

Feb 17, 2011 at 03:04 PM

Still thinking about it, but at least going to stop by for a few hours...

Feb 17, 2011 at 03:09 PM

Performance Marketing and SHift Interactive from Des Moines will be there. @bensinc, @mattglynn, @performance01 and @jeffregenold

Feb 17, 2011 at 03:14 PM

@digitalbaltoro with Digital Baltoro from Chicago.

Feb 17, 2011 at 03:30 PM

Looking forward to it! Taking our teenage daughter this year in an effort to further geekify her... @jaywilk @tawnyastarr

Feb 17, 2011 at 03:32 PM

Can't wait! Rallying the Iowa Crew from Iowa City/Cedar Rapids. If anyone has an extra badge they'd like to sell, I could take it off your hands. @amandalstyron Looking forward to meeting you all there.

Feb 17, 2011 at 03:35 PM


Feb 17, 2011 at 05:37 PM

Yup. Might have an extra spot in the double-queen room I got at the Hilton Austin too if anyone wants to bunk with me and split the cost.

Feb 17, 2011 at 06:54 PM

Still undecided about SXSW. Debating between continuing a productive streak or breaking it to have fun down in Austin. Decisions, decisions...

In regards to the photo, I spy @garyvee (back of his head on the bottom left), the back of my head (wearing white glasses on my head), and my friend @grantpeelle (black blazer, dark hair). Such a fun party that was!

Feb 17, 2011 at 09:21 PM

@techguytom from adcuda in KC will be there

Feb 18, 2011 at 12:05 AM will be there!

Feb 18, 2011 at 08:29 AM
Trent Johnson

Ill be going down for my first time. I cant wait.

Feb 18, 2011 at 10:44 AM
Kevin Zink

Aww yeah - the Lonestar beer will soon be mine!

Feb 18, 2011 at 01:10 PM


Feb 18, 2011 at 01:32 PM

I'll be there.. launching a new brand and site just in time for SXSW.. stay tuned.

Feb 18, 2011 at 04:12 PM

Yes I will be here - if anyone needs austin help let me know

Feb 18, 2011 at 04:17 PM
Brent crampton

Me, during music portion

Feb 18, 2011 at 04:36 PM

Hell to the Yes, of course I'll be there.

Nathan T. Wright (me) and Hillary Brown will both be there representing Lava Row and Des Moines. And I spy Greg Swan (@gregswan) in this photo - one of our friends from up north in Minneapolis and a former Iowan.

Also in attendance will be Justin Davey (@jdavey) from and Audrey Bartlett from John Deere (both in the Des Moines area).

Feb 18, 2011 at 06:06 PM

Me, Kyle Murphy, and Erik Person from @Hudl will all be there.

Feb 18, 2011 at 09:42 PM


Feb 18, 2011 at 09:46 PM

Yes sir/ma'm. Representing both coasts (of the Silicon Prairie) a la Omaha and Iowa City/Cedar Rapids. Looking forward to connecting with you all.

Feb 19, 2011 at 05:58 PM

Our Minneapolis company, @QONQR, is a finalist in the SXSWi Accelerator. Three of us are going down and we'd love to connect with our Flyover-Country brethren!

Feb 20, 2011 at 12:14 PM

You bet I'm right in the front having @garyvee fill up my glass. I also spy @brianrupert from Sioux Falls.

@9Clouds will be represented by Scott and I.

Feb 21, 2011 at 11:32 AM

Count me in - High-fives for all!

Feb 21, 2011 at 11:37 AM

See you there!

Feb 21, 2011 at 04:52 PM

Last minute decision.... Road trip!

Mar 7, 2011 at 11:48 PM


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