This weekend I got the great opportunity to attend South by Southwest. I’m very excited about since it’s my first time attending. Given this opportunity, I want to put my down my goals for this weekend on "paper". They are as follow:
- First and foremost I am here to learn. There are great panels assembled here and it would be a shame to walk away without learning anything. I’m going to focus my attention around social media marketing, social media & non-profits/ advocacy and social media and politics.
- Second I want to network with people of similar interests. It never hurts to expand your professional network especially to include folks that working on stuff that you are interested in.
- Lastly I hope to reconnect with some acquaintances that I don’t see often for various reasons. As important as growing your network is, nurturing your current network is that just as important.
That being said, I also plan to have tons of fun (as much as one can have a much 48 hrs). And I must not forget to watch Manchester United v Liverpool and write my final paper. This should be one hell of a weekend.