Here are all of the posts tagged ‘UKTI’.

We Are Social in NYC for Ad:Tech

by Nathan McDonald in News Google+

All this week I’ll be in New York City as part of the Digital Mission to NY.

If you’re interested in We Are Social, or just want to chat about social media, then it would be great to meet up, so get in touch with me via Twitter, or look for me at one of the following:

I will be squeezing in as many meetings as possible around these events (plus other events I’m sure will come up) so if you’re in New York City this week, I hope to hear from you!

Of course, if you’re not in New York, but know someone I should meet, then also let me know.

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SXSW Interactive starts tomorrow

by Nathan McDonald in News Google+

After some great meetings in the San Francisco Bay Area, including a visit to Silicon Valley, it’s time to head to Austin, Texas, for SXSW Interactive.

There are too many sessions I’m hoping to attend to list here, but the I’m especially looking forward to the panels on Making Whuffie: Raising Social Capital in Online Communities, Social Patterns and Antipatterns, Curiosity Marketing and Digital Urbanites. Bruce Sterlng and Clay Shirky should also be interesting.

We Are Social is attending as a member of the UK Trade & Investment’s Digital Mission to SXSW, so you will find me at the Great British Breakfast, and Britbash. I’m looking forward to the 32bit party which our friends at Get Satisfaction are co-hosting with Scott Beale. The Bigg Digg Shindigg looks promising, as does the The TechSet Meets The Rat Pack party.

I wasn’t in London when came to record us, so I’m hoping to catch up with them somewhere in Austin, possibly at the Digital Mission stand in the tradeshow area, or during the SXSW Block Party.

I may try to rendezvous with the RVIP Lounge, “a karaoke party on wheels,” and I’ll will also be keeping an eye out for the hat, though Running w/ SXSWissors could be a bit dangerous after a few drinks.

Perhaps optimistically I’m hoping to shoot some pool with Chris Brogan at Pool 2.0 so if anyone’s up for a game, please get in touch.

Here’s the Upcoming list of events that I am working, though I’m obviously not going to get to them all, and the number of SXSW scheduling tools I’ve come across is impressive, if confusing. The best advice seems to be to go with the flow a bit, so I’m hoping for tips and updates from the likes of @sxswguide, @sxswparty, @sxswtwits, and the @digitalmission crew.

I’ll be posting images to my flickr stream as often as possible (experimenting with Tarpipes to get things auto-tagged and auto-tweeted) to keep you jealous entertained.

And if you can’t make it along to #swsw, you could always join the #notatsxsw crew on Twitter.


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We’re on a Digital Mission to SXSWi

by Nathan McDonald in News Google+

Digital Mission

We’re off to Texas! Along with 34 other innovative UK companies, we’re really proud to be selected from over 100 entries as part of the Digital Mission to the SXSWi Conference in Austin, Texas.

As Mike Butcher (also one of the judges) puts it in Techcrunch, the Digital Mission is “a kind of trade mission, but with more sex appeal” to SXSWi, “now a byword for emerging media.”

Chinwag are organising the Digital Mission for UK Trade & Investment, with the support of sponsors Sun Startup Essentials, Winston & Strawn and Core Objects. Thanks to them, and the judges: Mike Butcher, Techcrunch UK Editor; Herb Kim, Codeworks CEO; and Sarbjit Bakhshi, Head of Information & Technology Group, UKTI.

It’s great news to start the year with – we’re already looking forward to heading to SXSWi and making the most of this great opportunity. See y’all in Texas!

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