StartupBus + SXSW + miniclasses

A couple weeks ago I found out that I’ll be travelling from New York City down to SXSWi on a bus full of strangers. On the way down we’ll conceive, draft and build a project. When we get to Austin we’ll be in competition with other buses from around the country to see who has the greatest idea, project, company.

That’s right! I’ll be on the StartupBus! Since I got accepted, it’s been a whirlwind of hackathons and emails about beef jerky. So in less than a week I’ll be on the bus and just trying to wrap my head around the series of events that led me to here. I can already tell the crew on the bus is super pro and that it will be great to have all of them in my mental rolodex when coming back to New York.

On top of the awesomeness that I’m sure the bus will be in and of itself, I’m also going to be at one of the biggest technology events on the planet, SXSWi. I wont have a badge or anything but I did RSVP to a lot of the parties. The list of people I know from all over the country, LA, DC, SF who will be converging in Austin for five days is mind-boggling. I hope to run into people from all over the place. My coworker Jim, a SXSW veteran calls it “spring break for nerds”.


Since I wont have a pass I’m looking to spend some time during the day teaching Skillshare classes. I have never been to Austin but a big part of what got me on the bus was all of the work I’ve been doing teaching classes as a part of my business. I don’t have a space per se but I’ve specked out the town on Google maps and I think we’ll meet near the convention center and then find a place nearby. If you’re interested in attending a class and are in Austin for SXSW here’s a list of the classes I’ll be teaching so far. I hope to add more as we get closer to the dates.

Sat, Mar 10th, 2012
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Sat, Mar 10th, 2012
1:15 PM – 2:00 PM
Mon, Mar 12th, 2012
1:00 PM – 1:45 PM


Reboot Workshop

Another big reason that I got on the StartupBus is for my day-long unconference called Reboot Workshop. Reboot was inspired, in part, by the StartupBus event Startupbus: Accelerate. If you’re thinking about doing the Startupbus I would highly recommend this event.  Jim Hopkinson, my co-organizer and I will be looking to meet people who are interested in attending and/or present at the next one in mid to late April. If you’re in New York and you’d like to keep up to date with Reboot, Join our newsletter.


Meet Me in Austin

I’ll be holding oHours during SXSW let’s meet up!



Check out my Kickstarter which is based upon the content from my classes.