The first 24 hours of SXSWi were a steady buildup of energy in a constant downpour of punishing wind and rain. Late Thursday night, I drove through South Austin to pick up indomitable #sxswLAM organizer Andrea Davis and her photographer-friend Mona Brooks. Both were carrying an unrealistic amount of Zebra-decorated paraphernalia, which they hustled into my car as I stared on with a decidedly puzzled look (more on this later).
In this video, Members Andromeda Yelton and Shana McDanold talk about how the Code Year discussion progressed and about the Interest Group they are forming through LITA - they were able to collect all of the signatures needed that afternoon.
It was another jam-packed day here in Dallas and Twitter was abuzz with libraryland tweets. ALA Council, planning for a Code Year interest group for LITA, discussions about RDA, RUSA’s Notables lists were announced, LITA’s Top Tech Trends, and some profound ideas expressed from both attendees and speakers.
In a day jam-packed with sessions, meetings, speakers, and more the tweets were flying. Hot topics included the Think Fit Fun Run, Susan Cain’s talk about the power of introverts, the Conversations session, and it seems David Levithan did a little dance.
Friday had Twitter abuzz with #alamw12 tweets running the gambit from encouragement to participate and excitement for the Exhibits opening to a tween excited to come see the fun, and even a #totebag PSA.