We’re almost a week from the start of SXSW Interactive- but more importantly we’re drawing near to one of the most epic Android parties of all time. Team Android at SXSW is shaping up to be THE Android event in Austin this year, and I’m not just saying that because we’re hosting it. Over 3500 of you have already signed up on the Eventbrite page, a number that still has us reeling.
For those not familiar, Team Android at SXSW will feature device demos, product giveaways, open bar, free food- and here’s the part that matters to you developers- an on-stage app contest. We’re looking for ten apps to take the stage for rapid-fire pitches ending in a live crowd vote to name the Team Android Choice Award – Best Android App SXSW 2011. It’s a mouthful, I know, but it’s a title that will remind you how awesome it was to be selected by your peers through a night of extreme revelry. Plus you get a trophy.
If you’d like to participate, the deadline for entry is tomorrow, March 4, 12pm CST. In the afternoon, we’ll make a post announcing the ten finalists. This is your last chance to get your app on stage in front of a packed house of Android early adopters and key influencers. To enter, simply fill out the entry form linked below:
Team Android at SXSW will take place on March 13, a Sunday night, with doors opening at 7PM. The app contest will start at 7:30 with demos and solid partying to follow. The bash is taking place at Lustre Pearl, one of the finest damn bars Austin has to offer. The party is open to the public but is currently extremely waitlisted, but we’ve got the bar til close and plan on going all night. A savvy SXSW’er should be able to find a way in during the course of the night.
Live online coverage
For those of you not able to make it out to Austin, we’ve got Streamly.TV broadcasting the entire event online. Aaron and Jake and the rest of the crew will be on hand all night to make sure those of you joining us digitally have a front row seat to all the action. On top of that, we’ve got the fine blogs IntoMobile and Netbooknews joining us to help cover all our blogging bases.