Mar 05 AT 4:43 PM Clark Wimberly 12 Comments

Come party with Android and Me at gdgt Live during SXSW


With SXSW fast approaching, we know that your schedules are surely starting to fill up. Well, if you haven’t made plans to attend gdgt Live on March 12 at the Austin City Music Hall, your plans aren’t quite complete just yet.

gdgt Live is free, open to the public, and filled with awesome. We’ve attended as fans in years past, but this year Android and Me will be joining the fray as an official media partner, bringing you a closer look at all the latest tech (as well as some shenanigans).

If you’ve never attended a gdgt Live event, you can check out the Flickr sets or YouTube channel to get an idea what you’re in for. Basically it’s dozens of tech companies presenting their latest and greatest mixed with a healthy dose of free drinks and swag. Sound good? Grab a ticket below:

When I said ‘dozens’ of companies, I really meant it. Check out the full list of sponsors:

Platinum: BlackBerry, Dish Network, Nokia, Speck, Twonky
Gold: Logitech, Peel TV, SanDisk, Samsung, Slingbox, SugarSync, TiVo
Silver: Application Developers Alliance, Belkin, Boxee, Cobra Electronics, G-Technology, Gogo Air, Kingston, Locotext, Marvell, NETGEAR, netTALK, Olympus, Phiaton, Roku, Seagate, Simple.TV, Sonos, Sphero, SRS Labs, Rackspace, T-Mobile, Texas Instruments DLP, Western Digital

The event starts at 7PM but the first few hundred to arrive are said to be in store for some special freebies, so make sure to be on time. While you’re there, don’t forget to use the official hashtag of the event, #gdgtAustin.

See you guys there!

Source: gdgt Live in Austin

Clark is a developer living in Austin, Texas. He runs ClarkLab, a small web firm with his wife, Angie. He's a big fan of usability, standards, and clean design.

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  • Slith

    Wow! Sounds awesome.

  • Taylor Wimberly

    I was hoping that Foursquare 4.0 would launch this month at SXSW, but Dennis Crowley told me it was not ready yet.

    If you are going to attend gdgt Live, you should install the Glancee app and play around with it.

  • cwjones4

    You would think blackberry should be spending its money elsewhere instead of being a platinum sponsor at this event….

  • spazby

    too bad I don’t live in Austin… are there any other reasons to live in Austin?

    • CactusCat

      Be nice spazby. I live in OKC and while Austin (home of UofT) and Norman (OU) are arch enemies during the college days, Austin is a really cool town, with several major high-tech companies calling it their home or having major manufacturing facilities there. Wish I was closer and I’d drive to this event, however, the miles and work will keep me at home. I’ll be watching Android and Me for updates on the goings-on.

      • spazby

        I was just kidding, I am sure Austin is a great place to live…

  • Nathan D.

    Wish I could go.

  • txbluesman

    Why can’t it be on Saturday??? Bummer.

  • Adryan maldonado

    Cant wait to see you guys. I was kinda bummed out when i found out that there would not be a team android at sxsw but glad to see you guys being a part of this amazing loooking tech event. Cant wait to go

  • Adryan maldonado

    I hope theres another hulu hoop contest. Ive been practicing(not really)

    • Angie Wimberly

      You were awesome!

  • Wunako

    Woo making plans to drive there right after work, just wish houston was a little closer lol but hopefully everything is a go