SXSW 2013

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TechZulu has been covering the South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive festival for five years now, and we’ve seen a lot in that time. We remember when Foursquare was battling it out with local Austin competitor Gowalla, and when Brian Solis would instigate pop-up champagne parties at the Driskill.

I could feel the hackers excitement as I stepped into the AT&T and American Airline’s room at the Hilton in downtown Austin at SXSW 2013. This isn’t AT&T Developers Program’s first rodeo at SXSW. All I know is things are super dialed in at these hacks. AT&T, American Airlines and the other sponsors (like dot CO, Hertz, and Voice Park), spare no expense to make sure these hackers are treated like royalty. Not only did they get all types of swag and great food, these hackers got to be some of the first to build on APIs from AT&T and American Airlines.

Whether you’re watching from home or wondering the streets of Austin, you’ll be able to tune in to all the exciting happenings at this year’s TechZulu Trend Lounge. Not only are we live streaming everyday, but we have all sorts of great events going on within the lounge. There’s even a few special guests that you just won’t want to miss. See below for the entire schedule.

For the first time in SXSW history, young group of entrepreneurs are being celebrated for their accomplishments and have been invited to be on a panel to discuss and share their insight on problem solving, social consciousness, and making the world a better place. The panel will take place on Saturday, March 9th at the Hilton Garden Inn at 1:30pm. Organized by Blacks in Tech (BiT), a coalition of targeted technology organizations and industry thought leaders and in collaboration with, SXSW welcomes five intelligent kids with stories of remarkable success.

We’re excited to announce TechZulu is coming back to Austin, Texas for South By Southwest (SXSW) Interactive 2013! We had so much fun last year speaking with entrepreneurs, startups, panel speakers and making new friends, we decided we just had to do it again this year. So we’re gathering some friends an opening the TechZulu Trend Lounge (#TZTL).