Headed to SxSW this week? So are we — don’t be a stranger!
South by Southwest Interactive kicks off this Friday, March 8, and you know Automattic will be there! Whether you need some help with your site, want to learn about the future of blogging, or just want to boogie down with a beer and some barbeque, we’ve got you covered — come say hello, because we’d love to put a face to your blog.
Have questions about WordPress? Our Happiness Engineers have answers, and they love sharing ‘em. Swing by the WordPress Happiness Bar — booth 725 at the Trade Show, Sunday, March 10 through Wednesday, March 13; look for the “Born in Texas” banner — and we can troubleshoot your site, give you a quick tutorial, or just share why we think WordPress is the best CMS around.
You can also pick up some swag to show off your WordPress pride, and turn yourself into an animated GIF at our Smilebooth. Don’t miss your chance to be the next Spinning Disco Chicken!
The State of Blogging in 2013
Listen in as WordPress co-founder and Automattic founder Matt Mullenweg sits down with AllThingsD co-executive editor Kara Swisher for a conversation exploring the future of blogging in an online world with more and more services demanding shorter and shorter content. What happens to bloggers in the age of Twitter and Instagram? (Hint: they’re not going anywhere.) Clear your schedules Saturday, March 9, at 12:30PM, and join us at the Hyatt Regency. Head to the SxSW site for more details and venue directions.
Party for the People
This year, we’re partnering with Sailthru to present Party for the People, a night of good music, good food, good people, and good times for a great cause, charity: water. Join 1,999 of your new best friends at Austin’s legendary Stubb’s BBQ to enjoy sets from Dawes, The Lone Bellow, and The Tontons while help to raise money to fund a charity:water well — for every partygoer who makes a pledge to charity: water, Sailthru and Automattic will make an additional $10 donation. Have some fun and do some good! RSVP today; the party’s filling up fast. The fiesta starts at 7PM on Sunday, March 10.
Come to talk shop or let loose — we’re up for either. We hope to see you in Austin!