Of all of the conferences that bloggers go to and talk about, SXSW is the one with the biggest reputation for FUN. A mashup of interactivity, technology, music and film in the heat of Austin, TX – fueled by free alcoholic beverages, random performances and pop-ups and tacos? I’ve wanted to go for YEARS. And finally, this is my year to make it happen! I’m going to SXSW this weekend! YEEHAW!

SXSW_Naturally Social BiT Panel Afrobella Chescaleigh Myleik LeCoil

I get there on Saturday and I’ll be speaking in a totally awesome and very special panel that’s part of the Blacks in Tech schedule of events, alongside @myleik, @chescaleigh, @lecoil and @Carols_Daughter. Our panel was put together by Chescaleigh and it’s called Naturally Social: Growing Your Hair, Growing Your Audience, and Growing Your Brand. It’s on Sunday afternoon and it will be AWESOME.

SO excited!!

I’m a SXSW newbie, so I’m definitely looking for events and parties and local businesses I need to check out. I’ll be attending the Red Pump Project and Blacks in Technology event on Sunday night, so please come out and show love! And the homie Chescaleigh is having an event that’s open to all of her followers and fans, so I’ll be there too – click here for her event details!

What other events and panels should I be attending? I’m in Austin until Tuesday March 12. Let me know if there’s something fun I need to know about! SXSW, here I come!!

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