Music at SXSW Interactive
Going to SXSW Interactive but like music? Here are the best shows I’ve found so far. Let me know if I’m missing any or if you want to come. Let’s party.
Nat Geo Celebrates the 80s & Today
Sunday, March 10 at 9:00 PM
213 W 5th St
Divine Fits, Surfer Blood, more
Monday, March 11 at 6:00 PM
912 Red River St.
Dirty Projectors (DJ Set)
Townsquare Media Happy Hour
Monday, March 11 at 7:30 PM
303 Red River St.
Monday, March 11 at 8:00 PM
Hype Hotel @ Whitley
301 Brazos St
Cloud Nothings, Marnie Stern
Pitchfork SXSW Interactive Official Showcase
Tuesday, March 12 at 8:00 PM
912 Red River St.
Lent is silly and archaic. Although it’s a little late, I’ve come up with a vastly superior alternative.
Instead of giving up something you like for 40 days, spend that time learning a new skill. Don’t subtract, add. Do something constructive and better yourself.
For Reverse Lent 2012, I’m making my long-awaited return to programming. I bailed after two years as a CS major, but have been inspired to return by my time in the SF startup scene. My intentions are not to become a star programmer or even to work as one. I’m relearning how to program because it will make me better at my job as a marketer and allow me to build tools I want and projects that interest me. Plus, I totally agree with the notion that coding is the new literacy.
I’ll be working my way through Zed Shaw’s Learn Python the Hard Way with the goal to finish all of the exercises by May 31st. Then I can use the summer to build a simple web app.
You can track my progress here or on Twitter. More importantly, I’d love to see others adopt the Reverse Lent program and learn something new.
Forty days isn’t enough to master anything, but it is long enough to push through the most discouraging parts when you truly don’t know anything. This basic level of competency (i.e. not completely sucking) should be enough to make the new skill fun, rather than demoralizing, to continue learning.
Current Progress: Completed through Exercise 5.