Beer and Loafing in Austin: finding the free stuff at SXSW

Once again I find myself not at SXSW, but participating vicariously though the tweets and posts of friends and colleagues. However, I can’t help but feel I’ve made my own little contribution to the levity though my recent work with the guys at SCHED*. I’ve known SCHED*’s creator, Taylor McKnight, for several years now, and I’m so happy to finally get the chance to work with him on a project. And while sure, I’m a little biased, SCHED*’s SXSW online schedule is the best one you’ll find on the web.

Not only can you browse all the official SXSW activities and parties by any facet imaginable, SCHED* brings together all the unofficial events surrounding the conference/festival/whateverthisthingis.

SCHED* makes it easy to see what events are most popular, as well as hook up with your Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn connections to see what they’re excited about. You can also use the search and tagging functions to find the hidden gems such as:

Free Food at SXSW

Free Alcohol at SXSW


Every damn free thing in Austin!


About John Herren

John Herren is a developer and technical consultant with focus on web applications. He currently serves as Director of Development for Primetime US, the company behind the hit movie and book The Secet. John was formerly staff writer and developer community evangelist for Zend Technologies. Along with founding neat experiments like, John is an active member in the mashup community, working with API providers and speaking at conferences. He is a published author of Linux certification study material. John enjoys using open source software like PHP and Ruby on Rails to bend the web into exciting new chimeras of hyperlinked goodness. View all posts by John Herren

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