We are packing our bags to head to Austin for SXSW Interactive in less than two weeks, and we can’t wait! In years past, we've set up a booth in the expo center, but this year, we opted to do something more fun and above all, useful for SXSW attendees. For those of you unable to attend, fear not, because we’re going to do our best to bring the best of SXSW to you!

So, what’s Kendo UI team cookin’ up for 2013?

First, we are giving out free cab rides in exchange for your tech ‘confessions’. Yes, that’s right. If you need a ride, just tweet us your location, include the hashtag #SXSWTechCab and our driver will tweet back if she can come pick you up. Just make sure you brush up on your tech-trivia and/or good IT stories! At the end of each day you’ll be able to view our patrons’ thoughts at www.kendoui.com/SXSW.

BTW – you can also submit questions for our TechCabbie to ask of passengers. Simply email us at events@telerik.com, and if your question is the best, you could win a free hotel room at the Aloft Austin at The Domain from March 9th – 13th, courtesy of Kendo UI. Winners will be contacted via email and names posted at our Facebook page on March 4.

Second, we are sponsoring the very exclusive Open Web Pool Party (http://openwebsxsw.com), put on by Austin JavaScript (http://austinjavascript.com/). As sponsors, we have a few tickets to give away – did we mention that this will be a hard ticket to come by? Last year we had a blast at this same party with the likes of Brendan Eich, Paul Irish, Chris Wilson and more. If you want to come party with the biggest names of modern Web, including members of the Kendo UI team, just tweet us (@Kendo UI). Include your favorite Kendo UI feature, and we’ll enter you into the drawing. (i.e. My fave @Kendo UI feature is the grid).

In summary:

  1. If you want to participate in TechCab confessions question to us at events@telerik.com. If your question is great, it will be used during our interviews. If your question is the best, you could win a free stay at Aloft hotel!”
  2. If you’d like a free ride while at SXSW, tweet us your location and pick up time using #SXSWTechCab
  3. If you’d like to party like a superstar, tweet your favorite Kendo UI feature to @Kendo UI. (winners announced on March 9th at Kendo UI Facebook page)

This is who you will see at SXSW representing Kendo UI. If you see any one of us, please say hi. We may even have a Kendo UI t-shirt for ya’! J


Brandon Satrom (@BrandonSatrom) is Program Manager for Kendo UI and is based in Austin, TX. A unapologetic lover of the web, Brandon loves to talk about HTML, JavaScript, CSS, open source and whatever new shiny tool or technology has distracted him from that other thing he was working on. Brandon loves writing and speaking and loves hanging out with and learning from other passionate developers, both online and in person. He blogs on occasion at UserInExperience.com

Sasha Krsmanovic is a Marketing Director at Telerik and is based in Toronto, Canada. A geek at heart, Sasha works with HTML and JavaScript developers worldwide and loves learning from passionate people. You can follow Sasha on Twitter @k_sasha.

Irina Slutsky has been asking people questions about technology for many years. This will be the 5th year that she is doing SXSW TechCab Confessions, giving attendees a ride in exchange for their video confession of a technological sin. 

Recently acquired by Telerik, Gerard is a PrEdaTor (read Producer/Editor/Director) and graduate of Vancouver Film School with extensive experience in all aspects of production from cinematography to design and compositing.

 

 


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Sasha Krsmanovic

is a VP of Product Marketing at Telerik and is based in Toronto, Canada. A geek at heart, Sasha works with HTML and JavaScript developers worldwide and loves learning from passionate people. You can follow Sasha on Twitter @k_sasha.

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