As I've mentioned (again and again.), Jason Boehle has graciously offered me half of his slot at South by Southwest this weekend. Here are the details:
Place: Marriot Courtyard
Jason is going to be talking about ways to make money while traveling, focusing on stuff like affiliate marketing. I'll be talking about why making money and traveling go hand in hand, how to do it, and three examples of opportunities that anyone can take to start traveling and earning money.
The format of our panel is called "Core Conversation". We only kind-of know what that means, but essentially it's less formal and structured, and more interactive. We'll each speak for about a quarter of the time and then use the last half to answer questions.
ALSO, immediately before our talk, at 11am, there's another Nomad presentation by the fine folks of technomadia.com. I'm planning on being there. After everything, at 2pm, all of us nomadic folk are going to be at the SXSW Nomad Meetup at Casa Chapala.
You don't need a SXSW wristband for the meetup, but you do for the other two events. I'm not sure how tight security is. maybe you can sneak in.
I'd love to meet any readers that happen to be in Austin for SXSW, whether it's at our talk or at the meetup afterwards. Let me know if you'll be there!
Tasksmash codes, as usual (I will also give codes to anyone at the SXSW talk who asks):
I'm in Austin, ostensibly for SXSW, but in reality I've spent most of my time at my friend's house, or at Casa, plugging away at my YC demo. The deadline is this Sunday and there's a lot to be done before I'll feel confident submitting.
So that's why I haven't posted yet this week. I intended to post a video of the talk Jason and I gave, but my camera ran out of batteries early into the talk, so I have no video.
My brother, who I wrote about last year, has been in Afghanistan. He's a soldier in the army. Besides shooting with his gun, he's also been shooting with a camera he brought with him. He posts photos to Facebook on a regular basis, and some of those photos have been really fascinating to look at. With his permission, I've reposted some of them here for you to see:
Awesome email here -
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