Last year a twitter conversation among three data geeks accidentally turned into a 30+ person data meetup — with no planning, nowhere near enough chairs, and yet a total success. Clearly, the web's largest yearly convention needs a gathering of data geeks.
So here it is, bigger, better, and with free food. We're still keeping it simple, though: get a whole bunch of really smart data geeks together, set up group discussions and a rap-battle style engineering nerd fest, but leave the majority of time for people who admire each other's work to meet and exchange ideas. hashtag: #SxSWdata
ALMOST SOLD OUT - RSVP soon! Data nerds taking over Austin!
Flip Kromer (infochimps) and Zach Richardson (Locus).
The majority of time, though, will be left free for people to talk, eat, and network.