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Tuesday, March 16, 2010
SXSWi 2010: Sunday recap
Sunday started off with the AllHat2 event (check out David Alston's great set of photos from the AllHat2 event) put on by David Armano and Richard at Dell. It was at Guero's Taco Bar south of downtown. Really cool outdoor location with big shade trees, live music and, of course, breakfast tacos. There were lots of familiar faces there, so I spent a lot of time catching up with Bill Johnston, Andrew Hyde, Jake McKee, David Alston, Jason Falls and many, many others. Also got to connect with Chelsea from the TurboTax team. They are doing a lot of great things with social media, so it was great to connect.

The highlight of the day for me was the Powered party at Scholz Garten on the University of Texas campus. According to a big sign on the wall, it is the oldest beer garden in Texas (founded 1866). In addition to a good crowd and amazing weather, Powered brought in the ridiculously funny Brian Posehn to do a 45 minute comedy set. Really, really funny stuff.

Brian Posehn at the Powered party

After Powered, we headed to 219 West for a low-key dinner. Had a big group including Adam Cohen, Gargi Patel, Jim Storer, Heather Strout, John Johannsen, Christine Major, Cappy Popp and others. Kept up my streak of consecutive days with eating guacamole. The mango-habanero guacamole at 219 West was really good.

Due to the hectic schedule of the previous couple of days, Adam, Gargi, Jim and I decided to head home early with one last stop at Fogo de Chao for a quick drink. Our plans were changed slightly when Leo Laporte, Robert Scoble and Jeff Jarvis arrived. Jim, who has been doing a photo meme with his Red Sox Gnome, was able to get Leo, Robert and Jeff to take a photo with the gnome. Leo, who was also livestreaming at the time, interviewed Jim for a few minutes about the gnome and Red Sox fandom in general.

Leo Laporte loves the Red Sox Gnome
Jim Storer's shot of Leo Laporte with the Red Sox Gnome.

After getting a second wind, Jim and I headed to the Mashable party for a few minutes to connect with Aaron Strout. The place was packed, so we didn't stick around too long before calling it a night.

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Married father of 6; VP of Social Media at JPMorgan Chase; gluten-free; gadget enthusiast; hair metal aficionado; #Movember man View more on LinkedIn.