SXSW LogoIf you’re attending the SXSW Interactive festival in Austin, TX next month, there’s no need to bother running around collecting stamps in order to win free books (who has time for that when there’s partying to be done?) All you have to do is buy one of the SitePoint crew a beer!

Yes, four representatives of the SitePoint team (including the two co-founders) will be at SXSW, sitting in on panels, gate-crashing parties and giving away freebies left, right and centre.

We’ll have a truckload of cool schwag to give away: some of our newest books will be up for grabs, as will those SitePoint t-shirts that were so popular at Web Directions South. All we’re asking in return is that you buy us a beer, and we’ll give you your free book (and maybe a t-shirt)!

How easy is that?

What’s more, rumour has it that a number of advance copies of SitePoint’s yet-to-be-released book, The Art & Science Of CSS, are going to be couriered to SXSW the moment they roll off the press, so you may even be able to score a copy before it becomes available in any store (including!)

While you’re at SXSW, look out for these SitePoint authors and contributers who are speaking on various panels:

In addition, the following authors are not on panels, but will also be at the conference, enjoying the festivities and possibly even giving away signed copies of their book:

The SitePoint crew will be easy to spot, as we’ll be wearing our SitePoint t-shirts. So come up and say G’day!

And while I can’t say too much on the topic, I can reveal that there may just be another even bigger competition on the horizon (for all readers, not just those attending SXSW), and this one will have the most awesome prize up for grabs.

But you’ll just have to wait for that one!

Matthew Magain is a UX designer with over 15 years of experience creating exceptional digital experiences for companies such as IBM, Australia Post, and He is the co-founder of UX Mastery, and recently co-authored Everyday UX, an inspiring collection of interviews with some of the best UX Designers in the world.

  • Dragon S5

    love to go, but prob wont. have fun

  • junjun

    You better bring alot of stash then, sounds like you won’t be spending any money on beers in Austin ;)

    I think it’s great Sitepoint has such a presence at this years event. It was thanks to a suggestion from Molly on this blog I attended last years event. Remember meeting both the man in blue and brothercake (with their new book) last year, looking forward to meeting more Sitepointers this year!

  • jasongraphix

    I get to wear a Sitepoint shirt? That’s Flippin’ Sweet!

  • polvero

    Ok, so I’ll make sure to get the details from either Cameron (speaking buddy) or Jason (Roommate for the week)

  • singersower

    Y’all are welcome to come stay for free in Pflugerville (which is right outside of Austin) I’m a big fan of y ‘all Sitepoint gurus :)


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