Here at South by Southwest Interactive (SXSWi) conference there is something for everyone including a social health track. Shwen from Med 2.0 has done a great job of organizing the South by Social Health (SXSH) meetups and community events here at SXSW.
We had a great time at the Social Media Club house here in Austin last night where the SXSH meetup was held. Sorry no details on the location, it’s literally top secret. The event was hosted by Edelman.
At the meetup were Carissa O’Brien, Marc Monseau and Rob Halper from Johnson & Johnson, Dana M Lewis (co-organizer with Shwen), Dr. Bryan Vartabedian from 33Charts.com, Wendy Sue Swanson (AKA @SeattleMamaDoc) as well industry social media reps from companies like Pfizer.
Shwen announced the next Social Health UnConference coming up in September in Philly.
It’s an invite only event but The event is an “unconference” meaning it’s open to all who can get there next September 19, 2011. For those of you who are not able to attend, I’ve been assured that the ProMed Network will have a presence there.
Impressions from SXSWi Day 2
Spent some time in the Screenburn Arcade today. No we weren’t gaming, at least not the whole time. There were a lot of independent mobile app developers there who offered some interesting solutions for an educational and fun learning application for students in the medical professions.
I chatted with the guys at Tunein Radio about adding our shows to their app on the iOS. The GameSalad.com booth offers a simple to use platform to develop your own game on iOS for free! I also got my picture taken with some storm troopers at the ScareForACure.org booth. This innovative fund raising event (haunted house) for Breast Cancer Resource Centers of Texas is an example of the type of “think-outside-of-the-box” programs that improve the way we reach out, educate and raise funds for important projects.
Written while relaxing in the Samsung blogger’s lounge at at SXSW! Great thanks for the space, power supply, internet, and live entertainment. Thank for the home away from home, Samsung!