Flickr at SXSW

We’re happy to announce that this year, we are the official photo sharing app of South by Southwest (SXSW), the festival where tech, music and art meet in lovely Austin, Texas, from March 8 to 17.

Let the fun begin

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SXSW on Flickr

Our friends at SXSW have created their official group on Flickr. If you’re attending, join the group and show us the sights and sounds (video always welcome!) of SXSW. You can do so directly from SXSW’s own mobile app or by using Flickr for your iPhone and uploading your photos to the group pool.

But even if you can’t trek down south to enjoy the festival in person, you can follow along and watch as festival attendees and staffers share everything from live music and interaction events to glimpses of architecture around the city.

Flickr goes to SXSW

We are also thrilled to have invited some familiar faces from around Austin, namely Lotus Carroll, Flipintex, and Peter Tsai, who will all be documenting SXSW’s many events for you. You may see them there in person or catch the shots they’ll be uploading to the group. Many thanks to all of them for lending us their eyes and lenses for the occasion.

If you’ll be in town for SXSW, stop by to visit! At our space in Brazos Hall you can get shots in our permanent photo booth feeding into the SXSW group. Or, enjoy our pop-up photo gallery along with a digital presentation of shots from the group as they are added.

Our own Markus Spiering and Chris Berry will also be around to let you in on some of the exciting things going on at Flickr in two of SXSW’s Interactive events.

Markus will be presenting “More Than Just A Pretty Picture: How Flickr uses meta-data to build stories through photos”, and discussing how we capture and present the life of your photos, from the moment they were taken to the activity they attract on Flickr.

Chris will be a panelist for “Creating & Keeping a Kickass Photo Community,” where he’ll talk about how the team has worked to make Flickr one of the best online community for photographers to connect and share their work.

As always, you can tune in to @flickr for more of Flickr’s SXSW highlights from these talks and more.

Photos from TrekkingBee, and Official SXSW.