SXSW hack: Be the most popular geek in Austin by using Chirpify to “Tweet a Beer”

If you work the angles right, SXSW can be a really rewarding experience. A veritable target-rich zone of tech types and a who’s who of the startup industry awaits those skilled and wily enough to make the right connections during their brief stint in Austin over the next few days.

But at an event with tens of thousands of people, how do you make yourself memorable? How do you get the attention of that one panelist to whom you really need to speak? Or that VIP who could really be the key to the next big thing?

Well now—thanks to the magic of Twitter commerce platform Chirpify—you can deviously use the lure of that sweet, sweet nectar of the gods to get yourself noticed.

Yes, some folks have more techie ways of hacking SXSW. I have mine. Beer. Free beer.

Just grab Twitter and Tweet-a-Beer to the people you’d like to meet.

Tweet-a-Beer was brewed and bottled by tenfour and Waggener Edstrom, longtime drinking buddies in Portland, Oregon. Tweet-a-Beer connects your Twitter and PayPal accounts together to ensure that distance, agoraphobia, and gang rivalries no longer prevent you from sharing a pint.
Please tweet responsibly.

Okay sure. Tweet-a-Beer wasn’t designed to help you hack SXSW. But come on. Let’s improvise. Get creative. Because honestly? It’s the perfect weapon for doing so. Twitter + free beer? It’s like it was made for SXSW. Besides, $5 can probably buy a few Shiner Bocks.

Not going to SXSW? Don’t be shy. You can use Tweet-a-Beer to send a beer to anyone on Twitter. Maybe even a local blogger with incredibly bad grammar and a poor command of the English language. Because I mean really. Is a beer or two going to make my… err his writing any worse?

For more information or to start sending brews willy nilly and win at SXSW, visit Tweet-a-Beer or follow @tweet_a_beer. For more on the magic that makes it all possible, visit Chirpify.

  1. A pretty awesome system. Would love to see this mashup for other things too!

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