SXSW Recap - Vinli & Friends in Austin, Texas

Thank y'all for making Vinli's inaugural splash SXSW so awesome! We hope you had as much fun as we did. It was a harried plan pulling together our partners on short notice – a big thanks to T-Mobile, Gemalto, Samsung, RideScout, IDEAA, Smart Things and Indiegogo.

As Texans, we were intent on putting on a legit experience replete with not just BBQ, but Central Texas BBQ (Micklethwait), live music by Auroravore, local Wunder Pilz Kombucha and more.

Pedicab at Cenote_CSG w Andreas.jpg Chris and CEO of Flo, Andreas Willemse catching a peddycab to Cenote.

If you hitched a ride on the free RideScout shuttle Vinli staff operated for three days, you witnesses onboard Vinli WiFi (powered by T-Mobile), video teaser for our Indiegogo campaign and sampled the future of the connected car via apps like Dash, Flo and others in the pipe for Vinli's June release.

Markus at Vinli shuttle.jpgMarkus Jaeger of Red Bull tries out our loaner Boosted Board after a ride on the shuttle.

Showing off Dash for some lucky New York passengers in the Vinli shuttle.

We hope y'all enjoyed hanging out at Cenote talking about the future of connected car. We will do great things together!

RCR Ken Lowe.jpg RCR News interviews Ken Lowe of Gemalto and Blake Burris, Vinli's Chief Hacktivist – RCR News blogpost and video + Gemalto Blogpost and recap

CSG WBB w Michelle.jpg Chris George and Blake Burris at Cenote w/ Michelle Avery, the automotive telematics guru

Vinli w Ofir and Andreas.jpg Talking about the future of mobility with Ofir Leitner.

Vinli team.jpg Vinli Team out in force for SXSW

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Meanwhile back in the Vinli Hardware Lab, first run top boards are being inspected and tested.

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For more photos, check out the album on our Vinli Dev Facebook Page.

If you happen to be in the Bay Area next Wednesday, join us to kick off the "Connected Car SF" meetup. We're also making our way around the US: Hawaii, Washington, D.C., New York, Detroit, Houston and internationally to the Middle East (Dubai, Riyadh, Bahrain), India, Amsterdam and Berlin in coming months.

For those of you who registered to attend the SXSW partny, we'll be sure to let you know about the bigger better Texas-sized plans for 2016. In the meantime, get ready for Vinli consumer launch by checking out the Developer Portal and SDKs on Github. All docs and discussions are moving to Github as well, so subscribe there for updates.

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Ciao Caio!
Blake & Chris
, Vinli Developer Relations