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Opera at the SXSW conference in Austin, Texas (pictures included)

March 13, 2007

This week Opera is at the popular SXSW (South by Southwest) conference.

In addition to the talk/presentation by Charles McCathieNevile, the Chief Standards Officer at Opera Software, Opera also has a booth there showing off the Opera desktop browser, Opera Mini, Opera on the Nintendo Wii and DS, and more.

The funny thing about Opera’s booth is that it’s sharing a back wall with the Mozilla Firefox booth (though Opera’s booth is about twice the size of Firefox’s).

While in Austin, a couple Opera guys were wandering around the city and onto the BarCamp Austin, and then proceeded to buy everyone drinks on behalf of Opera. There’s even a press mention of it by the San Francisco Chronicle.

Lawrence Eng, who’s at the conference, sent me some photos last night. Take a look at them below.

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Opera bought and hosted coffee for SXSW attendees on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday morning.

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t the coffee station on Monday, the Nintendo DS Lite on display, running Opera to view the SXSW website

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Opera employees posing with an Opera fan

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Opera on the Nintendo Wii at the booth

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Opera on the NintendoWii displaying MySpace at the booth

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Talking to SXSW attendees

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Opera employees taking a short coffee brake

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  1. Ryan
    March 13, 2007 at 3:05 pm

    Why the heck do they have to go to Austin, when Lubbock is soo much more “fun”? Ah well, I guess I can make a trip down to Austin the next time they have a meeting. But I won’t like being in a rival school’s town very much though. 😛

  2. March 13, 2007 at 5:44 pm

    I’ll send more photos after I get home. (My flights are delayed, unfortunately)

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