Austin, TX (PRWEB) March 1, 2011
Two weeks from today the rigorous Das IronGeek competition will ensue at SXSW to crown “the geekiest” journalist, blogger or influencer. To be held Tuesday, March 15, 2011, Das IronGeek puts competitors through a series of five challenges created by participating companies Das Keyboard, MapQuest, Seidio, SoftLayer, and newly announced addition, Triviatise. And today, the first four of six influencer competitors for the Das IronGeek crown were revealed as: Joshua Baer, Amanda Coolong, Harry McCracken and Nan Palmero.
A Competitive Fleet of Influencers:
These four competitors collectively represent old school long time tech industry analysis and young buck social networking influencers; California and Texas; men and women; and entrepreneurs, consultants and journalists.
The challenges these four, and two others to be revealed, will be put through are designed to be technology-related activities, things a “geek” would ideally know how to do and do well. For the 2011 Das IronGeek, competitions include:
All companies can be followed at their own twitter handles: @MapQuestTech, @daskeyboard, @SoftLayer (Formerly @ThePlanet), @seidioseidio, @triviatise or @dasirongeek.
Das IronGeek will be held at 3 pm central time Tuesday, March 15, 2011, with the champion crowned at the SXSW tradeshow. Press interested in covering please contact Laura Beck. Details on Das IronGeek can be followed through out at @dasirongeek and #irongeek.
Triviatise is located in beautiful Austin, TX. It is a trivia based advertising platform that increases brand engagement by using giveaways of an advertiser’s products as an incentive for consumers to learn about a company’s services or products and to answer questions that reinforce the learning. Trivia based advertising is a way to drive traffic to your site, keep visitors to your site reading longer, get them to the see the information you want them to remember and improve retention of the information.
About Das Keyboard
Das Keyboard is a sub-division of Metadot Corporation, a privately held technology company headquartered in Austin, TX dedicated to delivering innovative technology products to increase productivity and lower costs. Developed in 2005, Das Keyboard has been praised by major media outlets, techie magazines, geeks and regular people who use a keyboard for the entire workday. For more information, please visit http://www.daskeyboard.com/blog or http://www.twitter.com/daskeyboard.
MapQuest provides Internet, mobile, and business solutions delivering on the promise of helping people research and discover: where is it, how I get there and what’s nearby. MapQuest is one of the leading mapping brands online, offering maps and directions, and reaching more than 42.5 million users in December 2010, according to comScore Media Metrix. MapQuest’s mobile solutions are compatible with a variety of mobile devices, including iPhone and BlackBerry devices. MapQuest, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of AOL Inc, is based in Denver, Colo.
Seidio started in 2002 in the bustling metropolitan city of Houston, Texas. As technology and devices have evolved, Seidio has maintained its philosophy of creating premium products infused with innovation and quality. Seidio provides an array of products including screen guards, extended life batteries, three levels of protective cases, charging docks, car kits, and more. Its accessories work together to provide a whole array of smartphone solutions. For more information on the Seidio entire product line, please go to http://www.seidio.com.
About SoftLayer Technologies
Headquartered in Dallas, SoftLayer is the innovation leader in on-demand web hosting and data center services. As the largest hosting company in the world, SoftLayer lets customers create dedicated, cloud, or seamless hybrid computing environments, leveraging the company’s world-class data center facilities in Dallas, Houston, Seattle, and Washington D.C., and network Points of Presence nationwide. SoftLayer integrates and automates all elements of its platform, empowering enterprises of any size with complete control, security, scalability, and ease-of-management via a leading Customer Portal and Open API. For more information, please visit http://www.softlayer.com or call 866.398.7638.
About Das IronGeek
Started at SXSW 2010, Das IronGeek was created by Das Keyboard to offer technology influencers, journalists and bloggers a fun opportunity to compete over a set of “geeky” challenges at events and tradeshows. Das IronGeek encompasses a set of different competitions, testing different “strength areas” for competing influencers. Whether a typing speed contest or accuracy in building a server, Das IronGeek helps determine which influencers are truly geekiest. For more information, see http://www.dasirongeek.com, follow us on twitter @dasirongeek, and track activity with #irongeek.