The 2005 SXSW People Awards
March 21, 2005 at 12:44 PM
Ok, as we do every year now, rather than just posting a standard list of names and links to people I meet, I ve everyone a title of sorts. The titles were developed and given based on a complicated algorithm using darts, sticky notes and newspaper clippings. Without further delay, here is the list, enjoy:
Most anticipated meeting: Krista Stevens
Most overdue meeting: Craig Newmark
Best dressed: Alex Steffen
Most currently paid to blog: Jason Kottke
Newest office of his own: Doug Bowman
Best height: Jeff Veen
Best icons: Dan Cederholm
Best creative director glasses: Jeffrey Zeldman
Best thinker: Thomas Vander Wal
Best new look for the year: Ben Brown
Most universal business card: Xin Wen
Best smart-aleck: Jeremy Keith
Most blind-sighted by Keith: Mike Davidson
Most known but never met: Matt Jones
Most modest: Hugh Forrest
Best new face: Henry Faber
Most elusive: Jason Fried
2nd most elusive: Kelly Goto
Best Justin Timberlake outfit: D. Keith Robinson
Biggest celebrity sighting: Kevin Smith
Biggest celebrity in his own right: Kevin C Smith
Most independent: James McNally
Best conversationalist: Mark Trammell
Best voicemail ever left: Dunstan Orchard
Best Father: Eric Meyer
Best Couple: Nichole and Nate Steiner
Most networked: Matthew Mullenweg
Best I’am on vacation t-shirt: Jason McVearry
Best pitcher: Jennifer Taylor
Most informative: Cameron Moll
Best Trucker Style: Thomas Brodahl
Best short chat: Michael Nolan
Best hat: Elsa Kawai
Best bling bling: Josh Greenberg
Best advocate: Kit Seeborg
Most inspirational: Malcolm Gladwell
Best hair: John Halcyon Styn
Best branding: Min Jung Kim
Most notable apparatus: Ryan Gantz
Busiest Person: Lane Becker
Best lurker: Biz Stone
Most friendly: Taylor McKnight
Best use of creative text: Andy Budd
Most out of control: Paul Scrivens
Best airport conversation: Nikolai Nolan
Best greeting: Mike Rundle
Most notorious: Joe Clark
Best tattoo: Ian Lloyd
Best Photographer: Michael Buffington
Most Photogenic: James Craig
Best stealth photo: Myself taking Eris Free‘s photo
Most regret not meeting: Jim Coudal
Most simplistic business card: Mr. Joshua Darden
Biggest business card I have ever seen: Elly Thompson
Coolest name: Trey Piepmeier
Best stupid bar trick: Derek Featherstone
Most in need of a new host: Kimberly Blessing
Best person who didn’t want an award but got one anyway: Cam Barrett
Nick Finck! You are a sneaky, sneaky photographer. 🙂 I love this list, very creative idea.
We must have just missed eachother.. no sooner had I got done posting to your site than I see you have posted to mine. Anyway, ya, that was a bit of a challenge… your pretty quick to duck for cover when you see a camera.
C’mon, you love a challenge!
Hey Bryan, Good catch! Errors corrected.
With this list I ask myself, how the bejebus did I miss kissing some of these people?!
How tall is Jeff Veen?
David: 20 feet tall.
Nick is right, if you consider he’s the head of Voltron 😉
That’s tall. I reckon Adam Szalinski would beat him in a height fight though.
You uh, have a little brown stuff on your nose. But at least you didn’t leave anyone out.
Were there actually that many people at SXSW? Wow, I guess I need to stay up after midnight next time. 😉
kevin smith was there? how did i miss that?!
I just spent the better part of an hour clicking through links and photos etc… and find myself inspired, intimidated and in a lot of cases, old. I think however, that Zeldman may have me by a year or two, so maybe there is a chance for a forty-something, self-taught, webgeek like me to make it in this industry. Thanks for sharing!
Oh, and I didn’t make it to SXSW so I have to live vicariously through the experience of others. Maybe next time, sigh…
Independent? What does that mean? Probably it means that nobody talked to me…. 🙁
It means you were a lone rider… well or at least with your own posse.