The BrightBox teams last day at the SXSW Interactive festival was well spent. Melissa Howey and Crystal Lee started the day at the Media Temple BBQ, where they met with Bing.com promo teams and DYN.

Afterwards they headed downtown to attend the Houston @ SXSW event, where March Nathan of ChaiONE introduced the girls to Culture Map and The Planet officials. Also in attendance from Houston was Brandy Obvintsev of Energy People Connect.

Next up, the BrightBox team then hit the Microsoft Party and Interactive Gallery, where they kept company with Defense Web folks, Converdge CEO, and Mugasha Co-founder. It was quite an experience, as there were Microsoft installations that showcase the future of multi-touch and mobile interfaces and devices. To top it off, both Crystal Lee and Melissa Howey received gift bags that included Windows 7 Ultimate, Microsoft expression studio 3, and Visual Studio 2010.

This concludes the BrightBox Team’s trip to SXSW Interactive 2010. Lots of connections were made, and many prospective clients were met. Next year, look for us on the Panels!