SXSW: Come Dine With Taptu, OneRiot and Dino, Our Pet Dinosaur!

Look for huge dinosaurs in Austin – they are your key to free dinner for you and a few friends!

South By Southwest (aka SXSW) is fast approaching!’a0 Taptu will be in full force at the annual gathering in Austin, Texas starting next weekend.’a0 That’s right, Chris Moisan and myself (Jason Harris) will be in Austin to meet new folks, learn a bunch, and show off the latest stuff from Taptu as well.

Along with our friends at OneRiot (our real-time search partner) and Loopt (the social mapping service), we bring you:

Dining with Dino

On the days of March 14, 15, and 16, our team will be placing 30 inflatable and very scary dinosaurs around SXSW hot spots including the conference halls, get-togethers and other key spots.’a0 To accompany their terrifying looks, the dinos will be wearing nametags and a set of instructions.

So, if you are lucky enough to find a Dino around the panels, parties, and other gatherings in downtown Austin, keep ahold of him and you can unlock free meals at select destinations.

Keep an eye on @Taptu and @OneRiot on Twitter to learn when and where the dinosaurs will be placed and for your chance to win free drinks and grub for you and a handful of friends!