Navigate ‘17 is fast approaching, and we’re excited to host the best and brightest in identity governance in SailPoint’s hometown for lots learning, networking, and of course, a little fun. This year we’re celebrating all things uniquely Austin with our closing party, NavigATX. To give you a sneak peek into this celebration of our vibrant city, we asked the SailPoint Crew to share some of their favorite things about our fair city. Here’s what they had to say:
There’s no shortage of outdoor activities in and around Austin, and June is the perfect time to take advantage. Enjoy the wide open spaces at Zilker Park, Austin’s favorite green space and home to the Austin City Limits Music Festival and Barton Springs, where you can take a dip in the refreshing water that remains 68 degrees year-round. You can also hit the extensive Hike-and Bike-Trail and Boardwalk at Ladybird Lake, see some of Austin’s four-legged residents at the Auditorium Shores dog park or take in the city from above at Mount Bonnell. We make it easy for visitors to get around with bike rentals throughout the city.
Food and Drink
You can’t talk about Austin without mentioning food. Whether you’re looking for barbeque (Rudy’s BBQ and La Barbecue are SailPoint Crew favorites) or tacos (try one of the many Torchy’s Tacos locations), this city has you covered. Launderette, Café No Se and Uchi are great options if you’re looking for trendy and tasty bites, and for heath-focused options, try True Food Kitchen, Flower Child or the Whole Foods flagship store. Of course, there’s also Mexican food, burgers, food trucks, and more. To wash it all down, visit one of Austin’s many breweries.
Keeping Austin Weird
Austin prides itself on being a little bit weird, and there are a few experiences you won’t find anywhere else. Austin is home to the largest urban bat colony in North America, and you can see them take flight at dusk from the Congress Avenue Bridge. Austin is also the live music capital of the world, and you can check out shows on 6th Street or at the Broken Spoke, the last of the true Texas Dance Halls. If you’re looking to get your dose of weird from retail therapy, South Congress has you covered with cowboy boots, antiques, throwback candy and more.
Street Art and Murals
Austin is home to some widely recognized street art and murals, from the original Jeremiah The Innocent Mural (or Hi, How Are You) by Daniel Johnston, made famous by Kurt Cobain, to newer additions like the Hope Outdoor Gallery, where the SailPoint Crew had some fun last year. Other street art worth seeking includes Greetings from Austin, You’re My Butter Half and Instagram favorite I Love You So Much. And let’s not forget the statues that celebrate Austin’s favorite musicians including Stevie Ray Vaughan and Willie Nelson. You can see a comprehensive list of Austin street art here.
The Identity Governance Conference
In addition to all of these great experiences, Austin is the home of SailPoint and Navigate ’17, the identity governance conference. Join us to hear from SailPoint’s leadership team, discuss the latest news in identity governance, get hands-on training and network with other industry professionals. And of course, it wouldn’t be Navigate without a dose of fun, in the form of lots of networking (with drinks in hand), morning runs with the SailPoint Crew, and our annual party, this year celebrating all things Austin with NavigATX. If you still haven’t registered, it’s not too late to experience everything that Austin has to offer.
You can follow the conversation leading up to the event using #Navigate17 and look for updates from SailPoint’s Twitter page. Also, be sure to follow George Hulme, our resident blogger, on Twitter and on the SailPoint blog. He’ll be sharing regular updates during the conference. See you soon in ATX!