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Originally from South Carolina, Leslie Silver earned her Journalism degree at Indiana University (Go Hoosiers!) and moved to the Big Apple right after school. After six years in the city she was ready for a change of lifestyle and weather and made the move to Austin. Leslie works in hospitality public relations and loves to take her experience of trying top-notch clients around the world and using those experiences to critique spas and restaurants all over central Texas.

Leslie is a Huge dog lover, outdoorswoman, avid reader and has a healthy obsession with the show Parks and Recreation. Though living in Austin for less than a year, she’s already experience quite a lot and can’t wait to learn, explore and write about everything she discovers in the next year.

SXSW Interactive 2014: FX Network’s Strain Pods

One of FX Network’s newest shows took over a SXSW lounge for a very cool break for participants in between sessions. The Strain will be coming out in July. FX took over a prime downtown location to create the Transformation Station – cure for ‘the strain’ of SXSW.

Strain pods 'rented' out (Photo Credit: Leslie Silver)

Strain pods ‘rented’ out (Photo Credit: Leslie Silver)

There are strain pods in the station for those who have need to relax and recharge. The recovery chambers were quiet, dark and private and came with headphones and a tablet. The team even gave me a charger to recharge my phone in the pod. Attendees could schedule an appointment in advance online, but many were able to visit and make same day appointments as well. The strain appointments were available in 20 minute increments, a perfect amount of time for recharging without worrying too much about time or having to rush to their next session during the conference.

The pods were so unique and such a great addition to the SXSW options for tired attendees to chill in between sessions. In addition to the pod, water and energy drinks were available from the kind team at FX for SXSW participants. There were also lockers available as well for attendees to lock up their personal items while in the pod.

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