This will be my first SxSW as a resident of Austin, Texas. I’m looking forward to it. Part of the build up to SxSW is making sense of an absolute wall of content in the form of Interactive speaker abstracts, Interactive panel abstracts, and of course… the musical acts. Below are a few of my selections so far.
A Plethora of Panels
To be clear, not all SxSW panelists dress this way. At least not for the first day.
To give you an idea of the amount of content that SxSW pulls together, consider this:
There are over 1000 speakers, panels, sessions, and presentations in just a few DAYS.
Yes. SxSW is absolutely MASSIVE.
Here are just a few Interactive events that caught my eye:
That’s why SxSW still matters. It’s not about one specific company dominating the sessions and content. Are there sponsors advertising and subsidizing everything? Sure. But again, you listen and consume what you want on your own agenda.
The Distant Past(e)
I’ve attended SxSW going back to 2008. I met enough folks that even captured some of my more interesting facial hair moments just before I joined Acadia -> VCE -> EMC -> Dell EMC. 😂