I was overwhelmed today. I say this to somewhat admit my own failings (I was exhausted and therefore asocial) and to offer a metaphor/piece of advice. South by Southwest is much like the Internet itself in that there is so much content, you have to create your own filters and on occasion, step away from [...]
Blame gets a bad wrap. Blame can bring down an otherwise successful venture, or can derail a project if improperly placed or delivered.
Ok so I’m going to be a downer for just a moment, but there’s a happier side to this note. I mentioned earlier that some of the journalism posts are blase, featuring journalists who don’t understand their users and are stuck in a place where you say “well, duh, you’ve been talking publicly about that [...]
A great, and very topical, discussion took place today at one of the most interestingly titled panels at SXSW: “Unsexy and Profitable. Making $$ Without the Hype.” What did they decide? As usual, it depends.
There are so many panels I want to attend here and I started narrowing them down by eliminating the ones Shay and Andrew were really interested and focusing on the ones that only I would be: Media and Journalism panels. Unfortunately, these are also the panels where I have yet to hear a lot of [...]
Shay posted earlier about the sheer volume of content coming out of SXSW and from professional videographers recording all the panels for podcasts, to attendees blogging, recording, and photographing just about everything, a savvy internet user could probably stay in their hotel room and still know what’s going on. Yet, they would be missing the [...]
There are lots of talks going on about creating content – how to do it better, tools that make it easier, services that help you spread the message, etc., but perhaps the most interesting aspect of content creation at SXSW is the sheer volume of content that attendees are putting out.
The panelists at Jacks of All Trades or Masters of One dance around a point frequently articulated in Susan Dischiave’s database class: know the back concepts so that you can apply the hot new tech trend to it. A fellow sxsw attendee from a brand new program out in Colorado sitting next to us brought [...]
I am coming to you live from the Austin Convention Center, or ACC a people here are calling it. We are settled in for our first panel, fittingly entitled “How to Rawk SXSW.”. A first time attendees, we need all the advice we can get. As the festival begins in earnest, it’s amazing how many [...]