SXSW is just around the corner and to get the most out of you need to be well organized. I was hoping to hoping to skill most of the big named presenters since I have read so much about past panels with them. In general it's funny that the panels that are most popular and have really made me want to go to SXSW are the ones I want to avoid. This is an expensive trip and I really want to get the most out of it instead of hear Tantek talk about micro formats again, which at this point I think I have a good grasp on.
After the 3 day AIGA conference I was exhausted. I can't wait to see how I'm going to go to a conference all day and then, hopefully make it to some events at night for 4 days in a row.
10:00 am • Beyond Folksonomies: Knitting Tag Clouds for Grandma
11:30 am • How to Be A Web Design Superhero
2:00 pm • Jim Coudal / Jason Fried Opening Remarks
3:30 pm • How to Increase Creativity at Work
5:00 pm • Starting Small: Web Businesses for the Rest of Us
10:00 am • Sink or Swim: The Five Most Important Startup Decisions
11:00 am • Meet Judy Jetson: How Technology is Transforming 21st Century Teens
2:00 pm • Keynote Conversation: Heather Armstrong / Jason Kottke
3:30 pm • Running Your New Media Business
5:00 pm • Holistic Web Design: Finding the Creative Balance in Multi-Disciplined Teams
--This one is rather star studded and I will need to make sure to get there early.
10:00 am • CSS Problem Solving
11:30 am • Standard Deviation: Hacks and Dirty Tricks for the Web
2:00 pm • Craig Newmark Keynote Interview
3:30 pm • Designing for Community with 'Zero-Advertising' Brands
3:30 pm • Creative Subplot: The Viral Edition
--clearly I'll have to pick one but I might wait till the last minute to really pick which it will be.
5:00 pm • Design Eye for the List Guy
--I might want a backup for this one as it's probably going to fill up fast.
10:00 am • Building a Start-Up Technology Company
11:30 am • How to Be a Virtual World Entrepreneur
2:00 pm • Burnie Burns Keynote
3:30 pm • Dogma Free Design
5:00 pm • Bruce Sterling Presentation: The State of the World