March 10, 2005

SXSW 2005 Panels I’m Going to

It’s mid-March, and that can only mean one thing — it's time for another fun trip to Austin for SXSW 2005. For those not aware, South by Southwest (more commonly known by its initials, SXSW) is a music, film and interactive festival in Austin, Texas; I’ll be attending the Interactive conference.

The interactive conference runs this Friday through Tuesday (March 11th-16th) and their schedule of panels is online. Here’re some of the panels which I’ll be attending:

Saturday March 12th

Sunday March 13th

Monday March 14th

Tuesday March 15th

  • 11:30 am — Notes From the Underground: The Rise of Remix Culture. I get a kick out of mashups — an art form where someone superimposes one song on top of another to form a brand new song — and I’m looking forward to seeing what they cover in this panel.

  • 2:30 pm — Accessibility Shoot-Out. In this panel, URLs are thrown into a hat and then accessibility experts look over the site and give advice. I’m concerned that I may not learn much new out of this one, but you never know.

So, those are the panels which I’ve penciled-in so far. SXSW is a great time every year and I can't wait to get to Austin!

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2 Responses to “SXSW 2005 Panels I’m Going to”
  1. Michael Garrett says:

    Sounds as if you have all the technical aspects of your trip planned out, but what about music and film? Are you seeing any bands or shows?

  2. Alex says:

    Hi Mike! I just went to the Interactive panels — I didn’t have a pass for the Music or Film side of things. Not that it wasn’t tempting, but I can only be away from the office for so long ;).

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