SXSW is loads of fun, but, invariably, there’re some tough decisions on which panels to go to — this year is no different. I've managed to figure most of them out, but there’re some for which I’m still a bit torn. So, for these guys, I’m open to suggestions :).
Saturday, March 11th — 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
- How to Bluff Your Way in DOM Scripting (Room 18ABC) …or…
- James Surowiecki Presentation: The Wisdom of Crowds (Ballroom E)
The DOM panel would normally be a shoo-in for me, but I remember hearing from a few people last year that the similarly-titled panel “How to Bluff Your Way Through CSS” wasn’t merely a snarky title, but literally a panel on how to pretend that you’re knowledgeable about CSS. If that’s the case with this DOM iteration, I’m not so sure I’d be as interested.
Monday, March 13th — 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
- Web Standards and SEO: Searching for Common Ground, Part 2 (Ballroom E) …or…
- Microformats: Evolving The Web (Room 17AB)
Eric Meyer or Tantek Çelik? That’s a tough one. On one hand, I dig web standards; on the other hand, I always end up missing Çelik’s panels on microformats (due to conflicts like this one) and people tell me that they’re very good.
Monday, March 13th — 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
- Peter Morville Presentation: Ambient Findability (Ballroom E) …or…
- WTF: WaSP Task Force Panel: Getting the Job Done Right (Room 16AB)