Three days back from SXSW, and am finally beginning to type up my 41 pages of handwritten notes. I went this year without a laptop, and took notes the old fashioned way – using pen and paper. I find this method helps me clarify my thoughts, but the downside is that it takes a while to get all the notes typed out.
I had a great time at SXSW. I learned a lot. I got to visit family while in Austin, and I didn’t really party much at all – a fact I appreciated when I got back. Instead of feeling sleep deprived and zombie like, I came back full of ideas an inspiration.
I’ve finally given in to the fact that I just can’t get by on no sleep and still be a functioning human being.
I am dividing the presentations I attended into the following categories for my blog posts, and am going to be more selective about what I post. SXSW posts the audio of all the sessions online, so if it is not up yet, look for it later.
Libraries and Archives (4 sessions):
- LIS Meetup (informal, no schedule entry)
- Making Stories: Libraries & Community Publishing – Nate Hill, Char Booth, Amy Buckland, and Michael Porter
- The Great Library Swindle: Your Rights Are at Risk – Carson Block
- Preserving the Creative Culture of the Web – Jason Scott, Kari Kraus, Nick Hasty
Design (3 sessions):
- Design from the Gut: Dangerous or Differentiator? – Jane Leibrock, Laurel Hechanova, Naz Hamid, Phil Coffman, William Couch
- Getting Good: Practical Tips for New Designers – Allison Wagner, Yesenia Perez-Cruz
- Making eBooks Smarter: Responsive Page Design – Peter Meyers
Technology (4 sessions):
- The State of Browser Developer Tools – Brandon Satrom, Garann Means, Joe Stagner, Mike Taylor, Paul Irish
- CSS for Grown Ups: Maturing Best Practices – Andy Hume
- Creating Responsive HTML5 Touch Interfaces – Stephen Woods
- The Right Tool for the Job: Native or Mobile Web? – Buzz Andersen, Jacob Bijani, Majd Taby, Matthew Delaney, Tom Dale
Storytelling/Art (4 sessions):
- Mother Goose Got Punked: Next Gen Visual Stories – Aaron Bramley, Ben Henretig, Cara Jones, Kivi Leroux Miller, Nancy Farese
- Maps of Time: Data As Narrative – Alex Graul, Burt Herman, Drew Harry, Jenn Thom, Nicola Hughes
- Performance and Technology: Keeping Arts Alive – Alyce Myatt, Asa Kalama, Beth Burns, Conor Roche, Robert Matney
- Birth of Interactive Entertainment: Avatar to Björk – Scott Snibbe
Other (3 sessions):
- Big Data: Privacy Threat or Business Model? – Declan Mccullagh, Jay Stanley, Lillie Coney, Molly Wood, Will DeVries
- Juggalos: Rabid Branding, a Case Study – Jenny Benevento
- Coding the Next Chapter of American History – Jennifer Pahlka
More to come soon!