Yesterday, we had our first day at SXSW Interactive. Each of us had preselected the web/interactive panels that seemd most interesting to us based on the short descriptions listed on the site. Scott seemed to have found several good/great panels that he found interesting, entertaining, and educational. I was a little disappointed with our first day as most of the panels that I attended either were not very informative or the panelists speaking spent more time plugging their products and very little time actually educating the audience or sharing what they learned during the development of their application/site.
At the end of the day, we realized that this year’s South by Southwest conference is not just about intensive learning sessions and the latest web technologies, but for us as a development team, is more about a renewed excitement and motivation about our own work and current projects. In addition, SXSW seems to be an affirmation that we are doing things right or making effective decisions with respect to most of the successful businesses or applications development companies speaking.