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Category: SXSW

SXSW: RSS: Not Just for Blogs Anymore

I was hoping to get more out of this panel, especially from the speakers assembled, but they specifically included time (half of that allotted) for audience show and tell. This was ok, but not exactly what I was expecting. Direct from industry leaders to your ears, the newest ideas and developments in the world of […]

SXSW: microformats

I missed this panel at SXSW, but was interested in learning more about microformats. Designed for humans first and machines second, microformats are a set of simple, open data formats built upon existing and widely adopted standards. Instead of throwing away what works today, microformats intend to solve simpler problems first by adapting to current […]

SXSW: Bootstrapping your digital convergence business

The bootstrapping panel was moderated by Bijoy Goswami, founder of Bootstrap Austin, CEO of Aviri, and author of The Human Fabric. The official SXSW description of this panel was: Bootstrap your venture with little to no startup capital like Michael Dell! Learn the rules of bootstrapping from successful bootstrappers in publishing, software and art. One […]

SXSW: the trade show

The trade show at SXSW was a mixed bag for me. Companies with film related services filled the majority of the spots, but there were some interesting companies I spoke with more inclined to my interests and business. The highlights were Stickam (multimedia communication tool for blogs and other web sites), eyespot (edit and combine […]

SXSW: Designing the Next Generation of Web Apps

Designing the next generation of web apps was an attractive panel again for the individual panelists. They included Mena Trott (co-founder and president of Six Apart), George Oates (founding member of the team that built Flickr), Evan Williams (CEO of Odeo), Jeffrey Veen (lead developer of Measure Map), and Eric Rodenbeck (director of Stamen Design). […]

SXSW: Building buzz for your web project

The building buzz panel covered ideas and techniques for increasing the buzz for web projects without spending money on advertising. Here are the notes: – on creating a brand make yourself part of the brand; make yourself, employees, and fans famous need a face or a central figure to the venture myspace is important tool […]