Tuesday, March 4, 2008

The Plan

What ever shall I do with my valuable SXSW time next week? So many panels to choose from, and, sheepishly, I don't want to be alone for them all! Leaving some buffer time to visit panels with other "Southby" visiting classmates, here's my tentative list:

10:00 a.m. - Scope Creep and Other Villains - Fun is sure to ensue while likening the perils of web design to villains and learning how to be a virtual superhero. While I'm no web designer yet, I think this will help me learn some cool digital super powers for future attacks.

11:30 a.m. - Sponsored Panel: Responsible Web Design - Again, not a web designer (yet), but it's interesting to me how the "bare minimun" when making websites is no longer working. I think a lot of TV news websites could learn a lot from this panel - as I intend to

1:oo p.m. - Find some food somewhere?

2:00 p.m. - Keynote Interview with Mark Zuckerberg - No need to explain this one

3:00 p.m. - Hang out with Marky Z, throw stuff off the bridge...

3:30 p.m. - Core Conversation: Cooking up Accessible Video for the Web - I am really interested in vlogging and the way videos are diffused on the Net. This seems like it will have a lot of practical information on how to convert certain formats for the Web and make them as pleasing to the user as possible.

5:00 p.m. - Africa 2.0: Affecting Change Using Technology - This one really piques my interests as I think it's fascinating to see technology in other cultures - especially in countries as foreign to me as Africa. This seems like it will be very eye-opening to the world around me and make me think of technology in a more global way.

Well, that's all I've got for Sunday's SXSW Interactive time...I'm sure I'll have more for Tuesday's visit. Can't wait!


anna said...

You're gonna throw stuff from the bridge WITH Mark Z? Wow. Get a photo of that, please. :)

Chris Troutman said...

i can't find your 3 pm panel anywhere on the sxsw schedule.


Hey. I'm playing alittle showcase that is open to everyone at Opal's devine downtown. Check out myspace.com/starboat for more details. thanks!