SXSW Interactive is a great way to really immerse yourself in technology and the people who create it and use it. This year it just is not for me though.
Last year was a one of a kind experience and I enjoyed every minute of it, but after looking through the panel topics and some of the keynotes I decided that this year just was not worth my money or time. I really feel like I can learn just as much about most of this year’s topics by reading and researching on the internet as I could by attending. Kind of disheartening but it’s the truth.
To add to the that, some speakers that I would enjoy listening to just are not on the list of confirmed speakers.
I may be going through Austin during Spring Break, but I highly doubt I will make the stop at SXSW.