Well, we couldn’t all make it to Austin this month for the rush and excitement that is South By Southwest (SXSW). But that doesn’t mean we have to miss out on all the lessons and ideas that were exchanged last week in the lone star state.
While SXSW is a big music and film scene, it is also a breeding ground for innovation. The full festival is divided into three parts, Music + Film + Interactive, with the latter described as:
An incubator of cutting-edge technologies, the SXSW® Interactive Festival brings together the world’s most creative web developers, designers, bloggers, wireless innovators, content producers, programmers, widget inventors and new media entrepreneurs. Five days of captivating keynote presentations and provocative panel sessions provide hands-on training as well as big-picture analysis of the future of this industry.
Luckily for those of us that were elsewhere in the world (Appleton Tower, anyone?), we can eavesdrop on the speeches that were given and some of the lessons that were imparted. Scott Allison, Scottish entrepreneur and active startup community member, made the journey out west and managed to blog surprisingly thoroughly along the way!
So take the opportunity to learn vicariously, stop thinking about the sunshine and steaks across the pond, and check out some of Scott’s posts from the last week.
- Joi Ito presentation
- Clay Shirky presentation on sharing, human nature and the Internet
- Panel: Seed Accelerators
- Fringe event: Lean Startups with Dave McClure and Eric Ries
- Keynote Interview with Evan Williams, CEO, Twitter
- Keynote Interview with Daniel Ek, CEO, Spotify
- Panel: Getting your company funded
- Book reading: Jason Fried of 37signals on their new book: REWORK
- Wrapping up at SXSWi 2010
Thanks for the rigorous blogging Scott, and welcome back!