SXSW Interactive 2008, A Massive Geek Convergence in Austin

SXSW 2007

SXSW Interactive 2008 starts next week (March 7-11) and the majority of the geek world that I know will be there. SXSW Interactive runs concurrent with SXSW Film and is followed by SXSW Music. This will be the fourth year I’ve attended the conference. Here are my write-ups and photos from 2005, 2006 and 2007.

Here are some SXSW 2008 resources and information:

SXSW Interactive 2008 – the official website

SXSW Tools – web resources for SXSW attendees

SXSW Baby! – the unofficial SXSW blog

SXSW Videos – the latest videos from SXSW

SXSW Tweeps – a wiki resource for Twitter users at SXSW

SXSW 2008 on BitTorrent – 3.5 GB of free SXSW music

SCHED: SXSW 2008 Scheduler – a great way to schedule your SXSW experience

SXSW 2007

Oh and then there are all the parties and events:

Evening Events at SXSW Interactive – official SXSW Interactive events

SXSW Events & Parties – all events tagged “sxsw” on Upcoming

16bit SXSW Interactive 2008 Party – Laughing Squid is a co-sponsor

BarCamp Austin III – the unconference companion to SXSW

Kick! 2008 – SXSW Interactive’s unofficial, informal kickball kickoff

dorkbot-austin at SXSW – a convergence of art of technology

– Plutopia! Gathering of the Tribes – the annual EFF-Austin event

The Heather Gold Show: Opting Out – Laughing Squid is a co-sponsor

Fray Day 8 – the annual personal storytelling event

The People Powered Party – Moo Cards, Etsy, Timbuk2 and Threadless

The Bigg Digg Shindigg – Digg’s big closing night party

SXSW Web Awards Ceremony

Twitter really had a big impact last year at SXSW and this year it will play an even larger role. I’ll be posting stuff to my Twitter account throughout the week.

photos by Scott Beale