SXSW Interactive '06 was a really happening time with loads of great speakers and panels (but you already knew that). There were lots of opportunities to hang out and meet new people folks making things happen on the web. I'm guessing many more will make the trek to Austin this year after favorable reviews and what's sure to be an even hotter year for web startups - post GooTube and all.
So, just after Christmas we'll roll into a new season with CES, followed by a will-rock Macworld, and then the SXSW party in SF. Thanks to Brian for the heads up on the SF party and congrats to him for having his panel selected: "ValleySpeak for the Rest of Us: Developing Apps Outside InternetVille." (all panels here)
March 9th feels like soon. The 2007 sessions are stacked deep with great speakers, designers, bloggers, and of course web app haXors.
SXSW is getting rolling early with events in Chicago, Austin, SF, and NYC. The San Francisco party is sure to have a full house. Now would be a great time to have that SF "landing pad" I advocate in order. Failing that coming together, I need to find a place to stay!
2006 marked the first-ever SXSW / Western Connections reception in San Francisco. We are back for a second go-round in 2007. Join the SXSW Interactive crew on Monday, January 15 as we network with some of the most interesting and most creative geeks in the Bay Area. Time and location of event to be announced shortly. If you are a San Francisco-based geek and you'd like an invite to this event, email inter at sxsw dot com.