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SxSW Chronicles 1

Saturday, March 10th, 2007

I got into Austin yesterday afternoon and have barely stopped since then. Geek Spring Break is in full action.

After checking into my hotel and picking up my badge I hit up the How to Rock SxSW panel. Despite finishing a bottle of Jack Daniels on stage (or maybe “because of”) the panel was fun. Not sure how much I learned, since I’m friends with most of the panelists.

On the party circuit last night, I hit up Break Bread with Brad. It moved to Buffalo Billiards this year (which is huge, by the way) and was a good time. Got to see a bunch of people that I hadn’t seen since this time last year.

Apparently I had a lot to drink last night (no surprises there), because this morning was a bit rough. Today’s panel action was not bad. I made it to “Under 18: Blogs, Wikis and Online Social Networks for Youth“, “Grids Are Good and How to Design with Them“, “Ruining the User Experience: When JavaScript and Ajax Go Bad” and Ghost in the Machine: Spirituality Online.

I’ve enjoyed the panels because I’ve been listening to topics that I’m not an expert on. I recommend that strategy to anyone.