Tag: sxsw

  • South Bye Southwest

    February 22, 2012

    South by Southwest holds a special place in my heart.

  • SXSW: Browser War Panel

    March 10, 2008

    Browser War Panel Brendan Eich – Mozilla Chris Wilson – Microsoft Charles McCarthie-Nevile – Opera First point: Where is Apple? They wouldn’t send anyone to this panel. Question to Chris, What is Microsoft’s message, especially considering Silverlight is proprietary? Silverlight isn’t what he’s representing, but Silverlight is still part of the web, much like Flash.... Read More

  • SXSW: A Critical Look At OpenID

    March 10, 2008

    Arguably one of the more interesting panels here at SXSW, A Critical Look at OpenID gave people the chance to ask a lot of question that as a non-developer I found relevant. The panel opened with a helpful comparison of OpenID to email. Your email address tells people something about you. (@gmail.com tells people you... Read More

  • SXSW: The Zuckerberg Interview Fiasco

    March 10, 2008

    I really wanted to see Anil’s presentation on Designing for Freedom. I had heard that Mark Zuckerberg’s speaking skills were lacking, and Anil had recently won Battle Decks. But since my wife has been a Facebook junkie since it’s near-inception, I thought we’d go and give her something interesting to tell her friend’s about. Boy,... Read More

  • SXSW: Day 2

    March 10, 2008

    Kick ‘08 The day started out well with Kick ‘08. (It didn’t hurt that we crashed early the night before.) About 150 people showed up in Palm Park, and almost everyone played. True to Anil’s word, no one was picked last. Team 1 picked some odd name and Team 2 (my team) stuck with ‘Team... Read More

  • SXSW: Prologue

    March 7, 2008

    Well, if I could boil the last few days down into a word: DELAYED. Our flight was rerouted from Dallas to Louisiana, where we had to spend the night because of a ice storm. We finally made it to Dallas, but we missed the new connecting flight they scheduled for us. Finally got there, only... Read More

  • SXSW: Day 1

    March 7, 2008

    We started off the conference several hours late, so there’s not a whole lot to talk about so far. I’ll just make a few observations: Texas is not as warm as you think. Bring a jacket next time. WAFFLEHOUSE! With a burnt out letter on the sign! We Northerners are deprived. Get a room near... Read More