Almost SXSW

SXSW Interactive officially begins tomorrow. I met with Ryan and Damon this afternoon to discuss the design for a project at work, eat lots of food, and finish round 2 of my effort to convince Ryan that fixed-width layouts are usually a bad thing. Light rain fell as we made the short walk over to the convention center with Sam Ruby, who has a session on Wikis this Sunday. Lane Becker is also on the panel, so it should be an interesting one. (At least I think they are on the panel. The PDF schedules don’t list either one of them.)

Other sessions that look good:

  • Democracy in Action: MoveOn.org
  • Joe Trippi presentation
  • Weblogs and Emergent Democracy
  • Replacing Billboard, Bestseller Lists and Editors with Robots: Paul Bausch, Cameron Marlow, Erik Benson (Amazon)
  • Hi-Fi Design with CSS: Doug Bowman, Dan Cederholm, Dave Shea, Chris Schmitt
  • The Frontiers of User Experience: Jeffrey Veen
  • Ridiculously Easy Group Forming: Adam Weinroth (Easyjournal), Tantek, David Sifry, Pete Kaminski, Sam Ruby
  • The Three Little Things: Jason Fried