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SXSW® InteractiveWhat can we say? You came, and you brought it. We want to thank each and every one of you for helping to make SXSW® Interactive 2010 one of our best years ever. The panels, the parties, the 13th Annual Web Awards, the ScreenBurn at SXSW® Arcade, the Film and Interactive Trade Show and Exhibition, and Microsoft BizSpark Accelerator at SXSW® would not have been the same without you. Looking forward to next year’s Interactive event coming March 11-15, 2011.

The Latest Bits & Bytes from SXSW® Interactive

SXSW on YouTube: On the Road with Joel Bush

In the months leading up to the 2010 event, the SXSW Interactive team traveled around the country hosting a series of networking mixers. Ingrid Vanderveldt, host of On the Road with iV, and Lyn Graft, founder of LG Pictures, came along for the ride to talk with SXSW alumni and some first time SXSW speakers about SXSW means to them.

In this installment Ingrid talks with Joel Bush, founder of Amplifier.com about his 2010 SXSW Interactive session "Merch: The Other White Meat Of Monetization". Click here to catch the full audio podcast.

SXSW Alumni News: Eliot Van Buskirk, Gowalla / Foursquare & Trish Bendix

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SXSW Alumni News includes tech industry leaders who contributed their expertise to the 2010 SXSW Interactive Festival and officially participating new media companies. Make face-to-face connections with decision-makers, leading-edge adopters and trend-setters at the 2011 SXSW Interactive Festival, scheduled March 11-15 in Austin, Texas.

PanelPicker Cheat Sheet: We Heart Web Design Proposals

claudiofox_webfonts_smaller.jpgThe 2011 SXSW Interactive Festival will cover topics ranging from new wireless technologies to cutting-edge solutions for 21st century transportation needs. But within this broad offering of programming, innovative design strategies remain one of the most important concerns for the core community of digital creatives who attend this annual gathering. To this end, we would like to see even more design-related proposals for the PanelPicker. And, please don't delay any longer in sending us your idea. Friday, July 9 is the last day we will be accepting proposals for the 2011 event.

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2010 Recap Issue of SXSWorld Now Online

SXSWorld_May_cover.gifBe sure to check out the online edition of the recent issue of SXSWorld, the official in-house publication for all things South by Southwest. In addition to tons of photos, event recaps and business-related news, this issue also includes Molly Steenson's brilliant essay on how SXSW Interactive has changed (and how it has remained the same) over the last decade.

Interactive Podcasts: Doing it Wrong: Recently Possible Technology

IA-Podcast-Icon-2010.jpgLike ninjas battling on stage, Bre Pettis and Tal Chalzin will volley projects demonstrations back and forth. From guitar player robots to machines that vomit plastic skulls, the presentation will include a mix of projects they've worked on and that have been worked on at the GarageGeeks, NYCResistor and beyond. This presentation will both thrill and repulse you with the possibilities that have recently emerged in the diy hacker technology space.

SXSW Alumni News: Erik Qualman, Kaiser Kuo, Sam Altman

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SXSW Alumni News includes tech industry leaders who contributed their expertise to the 2010 SXSW Interactive Festival and officially participating new media companies. Make face-to-face connections with decision-makers, leading-edge adopters and trend-setters at the 2011 SXSW Interactive Festival, scheduled March 11-15 in Austin, Texas.

Interactive Podcasts: Mobile Commerce

IA-Podcast-Icon-2010.jpgThe Future of Money is Mobile: the wallet you carry in your pocket today will be in the could tomorrow, and you'll use your mobile phone to access it. Join Francesco Rovetta, director of business development for PayPal Mobile, on Tuesday, March 16th at 5pm in Ballroom F for a workshop on the Future of Money. Francesco will help unlock the tools you need to stay ahead of the m-commerce curve. #mobilecommerce

Interactive Podcasts: CSS Framework Shootout

IA-Podcast-Icon-2010.jpgMany CSS Frameworks have been introduced in recent years, some are now quite popular. The advantages (fast development, cross-browser compatibility, table-less design, etc.) are exciting, but the disadvantages (bloat, lack of flexibility, lack of what is already available in css) are equally compelling. Framework authors discuss the similarities and differences.

Creativity is the Bottom Line for PanelPicker Success

BengalOri_MemoryMattersHowDosmaller.jpgHow do you distinguish your PanelPicker proposal from the hundreds of other ideas that we will receive for the 2011 SXSW Interactive Festival? The most important advice that we can offer is to be creative and be original. For instance, proposals that demonstrate new media solutions to old-school business practices are both thought-provoking and practical. Likewise, programming ideas that compare current technological thinking with past historical movements also tend to catch the eye of PanelPicker voters. Keep in mind, SXSW Interactive is all about creative / innovative / out-of-the-box thinking -- so ideas that reflect that mindset are the ticket to success. For more tips on what makes for a great PanelPicker proposal, please take a few minutes to read the ever-helpful FAQ.

Photo of "Memory Matters! How Do Elephants Do It?" by Ori Bengal

SXSW on YouTube: On the Road with Casey Caplowe

In the months leading up to the 2010 event, the SXSW Interactive team traveled around the country hosting a series of networking mixers. Ingrid Vanderveldt, host of On the Road with iV, and Lyn Graft, founder of LG Pictures, came along for the ride to talk with SXSW alumni and some first time SXSW speakers about SXSW means to them.

Ingrid talks with Casey Caplowe, Founder of GOOD Magazine in Los Angeles about his first time speaking at SXSW Interactive. Click here to listen to the full audio podcast of Casey's 2010 session "Interactive Infographics".