Networking moshpit. Day after day, buisness card after business card, your contacts pile up in the interactive conference. The frogdesign party is the first night and is filled with the best dressed conference goers. The EFF party is the most political and somehow sercious in spite of all the fun had by all. Dorkbot is geeks and nerds and robots. If you want to party with robots this is the event for you. Then you have the actual conference with more information about web 2.0, the death of the book, and there are several panels about online communities like this one. I hope others will review the film and music conferences. SXSW is a very ecucational place to max out.
in Austin, TX