Congratulations! If you are reading this that means you have made it to hump day, and only have a couple more days until it is time for the weekend! Not only does this Friday mark the first day of Spring Break, at least for some of us, it is also the first day of South by Southwest here in Austin. SXSW is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and it is sure to be a good one! This year is especially exciting because I finally get to see what all the hub bub is about. I have always only heard of the festival/conference, whatever you want to call it, but have never actually gone.
For those of you who have never heard of the festival, what was once simply a music festival has become so much more. Although it still remains a film festival, South by Southwest has taken on other traits such as a film festival and online business haven. As the infographic below shows you, the SXSW consists of nine days of industry conferences and films, six days of trade shows, and five nights of music. This being my first year I want to make sure that I am at everywhere I can possibly be. In order to be as prepared as possible I have gone over the schedule, which can be found here, over and over again. With talks ranging from marketing to the Hispanic community to “How the Government can learn from Amazon” this South by Southwest festival is sure to be a fun and interesting one. [via]