South by Southwest 2008 - Corporate Semantics
SxSW Interactive is still quite a while away but I always find myself getting a bit excited once the new season is upon us, which is usually signified by the redesign of the SxSW website and the first couple of newsletters from Austin hyping up next years plans.
With the new website comes the new version of the panel picker, which was introduced last year to give the public a chance to have their voice and vote on what topics and panels sound interesting and should be voted in to create next years line-up of panels.
The new panel picker is more intuitive and a lot more polished than last year. Lindsey Simon has done a great job and when I get a decent chance to sit down and start reading all of the entries I will get my votes in and throw some of the good ideas up here for discussion.
Standardzilla has proposed a panel this year called Corporate Semantics which is based on an article I wrote for Digital Web a couple of months ago. I think this article is a great starting point on standards in the mainstream and it would make for an interesting panel.
If you like the idea for this panel, feel free to vote or comment on the idea as it would be great to hear feedback and ultimately end up presenting again at SxSW next year. I think you have to sign up first… but it’s a pretty quick process.
If the panel doesn’t make it it, well we still don’t lose out really. Great panels, free booze-ups and the most-hyped geek event of the year… what more could we ask for?