Last night Haney, Nix and I hit the streets of downtown Austin for the first night of sanctioned SXSW events. The first one, a cocktail mixer at Lucky Lounge was way too crowded by the time we got down there so we opted for a delcious meal of noodles & dim sum at Noodle-ism. After dinner we headed over to the frogdesign office for the Official Opening Party. It was a great event with free beer, dancers, projected motion graphics by a slew of great artists including renascent and music by Grupo Fantasma. After that party we headed over to the AMODA Digital Showcase for some interactive art and electronic beats. Unfortunately due to my current distaste for the nightlife I split before SmashTV hit the stage.
I got up early this morning and then attended Eric Meyer's panel on Emergent Semantics, the first of three panels all dealing with code. Following that was More HiFi Design with CSS and then Tantek Celik's very informative The Elements of Meaningful XHTML.
Right now I'm feeling really bushed from all the mental activity and I think I'm going to grab some dinner and then head back to the hotel to parse all of my notes so far and rest up for tomorrow. I promise to wake up early and post ALL of my notes that I've collected so far.