SXSW is celebrating its 25th year and has grown into the largest convention and conference of its kind. South by Southwest (SXSW) is a set of film, interactive and music festivals and conferences centered on the downtown Austin Convention Center, Texas that take place every spring.
The truth is that the people who can effectively work at SXSW are the people who benefit the most from the conference. … This post outlines five basic things that you can do to actually get things done amidst the insanity. — Mark Gilbreath of Mashable in HOW TO: Actually Get Something Done At SXSW
WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg, a former Texan now residing in San Francisco is one of PC World’s Top 50 People on the Web, Inc. com’s 30 under 30, and Business Week’s 25 Most Influential People on the Web. In case you missed it live or didn’t follow the streams, here is a twitter summary in the future of WordPress in 15 Tweets or less from those in attendance when Matt Mullenweg wrapped up his SXSW panel discussion on the future of WordPress.
Mullenweg also comes across as incredibly attuned to the needs of his customers. He consistently mentioned that WordPress upgrades were in response to ‘requests from you guys’ – meaning, the folks in the audience who used his product. … And Mullenweg seemed very serious about keeping ads on WordPress to a minimum, mostly because he thinks it will keep his customers happy. — Serve the Customer and Win
Matt Mullenweg founded WordPress to “democratize publishing for the world.” In his interview with “This is Us!”, on Nov 11, 2010 Matt explains the community-focused business philosophy behind the amazing success of WordPress. Enjoy the video.
In additon, there have been several announcements of interest from WordPress.com. If you haven’t become aware of them yet check them out.
How is WordPress.com made?
WordPress Takes SXSW
VideoPress now on iPhone, iPad, and HTML5 browsers
Boost your self-hosted WordPress with Jetpack
Guided Transfers to .org
The WordPress Foundation an official co-host of the WordPress meet-up of SXSW. WordPress Party at SXSW 2011. Don’t you wish you were there?