Hello, my name is Caleb Wilson. You definitely have no idea who I am. That’s okay, because for the next week, I will be filling up your Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram feeds with pictures, videos, and updates from the South by Southwest Interactive Festival (SXSW Interactive). Soon, you’ll know more than you could possibly want to know to about me and my little adventure.
Quickly, for those who don’t know, SXSW is a set of conferences and festivals, held annually, focused on music, film, and interactive technology. SXSW Interactive hosts a number of varied topics, covering Marketing, Design, Education, Startups, Health, Career Development, and so much more. In fact, looking at the lineup of speakers and topics is all at once exciting and terrible because I want to see them all and tough choices will have to be made.
Aside from the great topics, presentations, and panels at SXSW, the festival also brings some insanely noteworthy guests. This year is no exception. I was giddy over the announcement that both Anthony Bourdain (“Kitchen Confidential” author and host of “Parts Unknown”) and Star Wars: The Force Awakens director, J.J. Abrams will be speaking. Not only that, but apparently President Obama will be stopping by to talk about civic engagement… No big deal.
Anyway, the point of this post is to let you know what’s ahead. I’m going to keep you up on all the things I see and do at this one-of-a-kind and totally-exhausting-but-totally-worth-it experience.
Here’s where you can find me: