SXSW Interactive 2009 – Day 4

After some awful weather in Austin, we eventually had some real Texan weather on day 4, so it was hard to be indoors for the following panels, but well worth it:

  • 11:30 AM Browser Wars III: The Platform Wins (Arun Ranganathan – Mozilla, Chris Wilson – Microsoft, Brendan Eich – Mozilla Foundation, Charles McCathieNevile – Opera Software, Darin Fisher – Google)
  • 02:00 PM Quitter: How to Leave Your Perfectly Good Job (Bryan Mason – Small Batch Inc, Ryan Freitas – Freitas OmniMedia, Christopher Sacca – lowercase capital, Laura Mayes – Kirtsy)
  • 03:30 PM No Web Professional Left Behind: Educating the Next Generation (Aarron Walter – The Web Standards Project, Stephanie Troeth –, Chris Mills – Opera Software, Leon Adkison – Taylor University)
  • 05:00 PM 2009 WaSP Annual Meeting (Derek Featherstone – Further Ahead, Aaron Gustafson – Easy! Designs LLC, Glenda Sims – University of Texas at Austin, Stephanie Sullivan – W3Conversions, Henny Swan – Opera)

The broser wars panel didn’t really hold any new info but it was interesting and entertaining nevertheless. As usual Apple wasn’t there. Shame on you!

The highlights of day 4 were the two afternoon panels with WaSP members and of course the official launch of WaSP InterAct (originally called WaSP Curriculum Framework), a framework for educators, teaching web standards. If you teach web standards or would like to get involved, WaSP InterAct is the place to go. Another great resource is the Opera Web Standards Curriculum that Chris Mills put together with the help of many great developers.

Peter and I ended the day with a few beers at the Great British Booze-up.