Sxsw called as south by southwest is the annual film/music/interactive conference conducted every march at Austin, Texas. The most popular part Is sxsw interactive conference which drews over huge techies at one place. The conference was a platform for startups and techies to showcase their new services to the world. Although started in 1987 the sxsw interactive conference grew large every year and now it seems the biggest tech event.
popular social network twitter was made popular After evan williams announced it on sxsw 2007. location based service foursquare was launched at sxsw 2009 and now used by everyone. The potential importance of sxsw is that it determines which startup will rule the web. This is because 14,000 attendees queued up texas last year. This year conference is bundled with many new technology start ups showcasing at sxsw interactive.See the full list of events scheduled [here]
Some of the tech startups to be noted in for 2011 are Group me,geoloqi,yobango,liquid space etc.Knowing the popularity Apple decided to open up a temporary retail outlet in Austin to increase the ipad2 sale.
Lets watch the trend-setting application/service to be emerged this year at sxsw.