I’ve never been to SXSW Interactive in Austin, Texas and I was hoping to go this year but two other designers from work were chosen instead of me this year. There are no hard feelings, both of them are friends of mine, but I would have loved to go. There is just so much stuff that goes on over the span of the conference that I would benefit from knowledge-wise and of-course it’s a lot of fun as well. I think one of the great things is meeting new people and other designers. Social networking is on the rise and the more people you know in the world the better off you are in your career because you have more people you can learn from and there is a lot of exchanging of ideas at this conference.