For the uninitiated, South by Southwest (SXSW) is an annual set of film, music, and digital media festivals and conferences that take place every spring in Austin.
Since 1987, the festival has help launched the careers of promising young musicians, film stars, and more recently, the hottest internet businesses. For example, Twitter, a virtual unknown a few years back, caught fire at the festival in 2007. The social media success at SXSW continued when Foursquare publicly launched there in 2009.
This year marks SXSW's 25th Anniversary and it is sure to be a blast. Over 100,000 attendees are expected to participate in this year’s festivities between March 11-20. You can get more details at the official website.
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