I’m halfway‐listening to the Craig Newmark keynote, halfway‐coding my Ruby/MediaWiki/TextMate pipe dream. It’s not that the interview is boring — far from it — but these sessions have been more abstract than concrete, for the most part, and I need to ground myself every once in a while. Couldn’t SXSW do a handful of coding sessions, organized by language, wherein experts train novices and everyone learns something practical that they didn’t know before?
Sounds like you would have liked BarCampAustin. If we do something similar (which we’re planning to, at least), you’ll have to come ;)