For the first time since 2002, I will be attending the South by Southwest Interactive conference (as I like to think of it: the best web conference with the worst web site!).
I am moderating a panel on Sunday morning, currently titled What’s Hot in Web Applications. It currently features folks from three companies–Meebo, Zimbra, and YackPack (when I mentioned this to my girlfriend, she thought I suffered glossolalia.) Unlike Jeff’s similarly-themed “Designing the Next Generation of Web Apps”, I’m focusing on companies that are still pre-acquired and mighty small. I’ve also decided to take a focus on communication/collaboration, which each of my panelist products displays. I’ve also also decided to focus on the whole business — so expect discussions of product design, technology development, and business strategy.
I’m on the lookout for one more product/company, and ideas are welcome. Preferably: companies not in the Bay Area.