SXSW has rounded out to be a wild experience this year, and our Oyster Shuck event with Craftsman and Mongers Market was no exception. Thanks to everybody who came out to enjoy good food and great drink specials in the Texas sun!
We got into app development to make great products, but it can be easy to forget that every great business is actually about one thing: the people that make it possible. SXSW Interactive is always a great time to remind ourselves of that, and there’s no better environment to get excited about another year of tech innovation. (It’s worth the price of admission just for the product demos alone, before you even start tapping into social events like ours and the world-famous speaker panels on offer.)
While last year’s SXSW Interactive had a more hopeful, futurist bent, this year’s panels and discussions often revolved around the very real problems with tech and society. How can tech fix our fractured political climate… without eroding privacy? How can mobile make life easier… without lowering income for traditional career paths? These questions are important to answer, and it was exciting to see developers acknowledge them, discuss them, and come up with real paths forward.
The flight back to Los Angeles after a week in the sun is always bittersweet, but our team can’t wait to get back to work on the products we love building. The Los Angeles app development community is a special thing, and we count ourselves lucky to be a part of it.Tags: Android, android app developer, app developer, app development, app idea, app marketing, Apple, apple app store, iOS, iPhone app developer, itunes app store, mobile, mobile app, mobile app developer, monetization, security, social media, social network, startup strategy, startups, technology, ui design, ux design, venture capital