As Pastor of Resurrection Online, I found great value in being part of this conference and I hope to be able to return next year. The ideas that were generated during my time there are enough to continue development of Resurrection Online for more than a year. Good stuff.
I chose to watch the keynote speakers at SXSW Interactive from one of the simulcast rooms, which was nice because I was able to hear great talks without the craziness of the actual keynote room. You can find video of all of the keynote speakers at http://sxsw.com/interactive/live. I particularly recommend the talk by Seth Priebatsch – on the second page of videos.
After a week and a half, I finally managed to put up the rest of my notes from SXSW Interactive. I suppose that shorter blogging breaks is indicative of more regular blogging. I have several weeks worth of posts in mind and I hope to be more regular about blogging.
I came to SXSW Interactive 2011 to gain perspectives, discover technology and learn practical steps that will help Resurrection Online fulfill our purpose of building a Christian community where non and nominally religious people are becoming deeply committed Christians. I hope to share some highlights and next steps from the day for Resurrection Online and myself.
I was on the front row for the show and really enjoyed it.
There were a series of comedians that will be on the show that will be on Comedy Central.
The best part was during the final act, John was sitting just off stage and I could see him laugh and respond to the comedian on stage. It seems rare to see a professional comedian laughing along with the rest of the audience. It was fun!
Next Steps for Resurrection Online
Pay careful attention to the updates that we encourage people to make about Resurrection Online
Do not force people to log in or share contact information to worship
Clearly communicate what will be done with information that is received in the attendance form
Audit the Resurrection Online website
Create a vision onesheet for Resurrection Online
Intentionally design a user experience strategy for Resurrection Online
Design game mechanics for Resurrection Online including: Come and Try It – intial engagement; Bring Friends and Play Together – social; Come Back – creating repeat engagement
Next Steps for Me
Intentionally create boundaries for my use of social media and communicate them with friends and family