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South by Southwest Interactive 2009

March 13, 2009ByDave Morin

Today we have a crew of Facebookers headed to the live music capital of the world - Austin, Texas - for South by Southwest Interactive 2009. We look forward to this event every year because of the diversity of the crowd it draws. No other conference in the world brings together the best of the Internet with the best of music, film, and design culture. Developers and rock stars alike roam the streets of Austin, connect and share new ideas, and code the nights away in search of building a more open and social Web. It is truly a cultural experience for the digital citizen.

Earlier this week, we released the scheduled of Facebook-related speakers and events. If you missed it, be sure to check it out here.

On Saturday, I'll be delivering a keynote speech at 11:30 AM called "The Search for a More Social Web." As we look out across the history of Facebook Platform and into 2009 and beyond, we are pushing the boundaries of openness on the Internet by continuing to push the Web (and the world) to be more open and social. This year, we've got a lot of amazing things to talk about. And even some great new announcements that we think you'll love.

On Sunday, we've got a packed schedule starting with a full Facebook Developer Garage featuring guest speakers from Playfish,, Causes, and more.

Sunday night, I am excited to announce that two amazingly talented musicians are joining us to rock the annual exclusive Facebook friends.get Party.

First on the stage will be a newcomer to the music scene, LIGHTS. She fuses electronica based pop, rock and new wave sounds with mellifluous vocals that combine for a unique listening experience. She just finished integrating Facebook Connect into her site, so not only is she innovating in the music world but she's making it happen on the Web, too. We think she's going to rock.

Second, we couldn't be more excited to have Flosstradamus headlining the party. They've been making waves and packing clubs around the world with their unique style and focus on making people dance. They are sure to put on quite the show.

Lastly, this year we'll be cruising the streets of Austin with Flip Cams looking to tell your story. And asking one question: How are you making the Web a more social place? So, if you see any of us from Facebook, stop by and give us a shout. We'll post your story to the all-new Facebook Platform Profile for the entire Facebook community to see.

See you in Austin!