SXSWi Nate Silver Keynote and other thoughts
Posted by shannonclark on March 15, 2009
I am at SXSWi this week. I have gone every year since my first time in 2007 and it is always among the very best tech conferences of the year. My blogging (and for that matter time spent in front of my computer) will be and has been quite light, though on the very plus side, this is both one of the largest tech conferences in the world – scattered throughout a very large conference center – and has some of the fastest and most reliable WIFI I have ever seen at a tech conference – knock on wood but so far I have no problems at all connecting – and once connected have found the speed to be quite good (very high in fact).
At the moment I am listening to Nate Silver talk about his recent history starting the site FiveThirtyEight.com – best quote “If you know you are going to be wrong, keep working on your fucking model”
I hope to ask him a question or two – though I suspect I won’t be alone in trying – my first question – “Will you be changing your site name when the new Representatives from DC & Utah are seated”