Among other things, SXSW is a celebration of where we are going. Be it art, music, technology, the environment, education ... the people at SXSW tend to have their finger on the pulse of those things that are changing the way the world works, plays and interacts.
Perhaps you don't need an app to help you regret Sizzler or your other guilty pleasure. If you're a foursquare user who wants some gentle encouragement to check in to healthy venues, there's a new app to check out. But unless you spend a lot of time at parks and gyms, be prepared to be a bit discouraged.
Telephony platform Twilio has a long running developer contest, giving Netbooks and Twilio credit to the winners. Recently it had a special contest, in which the winners could meet with Union Square Ventures partners for lunch. The winner of the contest is Asthmapolis, a site that helps track, manage and research asthma.