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The conference that's been called Geek Spring Break is about to close its PanelPicker, the tool it uses to accept votes from the community. South by Southwest Interactive isn't until March in Austin, but voting closes Friday at midnight. There are a handful of API-related panels, so get your votes in. The community's votes count for 30% of the say in what gets chosen for SXSW 2011.
Facebook has made several recent announcements including the enabling of API error notifications in the Facebook Developer Alerts tool, a new video channel for developers and the first Developers Live event to take place on February 19th.
A new not-for-profit launched by 3scale and API Evangelist aims to help speed up the process of developing APIs by encouraging the sharing of API code and descriptions. Launched at Defrag in Denver Colorado today, API Commons provides an open source-like, Creative Commons-modelled platform for developers to share and reuse API code. Co-Founder Steve Willmott spoke to ProgrammableWeb on the eve of the launch, while his fellow co-founder Kin Lane worked behind-the-scenes to upload some government open data API code examples.