Careers - Office Life
 Enjoying The Final Product
Office Life
Enjoying The Final Product
It takes a lot of work to put together a music festival, and one of Melissa’s favorite things to do when its all done is pop in and listen to some of the speakers and panels. According to Melissa, enjoying the festival alongside the registrants and attendees is extremely satisfying—and makes all the season’s work totally worthwhile to see it come together.
Careers - What Melissa Does
 Music Conference Panels Chief
What Melissa Does
Music Conference Panels Chief
Melissa usually gets into the office around 10:00 AM, and she spends the day with her team, organizing programming for SXSW’s music festival. As the Chief, Melissa manages a laundry list of different festival tasks ranging from reviewing submissions for potential conference panels in Panel Picker to finalizing last minute details with chosen panelists and speakers before the big event.
 
 
“I’ve gotten to meet some really great people that I never in a million years would have dreamed that I would meet. Sixteen-year-old me would be super excited to know that this is where I ended up.”
 
“I’ve gotten to meet some really great people that I never in a million years would have dreamed that I would meet. Sixteen-year-old me would be super excited to know that this is where I ended up.”
 
 
“I feel like the culture here at SXSW is one of creativity. You’re expected to come up with fresh ideas, and then you’re allowed to run with them.”
 
“I feel like the culture here at SXSW is one of creativity. You’re expected to come up with fresh ideas, and then you’re allowed to run with them.”