SXSW this year, as every year, is really what visitors make out of it. Veterans of SXSW (this year was my third), learn quickly, and painfully that there is no possible way to consume and interact with everything available -- or even a majority of it.
While it's certainly plausible that this represents strong proactive strides by women to be a part of #sxswi, it says little about the ranks of women in business and technology on a merit basis. Something tells me Sheryl Sandberg would agree.
For 3D printing service Shapeways, offering its network of designers the ability to create nearly anything has resulted in everything from a Sad Keanu Reeves figurine to otherworldly, walking, works of art.