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Tuesday Jan 27th, 2015

2015 Interactive Innovation Awards Finalists Unveiled

Written by Aurora Blase

The SXSW Interactive Festival prizes creative innovation in the connected world. Previously called the Interactive Awards, the SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards showcases the evolving and broadening scope of the digital industry by reflecting the increasingly multifaceted and diverse ecosystem of platforms, software, apps and devices. Beyond the new name,...

Tuesday Jan 27th, 2015

Lyft CEO Logan Green Will Drive Interactive Keynote Monday, March 16

Written by Todd Hansen

Logan Green, co-founder and CEO of Lyft has a vision to fill the 80 percent of empty seats on the road and ultimately transform the face of transportation around the world. Long fascinated by innovation in transportation, Green grew up in Southern California and spent a lot of his...

Monday Jan 26th, 2015

2015 SXSW Interactive Session Spotlight: An American Coder In Paris

Written by Megan Simpson

San Francisco resident, Niko Felix, is organizing a unique session for SXSW Interactive this year. The solo presentation, featuring speaker Scott Chacon, offers an inside look at what it’s like to be An American Coder in Paris, as the title of the session suggests. Chacon is the co-founder of...

Monday Jan 26th, 2015

SXSW Interactive Featured Session Speaker: Nicole Glaros

Written by Aurora Blase

Featured Sessions at the 2015 SXSW Interactive Festival showcase some of the world’s most innovative thinkers. Today’s installment of the Featured Speaker Feature focuses on Nicole Glaros. At SXSW, catch her session Jedi Mind Tricks for Entrepreneurs session on Friday, March 13th at 3:30 at the Austin Convention...

Monday Jan 26th, 2015

2015 SXSW Interactive Session Spotlight: Latino and Latina Entrepreneur & Startup Meet Up

Written by Megan Simpson

This year on the Session Spotlight blog, we’re featuring the elements of the SXSW Interactive Festival that make for a great event – solo sessions, duos, Core Conversations, Future15s, workshops, panels and, for the first time this year, Meet Ups. Sara Inés Calderón is the organizer of the ...

Monday Jan 26th, 2015

Diversity Meet Ups in Austin Scheduled February 5 and February 12

Written by Hugh Forrest

SXSW Interactive strongly believes in the power of diversity in all its forms. Why? Because we know that more diversity encourages more creativity — and that more creativity encourages more innovation.

For 2015, we are very proud that three of the five Keynote speakers are industry leaders who happen...