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Written by Megan Simpson | February 18, 2015

2015 SXSW Interactive Session Spotlight: Need for Speed – Optimizing the User Experience

James Christie has been giving variations of his talk, Need for Speed: Optimizing the User Experience for four years. Beginning his career in an earlier era (pre-2000), Christie was accustomed to counting kilobytes so that users could access his websites on their 28k modems. He’s worn nearly every...

Find V2V at SXSW in Austin for Special Activations and Offers

SXSW's Las Vegas-based event, SXSW V2V, spreads the entrepreneurial spirit at SXSW in Austin. Meet the friendly faces of the SXSW V2V team at a number of activations throughout the conference.

  1. Attend our Meet Up on Monday, March 16 from 3:30–4:30pm in the JW Marriott Room 504.
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Written by Megan Simpson | February 18, 2015

2015 SXSW Interactive Session Spotlight: From Digital Sharecropping to Data Emancipation

SXSW veteran Laurie Frick has put together a curious team – a data artist who uses enormous amounts of self-tracking data for her hand-built art installations; a policy maker who has testified before congress and recently published a book about how to rethink legislation for data privacy; a futurist...

A Wide Variety of Compelling Sessions Featured at SXSW's Convergence Programming

SXSW Convergence Programming kicks off Friday, March 13. Throughout the following five days, badgeholders of any kind can step out of their area of interest and engage with other badge types for programming that lies at the intersection of Interactive, Film and Music. The programming is highlighted by ...

Written by Sonja Silkey | February 17, 2015

SXSW Interactive Featured Session Speaker: Don Tapscott

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 Don Tapscott. At SXSW, catch his session Reality Check: 20 Years of the Digital Economy on Monday, March 16th at 12:30pm at the...

Written by Sarah Garcia | February 17, 2015

SouthBites & Williams-Sonoma Present a Culinary Crossroads with Sean Brock, Paul Qui & Nathan Myhrvold

In our ongoing mission to connect like-minded people with a hunger for innovation, SXSW is venturing into the world of food with SouthBites. As part of this three-day-long program, we’re thrilled to announce the SouthBites dinner, produced in partnership with our friends at Williams-Sonoma....

Written by Sonja Silkey | February 17, 2015

Startup Village Ping Pong Tournament on Friday, March 13th

The fourth annual Ping Pong Tournament is returning to Startup Village! The fierce competitors of the previous years are welcoming and accepting all new challengers. The Tournament embraces and encourages all kinds: professional pongers, novice players, and pure enthusiasts.

So, how do you become apart of this fabulous tradition?...