SXSW Interactive 2015 Workshops Were Announced on Monday! Don't Miss Out - Buy a Badge Before Oct. 25!

Written by Nanci Lancaster | Thursday, Oct 23, 2014

On Monday, October 20, we announced over 600 SXSW Interactive sessions for 2015. Amongst these incredible sessions were over 60 workshops, spreading across 10 different themes to offer our registrants a wide variety of new topics and skills to learn. Workshops differ from our other formats with the extended time frames (2.5, 4, or 8 hours long) and smaller audience size to allow for an ideal intimate learning environment. Additionally, signup is required to attend, guaranteeing you a seat ahead of your arrival. Sign up will begin closer to the event, but you can email us to be put on a notification list for when sign-up does go live.

With our next registration deadline coming up this Friday, October 24, what better way to convince your boss to send you to SXSW Interactive than by saving $300 AND being able to attend a vast array of hands-on, in-depth workshops to propel you and your company forward.

See below for a list of the currently accepted workshops for SXSW Interactive 2015, and be sure to purchase an Interactive, Gold, or Platinum badge by 12:00AM CST this Friday, October 24 to save money and attend these sessions this March!

Art, Science, and Inspiration

Making Makers Who (Fearlessly) Make (Lori Kent and Allison Kent-Smith of Smith&Beta)

Branding and Marketing

Adv. Brand and Marketing for Early Stage Companies (Paul Dery, R/GA; Tomas Puig, WP Engine)
Crash Course: Measuring Digital Marketing (Luke Brown, Affinity)
Digital Body Language (Vanessa Van Edwards, Science of People)
Mandatory Skill For the Future: Information Design (Jason Lankow, Visage)
Real Lessons in Working With Influencers (Tara Hunt, MSLGROUP)
Rehearsing a Crisis Breaking on Social Media (Kate Hartley, Polpeo)
Startup Marketing and Growth Hacking on a Budget (Ashley McGregor Dey, Indiegogo; Antony McGregor Dey, Pagelines)
The Skinny on Sonic Logos (& Why You Need One NOW) (Cheryl Engelhardt, CBE Music LLC)
What Marketers Don’t Understand About Big Data (Michael Wu, Lithium)
Why Editorial Calendars Make Your Content Suck (Ben Grossman, Jack Morton Worldwide)

Content and Distribution

Content to Captivate: A Hands-On Writing Workshop (Jean Tang, MarketSmiths)
Web Content Publishing with Drupal Eight (Doug Vann, Synaptic Blue)

Design and Development

Build Right - Frontend Testing (Rob Tarr and Ryan Cromwell of Sparkbox)
Building Location-Aware Apps Using Open Source (Chuck Greb, Mapzen; Matthew Smollinger, Skaffl)
"BYOC" With A Pocket Full Of WebSockets (Robert Tuttle, frog)
Collaborative Sketching: Jumpstart Your Design! (Robert Stribley, Razorfish)
Creative Listening (Anna Silverstein and Nili Metuki of IDEO)
Decoding Design Feedback & Avoiding UX Quagmires (Doug Hopkins, Isobar US)
Inclusive AppRoom: Viewing Apps Through Disability (Hannah Rosenthal, Teaching2gether; Cristen Carson Reat, BridgingApps/Easeter Seals Houston)
Information Architecture Essentials (Andrew Hinton, The Understanding Group; Jorge Arango, Futuredraft)
Intro to Ruby on Rails (Brian Fountain, General
Large Drupal Site Builds (Robert Ristroph, Acquia)
Learn To Program: Your First Lines of Code (Mark Lassoff, LearnToProgram Media)
Making the Future - 3D Printing Workshop (Wendy W Fok, Harvard GSD/WE-DESIGNS, LLC)
Modern Web Accessibility Workshop (Patrick Fox, Razorfish)
Pragmatic Security and Rugged DevOps Workshop (James Wickett, Signal Sciences)
Rapid On-Boarding; Building Password-less Apps (Tom Langridge and Derek Labian of MediaFire, Inc.)
ScaaS & Other Lies: Hacking Big Data on the Web (Matthew Hanlon and Rion Dooley of Texas Advanced Computing Center)
Shredding Wires With Rapid UX Prototyping (Kyle Outlaw, Razorfish)
Sketchnoting 101 (Kate Hayward, Cool Geni)
The More You Node (Chase Moody, Mutual Mobile)
What's Before Mobile First? (Ken Tabor, Sabre)


Interactive Narratives in Open Game Worlds (Joris Dormans, Ludomotion; Karel Millenaar, FourceLabs)

Global Impact and Policy

Cause Video & the Race to Measure Emotional Impact (Marcia Stepanek, New York University; Jefferson Graham, USA Today)
Hackathon for Social Good (Jason Ulaszek, UX for Good; Carolyn Chandler, ADMCi School for Digital Craftsmanship)
Hands On: Inclusion, Accountability & Empowerment (Shireen Mitchell, Women's Media Center; Ivan Boothe,
Take a Shot: Injecting Tech into Your NPO Mission (Martin Dugas, Ronald McDonald House of Northern Alberta; Ann Jerome, The American Heart Association/The American Stroke Association)

Intelligent Future

Analyzing Big Enterprise Graph Data with Spark (Patrick White, Synata)
Data Science Without Data Scientist (Etienne Bernard and Taliesin of Wolfram Research)
Designing Your Future with the Connected Car (Cobie Everdell and Diny Huang of frog)

Social and Privacy

Cyber-Insecurity: You’re Not As Safe As You Think (Harriet Pellereau and Amadeus Stevenson of Decoded)
Google Analytics Hacks to Track (Almost) Anything (Dylan Spencer, Huge)
NASA’s Giant Step in Social Media (Veronica McGregor, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory; Rodney Mason, parago)
Privacy-By-Design Bootcamp for Startups (Meena Harris and Elizabeth Canter of Covington & Burling LLP)
Speed Sharing (Amanda Michel and Amy Webb of Spark Camp)

Startup Village and Business

eXtreme Agile Build Party (JJ Sutherland and Joe Justice of Scrum, Inc.)
Fixing Fractured User Experiences (Ben McConnell and Sam Eder of PwC)
Is your eCommerce Product Optimised? (Richard Bowden, William Grant & Sons; Jim Emerson, Expedia, Inc.)
#LeanInvention: Idea to Product Launch in 4 Hours! (Luemara Wagner and Conley Giles of The School of Invention, Ltd.)

Work and Career

Applied Improv: Change The Way You Look at Work (Rachel Madorsky and Michael Jastroch of ColdTowne Theater)
Boost Brain + Body @ Work With Yoga Means Business (Jen Kluczkowski, Yoga Means Business)
Creativity on Demand: Ideas When You Need Them (Anne Manning, Drumcircle; Belle Frank, Y&R)
Decoding SXSW: Your Guide to Technology (John Ridpath and Amadeus Stevenson of Decoded)
Great Teams: What They Are & How 2 Transform Yours (Katie Christy and Tony Burgess, Task Force 144)
How to Take a Big Trip: Plan Your Own Gap Year (Kristin Zibell, Take Your Big Trip)
Pixel Perfect: Strategies for Overcoming Perfection (J. Schuh, Toons-N-Design)
Successful Requirements Gathering (Jordan Hirsch, Phase2)
The Future of Work: OfficeADD, Focus, GTD, Nirvana (Edward Shenderovich, Kite Ventures; Amol Sarva, Knotable)
The Results Curve: Focus, Collaborate, Play! (Pierre Khawand, People-OnTheGo)
Transformational Design for Social Good (Christine Outram, Deutsch LA; Daniel Rosenberg, TXD Lab)

Please feel free to email us with any workshop related questions or concerns you may have, or if you have a workshop idea in mind that you would like to present at SXSW Interactive 2015 that is not listed above.