South By Southwest Interactive News

Thursday Feb 12th, 2015

2015 SXSW Interactive Session Spotlight: 15 Minutes of Shame – A Survival Guide

Written by Megan Simpson

Megan Wintersteen of Hoboken, New Jersey will present her Core Conversation, 15 Minutes of Shame: A Survival Guide at this year’s SXSW Interactive Festival. The discussion will center on the notorious “15 minutes of fame,” or in this case “shame,” and what it means to have easy and...

Thursday Feb 12th, 2015

SXSW Interactive Featured Session Speaker: Hugh Herr

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 Hugh Herr. At SXSW, catch his session Extreme Bionics: The End of Disability on Sunday, March 15th at 11:00am at the Austin Convention...

Thursday Feb 12th, 2015

Tonight! Join us at Latino Tech Community Meet Up

Written by Danielle Zamora

Austin-area digital creatives are encouraged to stop by the inaugural Latino Tech Community Meet Up at the Mexic-Arte Museum (419 Congress Ave.) tonight from 6:00-8:00pm.

This Meet Up provides a great chance to network with fellow tech-innovators of Central Texas while learning more about SXSW Interactive 2015. Entry...

Wednesday Feb 11th, 2015

Polls Closed! Thanks Gaming Community for Your Votes!

Written by Aurora Blase

The voting period for the 2015 SXSW Gaming Awards has officially ended with tens of thousands of votes flooding the ballots.

Entries for the awards began in August, 2014 and closed in December, 2014. After these entries were extensively reviewed by the SXSW Gaming Advisory Board, the final selections...

Wednesday Feb 11th, 2015

2015 SXSW Interactive Session Spotlight: Does Playing Sports Equal Brain Damage?

Written by Megan Simpson

New York Times sports contributor and Michigan State University sports journalist in residence Joanne Gerstner Joanne Gerstner, will moderate a discussion with Dr. Jeff Kutcher and ex-NFL star Ben Utecht at this year’s SXSW Interactive. Part of SXsports, the session Does Playing Sports Equal Brain...

Wednesday Feb 11th, 2015

2015 SXSW Interactive Session Spotlight: The Share Economy is Failing – Abort or Retry?

Written by Megan Simpson

Gadi Ben-Yehuda of Washington, DC knows more about the Share Economy than most. He has been in the civic innovation space for more than five years, working both for a municipality and the private sector, as an innovation specialist. At his third SXSW Interactive this March, he will present,...

Wednesday Feb 11th, 2015

Discover SXSW Interactive’s Hottest Startups at Startup Spotlight

Written by Corinna Burford

Meet some of 2015’s best up-and-coming companies at Startup Spotlight. This hands-on exhibition showcases some of SXSW Interactive’s most innovative new products, online services, mobile applications and more. Attendees are able to move between participating companies to view demos, try out designs and meet their creators....

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