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See Chase Jarvis at SXSW on Monday, March 10
Written by Hugh Forrest | February 21, 2014

The SXSW Interactive Featured Session Feature: Chase Jarvis

Featured Sessions at the 2014 SXSW Interactive Festival showcase some of the world’s most innovative thinkers. Today’s installment of the Featured Session Feature focuses on Chase Jarvis of Chase Jarvis Photography. At SXSW, attend his session “Creativity is the New Literacy” session on Monday, March 10 at...

Secret co-founder David Byttow will be interviewed at SXSW on Saturday, March 8
Written by Jessica Cox | February 21, 2014

Social Networking Reengineered: David Byttow of Secret to Speak at SXSW on March 8

In the first public conversation since the app's launch, Secret co-founder David Byttow takes the SXSW stage to explain why we need anonymous social networks. This interview with TechCrunch's Josh Constine occurs on Saturday, March 8 at 5 pm in Ballroom D, immediately following the 6 Degress...

At SXSW 2014, Sara DeWitt leads a panel on girls, games and science
Written by Megan Simpson | February 21, 2014

2014 SXSW Interactive Session Spotlight: Hacking Princess Culture - Girls, Games, & Science

All three of the panelists for, “Hacking Princess Culture: Girls, Games, & Science” occupy worlds that can be unusual for women. Yet all three work in children's media, an industry that tends to be female-dominated. For this installment of the Session Spotlight, we spoke to panelist, Sara DeWitt,...

Visit the Bitcoin ATM at the 2014 SXSW Trade Show
Written by Hugh Forrest | February 21, 2014

The Currency of the Future? Visit the Bitcoin ATM at the 2014 SXSW Trade Show

Virtual currencies (such as Bitcoin) will be the focus of numerous sessions at the 2014 SXSW Interactive Festival, including an interview with Fred Ehrsam of CoinBase on Monday, March 10. Indeed, the digital creatives who come to Austin in March are fascinated with how these new online...

Christoph Koettl talks mobile tech and human rights at SXSW 2014
Written by Megan Simpson | February 20, 2014

2014 SXSW Interactive Session Spotlight: Caught in the Act - Mobile Tech & Human Rights

Christoph Koettl grew up in a 4,000 person village in rural Austria and speaks with a self-described funny German accent. But perhaps more noteworthy is that he’s been working in technology and human rights for years, currently serving as the Emergency Response Manager at Amnesty International. This year, he’ll...

At SXSW 2014, Tara Hirebet talks about innovation in crowded Asian cities
Written by Megan Simpson | February 20, 2014

2014 SXSW Interactive Session Spotlight: How Overcrowded Asian Cities Inspire Innovation

Born in India, Tara Hirebet (@TaraHirebet) later grew up in Singapore, where she now lives and works. She previously worked in advertising and for a market research firm in China, where she looked at trends across China for major multinational companies and brands. Now working in Singapore, she runs...