Monthly Archive: January 2013

Healthcare Ad Agency Abelson Taylor

Preview: Is Social Media Making Us Sick?

Is Social Media Making Us Sick? Monday, March 11 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Sheraton Austin – Capitol View North 701 East 11th St As evidenced by increasing research, observations and personal experiences alike, social media is increasingly impacting the lives of users who engage in it on a regular basis. The question is,...

Top 5 Panels

Top 5 Big Data Sessions

Big data has become a major topic of conversation across several industries. Journalists, advertisers, politicians and programmers are all talking about it. But what is big data to you? To your field? Each of these five sessions looks at a different aspect of big data and how it relates to a specific field. 1. Big...

Preview: Using Your Online Network to Get a Job #IRL

Jocelyn Lai and Justin Gignac understand digital relationships. In fact, their relationship has been completely digital. Both deal with these online non-traditional relationships on a daily basis and understand the importance of consistent social presenece. Lai, Talent Acquisition Manager at GSD&M in Austin uses social networks as a tool to recruit and network with people. She even refers...

Megan Mead, Art Director and Designer at Creative Suitcase.

Preview: How Not to Suck at Presenting Your Work

If you are in the design field it’s highly likely you are comfortable with ambiguity, you do whatever it takes to get the job done, and you are consistently playing scenarios out in your mind and turning these scenarios into something visually appealing. Even with this comfort with ambiguity, many designers do not present their...

Preview: Eating to Live Online: Virtual Food and Real Life

Foodie and Food Nerds are a few terms that have come to describe individuals with a passion for food. More than ever, people’s obsession with food has come to the forefront with full force. New media and other online tools have allowed for people to share more recipes, pictures and information about food, opening up...

Dr. Mik Kersten, CEO of Tasktop Technologies.

Preview: The Future of Open Source

Mik Kersten, co-founder and CEO of Tasktop Technologies, will speak Monday, March 11 at the 2013 SXSW Interactive Festival on the open source movement in software development. His talk, titled “Social Code Graph: The Future of Open Source” will be a broad discussion not just for software developers but anyone interested in the “new wave”...

Weekly News Roundup

Weekly News Roundup: Jan. 19-25, 2013

Only six weeks remain until the SXSW Interactive festival takes over downtown Austin. We’re here to keep you up-to-date about the latest news in panel discussions, tech developments, and social media issues. [View the story “Weekly News Roundup: Jan. 20-26, 2012” on Storify]

Preview: Backyard to Brand: Maker Culture for Business

Ideas can be created anytime and anywhere. From doodling your thoughts on a napkin to creating a new and innovative startup in  own garage. However, many people don’t know how to take it to the next level and get brands to play a role. Jameson Young, otherwise known as Jamie, is familiar with and enjoys...