Author: Breanna Salinas

SXSW 2017 Experience

Finally, the week after SXSW has come where we conclude our thoughts about our experience at the conference and being part of the SXTXState team overall. After a few months working on the SXTXState project, I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. Being a part of the SXTXState team has been...

National Geographic: Further Base Camp Experience

Not only can SXSW badge-holders enjoy an amazing experience, but non-badge-holders can too! National Geographic held a “Further Base Camp” that gave everyone a chance to explore and experience some of the technologies that were offered at many of the SXSW Trade Show and panel events. The Further Base Camp had people try on their augmented reality headset that...

Pitch: Roar for Good

During my time at SXSW, I spent a lot of time at the SXSW Trade Show to discover what was new in technology and to try out the devices the exhibit had to offer. After visiting a few booths, I was able to sit through the “Pitch” panels there at the Trade Show and ended...

Virtual Life’s a Drag: Queering VR Recap

Joshua Morrison, a former SXTXState team member, along with his fellow panelists, Alison Bennet, Illya Szilak and Liss Lafleur held a unique and mind-opening approach to their topic that gave the audience a new perspective to think about. In this panel, “Virtual Life’s a Drag: Queering VR“, the panelists mash up two separate concepts, virtual reality and queerness, and...

SXSW Sunday Highlights

We’re testing Evrybit during SXSW. Evrybit is a mobile reporting platform. Each day, a different person will run our Evrybit and embed it on our site. Follow along throughout the day!

SXSW: Cole Sprouse and KJ Apa

Celebrity alert! After catching some lunch at the Burger Bar on Congress in Downtown Austin, I casually passed by Cole Sprouse and KJ Apa, cast members of Riverdale on the CW, and was able to chat with them to see what they were doing at SXSW. Not only was I able to breathe in their presence,...

e.l.f. Beauty Break @ SXSW Style

SXSW is known for all the craziness and loudness that happens throughout the entire week, but what happens when you want a break from it all? The best part about SXSW is that it offers every person something to love. Being a part of the SXTXState team is not only amazing and rewarding, but it...

From YouTube Star to Media Company Co-Founder: Casey Neistat

Casey Neistat, YouTuber with over 1 billion views and entrepreneur, spoke about his career evolution in the film and tech industry today at SXSW Interactive. He began his panel introducing the “Tarzan Method” which in short means; there is no magical straight path that will lead us into reaching our goals and aspirations in life. In...