Author: Breanna Salinas

The Tacos of Texas Recap

The #TacosOfTexas panel by Mando Rayo was the epitome of what a SXSW panel is all about: expressing your passion for something by creating a lifelong memorable experience. With a burning passion for his culture and love for authentic food, Rayo’s admiration for tacos took him through a journey across Texas, “Taco Journalism is an...

Technology and Pet Lovers Meet Up

The #TechAndPet meet up at SXSW Interactive called for all lovers of technology and pets to come together to mingle, explore the ins and outs of the tech profession and share our love for animals. Michael Root, CTO of DogVacay, began his discussion with the audience speaking about his experience working with previous technology companies in...

TBT: Shawn Dullye

Throwback Thursday – To commemorate the 10th year of SXTXState, each Thursday we’ll be featuring past participants in the project. Check back each Thursday until SXSW to find out what SXTXState alumni remember from their time with the project and what they are up to now. Before becoming Employer Brand Strategist at Proactive Talent Strategies,...

Weekly News Roundup March 6-9

Facebook filters fake news by tweaking its algorithm Facebook begins to flag links that are associated with fake news to help users filter out deceptive news articles. Facebook also will be providing their users with a complied list of websites and “news” channels that have been known to post fake news in the past. Facebook...

Preview: Texas State Innovation Lab: App-Abling

Discussing health complications with a person suffering from obesity can be sensitive, challenging, and even heart-breaking at times, but how about preventing the problem from the start? How can we communicate to children the dangers of obesity when they are sitting behind their iPad? Texas State University student innovators and team members of the App-Abling group, Victoria Salinas,...

Preview: Texas State Innovation Lab: ecoBOLT

What does it really mean to be eco-friendly? Texas State University student innovator and PhD student, Mariana Ocampo, is in the process of implementing a new way to dress in trendy, breathable apparel while also being friendly to our environment. Ocampo proposed a technology that is the future of fabric as we know it. “Utilizing no...

Preview: Media War: Platforms vs Publishers & Influencers

Jessica Best is the Head of Editorial at Blendle and former news editor at the DailyMirror. With a passion in journalism and skills in digital, Best naturally found herself a part of a panel discussion where both come together. In modern day, there is a battle between publishers and social influencers. Best describes her background with me and shares a sneak peek on what...

TBT: Brittany Black

Throwback Thursday – To commemorate the 10th year of SXTXState, each Thursday we’ll be featuring past participants in the project. Check back each Thursday until SXSW to find out what SXTXState alumni remember from their time with the project and what they are up to now. Brittany Black, attended Texas State University for her Master’s...