Author: Dylan Lochridge-Fletcher

SXSW 2017: It’s Over?

SXSW 2017 was a whirlwind. From the moment I applied to the class, to the conference, to writing the post and all the tacos in between, I didn’t expect it to fly by so fast. When I started at Texas State University in 2012, I was a Communication Design major and was set on graduating...

Girls and Sex: Navigating from Shame to Joy

Peggy Orenstein is the author of The New York Times best-sellers Girls & Sex, Cinderella Ate My Daughter and Waiting for Daisy as well as Flux: Women on Sex, Work, Kids, Love and Life in a Half-Changed World and the classic SchoolGirls: Young Women, Self-Esteem and the Confidence Gap. Orenstein was one of the SXSW Interactive Keynotes with her panel, Girls and Sex: Navigating from Shame...

A Conversation with Buzz Aldrin and Jeff Kluger

Buzz Aldrin’s panel, A Conversation with Buzz Aldrin and Jeff Kluger, was out of this world. Just kidding, I know that was corny but I couldn’t miss the chance. In a featured session at SXSW, Buzz Aldrin took the stage for a conversation with Jeffrey Kluger, TIME editor-at-large and co-author of Apollo 13, to discuss his plans...

SXSW Tuesday 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!

Open Sourcing Data and Porn

When you think of Porn, you know it’s a taboo subject. However, in the tech world, the porn industry provides up with some very insightful and interesting data. Every year Pornhub collects user search data and complies it into their year in review. For this panel, Open Sourcing Data and Porn, Michael Bucchino gave us...

Hacking the Script: Disrupt Diversity in Hollywood

Hacking the Script: Disrupt Diversity in Hollywood panel was hosted by Courtney McCarthy from Google, Gina Rodriguez from Jane the Virgin, Jon Spaihts from Passengers, Wendy Calhoun from Edgewood Place Entertainment and Yara Shahidi from Blackish. While it may seem like a random assortment of panelists, this group of inspiring individuals makes sense. Google has...

Can She Say That? Women Creating Civility Online

The Can She Say That? Women Creating Civility Online panel was hosted by Jane Fleming from Court Five, Nuala O’Connor from Center for Democracy & Technology, and Rebecca Fernandez from Red Hat Inc. How can we have civility online when we don’t even have civility in person? Jane Fleming opened the panel by stating that...

Social Shopping: the Influencer Tech Driving Billions

Amber Venz Box is the Co-Founder and President of rewardStyle and the cross-channel consumer shopping service, LIKEtoKNOW.it. Venz Box’s first foray into the online fashion world was a blog she started back in 2010. She then realized that she needed to make money off that blog and thus rewardStyle was born in 2011. RewardStyle is...