Author: Dylan Lochridge-Fletcher

Organize the World: Design Your Life to Spark Joy

Marie Kondo folded clothes on stage with such grace and precision today at her panel Organize the World: Design Your Life to Spark Joy. Sparking Joy is Kondo’s number one philosophy when it comes to tidying up. Marie Kondo invented and has perfected the life-changing KonMari method. She became a household name in the United...

Augmented Reality and Urban Revitalization

Who all had a very unorthodox summer spent chasing virtual monsters around town? If you are like me and did just that last summer or maybe longer, then you can blame John Hanke for that. Pokémon Go is the brainchild of Niantic Inc. This Augmented Reality and Urban Revitalization panel featured Mona Lalwani of Engadget,...

Activism, Allyship and Where We Go from Here

You may wonder what Cecile Richards and David Karp, the founder and CEO of Tumblr have in common and why are they speaking at SXSW together? At their SXSW panel, Activism, Allyship and Where We Go from Here, Richards and Karp unveiled their newest tech initiative to help raise support in the tech community for...

Preview: Retaining Volunteer Talent in Your Community

David Neff is the founder and past CEO of Lights. Camera. Help (LCH). LCH is the world’s first nonprofit focused on cause driven and nonprofit filmmaking. He now serves as the VP of its board. He is also a past president of the Social Media Club of Austin. Neff did not attend SXSW while he was...

Preview: A Woman’s Take: Moving from Music to Tech Startup

  Shanna Jade got her start working for a concert promoter in high school, then eventually managing bands, booking tours & releasing records in college with one of her friends under the name GHouse. She took some time away from the music industry for a bit to lead social strategy for branded campaigns at Complex Media,...

Preview: Designing for Accessibility

Jordan Dunn is a Senior Product Designer at WillowTree. They work with Fortune 500 companies such as Regal Cinemas, Wyndham and Johnson & Johnson. Dunn began designing when he was a teenager who was heavy into video games and the group he played with wanted a website. Flash was the big program back then and that is...

TBT: Andrew Waldrup

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. Andrew Waldrup is a Senior Product Manager who is...

Top 5 Food Inspired Technology Panels

The 21st Century is here and it is taking the food world by storm. When thinking about all of the ways to grab lunch, more than a few come to mind. Without technology inspired foods we would never have the options to order in via drones with UberEats, have a box of food delivered in...