Author: Jon Zmikly

From Microblogging to "Microgaming:" Is Twitter the New Gaming Platform?

Most tweeple know how challenging it can be to say what you want in 140 characters or less, but these kinds of constraints are exactly what give Twitter a unique advantage in the gaming industry. In the Playing with 140 Characters: Designing Games for Twitter Games panel today at SXSW 2010, game designers Eric Zimmerman,...

Burnie Burns at SXSW 2010

Today at SXSW 2010, Scott Thomas interviewed Burnie Burns, creator of Red vs. Blue, and founder of Rooster Teeth Productions. We caught him in his Austin office this afternoon and talked about his newest projects, machinima, gaming, and the interactive gaming industry.

Technology For Results, Not Profits

A nonprofit’s business model usually focuses on grants and personal donations. But what happens when the giving starts to wane, and you’re running out of resources? In their less-than-traditional panel, Technology For Results, Not Profits, “Digerati Pastor” Terry Storch and Head Pastor Bobby Grunewald of┬áLifeChurch.tv opened discussion on ways nonprofits can maintain and even grow...

Web Do’s And Web Fonts with @samanthatoy

Samantha Toy’s 2:00 panel “Get Stoked about Web Typography” was the second part of three panels today focused on web design, and while this is the only one I attended, it was chalk-full of ideas, inspiration, and outside-the-box thinking about one of the most exciting parts of a web designer’s job: fonts! Starting off with...

How To Rawk SXSW: From the Pros

Whether you’re a Southby veteran or a nerd newbie, you’ll definitely want to know how to make the most of SXSW Interactive this year. And while we’ve had some preliminary posts on our own advice, it’s always good to ask some people who could probably write an entire book on it. In the panel How...

Cornify: SXSW Web Awards Finalist

As you fill up your my.sxsw schedule with amazing panels and core conversations, don’t forget about the ever-entertaining SXSW Interactive Web Awards Ceremony Presented by Adobe. With comedian Doug Benson emceeing this year, it’s bound to be a night full of laughs and Web beauty as the best sites of the year are revealed. Although...