Author: Jordan Cooper

It’s Time to Ask More of Open Data

On Saturday, March 11th Brett Hurt, CEO and Co-Founder of data.world hosted a panel of government data experts at SXSW Interactive 2017 in a ballroom at the Hilton. Joining him on stage was Beth Beck, Open Innovation Program Manager at NASA; Damon Davis, former Director of Health Data Initiative for HHS; and Jeff Meisel, Chief...

Interactive Opening Speaker: Cory Booker

SXSW Interactive 2017 began with Chief Programming Officer Hugh Forrest‘s annual opening remarks. After he explained the new badge system for 2017 and highlighted some trends he had seen for 2017, he introduced the first featured speaker Cory Booker. Booker is currently a state senator from New Jersey, and was previously the Mayor of Newark. Booker’s...

#AskGaryVee

On Friday, March 10th Gary Vaynerchuk, CEO of VaynerMedia, participated in a live Q&A at SXSW Interactive. Members of the audience were able to wait in line at a microphone to ask the digital marketing and social media guru questions, which he answered in his typical quick-wit, expletive-filled fast-talking way. As always, Vaynerchuk had social...

The Faces of SXTXState

Ahead of SXSW, we wanted to introduce ourselves a little bit more so people might know who the students working on this site and project are. We have been hard at work interviewing panelists, writing previews of upcoming sessions, and speaking with former SXTXState students to highlight the tenth year of the project. Throughout SXSW...

TBT: Maira Garcia

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.     Maira Garcia graduated from Texas State University in...

Preview: Rise of the Niche Sport Magazine

Justin Ellis is a Senior Editor at ESPN The Magazine. This year will be his third time attending SXSW Interactive, and he will be apart of a panel entitled “Rise of the Niche Sport Magazine” along with Caitlin Thompson of Racquet Magazine and George Quraishi from Howler Magazine. Each with their own unique background, the...

TBT: Joshua Shepherd

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. Joshua Shepherd graduated from Texas State University in 2011....

Preview: Get Out, Be In: What I’ve Learned Working Remotely

Over a year ago, David Weaver, EVP of Barkley Advertising, decided to try something different with his career. He sold most of his belongings, and moved to an isolated region of Vermont to begin working remotely full-time. This March at SXSW Interactive, Weaver intends to share insights that he has learned since making the switch,...