Category: Saturday

AR Hacking My Way Out Of Deep Depression

Yosun Chang is no novice when it comes to computer hacking. She has participated in and won multiple hackathons, such as the AT&T IoT Hackathon. In her panel, AR Hacking My Way Out Of Deep Depression, Chang discussed how creating 300 augmented reality hacks pulled her out of her slump. Unlike many panelists, Chang had no...

AI on the Horizon: Challenges, Directions, Futures

Eric Horvitz is an absolute authority on technology. For the last 25 years, he’s worked at Microsoft. Now, he currently serves as the technical fellow and managing director of Microsoft Research. Horvitz said that artificial intelligence is at a tipping point, where it will begin to become a more common staple in our lives, as both computer...

EPL vs. MLS: Lessons in Soccer Storytelling

Richard Clarke, Senior Director of Digital Media and Communication for the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer (MLS) spoke on March 11th in a ballroom at the Four Seasons in Austin during SXSW. Previously, Clarke handled all the online digital content for Arsenal Football Club, one of the biggest franchises in the world and part of...

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...

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...

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...

SXSW: Cole Sprouse and KJ Apa

Celebrity alert! After catching some lunch at the Burger Bar on Congress in Downtown Austin, I casually passed by Cole Sprouse and KJ Apa, cast members of Riverdale on the CW, and was able to chat with them to see what they were doing at SXSW. Not only was I able to breathe in their presence,...

e.l.f. Beauty Break @ SXSW Style

SXSW is known for all the craziness and loudness that happens throughout the entire week, but what happens when you want a break from it all? The best part about SXSW is that it offers every person something to love. Being a part of the SXTXState team is not only amazing and rewarding, but it...