Category: Development and Apps

Preview: Why men of color matter in tech

The tech industry will soon be looking to fill 1.4 million jobs with only enough graduates to fill 70 percent of those jobs.  Currently, men of color only fill approximately three to four percent of tech jobs, a disparity that Christina Lewis Halpern says she and her company All Star Code hope to address. Halpern...

An Interview With Yik Yak’s Founders

SXSW Interactive saw Yik Yak founders Tyler Droll and Brooks Buffington sitting down Monday with Carmel DeAmicis of GigaOm for what DeAmicis called a rare interview. This is the first SXSW experience for both founders, who related that a year ago they were still working furiously on the app and probably wouldn’t have believed they would...

BIG Health Data & HIPAA

When trying to understand the many different view points on Health data being at a place like SXSW is very helpful. The panel Why HIPAA Won’t Save You covered a verity of topics ranging from the patients, the health care companies to the scientific researchers who will use this data. How to keep everyone’s health...

Well Designed: Creating Empathy-Driven Products

“Where do great products come from?” This was one of the first questions Jon Kolko, the Founder and Director of the Austin Center for Design and Vice President of Consumer Design at Blackboard, asked the audience at his Friday-morning SXSW Interactive panel, Well-Designed: Creating Empathy Driven Products. “Is it vision?  Process?  Or just hard work?” He continued...