Category: Government

Mayors Hold The Line

Mayors from across the country have descended on SXSW with a simple, unifying message: The values of their cities will be upheld no matter the cost. Emily Ramshaw, editor-in-chief of the Texas Tribune, sat down with three Democratic mayors in Republican held states Friday afternoon. The mayors from Austin, Louisville, and Phoenix were all united...

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...

Preview: Cyber Arms Control: How to Make Our World Safer

Sean Kanuck is a professional attorney by training, a strategic consultant, and, in an academic setting, has recently re-affiliated with Stanford University. For the last 16 years, Kanuck worked for the United States government in the intelligence community. He worked in the CIA for 11 years and then in the Office of Director of National...

How to Fight ISIS without breaking the Internet

This is a very ongoing issue in the present day. There have been videos from ISIS on the internet which has struck fear in the eyes of many people around the world. Emma Llanso, Shahed Amanullah, Lisl Brunner and Rebecca Mackinnon have a conversation on debunking the many myths and the alternatives on which to...

Law and Policy Fundamentals of the Sharing Economy

Gerard Stegmaier discussed consumer protection, labor and employment law, privacy and data security, antitrust and competition policy, and industry-specific licensure in relation to big data, the sharing economy and the Internet of things. First and foremost he shared with us a quote from Mark Zuckerberg “Run fast and break stuff.” To start off what is...

Organizing Volunteers at Bernie Sanders Campaign

At Big Organizing: Digital Tools in Bernie Sanders’ Campaign, Bernie Sanders campaign representatives shared some of the process and tools the campaign has implemented for mobilizing volunteers. Zack Exley and Becky Bond, senior advisors on the campaign, identified grassroots, in-person volunteer work as the life blood of the campaign. “A lot of what’s happened in this category of...

Government vs Innovation: Breaking Tech Barriers

Government regulations present many frustrations for innovation in business. When a business is entirely new, those frustrations are compounded. Startups have neither the advisement nor the funding to foster important relationships with government officials, and they often end up in the startup graveyard as a result. Arika Pierce, Principal at Gide, advises tech startups on building successful relationships with government....

Dude, Where’s My Patriarchy?

It is right here; I can’t believe you just asked me for directions. This panel features Ana Marie Cox, Jazmine Hughes, Rachel Sklar and Tracy Sefl. They discuss the general idea of the bro culture in politics. For those that do not know what bro culture is it was talked about in this sense: Thoughtless...