Category: SX Good

Fighting Wildlife Crime with Tech Innovation

You’ve heard all the sad stories that relate to poaching and illegal trades in wildlife. But have you heard about the technology that is being created to help save wildlife? Science and technology have helped and can save wildlife, but we haven’t fully harnessed the power of it. The U.S. Agency for International Development’s Wildlife...

How Shattering Stereotypes Can Save Tech

Right now there are currently over 500,000 unfilled technology related jobs in the United States. By 2020 there will be 1 million unfilled jobs. But why are there so many unfilled jobs? The reason is because we are missing half of the population, such as woman and people of color. “Stereotypes are familiar to all of...

Preview: What Today’s Social Movement Looks Like

What is your “Like” on Facebook really worth? Motivational Speaker Derrick Feldmann has written two books on the subject of social movements and how they become successful, and will be heading up the session “Social Activism: How to Ignite a Movement” in SXSW’s SXgood track. The side of activism we typically see is through social...

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...

Preview: Today’s non-profit: How they’ve entered the digital game

Today’s businesses have to up their technology game if they wish to stay afloat, and non-profits, too, are catching on. Social media and other technologies have changed the ways organizations communicate with the rest of the world. “The Future of Non-Profits: Thrive and Innovate in the Digital Age” is a session in the SXGood track,...