Category: SXSWi

Recurring themes: What SXSW talked about most this year

We’ve been talking about technology and innovation so much the past week that we’ve half expected to come home and find more pamphlets and VR tech sitting on the kitchen table. The Onion is quite right – innovation is what SXSW is about, and maybe we’ve heard enough of the same themes to get along...

The new business of fresh food fast

Eating patterns change like fashion. This was one of the assertions made by CEO and founder of Freshly, a pre-prepared food service that delivers. Literally. To your door. The panel “Evolution of Fast Casual and the Shift to Mindful Eating” focused its attention on Freshly founder Mike Wystrach and By Chloe; with Chloe Coscarelli herself...

SXSWistful

I’m sitting in a darkened theater watching a comedy show. The room seats 90 people. It’s a late show, and I only stayed out because there’s a writer from The Daily Show performing. Then the host comes out and says, “We have a very special guest with us tonight…Mr. Judd Apatow.” That’s right, the director...

Interactive Reflections

During the week leading up to SXSW Interactive, I started to panic. How was I supposed to handle something most people described as overwhelming? I had never really liked crowds, I was unsure of my abilities to cover an event like Interactive, and with so many options, I had no idea how I was going to choose what to...

SXSW: That’s a Wrap!

Woah! Is it really over? I can’t decide if that was the shortest five days or the longest five days of my life. Now, where to begin? If there is one thing the SXTXState project taught me, it’s that you need to be organized to get it all in. So, let’s break this down: Favorites...

Recapping SXSW Interactive 2015

After months of preparation and planning, on the second day of SXSW Interactive I completely scrapped the “schedule” I had developed over the previous weeks. Leading up the event, I was really excited about all of the great content involved with SXsports. I’m a huge sports fan so this obviously attracted me. After spending my...

Inspiration and Diversity at SXSW

In the months before SXSW, I prepared. I prepared to be overwhelmed with my choices. With hundreds of panels to choose from and more than 30,000 attendees alongside me making the same choices, I prepared to be jostled, shut-out and waylaid. I knew I might have to change my plans at a moment’s notice. I prepared...