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Preview: Retaining Volunteer Talent in Your Community

David Neff is the founder and past CEO of Lights. Camera. Help (LCH). LCH is the world’s first nonprofit focused on cause driven and nonprofit filmmaking. He now serves as the VP of its board. He is also a past president of the Social Media Club of Austin. Neff did not attend SXSW while he was...

Preview: A Woman’s Take: Moving from Music to Tech Startup

  Shanna Jade got her start working for a concert promoter in high school, then eventually managing bands, booking tours & releasing records in college with one of her friends under the name GHouse. She took some time away from the music industry for a bit to lead social strategy for branded campaigns at Complex Media,...

Preview: Disrupting J School with Digital Culture

Robert Hernandez is not your typical journalism professor. He teaches as an associate professor of professional practice at the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, but he doesn’t necessarily consider himself an academic. “I am what’s called a practitioner,” Hernandez said. “There are academics that are boring and hypothetical about what the...

Preview: Designing for Accessibility

Jordan Dunn is a Senior Product Designer at WillowTree. They work with Fortune 500 companies such as Regal Cinemas, Wyndham and Johnson & Johnson. Dunn began designing when he was a teenager who was heavy into video games and the group he played with wanted a website. Flash was the big program back then and that is...

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Preview: Zero Day Software Vulnerabilities: Deal With It

Tod Beardsley is the Director of Research at Rapid7, an IT and computer security firm. He has over 20 years of experience in computer security, having worked for major tech companies such as 3COM and Dell. These days, Beardsley primarily speaks at security and coding conferences, discussing the disclosure of security vulnerabilities. Of course sometimes, he...

Preview: Disasters in Diversity: Disability in Media

    Day Al-Mohamed is a Senior Policy Advisor for the U.S. Department of Labor and focuses on Disability Employment. She also works with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), is the Founding Director of the Lead On Network, is a writer of fiction and fantasy novels, and in the past few years has...

Preview: Rise of the Niche Sport Magazine

Justin Ellis is a Senior Editor at ESPN The Magazine. This year will be his third time attending SXSW Interactive, and he will be apart of a panel entitled “Rise of the Niche Sport Magazine” along with Caitlin Thompson of Racquet Magazine and George Quraishi from Howler Magazine. Each with their own unique background, the...

Preview: Content Is Still King: A New Narrative Calls

With so many different platforms to apply and write content, how do brands distribute all their content and advertisement and where do they put it? Kinvara Balfour will be part of the SXSW panel Content Is Still King: A New Narrative Calls to talk about the future of content distribution for brands and individuals. What should...