Category: Tech Industry

A Conversation with Buzz Aldrin and Jeff Kluger

Buzz Aldrin’s panel, A Conversation with Buzz Aldrin and Jeff Kluger, was out of this world. Just kidding, I know that was corny but I couldn’t miss the chance. In a featured session at SXSW, Buzz Aldrin took the stage for a conversation with Jeffrey Kluger, TIME editor-at-large and co-author of Apollo 13, to discuss his plans...

How Technology Has Impacted Graphic Design

Graphic design has been around for quit some time and throughout the years, technology has impacted the way people can design. In the panel How Technology Has Impacted Graphic Design, Sara Shields, an instructor and graduate student from Texas State University, and Paul Trani, a Senior Worldwide Evangelist from Adobe, talked about the history of...

Open Sourcing Data and Porn

When you think of Porn, you know it’s a taboo subject. However, in the tech world, the porn industry provides up with some very insightful and interesting data. Every year Pornhub collects user search data and complies it into their year in review. For this panel, Open Sourcing Data and Porn, Michael Bucchino gave us...

Can She Say That? Women Creating Civility Online

The Can She Say That? Women Creating Civility Online panel was hosted by Jane Fleming from Court Five, Nuala O’Connor from Center for Democracy & Technology, and Rebecca Fernandez from Red Hat Inc. How can we have civility online when we don’t even have civility in person? Jane Fleming opened the panel by stating that...

Commerce gone social

Odds are that most of the people who read this will have participated in an online financial transaction that was facilitated by or otherwise involved a social media platform. Despite this, the social sphere has not yet incorporated commerce to quite the degree that many people thought that, by now, it would have. This year,...

(10)99 Problems and W-2s Ain’t One

  According to the panelists hosting (10)99 Problems and W-2s Ain’t One, the so-called gig economy has picked up significant steam within the last few years. It’s simple really, Americans are frequently working part-time, whether it’s traditional freelancing jobs like photography, or the newly created ride sharing economy. Colleen Poynton said that Americans working part-time jobs...

Technology and Pet Lovers Meet Up

The #TechAndPet meet up at SXSW Interactive called for all lovers of technology and pets to come together to mingle, explore the ins and outs of the tech profession and share our love for animals. Michael Root, CTO of DogVacay, began his discussion with the audience speaking about his experience working with previous technology companies in...

Weekly News Roundup March 6-9

Facebook filters fake news by tweaking its algorithm Facebook begins to flag links that are associated with fake news to help users filter out deceptive news articles. Facebook also will be providing their users with a complied list of websites and “news” channels that have been known to post fake news in the past. Facebook...