Category: Women

How Can We End Gamergate?

Can fandoms fix the gender gap in technology and computing fields? This was the question Jessica McDonald, CMO of SparkFun Electronics, asked at her Sunday SXSW Interactive panel of the same name. Fandoms are communities, often largely online, which come together in mutual admiration of various comics, anime and/or video games.  They may share fan-fiction,...

BIG Health Data & HIPAA

When trying to understand the many different view points on Health data being at a place like SXSW is very helpful. The panel Why HIPAA Won’t Save You covered a verity of topics ranging from the patients, the health care companies to the scientific researchers who will use this data. How to keep everyone’s health...

Tina Craig of Bag Snob has Advice for Bloggers

“A lot of people now want to start blogs because they want to be famous, they want to get rich […] they want to have a brand…Those are all the wrong reasons to start anything.” Tina Craig, blogger extraordinaire of Bag Snob fame, shared this tidbit of advice during the question and answer portion of...

SXSWedu: You Go (Far), Girl! Inspiring Girls in STEM

When Adele Falco, founder of Curious-on-Hudson, which hosts workshops and classes in STEAM topics designed to inspire children, realized that the majority of kids attending their programs were boys – she knew it was a status quo she wanted to change. Falco shared with the audience gathered at her SXSWedu panel this morning that she...

Preview: Bedpost Confessions – True Tales of Sex & Tech

With the ever-increasing scale of SXSW Interactive has come ever-increasing scope.  As technology evolves to touch all parts of our lives, so to has the conference grown to include a broad range of topics and fields in which technology has an impact. This year, Interactive teams up with Bedpost Confessions to make it clear: Technology is impacting ALL...