Preview: Advocating VR and Gaming in Hospitals

JJ Bouchard is the Patient Technology Coordinator at CS Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan. If you’ve never heard of the Patient Technology Coordinator profession, that’s probably because Bouchard is the first of its kind. Bouchard started as a Child Life Specialist with a role to help normalize the hospital experience for the patients...

Weekly News Roundup Feb. 10-17

Pokémon Go releases Generation II Pokémon The Pokémon Go team  has announced a new generation for the first time since it’s initial launch in July 2016. Trainers, over 80 more Pokémon and new features are here! https://t.co/7hUwB1wVBAhttps://t.co/9gVfrwaemA — Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) February 16, 2017 Summary of what was announced: Additional Pokémon, New Evolutions, New Encounter Gameplay, New Berries, New Avatars...

TBT: Shannon Goodell

Throwback Thursday – To commemorate the 10th year of SXTXState, each Thursday we’ll be featuring past participants in the project. Check back each Thursday until SXSW to find out what SXTXState alumni remember from their time with the project and what they are up to now. Shannon Goodell graduated from Texas State University in the...

TBT: Brittany Black

Throwback Thursday – To commemorate the 10th year of SXTXState, each Thursday we’ll be featuring past participants in the project. Check back each Thursday until SXSW to find out what SXTXState alumni remember from their time with the project and what they are up to now. Brittany Black, attended Texas State University for her Master’s...

TBT: Carly Hohl

Throwback Thursday – To commemorate the 10th year of SXTXState, each Thursday we’ll be featuring past participants in the project. Check back each Thursday until SXSW to find out what SXTXState alumni remember from their time with the project and what they are up to now. Carly Hohl graduated from Texas State University in 2010 with...

Preview: Build a Chatbot: The New Consumer Engagement Tool

Tricia Katz is a senior web engineer for Mutual Mobile.  She works extensively with coding and the development of new technologies, in this case, chatbots. Outside of her professional work, Katz is a mentor to women involved in the tech industry. She is the founder of emHERge, which is an annual event that provides girls an opportunity...

Preview: Texas State University Innovation Lab – Commute Releaf

Living in a populated city like Austin, Texas, commuting is definitely not ones’ favorite part of the day… so why not cut back? Texas State University student innovators, Nikita Demidov, Austin Andrus and Edgar Borjas, proposed a technology project that is dedicated to identifying alternative ways to cut down traffic by educating their audience on...

Top 5 Panels to Love on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is here and even if you don’t have a partner to cozy up to this evening, there is always something out there to love – whether it’d be your puppy, technology, your favorite social app or even new social movements you’re supporting. Check out the top 5 sessions to love this Valentine’s Day.  ...