Tagged: Austin

Mayors Hold The Line

Mayors from across the country have descended on SXSW with a simple, unifying message: The values of their cities will be upheld no matter the cost. Emily Ramshaw, editor-in-chief of the Texas Tribune, sat down with three Democratic mayors in Republican held states Friday afternoon. The mayors from Austin, Louisville, and Phoenix were all united...

Well Designed: Creating Empathy-Driven Products

“Where do great products come from?” This was one of the first questions Jon Kolko, the Founder and Director of the Austin Center for Design and Vice President of Consumer Design at Blackboard, asked the audience at his Friday-morning SXSW Interactive panel, Well-Designed: Creating Empathy Driven Products. “Is it vision?  Process?  Or just hard work?” He continued...

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...

Preview: Austin – The New Gateway for International Startups

Silicon Valley is not only a beacon of innovation within the American technology scene.  Many of its most successful ventures have begun in the hands of international entrepreneurs who have made the Valley their second home in order to give their companies the best chance at success. But as prices soar and innovation becomes a...

Preview: Hacking the Hackathon for the Social & Civic Good

Claire Dunn is a digital producer at Spredfast, helping organizations build meaningful relationships with their audiences through social media engagement. She helped conceptualize and develop the first ATX Hack for Change event and then served as lead organizer in the hackathon’s second year. Dunn has spent more than seven years in the tech and higher education industries...

Preview: The Power Of Failure: The Hidden Side Of Success

Everyone wants to be successful. We all have our different versions of success, financial, emotional, or physical. And we all have our role models for whom we identify what success is. We try and emulate them to achieve that success. But what if you had the opportunity to meet your role model of success and...