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Inspiration and Diversity at SXSW

In the months before SXSW, I prepared. I prepared to be overwhelmed with my choices. With hundreds of panels to choose from and more than 30,000 attendees alongside me making the same choices, I prepared to be jostled, shut-out and waylaid. I knew I might have to change my plans at a moment’s notice. I prepared...

Why Tech Needs More Women

Elizabeth Ames, Vice President of Marketing and Alliances for the Anita Borg Institute began her Tuesday SXSW Interactive panel by presenting a date to the audience. May 28, 2014. Though most people may not recognize the date, she cites it as an important turning point in the struggle of women in STEM fields.  On that day...

Weekly News Roundup: Feb. 22-28, 2015

Net Neutrality: I’m not usually a fan of using blanket statements or absolutes, but I feel pretty comfortable making this one: The biggest thing to happen in interactive news this week was the FCC’s vote on and approval of the Open Internet Order, i.e., net neutrality.   The Open Internet Order “[sets] forth clear, sustainable,...

Weekly News Roundup: Feb. 1-7, 2015

This week we had Super Bowl 49, which set the world of social media on fire.  According to Keith Shaw of networkworld.com, Twitter reported more than 28.4 million tweets regarding the Super Bowl or its half time show, and on Spotify halftime performer Katy Perry streamed music increased by 85%.  Also in the news this...

Can Gaming Make the World Better?

To kick off this Sunday morning of SXSWi, all those with altruist concerns congregated for the enlightening panel called “Can Gaming Make the World a Better Place?”. This panel was a must-see for I feel a strong, magnanimous aclivity for any person or organization working to improve the world and not just their bank accounts....