Apply to Speak at SXSW V2V: Where Young (and Old) App Developers Rule

Written by Monica Sack | April 9, 2014

Ethan Duggan was part of SXSW V2V 2013; apply today so you can speak at the 2014 event

Kids these days, they’re really capable of anything. Just ask 13-year-old Ethan Duggan, who’s already learning how to code and create apps as if it’s just another extracurricular activity.

According to his father, Rick Duggan, app-building is no different than other after school program such as football or baseball practice. It takes time, discipline, the desire to get better, and the willpower to stick with it. Along the way, Ethan also get to learn about revenue sharing, taxes, and fiscal responsibilities (all life skills that are probably really good to know).

If you’re wondering where to start with your teenage coder, then check out Rick and Ethan’s SXSW V2V’s presentation from 2013 and get some great tips on how to encourage your child while making sure it’s what he/she really wants to be doing.

For more great content from last year’s event, please go to the SXSW V2V YouTube page. And if you want to contribute to the programming for 2014 SXSW V2V, be sure to enter your idea ASAP, as the deadline for proposals is 11:59 pm CDT on Friday, April 11.

Also on Friday, April 11 is the deadline for the V2Venture pitch competition. If you are an up-and-coming startup, then be sure to get your application in for this standout event.

Scheduled July 13-16 in Las Vegas, SXSW V2V is going to be awesome this year — we hope that you’ll be a part of making it a success!