Session Spotlight

Chris Anderson interviewing Elon Musk 2013
Written by Aurora Blase | June 23, 2014

Boldly Going Where None Has Gone Before: Musk to Put a Man on Mars by 2026

Ingenious innovator and entrepreneur, Elon Musk recently responded to NASA's announcement of planing to put a man on Mars by 2035. The CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX claims he'll be able to make a manned mission to Mars in the next 12 years. For Musk, pushing the...

Cody Wilson Speaks at SXSW on Monday, March 10 at 5:00 pm

3D-gun-printing pioneer Cody Wilson returns to SXSW Interactive on Monday, March 10 at 5:00 pm. At the 2013 SXSW Interactive Festival, Wilson talked about the unintended possibilities of print-at-home technology. A year later, this controversial Texan gives more of his insights on the collision between technology, government and...

SXsports Session Spotlight: Stephanie McMahon on Crushing Second Screen - The Ultimate TV Companion

With the first SXsports programming track kicking off today, what can attendees come to expect? This installment of the Session Spotlight features the WWE’s Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon giving a preview of the panel “Crushing Second Screen: The Ultimate TV Companion” which occurs on Sunday, March 9...

2014 SXSW Interactive Session Spotlight: The Biggest Collaborative Street Art Gallery

Marina Bortoluzzi is one of the owners of a new startup, Instagrafite -- follow them at @Instagrafite. Her partner, Marcelo Pimentel is the heart of the project, and serves as the curator and liaison to well-known artists. Bortoluzzi joined the project to turn it into a...

2014 SXSW Interactive Session Spotlight: The New Startup Garage for Innovation? Libraries!

Janie Hermann has worked in libraries for almost twenty years, in the areas of technology training, business outreach and research. Currently, she serves as Public Programming Librarian at the Princeton Public Library. She is always seeking new partnerships and ways to keep libraries relevant. This year at SXSW...

2014 SXSW Interactive Session Spotlight: Putting a Real-Time Face on Polling

Philip Resnik has many thoughts to share about his panel at SXSW Interactive, “Putting a Real-Time Face on Polling". A professor from the University of Maryland, Resnick does research in computational linguistics, with interests both in the application of natural language processing techniques to practical problems such...

2014 SXSW Interactive Session Spotlight: Feminism 2.0 - Technology and Women's Empowerment

Former Java programmer and cybercrimes advocate, Carla Franklin, is a woman on a mission. Immensely passionate about technology and social media, she believes it holds great power to transform and empower women globally. On Monday, March 10th, she’ll host a panel at the 2014 SXSW Interactive Festival titled, ...

2014 SXSW Interactive Session Spotlight: Multiplatform Strategies for Making Good Happen

Veteran SXSW Interactive speaker, Liz Nord, is back this year with a new panel titled, “Multiplatform Strategies for Making Good Happen.”. She and a panel of other women in technology will explore the intersection between doing good and promoting good on Monday, March 10. We recently caught up...

2014 SXSW Interactive Session Spotlight: Mobile Accessibility and 508 Compliance for Gov

Jordan Sheckman love pixels and code, and hates Comic Sans. On a more serious note, he’s led the design efforts and assisted with the development of MakeTheConnection.net, which was certified as fully compliant with Section 508 for both desktop and mobile. During the lengthy development process, he...

2014 SXSW Interactive Session Spotlight: Unmanned Government - The Autonomous Future

Samra Kasim has a background in public policy and works as a consultant serving the public sector. Due to this, she injects a unique public sector perspective into the conversation about unmanned vehicles. Together with partner, Matt Caccavale, she has published articles in Slate, NextGov, and...

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