Sessions

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Written by Megan Simpson | February 18, 2015

2015 SXSW Interactive Session Spotlight: Need for Speed – Optimizing the User Experience

James Christie has been giving variations of his talk, Need for Speed: Optimizing the User Experience for four years. Beginning his career in an earlier era (pre-2000), Christie was accustomed to counting kilobytes so that users could access his websites on their 28k modems. He’s worn nearly every...

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Written by Megan Simpson | February 18, 2015

2015 SXSW Interactive Session Spotlight: From Digital Sharecropping to Data Emancipation

SXSW veteran Laurie Frick has put together a curious team – a data artist who uses enormous amounts of self-tracking data for her hand-built art installations; a policy maker who has testified before congress and recently published a book about how to rethink legislation for data privacy; a futurist...

A Wide Variety of Compelling Sessions Featured at SXSW's Convergence Programming

SXSW Convergence Programming kicks off Friday, March 13. Throughout the following five days, badgeholders of any kind can step out of their area of interest and engage with other badge types for programming that lies at the intersection of Interactive, Film and Music. The programming is highlighted by ...

Written by Sonja Silkey | February 17, 2015

SXSW Interactive Featured Session Speaker: Don Tapscott

Featured Sessions at the 2015 SXSW Interactive Festival showcase some of the world’s most innovative thinkers. Today’s installment of the Featured Speaker Feature focuses on Don Tapscott. At SXSW, catch his session Reality Check: 20 Years of the Digital Economy on Monday, March 16th at 12:30pm at the...

SXSW Film Announces Fourth Keynote, Full Conference Lineup and More Films

The SXSW Film Schedule is now live!

Brimming with festival content, we're thrilled to announce Christine Vachon as the fourth Film Keynote speaker. On Tuesday March 17, don’t miss the chance to hear from one of the women who has led the evolution of independent film.

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SXSW 2014 Music Hackathon Championship Winners
Written by Rory Burbeck | February 17, 2015

Hackers & Musicians Team Up for Second Annual SXSW Music Hackathon

For 24 hours, up-and-coming SXSW showcasing artists will team up with world-class hackers, designers and programmers to create new music tech innovations that will produce enhancements for live performances and interactivity with their fans. Using their programming knowledge and a collection of music-tech APIs, teams will compete for a grand...

Mentor Sign Ups are now Live for Interactive, Film and Music!

Whether you're attending the Interactive Festival, Film or Music Conference, take the opportunity to engage in valuable one-on-one meetings with a range of experts and industry-leaders to gain insight and career enhancing tips by signing up with one (or more) of our Mentors!

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Written by Megan Simpson | February 15, 2015

2015 SXSW Interactive Session Spotlight: Why You Need A Business Story And How To Create It

In 2014, David Sloly tasked himself with writing a guide that would explain the process for creating business stories. His Future15, Why You Need A Business Story And How To Create It will explain how stories impact decision-making, the types of business stories you can tell, and most...

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Written by Megan Simpson | February 15, 2015

2015 SXSW Interactive Session Spotlight: A/B Testing at Scale – Minimizing UI Complexity

Product designers and developers won’t want to miss Chris Saint-Amant’s solo presentation, A/B Testing at Scale: Minimizing UI Complexity” at this year’s SXSW Interactive Festival. Saint-Amant’s talk takes a look at A/B testing, and it’s ability to enable you to take a data-driven approach to product design and...

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