Events

Political talk and top speakers: Will Trump dominate SXSW 2017 without even showing up?

It would be difficult for South by Southwest Interactive to top last year’s opening keynote speaker: President Barack Obama, who was interviewed by Texas Tribune CEO Evan Smith.  (Though Joe Biden, announced on Monday as a March 12 speaker, is a pretty...

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Get your memes ready: Joe Biden will speak at SXSW

For the second year in a row, South by Southwest has landed a major political speaker and announced it shortly before the conference. Last year, it was then-President Barack Obama as a SXSW Interactive keynote. This year, Former Vice President Joe...

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And here our SXSW Interactive journey begins: What’s new and different for 2017

When your downtown wine bar transforms into a multimedia live-streaming news depot… When the flight you’re on to Austin is packed with geeks wearing T-shirts bearing startup logos, names missing key vowels… When the sound of flapping badges and lanyards...

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Google Jigsaw’s Yasmin Green an SXSW Interactive keynote; new featured speakers include Alexis Ohanian, Kara Swisher, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy

In one of its last big pushes before South by Southwest starts next Friday (March 10!), the conference has announced its last set of keynote speakers and another cluster of featured speakers across tech, film, music and the increasingly popular area...

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Find 512tech at Social Media Week Austin

Social Media Week, a conference taking place in cities around the world, has begun in Austin and runs through Wednesday. 512tech staffers and some Austin American-Statesman staffers are moderating or participating in panels. Here’s where you can find...

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How do you hack a military boat? Maritime hackathon this weekend offers the challenge

This weekend, Capital Factory will play host to a cybersecurity event by way of the sea. A hackathon event put together by Booz Allen Hamilton, the U.S. Navy’s Naval Post Graduate School and the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental will work to improve...

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SXSW names Jessica Shortall of Texas Competes as keynote, adds Buzz Aldrin, Chris Sacca, Bob Odenkirk, many more to speaker list

South by Southwest made another significant programming announcement on Tuesday, including a new keynote speaker for the March festival and conference. Jessica Shortall, managing director of Texas Competes, will speak on as part of SXSW’s Social...

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Culturati Summit brings together CEOs and company leaders to tackle company culture. Here’s why organizer Eugene Sepulveda says it matters.

During the heyday of the dot-com era, lots of startups built their company culture based on foosball tables, cool office space and Friday afternoon beer parties. In the end, it didn’t work out well for most. When the dot-com bubble burst and the Herman...

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'Austin Remembers: MLK’ app uses augmented-reality tech ahead of 2017 celebration (updated for 2018)

Update, Jan. 14, 2018: Last year, we wrote about “Austin Remembers: MLK,” an app available for iOS and Android that uses augmented reality. The app this year is being re-released and more locations have been added, including The George Washington...

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Marie Kondo, ‘Game of Thrones’ showrunners, Ray Kurzweil and Van Jones among SXSW lineup additions

South by Southwest on Wednesday morning released another round of featured speakers for the March 10-19 conference, including decluttering author Marie Kondo (”The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up”); David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the showrunners...

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