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Newest Washington D.C. import: South by Southwest

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama  must have had a pretty good time at South by Southwest in March. The White House will host an Oct. 3 event inspired by the conference, South by South Lawn. It will have technology panels, musical...

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Notes from an Austin Free-Net panel on fixing the tech skills gap

Thursday night, Austin Free-Net hosted a panel at the Google Fiber Space, "Solving the Emerging Technology Skills Gap." Moderated by Hugh Forrest from South by Southwest, the panel was a speed-format effort to discuss solutions to a shortage of tech...

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Talking 3-D printing, VR and more Olympics tech with Texas Standard

This week on our Texas Standard radio segment, we discussed new technologies at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics, from 3-D printed handlebars and shoes to VR viewing of some of the events to how to actually view events online if you don't have a cable...

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SXSW unifies pricing across badges, introduces tiered access for 2017

In its march toward creating what organizers have been calling a more "Unified" experience, South by Southwest 2017 has changed the pricing structure for badges.  In past years, pricing has varied for SXSW Interactive, Film and Music, but for 2017...

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South by Southwest change seeks to weed out PanelPicker harassers for 2017

South by Southwest is launching PanelPicker today, which each year helps the conference generate many of its hundreds of panels with the help of the public. For 2017, SXSW Interactive's director says the event is making changes to address harassing...

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What to avoid when planning panels at events like SXSW

It’s painful to sit through a bad panel at a conference.  If you attend these kinds of educational gatherings, you know that the quality of the speakers can make a panel.  In the past few years of South by Southwest, I’ve taken note of some of the...

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Austin's ride-hailing services face tough questions from a tech-savvy audience

Five representatives from ride-hailing services currently operating in Austin sat shoulder to shoulder on Thursday afternoon inside a stuffed conference room.  They came to pitch themselves to an important audience: people from the tech industry. ...

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