Monthly Archives: March 2010

David After Dentist: Family Video to Viral Sensation

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 Presenter: David DeVore – David After Dentist Description: What motivated our family to post the first “David After Dentist” video. What was our reaction to the video going viral — and why we decided to embrace the massive popularity. How David has reacted to all the attention and how we have… Read more »

Cracking the Books ‘ User-Generated Content in Education

Tuesday, March 16, 2010Presenters:Clyde Boyer – Trinity Education GroupRon Reed – RL Reed ConsultingAnita Givens – Texas Education AgencyMargarita Pinkos – MPinkos Education Consultants Description:"Age considers; youth ventures." This aphorism has never seemed more real than in a typical U.S. public school classroom: the students are operating on several levels simultaneously in media-saturated environments, while… Read more »

Mobile Content is Social

Tuesday, March 16, 2010Presenters:Tom Watson – Facebook IncJustin Shaffer – Hot Potato Media IncMichael Sharon – Facebook Inc Description:This whirlwind tour through various interaction models, content strategies, use cases and interface tweaks will be peppered with anecdotes, secrets and tips to help you create addictive social experiences on mobile. You’ll hear from Michael Sharon and… Read more »

Web Video Thunderdome: Branded vs Unbranded, You Decide

Tuesday, March 16, 2010Presenters:Mike Arauz – UndercurrentBud Caddell – Undercurrents Description:Does your branded web video pass the "I’d rather be watching porn/kittens" test? Looking at the most viewed branded and unbranded web videos of the past 6 months, and the key metrics behind them, our audience will vote to decide which web videos reign supreme…. Read more »

No Touching! Truly Invisible Interfaces

Monday, March 15, 2010Presenters:Ron Goldin – Lunar Description:Our devices know which way we’re moving and how dark it is outside. They look us in the face with cameras while we’re tweeting away. They sometimes even understand when we talk back to them. Learn about success stories and untapped potential in physical interactivity that doesn’t involve… Read more »

Evan Williams Keynote Interview

Monday, March 15, 2010 Presenters: Evan Williams – Twitter Umair Haque – Havas Media Lab Description: Williams has co-founded several Internet companies, including Pyra Labs (creator of weblog-authoring software Blogger) and Twitter, the now ubiquitous social media platform that hit its tipping-point at SXSW in 2007. In addition to his role as Director of the… Read more »

Buzz Out Loud Live 2010, Episode 1185

Monday, March 15, 2010Presenters:Tom Merritt – CNETJason Howell – CNET/CBSiMolly Wood – CBS InteractiveVeronica Belmont – Tekzilla & QuoreBen Huh – I Can Haz Cheezburger Description:CNET’s Buzz Out Loud will broadcast live from SXSW. While discussing the day’s tech news, hosts Tom Merritt, Jason Howell, Molly Wood and others will chat with the audience and… Read more »

Web Series 2.0: Big Campaigns on Digital Dollars

Monday, March 15, 2010Presenters:Melissa Fallon – Davie Brown EntertainmentChris Hanada – Retrofit FilmsMilo Ventimiglia – DiVide PicturesWilson Cleveland – CJP Digital MediaAndrew Hampp  – Advertising Age Description:As social media campaigns move to the forefront of the digital space, major brands and advertisers are looking for savvy producers and content creators to help them maximize their… Read more »

Managing Your Content Management System

Monday, March 15, 2010Presenters:Alex Will – Spoonfed MediaHenry Erskine Crum – Spoonfed Media Description:An effective content management system is a must for any content-based web service. This technical session will discuss elements of designing and building a custom CMS that leverages technology and existing web data from sources such as Flickr and Wikipedia to automate… Read more »

Wow, That’s Cool… Fun With HTML5 Video

Sunday, March 14, 2010Presenters:Michael Dale – Kaltura WikimediaChristopher Blizzard – Mozilla Corporation Description:Using the video tag in HTML5, developers can do all sorts of things that are hard or impossible with plugins. In this presentation, Mozilla will show the best and most interesting hacks entered into OVA’s Open Video Contest-because when the webmonkeys unleash their… Read more »

HTML5: Tales from the Development Trenches

Sunday, March 14, 2010Presenters:Bruce Lawson – Opera ASAMartin Kliehm – namics (deutschland) gmbh Description:HTML5 is coming. Originally called "web applications 1.0", it brings new semantics, JavaScript APIs for drag and drop, offline storage, generating images, plugin-free video and form validation. It’s upset semantic web advocates, accessibility evangelists and baffled developers. Cut through the crap: learn… Read more »

Exploiting Chaos — How to Spark Innovation During Times of Change

Sunday, March 14, 2010 9:30amPresenter:Jeremy Gutsche – Description:One of North America’s hottest keynote speakers, the founder of, reveals powerful strategies for thriving in any economic climate. DID YOU KNOW THAT Hewlett-Packard, Disney, Hyatt, MTV, CNN, Microsoft, Burger King, and GE all started during periods of economic recession? Periods of uncertainty fuel tremendous opportunity,… Read more »

Sleeping Giants: Digital Awakens TV and Media

Saturday, March 13, 2010 5:0pmPresenters:Domenic Venuto – RazorfishAndrew Pimentel – Razorfish Description:Television has looked pretty much the same since its inception in the early 40s, give or take a few rabbit ears and a hundred pounds. But, the revolution has already begun. Recently Razorfish has been doing some significant research on the importance television plays… Read more »

Making Sense of Priacy and Publicity

Saturday, March 13, 2010 2:00pmPresenters:Danah Boyd – Microsoft Research Description:The SXSW Interactive Festival is very excited that danah boyd will serve as the Opening Speaker for the 2010 event. One of the world’s foremost authorities on social networks, boyd works at Microsoft Research New England and also serves as a Fellow at the Harvard University… Read more »

Designing the First Fifteen Minutes

March 13, 2010 12:30pmPresenters:Daniel Burka – Tiny SpeckRob Goodlatte – Facebook Inc Description:That user who just signed up is about to bail. And a thousand other people just stopped in but didn’t even bother to register. Your product is great, but your users don’t stay long enough to find that out. The first fifteen minutes… Read more »