Posts Categorized: SXSW

Web Anywhere: Mobile Optimisation with HTML5, CSS3, Javascript

PresenterBruce Lawson, Web Evangelist Opera Software Opera makes one browser for many devices, so there is some experience in this area. More people are using mobile to access the web. Many people are abandoning desktops and using only mobile to access the web. Mobile is growing, and is here to stay. USA top mobile sites:… Read more »

Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better

Presenter Jane McGonigal, Creative Dir Social Chocolate “The collective conscience and will of our profession is being tested as never before. Now is the time for us to have the courage for legendary work.” -Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr. We spend 3 billion hours a week playing video games… is it worth it? Are we… Read more »

Ordering Disorder: Grid Design for the New World

PresenterKhoi Vinh, History A dot on a piece of paper is randomly placed, when you add a 2nd dot, you suggest something hidden. There becomes some sort of order, maybe everything is placed there for a specific reason Any two marks on a single plane is enough to create a grid, a design, an… Read more »

Drawing Back the Curtains on CSS Implementation

Presenters David Baron, Mozilla Elika Etemad, W3C Invited Experts Molly Holzschlag, Developer Rel, Opera Software Sylvain Galineau, Microsoft Tab Atkins, Google Chrome All members of this panel are part of the CSS working group. Minutes from the CSS working group go out online every day… so keep up with what we’re doing and provide input…. Read more »

The Connected Car: Driving Technology

Presenters Jessica Steel, Pandora Joe Berry, Verizon Nick Pudar, OnStar The primary task is getting people from point A to point B easily. Pandora started on just the web, but the vision was larger than that. They wanted to redefine radio. The promise of the the internet for radio is personalization. The Pandora service caters… Read more »

Matt Mulenweg Interview: The Future of WordPress

Presenters John Battelle, Exec Chairman Federated Media Matt Mullenweg, Automattic/ WordPress WordPress has become more than just a blog. There are 13-thousand + themes that make it more than that. Currently about 12% of the web is powered by WordPress. Stats: How many people go to 29-million uniques/month 330-million/month on It’s invisible when… Read more »

No Child Left Inside: Mobile Tech Meets Education

Presenters Drew Davidson, Director of Entertainment Technology Center Carnegie Mellon Jared Lamenzo, Juliette Lamontagne, Rebecca Bray, Smithsonian Instituion Richard Scullin, S Craig Watkins, University of Texas Austin New federal grant opportunities are being provided to get students outside. “No Child Left Inside” 75% of American teens have a cell phone. What is Citizen Science? How… Read more »

South by Southwest Interactive 2011

It’s once again that time of year for a trip to Austin, TX for South by Southwest Interactive Conference. I’ll be collecting notes from the various sessions I attend right here on this blog (category sxsw) as well as on my SXSW sub-blog ( SXSW® Interactive features five days of compelling presentations from the brightest… Read more »

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 »