Posts Categorized: SXSW

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 »

Universities in the “Free” Era

Saturday, March 13, 2010 11:00amPresenters:Glenn Platt – Miami University Armstrong Institute for Interactive Media StudiesPeg Faimon – Miami University Design Collaborative Description:MIT, Yale, Stanford, and others put lectures online. Chris Anderson argues all university lectures should be free. From Academic Earth to TED, it’s free. So what is the value-add of a university education? What… Read more »

Web Content Management Systems from a Designer’s Perspective

Saturday, March 13, 2010 9:30amPresenters:Scott Fegette – AdobeChris Charlton – XTND.US The biggest shift in CMS since the 90’s is designers coming over in droves from the static world. Why CMS? Rich Functionality Content Centralization Client Management – great way hand over the keys to someone Designer/Developer Communities – lots of shared code and expertise… Read more »

Simple Steps to Great Web Design

Friday, March 12, 2010 5:00pm Presenters:Matthew Smith – Squared Eye Description:Creating beautiful web design is largely a matter of mastering a handful of simple techniques. The best designs employ systems of color, contrast, typography, and white space to achieve hierarchy, balance, and rhythm. The rest is just ingenuity and creativity. Matthew will review dozens of… Read more »

What Are Analytics? A Guide To Practical Data

Friday, March 12, 2010 3:30pm Presenters:Margaret Francis – Scout LabsBlake Robinson – Attention Description:Analytics are often a confusing and convoluted mess, but that doesn’t mean that they have to be. The Guide to Practical Data will help ensure you’re reaching your full analytical potential. Learn how to analyze public and proprietary data to accelerate the… Read more »

Beauty in Web Design

Friday, March 12, 2010 at 2:00pmPresenters:Cennydd Bowles – Clearleft Ltd Description:Cennydd Bowles leapt into the world of user experience eight years ago and hasn’t shut up about it since. He now works for Clearleft by day and moonlights as a UX blogger, mentor and community evangelist. Cennydd is a regular public speaker (IA Summit, Design… Read more »

South by Southwest Interactive 2010

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 »