David Carr Prize Contest and SXSW 2018 Updates

As your SXSW Guru on ground zero in Austin here are the latest updates for SXSW 2018 starting with the 2018 David Carr Prize contest. Continue Reading →

SXSW 2018 Speaker Additions, Housing and Deadlines

As SXSW 2018 approaches there are several updates on Speakers added and deadlines for participation in SXSW events and festivals. The newest additions scheduled to speak at SXSW 2018 include Tim O’Reilly (author of WTF? What’s the Future and Why It’s Up to Us), Elaine Welteroth (Editor-in-Chief of Teen Vogue) and Savan Kotecha (songwriter for The Weeknd, Katy Perry, Maroon 5 and other chart-topping artists). Continue Reading →

SXSW Announces Additional Featured Speakers and Convergence Keynote Speaker Ta-Nehisi Coates

As your SXSW 2018 guru on ground zero in Austin I had to inform you all the latest SXSW 2018 news. Today, SXSW revealed the addition of Keynote Ta-Nehisi Coates, a national correspondent for The Atlantic, and the latest round of Featured Speakers to the 2018 SXSW Conference lineup. Coates joins previously announced Keynotes Barry Jenkins​ (Film Keynote), Esther Perel ​(Interactive Keynote), and whurley ​(Convergence Keynote). Continue Reading →

SXSW EDU Announces Their First Round of Speakers for SXSW 2018

Today SXSW EDU posted their first announcement of featured speakers for SXSW EDU, March 5-8, 2018. SXSW EDU spotlights inspiring and thought provoking visionaries impacting the future of teaching and learning. Continue Reading →

SXSW 2018 PanelPicker Voting and Festival Updates

Though SXSW 2018 (South By Southwest) isn’t till March there are a lot of events and deadlines potential attendees should know about. As your SXSW ground zero informant I wanted to give you all an update of all things SX currently going on. Continue Reading →

Information on Registration for SXSW 2018

SXSW (South by Southwest) Festival is 10 days full of music, tech, film, gaming, comedy and networking in my hometown, Austin, Texas, on March 9th till March 18th. SXSW 2018 planning season has already begun with meet-ups and frequent updates on the conference. Continue Reading →

2018 SXSW Edu Meet-Ups and the PanelPicker Process

The eighth annual SXSW EDU will return to Austin, March 5-8, 2018. It will consist of for four days of sessions, in-depth workshops, engaging learning experiences, mentorship, film screenings, startup events, policy discussions, competitions, exhibitions, networking and so much more. Through collaboration, creativity and engagement, SXSW EDU empowers its global community to connect, discover and impact. Continue Reading →

SXSW 2018 Season Opens with PanelPicker, Music Applications, Film Submissions and More on June 26th

Today South By Southwest (SXSW) announced that starting June 26th SXSW 2018 season is launching with the opening of PanelPicker, Film Festival Submissions, Music Festival Showcase Applications, and several of our awards including the SXSW Community Service Awards, Interactive Innovation Awards, Accelerator Pitch Event, and the David Carr Prize. Continue Reading →

Austin Is 2017’s 3rd Best City for Gamers

Austin is known for many things from being the “Live Music Capital of the World” to the annual South By Southwest (SXSW) Festival and now to being one of the best cities for gamers. A new study from WalletHub Study shows Austin to be the 3rd best city for gamers. Continue Reading →

Uber and Lyft Returned to Austin Today

As of today Uber and Lyft are back in Austin after over a year of not providing ride hailing services to locals and tourist. Continue Reading →