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 →

Get THE Look With The Glam App

BeGlammed has been on the scene for more than two years when it comes to stylist that come to the client instead of the client going to the salon with not much competition. They NOW have competition and they have more offerings than BeGlammed.

Introducing The Glam App, founded by actress/ fashion tastemaker Cara Santana along with longtime friend and celebrity stylist, Joey Maalouf. Continue Reading →

Welle: Turn Any Surface Into A Smart Interface

I was just notified about a new Kickstarter Campaign announced today on a potential consumer product called Welle. In a world of “smart” everything, including tooth brushes, I have become rather jaded about the multitude of “smart” products on the market currently. Nothing seems to jump out to me anymore as a cool or innovative product with a market saturated with “smart” devices. I seriously got pitched on “smart” toilet paper holder, no joke! Continue Reading →

SXSW Interactive 2017 Recap; Part Duex

SXSW Interactive had so many great technology demos, events and parties that carried on through the entire festival, which has been rare in the years past. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to cover all the technology events; next year I should have a telepresence to cover everything I can’t. I didn’t make it to Youtube, Pandora, Capital One at the infamous Antone’s, OtterBox uniVERSE Case System, Mashable and many more.

While planning my SXSW schedule I picked out the below events based on my personal preferences. These four events were very fun and their lounges and or parties had a ton of interactive demos to try out during SXSW. Continue Reading →

SXSW 2017 Interactive Recap; Part One

SXSW (South By South West) this year is the first year that I covered it solely for Hi-Tech Chic and it proved to be a very successful SXSW thus far as press. It was also the first time I did LIVE broadcasting via twitter and Facebook which was also an interesting experience for those listening, commenting and following my LIVE broadcast. I must admit cell coverage was non-existent during SX so I dropped the broadcast every so often. My apologies who got dropped off the broadcast and thanks for tuning in! Continue Reading →