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The Single Strides to SXSW

Sonya Matejko | Posted 08.26.2015 | Women
Sonya Matejko

I'll be candid. I once started a blog because a boy broke my heart. Pretty typical, huh? Maybe it could've been. It could've been basic and predictable. It might have even been in the beginning. I used it as a platform to vent to the world, and to make sure others out there knew they weren't alone. I become vulnerable to offer others the strength they were missing.

Take the High Road With Lizzie Velasquez: Inspiration from SXSW 2015

Shelley Zalis | Posted 05.27.2015 | Women
Shelley Zalis

As I stood up to address the group, including Lizzie's parents and brother, I had trouble putting together a sentence. And I'm never speechless. Actions do speak louder than words, and when I first learned about what Lizzie was doing for women and anyone who's been bullied, I was struck by her courage.

Empowering Female Entrepreneurs and Crushing Tech Sexism at SXSW 2015

Shelley Zalis | Posted 05.25.2015 | Women
Shelley Zalis

I was the first female CEO in the top 25 research companies. When I sold my company, I worked with all VC guys. They ran a company built with numbers; I ran a company built with passion. They rewrote my pitch deck, because I was told, "This is how you do it."

Beyond the Classroom: Experiencing Technology Innovation Up-Close-And-Personal at SXSW

Anna Hodge | Posted 05.22.2015 | Technology
Anna Hodge

Putting technology into the hands of millennials, and putting them in front of the innovators of the 21st century at events like SXSW is game changing. There is truly no stopping the next generation of thinkers and doers.

Katla McGlynn

5 Things Comedians Can Learn From Bill Burr And Al Madrigal

HuffingtonPost.com | Katla McGlynn | Posted 03.23.2015 | Comedy

The idea behind All Things Comedy is the opposite of selling out. It's to give comedians the promotional support they need without sacrificing ownersh...

SXSW Health and MedTech: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Erin Sharoni | Posted 05.19.2015 | Technology
Erin Sharoni

Like an increasingly gnarly chia pet, SXSW has exploded in scope at an exponential pace. The massive set of film, music and interactive technology conferences have taken over the city of Austin each year since 1987, so it should come as no surprise that in 2015 yet another joined the fray: the Health & MedTech Expo.

14 Female Powerhouses You Need to Meet at SXSW

Allison Bagley | Posted 05.16.2015 | Women
Allison Bagley

There's no shortage of stories of the careers that have been launched, or significantly propelled, during the three-week mega-event that is SXSW. If you're in Austin this month, here are a few of the female trailblazers you'd be lucky to meet.

Your Guide to SXSW Interactive 2015

Allie Gray Freeland | Posted 05.14.2015 | Business
Allie Gray Freeland

At SXSW Interactive, it's all about community and innovation. It undoubtedly stands up to the self-proclamation as "the place to preview the technology of tomorrow today."

Customer Loyalty With a SXSW Interactive Twist

Kristen Tischhauser | Posted 03.19.2014 | Technology
Kristen Tischhauser

Those who go to Austin, Texas for South by Southwest Interactive, otherwise known as SXSW Interactive, know they're going to enjoy an incredible confe...

The 3 Best Films For Boomers I Discovered At South By Southwest

Next Avenue | Richard Eisenberg | Posted 03.14.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Richard Eisenberg If you’re over 50, as I am, it’s a little weird attending South by Southwest (in the city whos...

I Took My Baby to SXSW and Lived to Tell About It

Sarah Beaulieu | Posted 05.12.2014 | Parents
Sarah Beaulieu

When I found out I was going to attend SXSW Interactive 2014, I did what any expectant mama would do: started a Twitter account for my unborn child.

Jared Fogle On Subway Bread Controversy: 'When It Was Cooked, It Was Fine'

HuffPost Live | Posted 03.08.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Jared Fogle, the longtime face of Subway, joined HuffPost Live from SXSW and discussed the recent controversy surrounding the restaurant's bread, whic...

Austin Kleon: Taking A Peek Inside "The Invention Machine"

Ondi Timoner | Posted 05.04.2014 | Books
Ondi Timoner

The Opening Keynote of SXSW Interactive 2014, Austin Kleon, a self-described "writer who draws," wants us to put him out of business... And if we ar...

An Urban Librarian's Manifesto to SXSW Interactive

Christian Zabriskie | Posted 04.23.2014 | Books
Christian Zabriskie

Find a librarian at SXSW Interactive -- there are going to be a lot us there. Your perceptions and expectations of the profession will be challenged. There is a good chance that the librarian you meet will be much cooler than you expect.

Occupy SXSW 2013

Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 05.20.2013 | Technology
Jasmina Tesanovic

At a festival of this size, people queue like in war zones where any queue means available goods. It's only after you get a firm place in line that you ask: what are we waiting for?

ABC News 'Social' Producer: "Social is the First Way We Break News Now"

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.29.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

AUSTIN --  Given the speed of the news cycle and the time needed video news production, social media is "the first way we break news now," sa...

Why We All Have to Have It All -- The Good and the Hard

Christina Vuleta | Posted 05.18.2013 | Women
Christina Vuleta

Having it all isn't all fun and games, as we all know. But if men and women both pitch in with the same expectations and values, it can all equal out, according to Ann-Marie Slaughter.

SXSW... a Bucket List Event

Jason Grill | Posted 05.15.2013 | Technology
Jason Grill

At the end of the day SXSW Interactive is an amazing spectacle. If you haven't ever been to Austin it's a must see city. If you haven't been to SXSW it's a bucket list event.

Identity Paranoia: Dating in a Catfish World

Laurie Davis | Posted 05.14.2013 | Women
Laurie Davis

While any early adopter will tell you that catfish creepers have been around since the advent of dial up and message boards, it's just recently that the spotlight has been shined on the fascinating relationships between digital posers and the unrequited partners who fell for their scam.

Who Won SXSW Interactive in 2013? (Spoiler alert: No One... and That's a Good Thing)

Matthew Knell | Posted 05.13.2013 | Technology
Matthew Knell

SXSW this year, as every year, is really what visitors make out of it. Veterans of SXSW (this year was my third), learn quickly, and painfully that there is no possible way to consume and interact with everything available -- or even a majority of it.

Now Hear This: SXSW Shingerview With David Noël, VP of Community, Soundcloud

David Shing | Posted 05.13.2013 | Technology
David Shing

The latest and hottest start-ups aren't coming from Silicon Valley anymore. David Noël is the VP of Community at Soundcloud, which is based in Berlin. Here he talks with me about creative collaboration and how Soundcloud is enabling it between artists and fans.

The End of SXSWi: Plenty of Interaction & Little Innovation

Pedro L. Rodriguez | Posted 05.12.2013 | Technology
Pedro L. Rodriguez

While it's certainly plausible that this represents strong proactive strides by women to be a part of #sxswi, it says little about the ranks of women in business and technology on a merit basis. Something tells me Sheryl Sandberg would agree.

Skip SXSW and Rent North By Northwest: What Classic Film Teaches Us About Social Media

April Rudin | Posted 05.11.2013 | Technology
April Rudin

SXSW has become little more than a cultish gathering of the masses with few true influencers in the marketing arena.

How Technology Is Powering Up New Solutions To Global Challenges

Rick Leach | Posted 05.11.2013 | Technology
Rick Leach

The world as we know it has entered an information age that's powering up incredible new solutions to tackle global challenges, from solving hunger to ending extreme poverty.

Don't Be a Loser at SXSW 2013, Get Your Return on Interactive

Rebekah Iliff | Posted 05.07.2013 | Technology
Rebekah Iliff

SXSW offers many unique opportunities for those willing to plan ahead, take things with a gigantic grain of salt (with a side of BBQ) and ultimately enjoy the company of others who have figured out how to maximize their ROI: Return on Interactive.