For 11 days of festival fun, clean-up is estimated to take around 4,800 hours -- a ratio of 18 hours of pain for every hour of playtime. To someone currently mired in Matchbox cars, Legos, Play-Doh and Spiderman stickers, that math sounds about right.
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.
Like many start-ups, the genesis of The Honest Co. was in fulfilling an unmet need. As a new Mom, Jessica Alba developed an allergic reaction to baby laundry detergent, and quickly established that there was a dearth of eco-friendly products available in the market.
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 big names, free stuff and non-stop parties, the real reason everyone comes to SxSW is to discover The Next Big Thing. This year, that is most definitely Christine and the Queens.
South by Southwest (SxSW) "mashes up" film, music, interactive (tech) and many of the industries they significantly influence into a 10-day extravaganza of never-ending combinations of thought and possibility.
Having risked my physical wellbeing by sampling one of the less healthy options at Whataburger in yesterday's report, I decided it was time for some pampering here at SxSW, which thankfully is in ample and free supply.
If SxSW has a focal point, it's definitely 6th street, the main drag which runs through downtown Austin and plays host to a plethora of bars and music venues.
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.
In my series of video reports from the music portion of the festival, I aim to bring you a taste of the music and the mayhem from among the more than 2000 bands and 100 venues across Austin during SxSW.
Who: Sasheer Zamata Where: The Velveeta Room, 521 E 6th St, Austin, TX When: March 16, 2015 What: Sasheer in between one of her many SXSW Comed...
Natasha Lyonne, director Jamie Babbit, and writer Karey Dornetto sat down with the What's Trending team at this year's South by Southwest festival to talk about their new film, "Fresno."
Director Robert Rodriguez sat down with What's Trending at the Samsung Blogger Lounge at this year's South by Southwest festival. He shared some advice on how to live a creative life, advice he has taken to heart over the course of his incredibly successful career.
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.
Urban Prep has now expanded its mission to spread the "counter-narrative" to reach beyond schools walls. As the media coverage of Mr. Hoard's death exemplified, they have been successful. In the days that followed Mr. King's email notifying the public of the tragic shooting, headline stories emerged.
You told the panel that they changed your life. That they changed your child's life. You were crying. The stories they shared online made you feel connected, hopeful, less afraid.