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  1. Brands As Patterns to

    Panel on Friday 9th March

    Brands today exist in multiple mediums, defined by multiple voices. The media brands inhabit is iterative, with no beginning, no end, and little permanency. In that context, adherence to a ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom A, 1st floor (map)

  2. Change Happens: Improv for an Unpredictable World to

    Dual on Friday 9th March

    "You're fired." "The test results are positive." "We're out of beer." Change happens - how you handle it is up to you. Improv can help. In past SXSW workshops, we've ...

    At Marriott Courtyard Austin Downtown/Convention Center, Brazos (map)

  3. Designing for Context to

    Workshop on Friday 9th March

    As designers take on new problems of convergence and ubiquity, we find ourselves facing new challenges. The products we create are accessed through multiple devices, different channels and a wide ...

    At Radisson Hotel & Suites Austin-Town Lake, Town Lake Ballroom (map)

  4. OMG Your RFP Is Killing Me to

    Panel on Friday 9th March

    RFPs are like online dating. The WORST KIND of online dating. Imagine an online dating experience where all users have uniform information provided, one picture (and there's no telling how ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom BC (map)

  5. My Robotic Kitchen Planned This Dinner Party to

    Dual on Friday 9th March

    Dinner parties are the ultimate social experience that no digital technology will ever replicate. You sit face-to-face with others, sharing an experience that uses all five of your senses. It's ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon K, 6th floor (map)

  6. We Made This, and It's Not an Ad to

    Solo on Friday 9th March

    What if agencies and marketers created products and services, not just ads? And what if they made these things for themselves, not just for clients? They do. But tackling things ...

    At InterContinental Stephen F. Austin, Capital Ballroom B (map)

  7. Applying Behavior Design to

    Solo on Friday 9th March

    More and more products and services are designed around motivating users and incentivizing change. Products and services in finance, health and the environment, among other areas, are increasingly designed around ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom A, 1st floor (map)

  8. Leaving Flatland: Getting Started with WebGL to

    Workshop on Friday 9th March

    WebGL has brought 3D Graphics to the browser offering a new world of possibilities for visualization and interaction. In this talk, we give you all the information you need to ...

    At Radisson Hotel & Suites Austin-Town Lake, Town Lake Ballroom (map)

  9. Android ≠ Android: Lessons Creating a JS Framework to

    Solo on Saturday 10th March

    JavaScript is indispensable for even moderate mobile web apps as only scripts enable user interaction and integrate on device capabilities like location, camera, onboard storage or database. But while the ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon K, 6th floor (map)

  10. Envisioning a Better World Together at SXSW 2013 to

    Solo on Saturday 10th March

    Scheduled to take place in Austin in March 2013, the SXSW Visioning Assembly will be a collective dialogue with a large sample of SXSWi participants. Based on the Agora Process, ...

    At AT&T Conference Center, Salon C (map)

  11. Mind Reading: Seeing Needs Users Don’t Articulate to

    Workshop on Saturday 10th March

    When your product is facing serious competition, knowing what unmet need still exists is crucial to planning your next move. But in surveys you find that everyone is reasonably satisfied ...

    At Radisson Hotel & Suites Austin-Town Lake, Town Lake Ballroom (map)

  12. (Not Just) Shit Startups Say: Anatomy of a Rockstar Product Cycle to

    Panel on Saturday 10th March

    Startup Case Studies' from Etsy & others on building your product including 'insider tips' on agile development, minimum viable product, and continuous deployment. Hosted by Eric Ries.

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon C, 4th floor (map)

  13. Best Practices: Native + Web Hybrid Mobile Apps to

    Solo on Saturday 10th March

    Learn different ways to integrate HTML5 into native apps, what tools you can use, and when to build your own. We'll cover achieving high graphics frame rates, touch responsiveness while ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon H, 6th floor (map)

  14. Does Free Content Cannibalize Your Paid Consulting to

    Core Conversation on Saturday 10th March

    How Much Do You Open Your Kimono? Does "Thought Leadership" Imperil Your Ability to Monetize What You Know? Does giving away info snacks enable you to sell knowledge meals, or ...

    At Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol, Capitol View North (map)

  15. How Your Data Can Predict the Future to

    Solo on Saturday 10th March

    Today, we have data – lots of it. We can process information – in many ways. We have models to understand our process. With these tools and a dash of ...

    At InterContinental Stephen F. Austin, Capital Ballroom B (map)

  16. HTML5 APIs Will Change the Web: And Your Designs to

    Solo on Saturday 10th March

    HTML5. It's more than paving the cowpaths. It's more than markup. There's a lot of stuff in the spec about databases and communication protocols and blahdiblah backend juju. Some of ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom A, 1st floor (map)

  17. Making Stories: Libraries & Community Publishing to

    Panel on Saturday 10th March

    Good libraries are community-minded, technologically-aware, devoted to increasing access to information, and interested in preserving the local cultural heritage. Good newspapers aggregate and curate information for their readers, prioritize the ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 6AB, 3rd floor (map)

  18. NoSQL Databases: Breaking the Relational Headlock to

    Solo on Saturday 10th March

    When building applications many technologists instinctively reach for familiar relational tools. NoSQL databases, rising in popularity, have contrasting performance metrics and engineering costs that depend on a number of factors. ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon FG (map)

  19. Programming Social Applications to

    Book Reading on Saturday 10th March

    Services like Facebook and Google+ have ingratiated themselves into our online relationships through our social graphs. The problem is that the methods we use for connecting to each other is ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom G, 4th floor (map)

  20. Startup Passion Smack-Down to

    Solo on Saturday 10th March

    A surprisingly high percentage of entrepreneurs derail their startups because they fall in love with their idea. Emotional attachment to an idea leads to premature scaling and a number of ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon A, 4th floor (map)

  21. Supersizing the Classroom: 3000 Students & Beyond to

    Dual on Saturday 10th March

    A standard, supposedly self-evident fact: small class size is pedagogically superior for all student learning. Poppycock! This presentation will outline our successful strategies for expanding the conventional college classroom to ...

    At AT&T Conference Center, Classroom 203 (map)

  22. The Complexity Curve: How to Design for Simplicity to

    Solo on Saturday 10th March

    Interfaces and devices are providing more and more power and functionality to people, and in many cases this additional power is accompanied by increasing complexity. Although people have more experience ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom BC (map)

  23. The Sports Fan in 2015 to

    Dual on Saturday 10th March

    Thanks largely to digital innovation, being a sports fan has never been so emotionally charged, or fun, as it is today. Fans no longer just watch. They participate, analyze, critique, ...

    At Driskill Hotel, Driskill Ballroom, Mezzanine (map)

  24. Traveling Band: Road Trip to Happiness? to

    Future15 on Saturday 10th March

    In this talk, musician and web developer Joris Verbogt will tell you how his experiences in a traveling band influence the way he does his other job. How musicians deal ...

    At Hyatt Regency Austin, Texas Ballroom 4-7 (map)

  25. Building Great Games in HTML5 to

    Workshop on Saturday 10th March

    I took a platform game published on Win/Mac/iOS and its 100,000 line C++ code-base and turned it into an HTML5 game running on desktop, mobile and even TVs. This talk ...

    At Radisson Hotel & Suites Austin-Town Lake, Town Lake Ballroom (map)

  26. Designing for Content Management Systems to

    Solo on Saturday 10th March

    The job of a web designer these days includes designing for content that changes, is highly dynamic, and often does not yet exist. Gone are the halcyon days of static, ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom BC (map)

  27. HTML5 and CSS3: Does Now Really Mean Now? to

    Solo on Saturday 10th March

    The browser vendors love them! The browser fans and cutting edge designers are producing some really remarkable stuff, but what do HTML5 and CSS3 really mean for you, the pragmatic ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom A, 1st floor (map)

  28. LEAN STARTUP: Wisdom from Steve Blank + 'Meet the Authors' Session to

    Panel on Saturday 10th March

    Talk by legendary startup guru Steve Blank on today's world of tech entrepreneurship, followed by an opportunity to hear from the authors of upcoming startup books.

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon C, 4th floor (map)

  29. Shoebox Full of Photos: Beyond Digital Storage to

    Panel on Saturday 10th March

    Do you remember when you cracked open that shoebox full of snapshots in your grandmother's attic and discovered a past generation? Will your grandchildren be able to have the same ...

    At Omni Downtown, Lone Star (map)

  30. Viral Is a Dirty Word: Strategic Video Success to

    Dual on Saturday 10th March

    “Viral.” No word in the interactive marketing lexicon derails strategic thinking quite as effectively. Everyone wants their video to go viral, but the fantasy of millions of people discovering a ...

    At InterContinental Stephen F. Austin, Capital Ballroom A (map)

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