Political Campaigns: Tech You See & Tech You Don't

A session at SXSW Interactive 2011

Saturday 12th March, 2011

12:15pm to 12:30pm (CST)

You've likely read or heard about political candidates empowering voters with decentralized organizing tools, hosting Twitter or Facebook town hall meetings, or producing creative video that goes viral on YouTube. These are the sexy topics, and their use has moved beyond the geeks. What often gets missed in this conversation is a discussion of the truly geeky, less sexy (except at SXSW) technology we don't see: the behind-the-scenes tools government institutions and political organizations use to serve their constituencies and more effectively achieve their objectives. In this talk, we'll talk about both, with a focus on examples of those who are doing amazingly cool things in the present and what we can expect in the future

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Mindy Finn

Work at Twitter | digital strategist & entrepreneur | recovering campaign operative. Tweet about politics + technology + media. Love dogs, DC and dancing! bio from Twitter

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9 attendees

  • Dan Joyce
  • Stephen R. Fox
  • Jake Brewer
  • Loulia Miller
  • Mindy Finn
  • Robert Leefmans
  • Sarah Khan
  • Tibet Sprague
  • Steven Randazzo

12 trackers

  • Bev Godwin
  • Colin Schlüter
  • Don Cruse
  • Eamonn O'Brien-Strain
  • Leonard
  • liangcw
  • lovisa
  • Michelle Saar
  • Georgetta Nicol
  • Erik Michaels-Ober
  • Audrey Vaughn
  • Ruthie BenDor

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Time 12:15pm12:30pm CST

Date Sat 12th March 2011


Ballroom E, Austin Convention Center

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