Get together with other ePublishing experts for an hour of brainstorming, idea-building, networking, friend-making and career-enhancement, and learn more about this segment of the industry. As of May 19, 2011, eBooks were outselling print books on Amazon. Apple released iBooks Author January 19, 2012 and 600,000 downloaded the app in the first five days. Share info, concerns and marketing ideas about using Apple iBooks Author to create enhanced iBooks for the iPad; or Kindle, Nook, Smashwords and other ePub programs.
by Colin Sexton
Get together with other gamers for an hour of brainstorming, idea-buidling, networking, friend-making and career-enhancement. Or, attend this Meet Up to learn more about this segment of the industry.
by Marsha Lebkowsky
"I think Victorian fantasies are going to be the next big thing, as long as we can come up with a fitting collective term for Powers, Blaylock and myself. Something based on the appropriate technology of the era; like "steampunks", perhaps…" - K.W. Jeter, letter to Locus, April 1987
Steampunk is Victorian-era science fiction/fantasy in the tradition of H.G. Wells, Jules Verne, Mary Shelley and later Jeter, Tim Powers, James Blaylock, and others. Beginning as a literary subgenera, it's evolved to have an impact on popular culture, art, and fashion.
SXSW Steampunk aficionados, don't miss this opportunity to meet, greet, and hang out. Come in SteamPunk drag, bring all your gear, bring a camera… we'll have a mirror. Talk about precursors and history, cultural manifestations, trends - the future of the past!
Whether practitioner, vendor, or fan of the convergence of Social, Location, and Mobile (Commerce!), come join us at the SoLoMo Meet Up for an hour of an hour of brainstorming, idea-buidling, networking, friend-making and career-enhancement. Or, attend this Meet Up to learn more about the present and future of the industry from your peers.
The mission of Women 2.0 is to increase the number of female founders of technology startups. Women 2.0 is a emerging global media company for aspiring and current female entrepreneurs to launch successful scalable, innovative ventures.Women 2.0 distributes its intellectual capital across multi-platforms online (mobile, social, web) and offline (events, workshops, conferences). Women 2.0 is a global network and social platform for influencers that drive trends and decisions — as startup founders and as consumers.This meet up is to promote the creation of new networks among aspiring entrepreneurs, current entrepreneurs and investors. For example, Women 2.0 hosts Founder Fridays in San Francisco, Palo Alto, Los Angeles, New York, Madrid and Barcelona and more cities each month. Stay updated on upcoming Founder Fridays on Twitter at @FounderFriday
by Todd Hansen
Has your brain melted yet? Are you stressed out and need a hug? Then swing by this Meet Up to gel with other folks who are feeling the burn and need to vent. It's a place for newbies and vets to come, hang out and have a SXSW staffer on hand to nurse you back to health.
Get together with other technology writers/journalists for an hour of brainstorming, idea-buidling, networking, friend-making and career-enhancement. Or, attend this Meet Up to learn more about this segment of the industry.
In Washington, there is no such thing as a sure thing. Still at one point, passing the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and PROTECT-IP (PIPA) seemed like a cakewalk. Both bills were aimed at curbing access to so-called “rogue” websites. But critics cried foul, pointing out how SOPA and PIPA would undermine internet security, compromise free expression and chill innovation. A massive internet blackout as well as millions of emails and phone calls to legislators stopped the proposals dead in their tracks. Meanwhile, the US government continued to push for adoption of the multi-national Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), which sparked massive protests across several European nations. What are the takeaways? Can the sides come together to protect intellectual property without endangering what’s great about the internet? How we answer these questions today will impact generations to come. Join us at this Meet Up for a conversation about where we might go from here.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has been defending your rights in the digital world for 22 years! Meet up with EFF and others who are dedicated to cyber liberties advocacy for an hour of networking, brainstorming, and sharing. Hosted by Jon Lebkowsky of EFF-Austin, an independent cyber liberites organization inspired by national EFF
by Logan Youree
Yes there are real people behind those screen names. Get off your laptop and meet your fellow redditors and other social news addicts attending SXSW. Open to all redditors, not just the ones following /r/SXSW. Bring your sense of humor and your mingling pants. Plus it's right next to the hotel bar... so there's that.It’s like your own secret society meeting but with more Advice Animals. No trolling allowed.
9th–13th March 2012