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Friday 8th March 2013

  • Hackathon for Social Good

    by Brad Smith, Jennifer Jones, Lisa Goddard and Maria Aloy Ciller

    RSVP Required - Join web and mobile experts in an all day Hackathon for Social Good, an awesome opportunity for programmers, UX practitioners and designers meet to work collaboratively to build programs and applications.

    The day will begin with short presentations by educators and non-profit organizations, followed by informational sessions on building sites and web applications to help benefit non-profit organizations.

    Prerequisites:
    Proficient in design or programming and able to spend the entire day at the Hackathon.

    What to Bring:
    A WIFI-enabled laptop (Mac or PC) with either design software, project management or programming tools.

    To RSVP your seat for this workshop, please click on "Sign in to RSVP" on the official session page. You'll need to sign in using your SXsocial login information.

    At 9:30am to 6:30pm, Friday 8th March

    In Classroom 104, AT&T Conference Center

  • SXSW BBQ Crash Course

    This event allows you to network with fellow SXSW attendees while sampling offerings from some of Central Texas' best BBQ establishments. Pre-registration required.

    At 11:00am to 1:00pm, Friday 8th March

    In East Tent, Brush Square Park

  • SXSW Ping Pong Tournament

    Join SXSW Startup Village for our second annual SXSW Ping Pong Tournament. You need not be a professional, just sign up online and prepare to have a blast. Each company may select two employees to represent them in a single elimination doubles tournament. We'll provide the paddles, balls, and tables; you bring your best ping pong skills and prepare destroy the competition. Sign up at http://tinyurl.com/svpingpong

    At 2:00pm to 6:00pm, Friday 8th March

    In Room 400/402, Hilton Austin Downtown

  • Localore Plays Austin: Speaker<>Street<>Screen

    by Delaney Hall, Jessica Clark and Kara Oehler

    KUT-FM's Austin Music Map (AMM) is a year-long exploration of the city's abundant and diverse musical subcultures. Blending on-line, broadcast, and street media, it's one of 10 public media innovation projects that AIR is producing for the national Localore initiative (see airmediaworks.org). Join AMM creator/producer Delaney Hall, Kara Oehler of Zeega, and Jessica Clark of AIR for an immersive digital tour of Austin's off-the-radar venues. The trio will then lead attendees through a workshop-style discussion of strategies for creating "full spectrum" interactive docs.

    Experience the power of Austin's musical underbelly by bicycle, post-panel. Hall will lead a group of adventuresome bicyclists to musical outposts from the map on a tour designed explicitly for SXSWers. We'll meet/greet scene-makers at venues such as the White Horse and Esquina Tango. The tour is free, but space is limited. Sign up today at http://airmediaworks.org/BikeTour.

    At 3:30pm to 4:30pm, Friday 8th March

    In Room 12AB, Austin Convention Center

Saturday 9th March 2013

  • Front End Legos: Reusable HTML & CSS

    by Darby Frey and Shay Howe

    RSVP Required - All too often writing HTML and CSS is an afterthought. Its the work that happens after design is finalized and the product has been developed. Its a necessary task in the process to building a website. Wrong.

    HTML and CSS are the backbone to every website, and are equally as important as any design or development. In this workshop you will learn how to write modular HTML and CSS, and how reuse code to build maintainable websites. After spending some time playing with legos and writing some of code attendees will be able to better organize their code, develop modular styles, and work with CSS specificity.

    The workshop is geared towards novice front end developers, with a love of legos, looking grow their skill set. A laptop and good attitude are preferred.

    Prerequisites:
    A sound understanding of HTML and CSS are required as the workshop will cover more advanced techniques around building and laying out websites.

    What to Bring:
    Laptop.

    To RSVP your seat for this workshop, please click on "Sign in to RSVP" on the official session page. You'll need to sign in using your SXsocial login information.

    At 9:30am to 1:30pm, Saturday 9th March

    In Classroom 105, AT&T Conference Center

    Coverage slide deck

  • How to Handle Suicidal Users Without Freaking Out

    by Ashley Womble, Christopher Gandin Le, Jennifer Battle and Earnest Mazique

    RSVP Required - If your website has user-generated content or social media, you've likely gotten comments from people in crisis. Not only is this scary, but it can drain resources, raise legal issues, and create a PR nightmare. Prepare for the inevitable by creating a crisis plan. Together, Ashley Womble & Chris Gandin Le have advised safety teams at all major social networks, from MySpace to Pinterest on how to respond to users in emotional and suicidal crisis.

    This workshop will provide an overview of online safety and mental health issues- including depression, suicide, self-harm, eating disorders, and bullying - to teach you how to handle a crisis without breaking a sweat. We'll outline best practices currently used by Google, Facebook and other major players and present case studies of crisis plans for small tech companies without their own safety teams.

    You'll leave with:

    •A customized crisis plan
    •An understanding of your legal obligations
    •Contacts for when you need to take action

    Prerequisites:
    Helpful if attendees are in customer service, user operations, or consumer safety teams at their companies. Anyone is welcome though, especially people with startups.

    What to Bring:
    Laptop.

    To RSVP your seat for this workshop, please click on "Sign in to RSVP" on the official session page. You'll need to sign in using your SXsocial login information.

    At 9:30am to 1:30pm, Saturday 9th March

    In Classroom 101, AT&T Conference Center

  • Prototype or Die

    by Hendrik Mueller, Ian Gunn, Jonathan Yu and Vance Vagell

    RSVP Required - Why doesn't your software look and work right? Early designs painted an interface paradise filled with exotic features, but something went terribly awry and nothing quite works the way you thought it would. People can't find even your most basic controls.

    Prototyping to the rescue! Product Managers get to dream big, and see their ideas brought to life. Usability study participants can share more natural reactions. Engineers can experiment with working examples.

    In this workshop, you'll create prototypes and learn how to incorporate them into your product development cycle.

    We'll cover: which types of projects benefit from prototyping; how to choose the right fidelity (from paper, to interactive, to functional); mobile prototyping; fringe benefits of prototyping (like stakeholder buy-in); when not to prototype; and how designers, prototypers, and researchers can work together effectively.

    Prerequisites:
    Work in software development (UX, product or project management, engineering, etc.). Basic ability to prototype (paper, HTML, Fireworks, etc.).

    What to Bring:
    Paper and drawing implements, if you'd like to create paper prototypes. A laptop, if you know how to prototype on it (HTML, Fireworks, etc.). NOTE: This workshop will not cover how to program.

    To RSVP your seat for this workshop, please click on "Sign in to RSVP" on the official session page. You'll need to sign in using your SXsocial login information.

    At 9:30am to 1:30pm, Saturday 9th March

    In Classroom 203, AT&T Conference Center

  • Saving the Couch Potatoes: The Cloud-y Future of TV

    by Horia Ciurdar, Jarek Wilkiewicz, Les Vogel and Ossama Alami

    RSVP Required - Over half of TV consumers today use their mobile devices while watching TV (Pew Research, http://goo.gl/dkbXf). With the attention shifting away from the big screen, new ways to keep TV viewers engaged are necessary.
    In this workshop we will teach you the skills to save the TV and the couch potatoes. We will cover software techniques required to build amazing mobile + TV experiences, relevant standards, and platforms that enable these experiences in a cost-effective, scalable and profitable way.
    In our workshop, you will learn to build mobile and TV presence for a fictitious content network from the ground up in one day. You will start your day by creating fun video content, then syndicate it to YouTube, build a mobile and Google TV experience around it, and integrate analytics as well as monetization support. By the end of the day, you'll feel like the media mogul you deserve to be.

    Prerequisites:
    Basic experience with Android development. Some experience with GoogleTV development helpful but not necessary.

    What to Bring:
    Required:
    1. Bring a laptop and an Android mobile phone running Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) or later.
    2. Install Android SDK: http://developer.android.com/sdk
    3. Install Eclipse and ADT: http://developer.android.com/sdk...
    4. Make sure you can execute this codelab on your laptop before coming to the workshop: http://developer.android.com/tra...

    Optional:
    1. Watch this video: http://youtu.be/3WFsx-u-q3Y and read up on the YouTube API (https://developers.google.com/yo...)
    2. Read up on Google TV development: https://developers.google.com/tv...

    To RSVP your seat for this workshop, please click on "Sign in to RSVP" on the official session page. You'll need to sign in using your SXsocial login information.

    At 9:30am to 6:30pm, Saturday 9th March

    In Classroom 106, AT&T Conference Center

  • Tweak Your SXSW Talk

    by Adam Polansky, Dan Willis, David Panarelli and Laura Creekmore

    RSVP Required - Getting accepted to present at South by Southwest means nothing if you do a crap job of it once you get here. Cranky Talk Workshops are dedicated to eradicating mediocre conference presentations and we're bringing our unique blend of love, abuse and peer counseling back to Austin. (We ran a workshop at the 2012 SXSW Interactive Festival and got rave reviews from participants.) If you want to test drive your SXSW panel or solo presentation in front of a critical, but highly supportive workshop audience, consider participating in this intense event. We give seasoned presenters a chance to get good and lubricated before their big day and for the less experienced speakers, we'll walk you by the hand down the path to a great performance. If you're coming, please plan to attend the full workshop and be ready to offer your own feedback about other people's presentations, as they will comment on yours.

    Prerequisites:
    To get the most out of the experience, you should be ready to give your talk in front of your SxSW audience. This workshop isn't about building presentations from scratch, rather it is a place to polish a completed piece.

    What to Bring:
    Come with a fully prepared talk. You should bring all slides, content, hardware, software, pointers, etc. that you intend to use on the day of your presentation.

    To RSVP your seat for this workshop, please click on "Sign in to RSVP" on the official session page. You'll need to sign in using your SXsocial login information.

    At 9:30am to 1:30pm, Saturday 9th March

    In Classroom 102, AT&T Conference Center

  • Yes, and . . . A Design Thinking Bootcamp

    by Aaron Huey, Justin Ferrell, Sarah Stein Greenberg and Susie Wise

    RSVP Required - This workshop is now FULL. If you did not RSVP, you will NOT have a seat. We teach design thinking at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford, aka “the d.school.” Our process is user-centered and prototype-driven. As a bootcamp participant, you will be part of a small multidisciplinary team and work through a hands-on creative challenge from start to finish. You will gain a strong grasp of the key tenets of design thinking and be able to execute them within your organization.

    Human values are at the heart of our approach. We create immersive, fast-paced learning experiences, to prepare a generation of innovators to lead through constant change. We teach a methodology that combines creative and analytical approaches, and requires collaboration across disciplines. This process draws from engineering and design, and combines them with ideas from the arts, tools from the social sciences and insights from the business world. Our participants learn this process together — then personalize it, internalize it, and apply it to their own challenges.

    Prerequisites:
    Suspend your disbelief - the more you lean in, the more you learn.

    What to Bring:
    Nothing required.

    To RSVP your seat for this workshop, please click on "Sign in to RSVP" on the official session page. You'll need to sign in using your SXsocial login information.

    At 9:30am to 1:30pm, Saturday 9th March

    In Salon AB, AT&T Conference Center

  • AT&T and American Airlines Travel Hack: Event Kick Off

    AT&T and American Airlines Travel Hack: Event Kick Off, Team Registration and Presentation of Technology.

    AT&T and American Airlines are co-hosting a travel/location challenge. Be the first to program with these unreleased APIs. Cash and other prizes to best apps! Register here to participate http://hacksxsw.eventbrite.com/# if you are selected to attend the event will go through the night.

    At 10:00am to 1:00pm, Saturday 9th March

    In Room 408, Hilton Austin Downtown

  • Mentor Session: Christie Dames

    by Christie Dames

    A new addition to SXSW Interactive in 2012, Mentor Sessions enable less-established new media professionals to gain seven minutes of direct one-on-one career-related council from a more established / more experienced new media professional. Please visit this URL to sign up - http://mentor.sxsw.com/mentors/97

    At 11:00am to 12:00pm, Saturday 9th March

    In 10th Floor Atrium, Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown

  • Mentor Session: Dan McKernan

    by Dan McKernan

    A new addition to SXSW Interactive in 2012, Mentor Sessions enable less-established new media professionals to gain seven minutes of direct one-on-one career-related council from a more established / more experienced new media professional. Please visit this URL to sign up - http://mentor.sxsw.com/mentors/265

    At 11:00am to 12:00pm, Saturday 9th March

    In 10th Floor Atrium, Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown

  • Mentor Session: Fran Lukesh

    by Francis Lukesh

    A new addition to SXSW Interactive in 2012, Mentor Sessions enable less-established new media professionals to gain seven minutes of direct one-on-one career-related council from a more established / more experienced new media professional. Please visit this URL to sign up - http://mentor.sxsw.com/mentors/186

    At 11:00am to 12:00pm, Saturday 9th March

    In 10th Floor Atrium, Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown

  • Mentor Session: Rachel Tipograph

    by Rachel Tipograph

    A new addition to SXSW Interactive in 2012, Mentor Sessions enable less-established new media professionals to gain seven minutes of direct one-on-one career-related council from a more established / more experienced new media professional. Please visit this URL to sign up - http://mentor.sxsw.com/mentors/199

    At 11:00am to 12:00pm, Saturday 9th March

    In 10th Floor Atrium, Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown

  • Mentor Session: Rawn Shah

    by Rawn Shah

    A new addition to SXSW Interactive in 2012, Mentor Sessions enable less-established new media professionals to gain seven minutes of direct one-on-one career-related council from a more established / more experienced new media professional. Please visit this URL to sign up - http://mentor.sxsw.com/mentors/16

    At 11:00am to 12:00pm, Saturday 9th March

    In 10th Floor Atrium, Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown

  • Raising Startup Capital

    by Arie Abecassis

    RSVP Required - One of the most critical issues facing entrepreneurs is deciding if and when it makes sense to raise outside capital. In today's entrepreneurial environment, there are many funding options and competitive pressures to grow rapidly. Access to capital cannot only help accelerate product development and sales, but in many cases, partnering with the right investors can influence the trajectory of a business.

    In this workshop, we'll learn how an initial round of investment is priced and negotiated, and the implications on value retention and control for founders. We'll also take a longer term perspective by examining how a seed round can influence the future "fund-ability" of a startup, and alternatives in how startups can best deploy their new-found capital to efficiently grow their business.

    Prerequisites:
    This is an introductory workshop targeting founders and entrepreneurs interested in learning more about the process of raising their first outside round of capital.

    What to Bring:
    Nothing required.

    To RSVP your seat for this workshop, please click on "Sign in to RSVP" on the official session page. You'll need to sign in using your SXsocial login information.

    At 11:00am to 1:30pm, Saturday 9th March

    In Classroom 204, AT&T Conference Center

  • Ireland at SXSW 2013 Demo Day

    IrelandatSXSW will demo the technologies of our newest and most exciting interactive companies and highlight why Ireland is home to many of the world's best emerging technology companies in enterprise web solutions, hyper local mobile apps, video search, music analytics - to name just a few…For more information contact us at Simone.Boswell@enterprise-irelan...

    At 12:30pm to 1:30pm, Saturday 9th March

    In Salon D, Hilton Austin Downtown

  • Mentor Session: Alexandra Samuel

    by Alexandra Samuel

    A new addition to SXSW Interactive in 2012, Mentor Sessions enable less-established new media professionals to gain seven minutes of direct one-on-one career-related council from a more established / more experienced new media professional. Please visit this URL to sign up - http://mentor.sxsw.com/mentors/1

    At 12:30pm to 1:30pm, Saturday 9th March

    In 10th Floor Atrium, Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown

  • Mentor Session: Cédric Giorgi

    by Cédric Giorgi

    A new addition to SXSW Interactive in 2012, Mentor Sessions enable less-established new media professionals to gain seven minutes of direct one-on-one career-related council from a more established / more experienced new media professional. Please visit this URL to sign up - http://mentor.sxsw.com/mentors/19

    At 12:30pm to 1:30pm, Saturday 9th March

    In 10th Floor Atrium, Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown

  • Mentor Session: Donald Chesnut

    by Donald Chesnut

    A new addition to SXSW Interactive in 2012, Mentor Sessions enable less-established new media professionals to gain seven minutes of direct one-on-one career-related council from a more established / more experienced new media professional. Please visit this URL to sign up - http://mentor.sxsw.com/mentors/262

    At 12:30pm to 1:30pm, Saturday 9th March

    In 10th Floor Atrium, Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown

  • Mentor Session: Steve Snyder

    by Steven Snyder

    A new addition to SXSW Interactive in 2012, Mentor Sessions enable less-established new media professionals to gain seven minutes of direct one-on-one career-related council from a more established / more experienced new media professional. Please visit this URL to sign up - http://mentor.sxsw.com/mentors/191

    At 12:30pm to 1:30pm, Saturday 9th March

    In 10th Floor Atrium, Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown

  • AWS Hacker School: Building Sophisticated Apps

    by Simone Brunozzi

    RSVP Required - Calling all hackers: Join the Amazon Web Services developer team for a deep dive into building sophisticated web and mobile apps on Amazon Web Services. We'll discuss best practices for availability, scale and analytics for social applications on the web and mobile platforms. Get insight, tips and tricks from AWS experts on how to architect your applications, optimize your costs and deploy quickly to the AWS cloud. Sponsored by Amazon Web Services.

    Prerequisites:
    Some basic familiarity with Amazon Web Services (AWS)

    What to Bring:
    A laptop with an AWS account already pre-configured, Chrome/Firefox browser installed. Optional: The AWS Command Line Interface installed (http://aws.amazon.com/cli/)

    To RSVP your seat for this workshop, please click on "Sign in to RSVP" on the official session page. You'll need to sign in using your SXsocial login information.

    At 3:30pm to 6:00pm, Saturday 9th March

    In Salon C, AT&T Conference Center

  • Designing UI in Keynote (Not in Photoshop)

    by Joel Beukelman and Ted Boda

    RSVP Required - I have used Apple's Keynote for mocking up UI while working at Apple and at Netflix. I use Keynote 95% percent of the time and use Photoshop and Illustrator on occasion but only for specific tasks. Keynote is an incredibly efficient tool for designing user interfaces for web and mobile applications and allows you to wireframe, create high fidelity designs, mockup interactions, create visual specs, simulate animations, and present all from one tool. I'll be walking through some of the workflows that I use in Keynote, show tips and tricks, talk about best practices, do a quick demo and answer lots and lots of questions.

    Prerequisites:
    Keynote should be installed on the attendees computer and they should go through the Keynote tutorials at http://www.apple.com/iwork/tutor... to understand a bit about the application. While these tutorials are directed towards users who are doing presentations, they still give some good basics about the application.

    What to Bring:
    An Apple laptop with Apple's Keynote installed: http://www.apple.com/iwork/keynote/ Pen and paper are also recommended.

    To RSVP your seat for this workshop, please click on "Sign in to RSVP" on the official session page. You'll need to sign in using your SXsocial login information.

    At 3:30pm to 6:00pm, Saturday 9th March

    In Classroom 202, AT&T Conference Center

  • How to Build a Financial Model

    by Michael Robson

    RSVP Required - Models mean different things to different people, but they are basically a simplified representation of a system built to support predictions and/or decision making. In this class, we'll talk about first steps in building a model, how to define the purpose/use of the model, and how to determine what business questions you're trying to solve. The class will be hands-on and students will work in groups to build a basic model, which we will review as a class.

    Prerequisites:
    Comfort with basic excel commands: “if” statements, copy and paste, addition, subtraction. If you need to brush up on Excel “if” statements, check out this article: http://office.microsoft.com/en-u...

    What to Bring:
    Laptop.

    To RSVP your seat for this workshop, please click on "Sign in to RSVP" on the official session page. You'll need to sign in using your SXsocial login information.

    At 3:30pm to 6:30pm, Saturday 9th March

    In Classroom 101, AT&T Conference Center

  • Mentor Session: Helen Klein Ross

    by Helen Klein Ross

    A new addition to SXSW Interactive in 2012, Mentor Sessions enable less-established new media professionals to gain seven minutes of direct one-on-one career-related council from a more established / more experienced new media professional. Please visit this URL to sign up - http://mentor.sxsw.com/mentors/30

    At 3:30pm to 4:30pm, Saturday 9th March

    In 10th Floor Atrium, Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown

  • Mentor Session: Ki Mae Heussner

    by Ki Mae Heussner

    A new addition to SXSW Interactive in 2012, Mentor Sessions enable less-established new media professionals to gain seven minutes of direct one-on-one career-related council from a more established / more experienced new media professional. Please visit this URL to sign up - http://mentor.sxsw.com/mentors/200

    At 3:30pm to 4:30pm, Saturday 9th March

    In 10th Floor Atrium, Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown

  • Mentor Session: Leslie Feinzaig

    by Leslie Feinzaig

    A new addition to SXSW Interactive in 2012, Mentor Sessions enable less-established new media professionals to gain seven minutes of direct one-on-one career-related council from a more established / more experienced new media professional. Please visit this URL to sign up - http://mentor.sxsw.com/mentors/22

    At 3:30pm to 4:30pm, Saturday 9th March

    In 10th Floor Atrium, Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown

  • Mentor Session: Mike Rohde

    by Mike Rohde

    The Sketchnote Mentoring session will provide one-on-one time with Mike Rohde, author of The Sketchnote Handbook. In these sessions, Mike will listen and share techniques with mentoring students, providing customized teaching suited to each person. Please visit this URL to sign up - http://mentor.sxsw.com/mentors/28

    At 3:30pm to 4:30pm, Saturday 9th March

    In 10th Floor Atrium, Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown

  • Mentor Session: Rachel Wilkerson

    by Rachel Wilkerson

    A new addition to SXSW Interactive in 2012, Mentor Sessions enable less-established new media professionals to gain seven minutes of direct one-on-one career-related council from a more established / more experienced new media professional. Please visit this URL to sign up - http://mentor.sxsw.com/admin/men...

    At 3:30pm to 4:30pm, Saturday 9th March

    In 10th Floor Atrium, Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown

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