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[Cancelled] The Creative Class in High Tech

A session at SXSW Interactive 2013

Saturday 9th March, 2013

11:00am to 12:00pm (CST)

Careers in technology have evolved greatly in a short matter of time—what used to be an island of misfit toys has evolved into the hottest industry that inspires and shapes our culture. Everyone's itching for a piece of the pie, eager to find their place in the industry. True, engineering degrees are in high demand, and computer science seems the hot ticket to tech careers. But for as much as the tech community relies on certain specialties, it also -- more than any other field-- welcomes, embraces and values diverse backgrounds, unconventional skills and individuality. A panel of valley elite with less-than-common backgrounds, including engineer and former ballerina Victoria Hoyle, Director of QA at Lytro, will discuss how unique interests, rich, varied experiences and independent identities are shaping the valley's newest tech companies from the inside out, and how you too can take your strengths and unlikely path to a new career.

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  • Chuck Fletcher
  • Mary Pratt

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Time 11:00am12:00pm CST

Date Sat 9th March 2013

Where

Capitol View South, Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol

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Core Conversation

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