Your open source guide to SXSWi 2012

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On the scene

SXSW Interactive is in full swing! But there's a lot left to go. Right now you're probably heading for whatever session is closest--and thus the one least likely to get you soaked in the rain. But the weather should pick up tomorrow, and you'll be on your way not to the closest, but to the best. Here's your guide to the remaining sessions that hit on open source principles, which of course is what we'd consider the best:


Open Source Government, Enterprise and Innovation
11 a.m., AT&T Hotel, Salon C

Open Source & the Changing Tech Landscape
11 a.m. Hilton, Room 616AB

Open Art, Open Audiences: The Edinburgh Festivals
12:30 p.m. AT&T Hotel, Salon E

Crowdsourcing Government: Why Access Matters
12:30 p.m., AT&T Hotel, Salon C

Why Location Matters for Your Personal Data
12:30 p.m., Hilton, Sabine

Better Food Through Open Data Standards
12:30 p.m., Driskill, Citadel

Open Web, Open News: Reporters & Developers Remix
3:30, Sheraton, Capitol EFGH

Open APIs: What's Hot? What's Not?
3:45, Hyatt, Texas Ballroom 4-7

How Is Internet Helping People Make Their Own Laws
5 p.m., ACC, 5ABC


Sunspots: The Promise and Pitfalls of Gov 2.0
9:30 a.m., AT&T Hotel, Salon C

Open Data FAIL: How Government Fakes Transparency
11 a.m., AT&T Hotel, Salon B

Artists in Labs: Participatory Design at Eyebeam
11 a.m., Sheraton, Capitol EFGH

Credit vs. Collaboration: The Organization Divide
11 a.m., Intercontinental, Assembly Room

Sharing Privately in the Context of Health
11:30 a.m., Hyatt, Texas Ballroom 4-7

The Open-Source Cult(ure) of Hatsune Miku
11:45 a.m., Hyatt, Texas Ballroom 4-7

Future of Cities: Technology in Public Service
12:30 p.m., AT&T Hotel, Salon C

Social Broadcasting in Open Source Communities
1:30 p.m., Hyatt, Texas Ballroom 4-7

Open Innovation: Millions of Us Solving Problems
5 p.m., Hilton, Salon H

Not Your Average G-Men: Delivering
5 p.m., AT&T Hotel, Salon C


How the White House is Mobilizing Social Media
11 a.m., AT&T, Salon E

Software Patents: Great, Dangerous or Pointless?
11 a.m., Hilton, Salon C

Radically Open Cultural Heritage Data on the Web
3:30 p.m., ACC Room 10AB

Leif to Bieber: The Web Has Changed Nothing
5 p.m., Intercontinental, Capital Ballroom B


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Ruth Suehle is the community leadership manager for Red Hat's Open Source and Standards team. She's co-author of Raspberry Pi Hacks (O'Reilly, December 2013) and a senior editor at GeekMom, a site for those who find their joy in both geekery and parenting.

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