SXSW

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Can we save the open web? Dries Buytaert, creator of Drupal, talked to a group during SxSW Interactive about how he began the content management service (CMS) Drupal in his dorm room in 2001.
0 comments Posted 31 Mar 2016 by Nicole C. Engard Feed
SxSW panel on the value of open source
One question I get often is: "How can I build a business around something I'm giving away for free?" So, I wanted to attend the panel at SxSW this year called Don't open source like a n00b, focused on how to make a project or product open source.
0 comments Posted 30 Mar 2016 by Nicole C. Engard Feed
SxSW Mr. Robot TV panel on using real code on the show
The American TV show Mr. Robot aired in June 2015, and at SxSW Interactive this year, a panel convened to talk about "Coding of Camera: Mr. Robot and Authenticity on TV." The panel consisted of Sam Esmail, Rami Malek, and Christian Slater.
0 comments Posted 28 Mar 2016 by Nicole C. Engard Feed
Elephant in the valley
At SXSW Interactive 2016, a panel of visionaries talking about lack of women in the tech industry. 
0 comments Posted 25 Mar 2016 by Nicole C. Engard Feed
Director of Google.org on challenges of unconscious bias
At SxSW Interactive 2016, the director of Google.org, Jacquelline Fuller, had a conversation with Hugh Forrest about diversity in tech.
1 comment Posted 21 Mar 2016 by Nicole C. Engard Feed
Open source gets an official spot at SXSW this year
The famous festival SXSW is coming up in March in Austin, Texas and will hold a special event called SX Create, focused on cool gadgets and hardware projects. If you have a badge, this event will be open to you—plus, it's free and open to the public. How very open source of them.
1 comment Posted 2 Mar 2016 by Jen Wike Huger (Red Hat) Feed
SXSW
If you need evidence of the spread of interest in open source, look to the history of SXSW Interactive schedules. Just between this year and last, the number of talks tagged with "open source" grew from 17 to 26, and that doesn't include the growth in relevant book readings, meetups, sponsors, and... Read more
2 comments Posted 18 Mar 2013 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Citizen participation
From the stage of the South by Southwest festival (SXSW), Code for America Founder and Executive Director, Jennifer Pahlka, announced they are now accepting applications for the 2013 Accelerator and 2014 Fellowship.
0 comments Posted 15 Mar 2013 by Jen Wike Huger (Red Hat) Feed
Big data, algorithms, and moneyball medicine - Part I
I finally got around to watching Moneyball this week. Great film. Roger Ebert points out that the film "isn't so much about sports as about the war between intuition and statistics." (I'll let you guess who wins if you haven't seen the movie). The main character was neither Billy Beane (Brad Pitt)... Read more
0 comments Posted 15 Mar 2012 by Leonard Kish Feed
10gen offers prizes for MongoDB Community Champion, Innovative Application, and
As part of the MongoDB Community Awards program introduced this year, 10gen, the company which develops MongoDB, will be rewarding a peer-elected Community Champion, as well as Innovative Application and Core Contributor winners, with a trip to SXSW Interactive in Austin, Texas in March 2012.
0 comments Posted 28 Nov 2011 by Amelia Feed

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