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  1. BIT (Blacks in Technology) Programming to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    A new addition for the 2013 SXSW Interactive Festival, BIT programming focuses on the experience of digital designers, developers, entrepreneurs, trend-setters and visionaries from the black community. For session-by-session schedule ...

    At Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown, Colorado (map)

  2. BIT (Blacks in Technology) Programming to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    A new addition for the 2013 SXSW Interactive Festival, BIT programming focuses on the experience of digital designers, developers, entrepreneurs, trend-setters and visionaries from the black community. For session-by-session schedule ...

    At Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown, Red River (map)

  3. BIT (Blacks in Technology) Programming to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    A new addition for the 2013 SXSW Interactive Festival, BIT programming focuses on the experience of digital designers, developers, entrepreneurs, trend-setters and visionaries from the black community. For session-by-session schedule ...

    At Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown, Red River (map)

  1. Mentor Session: Jay Batson to

    Mentor Session on Monday 11th March

    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 ...

    At Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown, 10th Floor Atrium (map)

  1. #SCANDAL: How Television’s Hottest Show is Fueled by Social Media to

    at Blacks in Tech at SXSW Interactive on Sunday 10th March

    The #1 Show on ABC and one of the hottest shows on television meets the analytical and multi-talented eyes of an academic, a blogger and a designer. Using Shonda Rhime’s ...

    At Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown, BiT House | Colorado Room (map)

  2. Making Money AND a Difference with Mobile Game Apps to

    at Blacks in Tech at SXSW Interactive on Sunday 10th March

    Apps are fast becoming as ubiquitous as websites. Whether you are in the entertainment industry, business world or the non-profit realm, mobile applications can play a part in your success. ...

    At Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown, BiT House | Colorado Room (map)

  3. Naturally Social: Growing Your Hair, Growing Your Audience & Growing Your Brand to

    at Blacks in Tech at SXSW Interactive on Sunday 10th March

    Join us as we examine how the natural hair movement has grown in recent years, largely in part to the social media savvy of natural hair bloggers and brands. Hear ...

    At Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown, BiT House | Colorado Room (map)

  4. Nation in Decline: Why We Suck at Science and Math to

    at Blacks in Tech at SXSW Interactive on Sunday 10th March

    This panel will analyze the success of the few STEM (science, technology,engineering, and mathematics) programs that leveled the achievement gap betweenminorities and their peers and question how those results can ...

    At Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown, BiT House | Red River Room (map)

  5. Go Global or Go Home: Become a Worldwide Player with High Touch Digital Marketing to

    at Blacks in Tech at SXSW Interactive on Sunday 10th March

    The world is getting smaller, which means your public footprint needs to be bigger. Professionals who want to thrive and keep ahead of the curve need to engage worldwide. Large ...

    At Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown, BiT House | Colorado Room (map)

  6. Art of the Start: Proven Strategies for Launching a Tech Company to

    at Blacks in Tech at SXSW Interactive on Sunday 10th March

    What does it really take to start a successful technology company? As the barriersto entry decrease, it's tempting to think starting a company is a matter of having anidea and ...

    At Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown, BiT House | Red River Room (map)

  7. Sorry, Your Brand Voice Doesn’t Speak To Me to

    at Blacks in Tech at SXSW Interactive on Sunday 10th March

    In the interactive age, the ability to speak authentically to diverse consumer segments has gotten more important. Advertising is no longer a one-way conversation. It is far more difficult to ...

    At Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown, BiT House | Red River Room (map)

  8. Pressure Test Your Idea: Idea Exploration Workshop to

    at Blacks in Tech at SXSW Interactive on Sunday 10th March

    This is an experiential workshop designed to help aspiring entrepreneurs design experiments to quickly validate their ideas. We will help you identify 1-2 experiments that can be executed within a ...

    At Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown, BiT House | Colorado Room (map)

  9. More Money, More Content: Create Strategic Partnerships that Impact the Bottom Line to

    at Blacks in Tech at SXSW Interactive on Sunday 10th March

    You’ve produced great content, built a social media, and created a brand. Now what? With competition more fierce than ever, you need a well-crafted plan for distributing your content and ...

    At Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown, BiT House | Red River Room (map)

  10. Tech Them While They are Young: Strategies for Increasing the STEM Pipeline to

    at Blacks in Tech at SXSW Interactive on Sunday 10th March

    With statistics stating that only 1% of tech startups are founded by blacks and that there is a digital divide why are we not introducing technology in the community at ...

    At Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown, BiT House | Colorado Room (map)

  11. More Than A Happy Hour: Event Hosting As a Brand Building Strategy to

    at Blacks in Tech at SXSW Interactive on Sunday 10th March

    It's a proven fact - people love events. What's more? They also are a prime opportunity to build your brand. No matter what your business niche is, there is an ...

    At Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown, BiT House | Red River Room (map)

  12. Powered By: The Names Behind the Names to

    at Blacks in Tech at SXSW Interactive on Sunday 10th March

    The impact of social media cannot be understated. Without a strong online presence, a brand will always be a step behind the competition. With each day that passes, thousands of ...

    At Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown, BiT House | Colorado Room (map)

  13. Privacy, the Consumer and the Techie to

    at Blacks in Tech at SXSW Interactive on Sunday 10th March

    Consumer privacy is a challenging issue for any technology company. Data is ubiquitous, consumer information is increasingly personally identifiable, and data itself has become an asset class, driving investment. How ...

    At Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown, BiT House | Red River Room (map)

  14. The Black Church in Cyberspace to

    at Blacks in Tech at SXSW Interactive on Sunday 10th March

    Historically, the “black church” was a physical place typically located within the confines of the black community, quite often in walking distance from the core membership. However, with the advent ...

    At Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown, BiT House | Colorado Room (map)

  15. Grits and Greens: Exploring the Intersection of Food, Art and Tech to

    at Blacks in Tech at SXSW Interactive on Sunday 10th March

    From Black Futurist art exhibitions, to food justice hackathons, and STEAM teach-ins for youth in resource-poor communities, this panel explores the delicious intersections of food, art, and technology over a ...

    At Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown, BiT House | Creekside Room (map)

  1. Hackathon

    at Blacks in Tech at SXSW Interactive on Saturday 9th March

    Blerdology (formerly known as #BlackGirlsHack) continues its signature hackathon series at SXSW 2013 with #blackhack Hollywood March 9-10, 2013. A special event designed to incorporate interactive, film and music; the ...

    At Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown, BiT House | Red River Room (map)

  2. Off the Chain: Blacks, Social Media and Django Unchained to

    at Blacks in Tech at SXSW Interactive on Saturday 9th March

    While the D in Django is silent, the discussion around this controversial film from Quentin Tarantino has been on full volume. The Christmas 2012 release of Django Unchained caused a ...

    At Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown, BiT House | Red River Room (map)

  3. The Original Kings of Technology: Leveraging eCommerce to Triple Your Bottom Line to

    at Blacks in Tech at SXSW Interactive on Saturday 9th March

    This powerful and insightful presentation is jam-packed with practical and usable advice, insightful trends and information focusing on Social Media Management Strategies, Internet Marketing/Branding and Conversions. While encouraging interaction and ...

    At Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown, BiT House | Colorado Room (map)

  4. SoLoMo: Social, Local and Mobile: Tactics, Tools & Resources for a Competitive Edge to

    at Blacks in Tech at SXSW Interactive on Saturday 9th March

    The proliferation of mobile devices can no longer be denied. You've got a business but want to know how to take advantage of this mobile thing. With all the buzzwords ...

    At Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown, BiT House | Red River Room (map)

  5. Is Your Digital Ready for the Minority Majority? to

    at Blacks in Tech at SXSW Interactive on Saturday 9th March

    In May 2012 the US Census Bureau reported that for the first time in history minority newborn children outpaced whites, ushering in the new American reality known as “The Minority ...

    At Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown, BiT House | Red River Room (map)

  6. Elevate the Game: Maverick Women Recode the Future of Gaming to

    at Blacks in Tech at SXSW Interactive on Saturday 9th March

    Violence and war games rule the day. Adventures in making the world a better place rule the future. The panel will chronicle the evolution of gaming from entertainment to philanthropy. ...

    At Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown, BiT House | Colorado Room (map)

  7. ADVERTISING EXPOSED: What Happens When the Mainstream Dries Up? to

    at Blacks in Tech at SXSW Interactive on Saturday 9th March

    Advertising industry leaders from the brand, agency and technology sides will gather to discuss how terms like “general market” and “mainstream” are no longer valid and to reveal the ways ...

    At Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown, BiT House | Red River Room (map)

  8. Serving the People: How Social Media and Technology Enhances Civic Engagement to

    at Blacks in Tech at SXSW Interactive on Saturday 9th March

    Civic engagement is a critical element of our democratic process. The opportunity provided by the adaption of social media and Web 2.0 technologies, as evidenced by the successful deployment of ...

    At Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown, BiT House | Colorado Room (map)

  9. Generation Change: A Lesson From Junior Innovators to

    at Blacks in Tech at SXSW Interactive on Saturday 9th March

    Kids are keenly perceptive, ambitiously creative, and fearlessly bold. As we moveforward in design thinking and innovation, the simplicity, purity and intensecuriosity of the child mind may very well hold ...

    At Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown, BiT House | Red River Room (map)

  10. NewMe: Accelerate. Educate. Empower LIMITED to

    at Blacks in Tech at SXSW Interactive on Saturday 9th March

    NewME identifies undiscovered entrepreneurial talent from demographics that are currently underrepresented in the technology industry (African-American, Latino, Women) and accelerates their success through key touchpoints: NewME Accelerator, NewME Community, and ...

    At Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown, BiT House | Red River Room (map)

  11. Make Your Brain Twerk: Using Creativity, Humor and Tech to

    at Blacks in Tech at SXSW Interactive on Saturday 9th March

    Do you wish your brand was funnier? Are you seeking to create a brand that not only inspires but also entertains? Are ready to do some epic sh*t and rock ...

    At Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown, BiT House | Colorado Room (map)