Sessions that Simon Willison is tracking or attending

Friday 8th March 2013

  1. Hackathon for Social Good to

    Workshops on Friday 8th March

    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 ...

    At AT&T Conference Center, Classroom 104 (map)

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  2. Getting Started with Angel Investing to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    Interested in getting started with Angel Investing? Have you made a few investments already but still haven't formalized your strategy? Learn from the mistakes of experienced Angel Investors who will ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon ABC (map)

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  3. 5 Austin Startups That Can Get Profitable on <$1M to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    Here are 5 Austin startups that are immune to the "Series A Crunch". Tired of hearing about founders who raised $8 million at at $30 million valuation with no revenue? ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon ABC (map)

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  4. How to Rank Better in Google & Bing to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    Building a web site doesn't guarantee that it will automatically be loved by search engines. Having some SEO (search engine optimization) savvy can be a big help. But SEO doesn't ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABCD (map)

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  5. It's Reddit's Web. We Just Live In It to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    For many years, Reddit -- a site that allows people to post, vote on, and comment on links from around the Web -- was an also-ran news aggregator, a place ...

    At Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol, Capitol E-H (map)

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  6. NASA: Sharing Space to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    The nation's space agency has embraced the use of social media to reach out, engaging new audiences in new ways and giving people behind-the-scenes access to areas rarely seen by ...

    At Omni Downtown, Capital Ballroom (map)

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  7. The Open Cloud Experience to

    on Friday 8th March

    Join Rackspace for the Open Cloud Experience kick-off. Food & Drinks will be provided.

    At Champions (map)

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  8. Descendants of Erdrick with a special announcement from Richard Garriott to

    Gaming Expo on Friday 8th March

    SXSW GEEK Stage - Descendants of Erdrick is a rock band dedicated to re-imagining the soundtracks of classic video games, specializing in covers of the "epic" role-playing/adventure genre of games. ...

    At Palmer Event Center, Exhibit Hall 1 (map)

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Saturday 9th March 2013

  1. 20x2 v.13.0 : What Changed?

    with Jon Cates, Beatriz Acevedo, Steven Farmer, Erica Grieder and 17 more on Saturday

    During SXSWi, 20 speakers or musicians or actors or comedians or law enforcement or real estate magnates (but no plumbers) will join us on the stage at Elysium to tell us, in just two minutes, "What Changed?"

    At Elysium (map), Austin

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  2. The New Art of Conference Networking: #Hashtags to Handshakes. to

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

    Networking at large events can be tough if you are not prepared. Have you ever found yourself wanting to connect with someone, but hesitated because you felt you didn’t have ...

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

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  3. Front End Legos: Reusable HTML & CSS to

    Workshops on Saturday 9th March

    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 ...

    At AT&T Conference Center, Classroom 105 (map)

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  4. Intellectual Property for Dummies: When to Patent, Trade Secret, and Copyright Your Product to

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

    This panel focuses on Intellectual Property for Start-ups. During the presentation Practioners, In-house Counsel at major companies and a Startup founder will discuss common pitfalls for startups. Orrick Firm will ...

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

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  5. Mobile Saturday: Re-Imagine Everything to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    How apps are driving the re-imagination of everything: Consumers love apps more than almost any other digital experience today. Time spent in apps is the number one mobile activity and ...

    At Wanderlust, Wanderlust (map)

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  6. Disrupting from the inside out to

    at The Lean Startup SXSW with 500 Startups & Eric Ries on Saturday 9th March

    How GitHub BLEW UP by tearing down the walls.

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon ABC (Lean Startup) (map)

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  7. Nice Everything You Have There: Mindful Minecraft to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    By the time you read this, Minecraft will have surpassed 33 million registered users, and with ports to Xbox and iPad, it's poised to hit the mainstream big this year. ...

    At Palmer Event Center, Room 1-2 (map)

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  8. Remote Control & Drone Meet Up to

    Meet Up on Saturday 9th March

    Come talk about the latest in the remote control aircraft technology and the different ways it can be used. From stabilized gimbals for film to aerial pictures to automated crop ...

    At SXSW Create, Create Meet Up Tent (map)

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  9. Minimal Viable Product to

    at The Lean Startup SXSW with 500 Startups & Eric Ries on Saturday 9th March

    SlideShare case study

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon ABC (Lean Startup) (map)

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  10. A Home on the Web: The State of Blogging in 2013 to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    When Matt Mullenweg started blogging 10 years ago, he was looking for a permanent home on the Web. His passion for blogging led him to develop WordPress, the most popular ...

    At Hyatt Regency Austin, Texas Ballroom 5-7 (map)

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  11. Creativity & Mayhem: Anonymous Communities at Work to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    Communities like Anonymous and 4chan's /b/ create Internet culture, change politics and make news. But how do they build trust, share work and intervene in the world? How can new ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 9ABC (map)

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  12. Digital A-Z for B2B to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    At last year's SXSW, a starved crowd of B2B marketers shuffled into a standing-room-only session track to hear more about this often-neglected topic. Meanwhile, the volume of B2B transactions is ...

    At Four Seasons, Four Seasons Ballroom (map)

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  13. How Tech Companies Should Pitch Hollywood to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    What does a major Hollywood studio look for in a technology provider?As senior digital executives at Warner Bros. Entertainment, Hiram Norman and Bob Mohler get hundreds of queries per year ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABCD (map)

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  14. HTML5 & the Mobile Browser Wars to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    There's a mobile browser war going on, and HTML5, despite being years away from full implementation, is playing an increasingly large role in mobile browsing and its future. But how? ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom BC (map)

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  15. Crafting a Success: The Story of Minecraft to

    Gaming Expo on Saturday 9th March

    SXSW GEEK Stage - Get the an inside look at all things Minecraft. It has been used to change many different things, from education to public space building projects in ...

    At Palmer Event Center, Exhibit Hall 1 (map)

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  16. Elon Musk Keynote to

    Keynote on Saturday 9th March

    Lauded as the Henry Ford of this generation, Musk is the CEO and chief designer at SpaceX, where he overssees development of rockets and spacecraft for missions to Earth orbit ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 5 (map)

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  17. Chuck Lorre: In Conversation with Neil Gaiman to

    Featured Session on Saturday 9th March

    Top TV comedy hitmaker Chuck Lorre ("The Big Bang Theory," “Two and a Half Men,” "Mike & Molly") makes his SXSW debut in a wide-ranging discussion with author Neil Gaiman ...

    At Long Center, Dell Hall (map)

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  18. Comedy Tech: How Funny Stuff Shapes Our Future to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    We know that Comedy and the internet go hand in hand but is there more to this marriage than meets the eye? What's really behind the success of Funny or ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABCD (map)

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  19. Event Success Through New Tools & Technologies to

    Core Conversation on Saturday 9th March

    Events have changed. The challenges involved with marketing them, sponsoring them, or simply figuring out which to attend, have been transformed. New technologies are rewriting the rules and we are ...

    At Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol, Capitol View South (map)

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  20. Mobile's Unmentionables to

    Core Conversation on Saturday 9th March

    A 2011 Healthline study uncovered compelling information on internet health searches. Desktop searches covered popular health topics: cancer, weight loss, or sleep. Mobile searches were more private, often related to ...

    At Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol, Capitol View North (map)

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  21. Interactive Drama: Tales of What's Ahead - SXSW GEEK Stage Featured Slot to

    Gaming Expo on Saturday 9th March

    SXSW GEEK Stage - Telltale Games, developers of multiple critically-acclaimed episodic game series including 2012 Game of the Year winner, ‘The Walking Dead,' will sit down with creators from the ...

    At Palmer Event Center, Exhibit Hall 1 (map)

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  22. Knight Foundation & MIT Media Lab sponsored Demo Fair and Gathering to

    on Saturday 9th March

    Knight Foundation and the MIT Media Lab are sponsoring a gathering that includes a demo fair and live music!

    At The Parish (map)

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book nameTechnical ReviewerDive Into Python 3
book nameTechnical EditorGreasemonkey Hacks
book nameTechnical ReviewerPro JavaScript Design Patterns
book nameTechnical ReviewerDHTML Utopia
book nameChapter contributorThe Definitive Guide to Django
book nameTech reviewer, 1st editionThe CSS Anthology