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Friday, March 12


How Sci-Fi Shapes the Internet
What if Rod Serling had a blog? Would Alfred Hitchcock Tweet? These great producers and directors brought suspense and irony to the popular medium of the time; television. How did their work shape the minds of the young people of the time who would grow up to create "our" Internet?

Friday March 12, 2010 2:00pm - 3:00pm
9ABC Austin Convention Center


Black Blogging Rockstars
Past SXSW panels have shown that Black bloggers and bloggers of color are becoming more prominent and well-known as the years progress. From "Blogging While Black" to being "Digital Urbanites", being a Black blogger is definitely not limited to any monolithic stereotype. Learn from some of the pioneers and thought-leaders in...

Friday March 12, 2010 3:30pm - 4:30pm
9ABC Austin Convention Center


Cooking for Geeks: Science, Hacks, & Good Food
Cooking for Geeks covers a new way of looking at how to cook for the hacker, maker, and creative person. By bringing science and experimentation into the kitchen, this panel will show how to create better food and new experiences at the dinner table.

Friday March 12, 2010 5:00pm - 6:00pm
9ABC Austin Convention Center
Saturday, March 13


Universities in the "Free" Era
MIT, Yale, Stanford, and others put lectures online. Chris Anderson argues all university lectures should be free. From Academic Earth to TED, it's free. So what is the value-add of a university education? What models of higher education will survive? How will universities leverage the social web to reinvent themselves?

Saturday March 13, 2010 11:00am - 12:00pm
9ABC Austin Convention Center


I Don't Trust You One Stinking Bit
What gives people confidence on the web? Bringing together experts in social capital and online trust, we help you build the company your users can love and call their own.

Saturday March 13, 2010 12:30pm - 1:30pm
9ABC Austin Convention Center


Engaging The Queer Community
A discussion on maintaining successful and active blogs and social networking sites that are geared toward the LGBT community and its niches.

Saturday March 13, 2010 3:30pm - 4:30pm
9ABC Austin Convention Center


What Guys are Doing to Get More Girls in Tech!
Many tech fields have a low percentage of women. If you are a guy do you wonder what you can do about it? Learn about successful strategies and proactive approaches for supporting women you work with and participate in community with. We will even cover some well-intentioned efforts that have gone...

Saturday March 13, 2010 5:00pm - 6:00pm
9ABC Austin Convention Center
Sunday, March 14


Blamestorm: Who is Holding us Back?
Technology and the internet have the potential to change the world, to address serious issues. But its not happening. Why not? Because some people don't understand and are holding us back. But who? This session is a blamestorm - an opportunity to call out the people and organizations, the technology providers...

Sunday March 14, 2010 11:00am - 12:00pm
9ABC Austin Convention Center


Yes Mr. Lessig, We Can Change Politics
Last year at SXSWi, Larry Lessig introduced Change Congress, a movement to clean up corruption in Congress. But that's only the beginning. All elected offices (local, state, and yes even Congress) need more techies, scientists, and engineers. Now! Why techies should run for office -- and how they can win.

Sunday March 14, 2010 11:20am - 12:20pm
9ABC Austin Convention Center


How Nerds Can Foster Democracy in Local Government
Government has been slow to adopt social media. Ignorance, fear of the unknown and negative comments are the primary reasons. Two government communicators who have experience in the SM trenches will discuss how to persuade government agencies to get with the program (it's easier and less scary than they think).

Sunday March 14, 2010 11:40am - 12:40pm
9ABC Austin Convention Center


Should the Government Tweet?
There are over 300 official U.S. federal government twitter accounts. This panel will examine how government can make effective use of twitter and other social media channels to communicate in real time and how these tools are reshaping the communication strategy of government agencies.

Sunday March 14, 2010 12:30pm - 1:30pm
9ABC Austin Convention Center


I Can See Russia From My iPhone!
Traditionally, international diplomacy has been left to high-level officials and conducted behind closed doors. Today, the rise of new and social media has effectively crowdsourced information that was once only available to elites. How has this shift affected the way in which diplomacy is conducted? Will this change international relations?

Sunday March 14, 2010 12:50pm - 1:50pm
9ABC Austin Convention Center


Microformats and Government
For Government to be truly transparent it has to be easily accessible and compelling. We will talk about current standards and discuss the current state of the tech. We will have examples of who is implementing it well/poorly. And we hand out grades to different Governmental entities and technologists.

Sunday March 14, 2010 1:10pm - 2:10pm
9ABC Austin Convention Center


Is Technology the Great Equalizer?
Is technology the great equalizer or is said meme disguising another truth? This panel will explore said question and reflect on the experience, perspective and vision of the panelists and the community who comes willing to grapple with the question and its relevance in our current digital world.

Sunday March 14, 2010 3:30pm - 4:30pm
9ABC Austin Convention Center


The Online Latino: A New Digital Native
The web is inaccessible to the vast majority of Latin Americans because of serious challenges like poverty (which means hunger, not just minimum wage), inequality (social, racial, and anything else that can make some thrive as the rest are forgotten), and censorship (WordPress is unavailable in some countries, and people have...

Sunday March 14, 2010 3:50pm - 4:50pm
9ABC Austin Convention Center


Totally Gay for the Web
Sunday March 14, 2010 4:10pm - 5:10pm
9ABC Austin Convention Center


Redefining Asians and the Internet: I Am Not Your Fetish
Chances are if you google "Asians on the Internet," you are not going to get a list of the unique and cutting edge ways that different Asian communities interact with online environments. The Asian community in all its diverse and diasporic formations has a long trajectory of interacting with online environments,...

Sunday March 14, 2010 5:00pm - 6:00pm
9ABC Austin Convention Center


How To Be Black
In my talk I will touch on the black online experience (if there is such a thing) included memes, statistics on usage patterns, popular destinations and issues of representation. For example, are black people as represented among the creators, developers and builders of our future or are we more consumer oriented...

Sunday March 14, 2010 5:20pm - 6:20pm
9ABC Austin Convention Center


Self Hate Isn't Sexy: Gender, Race & Tech
Gender and Race opportunities are two recurring themes in technology. Are we part of the problem, or part of the solution? This panel is about moving beyond the usual "we're oppressed" quagmire discussion and into real, workable solutions, starting with ourselves as individuals to effect change in tech and social media....

Sunday March 14, 2010 5:40pm - 6:40pm
9ABC Austin Convention Center


You Win When They Call You a Bitch
Eradicating self-doubt, increasing self-confidence, and trying to get what you want will make people dislike you because no one likes to get "beaten by a girl." We'll look at some creative online attacks against sexism to show if you fight smarter instead of harder you can come out a winner, feel...

Sunday March 14, 2010 5:40pm - 6:40pm
9ABC Austin Convention Center
Monday, March 15


Web Accessibility Gone Wild
This session presents a wide variety of mistakes, blunders, misconceptions, over-indulgences, intricacies, and generally silly aspects of modern web accessibility. Sometimes the most serious errors are made by well-meaning developers who misunderstand the concepts or take their limited accessibility knowledge to an extreme level - thus web accessibility gone wild.

Monday March 15, 2010 11:00am - 12:00pm
9ABC Austin Convention Center


Thoughtless Design Leaves Disabled Gamers Logged Out
With approximately 20% of the US having some sort of disability, potential gamers are being left out of game play due to most design being far too conservative. How different disabilities affect game play and how game design can be more innovative to achieve social justice will be discussed.

Monday March 15, 2010 12:30pm - 1:30pm
9ABC Austin Convention Center


Visual Note-Taking 101
Ever since Leonardo put pen to paper, visual note-taking has been a route to improve the quality of your thinking, make information more memorable, and make your ideas easier to share with others. Learn practical techniques and ''tricks of the trade'' from modern visual note-taking masters: how to write, sketch, and...

Monday March 15, 2010 3:30pm - 4:30pm
9ABC Austin Convention Center


Don't Stop Believin: Singing our Way to Changing the World
Karaoke came on like a ninja...stealthily entering North American pubs and Koreatowns. But it wasn't here to enterain, no. Karaoke came to unite us in song. In fact, Karaoke is a core part of our reMix culture and this panel will show you how. This stellar group of speakers (some of...

Monday March 15, 2010 5:00pm - 6:00pm
9ABC Austin Convention Center
Tuesday, March 16


The City Is A Platform
Cities abound in data generated by their inhabitants (virtual worlds, city websites) and created automatically by systems or monitoring. How does this online manifestation of the city interact in tangible ways with urban design and informal urban constructs? Is there such a thing as "the street as platform"?

Tuesday March 16, 2010 11:00am - 12:00pm
9ABC Austin Convention Center


Epic Lulz: Creating Funny Content on the Web
Comedy rules the Web. There's no better way of creating viral buzz and generating traffic than through funny, well-written content. We'll explain how to make your own content funnier, as well as how to "optimize" funny content for the Web so it gets noticed, linked, and passed along.

Tuesday March 16, 2010 12:30pm - 1:30pm
9ABC Austin Convention Center


3D & Media: The Language of Sight
Using 3D animation we can mold and create stories that could never before be captured, felt, or described. We're often driven and inspired by what we can see, whether that's seeing the bottom line or seeing the benefits of an iPhone. Using 3D animation and video, language is no longer a...

Tuesday March 16, 2010 3:30pm - 4:30pm
9ABC Austin Convention Center


Sick Clicks: The Evolution of Health Online
Will the Internet be the life support that saves the current U.S. health care system from death? As more people seek health information and alternative care through online mediums, a health care evolution is emerging where we are all the remedy.

Tuesday March 16, 2010 5:00pm - 6:00pm
9ABC Austin Convention Center