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Monday, March 16
 

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Tech My Mind: The Age of Instant Gratification Four Seasons San JacintoJulie Barrios • Shanice Johnson • Ayori Selassie • Andrew Yee Collaboration and the Open Newsroom Hyatt Regency Austin Zilker Ballroom 1Jeanmarie Condon • David Gehring • Rebecca Howard • Cenk Uygur Creating a New Accelerator for Culinary Business Driskill Hotel MaximilianJody Newman • Celina Pena • Ryan Salts • Blake Yeager Evolve or Die: The Traditional Agency Revolution Hyatt Regency Austin Zilker Ballroom 2Alister Adams • Peter Fasano • John Keehler • Sunni Thompson Future of Analytics: Info When You Need to Know Radisson Town Lake Riverside BallroomGreg Adams • Erick Brethenoux • Lisa Seacat Deluca • Robin Grosset HATCH Pitch Competition for Tech Startups: Part 1 Hilton Austin Downtown Salon ASteve Forte • Rick Pleczko • Aya Zook How Agile Approaches Crack Urban Challenges JW Marriott Room 208DeKoven Ashley • Kaz Ashley • Kaz Brecher • Grace Kim Impact Pediatric Health Pitch Competition: Part 1 Hilton Austin Downtown Salon JShirley Bergin • Mark Cuban • Harsh Patel • Dan Watkins Latino Opportunities in Technology ACC Ballroom FLiliana Monge • Gregorio Rojas Mobile: How to Build Beyond the Phone JW Marriott Salon BKyle Ellicott • Dash Gopinath • Stephane Marceau • Sean O\'Leary • Redg Snodgrass • Grant Wernick Modern Maps: Making Public Data Meaningful JW Marriott Room 210Peter Black • Rhonda Friberg Money Can’t Buy Happiness but Data Can Teach It JW Marriott Salon 7Ofer Leidner • Acacia Parks Nebraska: Keeping Paper Alive in the Digital Age Hyatt Regency Austin Big BendDre Baumert • Marc Hartzman • Christopher James News or Not? Navigating Native in the Grey Zone Hyatt Regency Austin Texas Ballroom 4-7Stephanie Agresta • Mark Howard • Stephanie Smith • Sebastian Tomich Retail Tech: What Does the Future Have In-Store? JW Marriott Room 206Emily Culp • Healey Cypher • Uri Minkoff • David Newman • Marc Rosen Social Media Strategy Swap JW Marriott Room 404Martín La Rocca • Jessica Warren Solving the Millennial Content Challenge Hyatt Regency Austin Texas Ballroom 2-3Jason Dorsey • Joseph Gagnon Steve Seabrook: Better Than You JW Marriott Room 408-409Steve Seabrook Superbugs, Magnets & More: Medicine’s Comeback Kids JW Marriott Room 201-202Bennett Shapiro • Carl Zimmer Tech Talk: Building A Startup Ecosystem Hilton Austin Downtown Salon DJoshua Baer • Jordan Bell-Masterson • Adam Klein • Lawrence Mandes • Marc Nager • Clara Sieg The Tao of Managing Eeyores, Tiggers and Piglets JW Marriott Room 407William Colgrove Web vs Mobile: The Continuous Delivery Difference JW Marriott Salon DPrathap Dendi • Kevin Rohling What’s Next? Surveillance Reform Post-Snowden JW Marriott Salon 4Robert Chesney • Hanni Fakhoury CANCELED - Cause Video and the Race to Measure Emotional Impact JW Marriott Room 306Marcia Stepanek Testing JavaScript Applications JW Marriott Salon HDaniel Johnson The eCommerce Friction Lab JW Marriott Room 301-302Jim Emerson • Simon Goodall Food Is the New Rock Podcast at SXSW Driskill Hotel Jim HoggZach Brooks • Steven Ridge eXtreme Agile Build Party JW Marriott Salon FJoe Justice • JJ Sutherland

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A Conspiracy Theorist’s Guide to Health Tech ACC Ballroom CJason Levy Forget Screens: Immersive Content Lives Everywhere ACC Room 18ABCDBill Galusha • Chad Hutson How Potato Salad Killed/Saved Crowdfunding ACC Next StageZack Brown • Allyson Burns • Ryan Grepper • Gary Wohlfeill The VEEP Speaks ACC Ballroom DAnne Fulenwider • Julia Louis-Dreyfus • Sam Richardson • Timothy Simons • Matt Walsh An American Coder in Paris JW Marriott Room 408-409Scott Chacon An Interview with Yik Yak's Founders ACC Ballroom ABrooks Buffington • Carmel DeAmicis • Tyler Droll Beyond the Money: VC Tools, Community and Support Hilton Austin Downtown Salon ENicola Korzenko • Dan Kozikowski • Brittany Laughlin • Christiaan Vorkink Biomaterials, Nanotech and the Future of Bioengineering JW Marriott Salon 5-6Joi Ito • Robert Langer CoFounders Austin by The TechMap Hilton Austin Downtown Salon KJohan Borge • Veronika Borge • Christian Monsegue Conversations with Digital Natives: Teens Talk Hyatt Regency Austin Zilker Ballroom 2William Goodall • David Polinchock • Sydney Polinchock Crashing Oculus Rift and Hacking New VR Experiences Hyatt Regency Austin Zilker Ballroom 3Sean Gardner • Ben Tan Digital Strategy Lessons from Magic: The Gathering JW Marriott Room 407Adam McCrimmon Diversity in Tech Hilton Austin Downtown Salon DJukay Hsu • Diana Lopez-Obaldo • John Lyman • Laura Weidman Powers • Jason Towns Do You Library? Meet Up JW Marriott Room 508Brenda Huettner HATCH Pitch Competition for Tech Startups: Part 2 Hilton Austin Downtown Salon ARami Essaid • Sumeet Jain • Kerry Rupp • Jared Stasik Identity Crisis: You're Not Who You Think You Are JW Marriott Room 211-212Simon Frantz Impact Pediatric Health Pitch Competition: Part 2 Hilton Austin Downtown Salon JJoe Cunningham • Evan Melrose • Lee Wrubel Is Privacy a Human Right? JW Marriott Room 404David Gorodyansky Is Using Your Users OK? Debating User Monetization JW Marriott Salon 7Sofie Pompa • Damon Reeve • Reggie Wideman • Tyler Willis Latinos: Get Your Voice into Product Development ACC Ballroom FKaren Siles • Alberto Vargas Talavera • Becky Trevino Mobile Tech and the Retail Revolution Hyatt Regency Austin Hill Country ABCDDaniel Danker • David Van Epps • Laura Heller playing to learn Hyatt Regency Austin Zilker Ballroom 1Alice Brennan • Fidel Martinez • Susan McGregor Scala and Reactive Meet Up JW Marriott Room 502-503Robert Preissl Secrets to Powerful APIs JW Marriott Salon BJim Heising • Neil Mansilla • Erik Michaels-Ober • Wynn Netherland Telling Stories With Visualization and Interactivity Hyatt Regency Austin Texas Ballroom 4-7Steve Duenes The Clean Up Crew: Maintaining the Monolith JW Marriott Salon CEdmund Salvacion • Tom Stuart The Productive Workplace: UX, Technology and You JW Marriott Salon 1Sarah Deane • Randy Howder • David Rose • Jasper Westaway The Share Economy is Failing. Abort or Retry? ACC Room 6ABGadi Ben-Yehuda Think Like an Animator: Motion on Android JW Marriott Salon DKevin Grant • Zack Sultan Unspecialize: The More You Know the Less You See JW Marriott Salon 3Daniel Disselkoen When New Businesses Hatch at the Public Library Hilton Austin Downtown Austin Chamber OfficesPeter French • Alan Weinkrantz

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Engaged Journalism: Connecting With News Audiences ACC Ballroom GJake Batsell A Drama Nirvana: How to Create a Multiplatform Hit Four Seasons San JacintoBeth Hoppe • David Levine • Pam Veasey • Sue Vertue • David Zucker Creating the Shows That We Like ACC Room 16ABWill Forte • Eugene Hernandez • Phil Lord • Christopher Miller • John Ridley Everything Eric Ries Has Learned Since 2011 ACC Ballroom DTed Greenwald • Eric Ries Finding A TV Partner in A Digital World Four Seasons Ballroom ABJill Burkhart • Cynthia Kane • Vinnie Malhotra • Jennie Morris • Elizabeth Sheldon • Lois Vossen For Those About to Lock: The Editing Workshop InterContinental Stephen F. Austin Capital Ballroom BChristopher Roldan How New Technology is Changing War Zone Filmmaking ACC Room 15Nick Bicanic • David Darg • Kaj Larsen • Daniel McCabe • Bryn Mooser Independent Directors on Working with Actors ACC Room 17BAndrew Bujalski • Kat Candler • Caroline O\'Connor • Todd Rohal • David Zellner Navigating Patent Troll and Competitor Litigation Hyatt Regency Austin Zilker Ballroom 4Todd Landis • Omer Salik • Fred I. Williams • David Youssefi Storming The Gates of the Digital Frontier ACC Room 18ABCDAnthony Deptula • Lauren Francesca • Todd Luoto • Derek Waters Tool-Kit for Crafting an Interactive Documentary ACC Austin SuiteCathy Fischer • Andrew Grace • Mike Robbins • Alex Wittholz Beyond 140 Characters: How to Stretch Your Limits Hyatt Regency Austin Texas Ballroom 2-3Meghan Doyle • Stephanie Fuller • Kristin O\'Halloran Cable Cutting Enthusiasts Meet Up JW Marriott Room 509Jeff Lawrence Chef, Reviewer, Guest: Who's Got the Power Today? Driskill Hotel MaximilianKerry Diamond • John A Hall • Chris Stang • Kelly Stocker Community Management Meet Up JW Marriott Room 508Audrey Lo • Meghan Murphy Community-Driven Apps Defining What’s in Style JW Marriott Room 206Eliza Brooke • Jess Lee • Michelle Persad • Tim Weingarten Conflict Is the Key to Great UX JW Marriott Room 408-409Steve Fisher Content Is King, But Expertise Rules Hyatt Regency Austin Texas Ballroom 4-7Jay Donovan • Neil Vogel Data and the Science of Leadership JW Marriott Room 407Dan Chuparkoff Dumb App Design: Yo and the Magic Of Minimalism JW Marriott Salon 7Or Arbel • Josh Constine • Joshua S Constine Effective Partnerships: Privacy in a Connected World JW Marriott Salon 4Robert Butler Ghost Economy Hyatt Regency Austin Hill Country ABCDCindy Lincks • Joe Skorupa • Kevin Sterneckert • Kelland Willis Giants in Search of Automotive Innovation JW Marriott Room 208Derek Kerton • Jenny Kim • Toshiro Muramatsu • Nick Sugimoto HATCH Pitch Competition: Part 3 and Awards Hilton Austin Downtown Salon AJohn Frankel • Balaji Gopinath • Jon Karlen How I Built It: In Conversation with Ben Milne Hilton Austin Downtown Salon DTom Foster • Ben Milne How Innovation Happens ACC Exhibit Hall 5Walter Isaacson • Eric Schmidt • Megan Smith HTML5: Tooling and Techniques Meet Up JW Marriott Room 502-503Mattie Langenberg Impact Pediatric Health Pitch Competition: Part 3 Hilton Austin Downtown Salon JLesa Mitchell • Michael Venerable • Steven Yecies Innovating Development of Cloud, Mobile and Social Radisson Town Lake Riverside BallroomMoe Abdula • Nathan Vega KITE Presents Startups Pitch for Brand Partnerships Hilton Austin Downtown Salon FJeremy Basset • Alisa Leonard • Mark Silva • Rachel Weiss Longhorn Startup Showcase Hilton Austin Downtown Salon KBen Dyer • Rudy Garza • Lydia McClure • Nick Spiller Personalized Medicine: From a Vision Into a Plan JW Marriott Room 203-204Kristine Ashcraft • Mark Bartlett • Jack Bowman • Lynn Dowling Privacy, Patents, Social Media, Oh My! Hyatt Regency Austin Big BendJenn Kennedy • Andrew Udin Quantified Selfie: Our Digital Well Being Meet Up JW Marriott Room 504Kat Mandelstein Social Media: Balancing Data and Intuition JW Marriott Room 205Cannon Tekstar Hodge • Katalina Sharkey de Solis SXSW Daily Recap ACC Ballroom FTodd Hansen • Susan Lahey • James Moore • Austin Powell Technology, Story, and the Art of Performance ACC Room 12ABMichael Monello • Elena Parker The Mobile UX Revolution - Magnificent or Meh JW Marriott Salon BEamonn Carey • Marie Glad • Gabe Karp • Oisin Lunny The Rise of the Creative Economy JW Marriott Salon DScott Belsky • Justin Gignac • Emily Heyward • Ryan Merkley The Science of Happy Design JW Marriott Salon APamela Pavliscak The Silk Road Case: Impacting Our Digital Future ACC Room 6ABLyn Ulbricht We Take It for Granted: Defending All Human Rights ACC Room 10ABKenneth Carter • Tekedra Mawakana • Michael Samway • John Scott-Railton Your Company’s Value Proposition Is Clear As Mud Hyatt Regency Austin Zilker Ballroom 3Jacob Shin

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The Best Interface Is No Interface ACC Ballroom GGolden Krishna Behind the Blue Screen: Video Stories from Iran ACC Austin SuiteJaap van Heusden • Ruben Pater • Ernst-Jan Pfauth DIY Theatrical Distribution for Independent Films ACC Room 17BAnnie Bush • Sara Giustini • Katie Graham • Andrew Matthews • PJ Raval Film Finance And Distribution in 2015 InterContinental Stephen F. Austin Capital Ballroom BDavid Herrin • Jonathan Levy • Hailey Wierengo Should You Develop Your Film Into a TV Series? Four Seasons Ballroom ABSarah-Violet Bliss • Hannah Fidell • Katie Krentz • Julia Pott Virtual Reality: Video Reinvented ACC Next StageMatt Apfel • Nancy Bennett • Jeffrey Marsilio • Mark McClusky 'CAT'astrophe: Good, Bad and Ugly of Internet Cats ACC Room 5ABCJackson Galaxy • Bryan Kortis A Look Inside DARPA JW Marriott Salon 4Dan Kaufman • Danny Yadron Against All Odds: Overcoming Startup Challenges Hilton Austin Downtown Salon FKara Bortone • Laura Entis • Lindy Fishburne • Ethan Perlstein, Ph.d. Asian Connection SXSW Meet Up JW Marriott Room 502-503Hahn Ryu Attracting Foreign Direct Investment via LinkedIn Hilton Austin Downtown Austin Chamber OfficesEli Mercer • Andy Sanderson Austin’s Biotech Boom: Five Revolutionary Startups Hilton Austin Downtown Salon KTamsen Barrett • John Burns Bringing Our A-Game to Technical Venture Funds Hilton Austin Downtown Salon DAntonio Arocha • Reid Calhoon • Kirk Coburn • Oliver Diaz • Jeremy Sweek Cities, Buildings, Screens: New Civic Engagement JW Marriott Room 208Michel Rojkind • Leslie Wolke • Mimi Zeiger Do Good and Do Well: How CSR Helps Your Bottom Line JW Marriott Room 206Natalie Byrne • Amanda Cole • Molly Swenson Hold The Queso: Marketing to Latinas ACC Ballroom FRobyn Moreno How to Find Success from Failure Meet up JW Marriott Room 508Clay Whitaker Lessons from BuzzFeed ACC Exhibit Hall 5Jonah Peretti Let’s Supersize Wi-Fi and Change the Future ACC Room 9ABCJessica Rosenworcel Preserving Local Food Artisans by Going Global Driskill Hotel MaximilianSam Addison • Marla Camp • Anna Smith Clark • Stephanie Mcclenny sadvertising Hyatt Regency Austin Hill Country ABCDKelly Allen • Chris Czmyrid • Allen Stein • Farrell Timlake Science Fiction IRL And Our Road Map To Utopia JW Marriott Salon 3Michael Solana Spatially Literate Design: Space, Place, and UX JW Marriott Salon BJohn Jones • Jennifer Kolstad • Nathan Moody • Mark Wilson Student Startup Madness: Entrepreneurial Eight Hilton Austin Downtown Salon BTim Dickson • Kristina Hahn • Brendon Kim • Raymond Liao Technicians of the Sacred: The New Native Apps JW Marriott Salon 2Lewis St. Cyr • Eric Doversberger • Lauren Chief Elk • Wendy Levy • Lynette Wallworth The Changing Face of Influence JW Marriott Room 205Baron Concors • Moj Mahdara • Bethany Mota The Collapse of Social Commerce? Hyatt Regency Austin Big BendZach Welch • Matt Winn The Future of Latino Entrepreneurship ACC Ballroom ETony Aguilar • Ruben Cantu • Mark Madrid • Thomas Miranda The Science of Mind-Blowing Videos Hyatt Regency Austin Zilker Ballroom 2Gregory Brown • Ezra Cooperstein • Katrina Craigwell • Mitchell Moffit The Secret Ingredient to Killer Content Marketing Hyatt Regency Austin Texas Ballroom 4-7Michael Brenner • Nick Stein US Immigration Options for Startups and Beyond Hilton Austin Downtown Salon JSharon Brenner Virtual Reality Journalism Hyatt Regency Austin Zilker Ballroom 1James Milward • Jason Mojica • Taylor Owen • Nonny de la Peña VodkaforDogPeople: Matchmaking a Business Heart ACC Room 6ABBeth Bellanti • Amy Mills What Would WuTang Do? Build a Creative Collective Hyatt Regency Austin Texas Ballroom 2-3Molly Barton • Emily Best • Josh Davis • Dane McDonald • Joshua Tate When Does 'Culture' Become Bias? JW Marriott Salon 1Sheeroy Desai • Venky Ganesan • Rebecca Grant • Daryll McDade Content to Captivate: A Hands-On Writing Workshop JW Marriott Room 303-304Daniel DiGriz • Jean Tang Creativity on Demand: Ideas When You Need Them JW Marriott Room 301-302Belle Frank • Anne Manning Hands On: Inclusion, Accountability and Empowerment JW Marriott Room 310-311Ivan Boothe • Shireen Mitchell Pragmatic Security and Rugged DevOps Workshop JW Marriott Salon GMatt Johansen • James Wickett

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A Dev Guide: Connectivity and Wearables ACC Ballroom CCary Bran When Millennials Take Over ACC Ballroom GMaddie Grant • Jamie Notter #YesWeCode: From The 'Hood To Silicon Valley ACC Ballroom DVan Jones • Maxine Williams Game of Thrones: Creating Immersive Entertainment Four Seasons Ballroom ABSabrina Caluori • Melissa Eccles • Jim Marsh Hamburger Helper Is My Bae: Weird Brand Twitter ACC Next StageChapin Clark • Katie Notopoulos Infinity and Beyond: Pixar and 20 Years Since Toy Story ACC Room 18ABCDEd Catmull • Pete Docter • Jim Morris • Galyn Susman It's Listening: Biofeedback in Video Games Hyatt Regency Austin Zilker Ballroom 4Erin Reynolds A Framework for Privacy by Design JW Marriott Salon 7Parry Aftab • Mat Honan Apple, Marilyn and The Pope: Why Brands Need Tension Hyatt Regency Austin Zilker Ballroom 3Michael Sussman Are You A Builder or A Backer? Hilton Austin Downtown Salon ASarah Leary • Aileen Lee • Leena Rao Bitcoin: What It Needs To Succeed ACC Exhibit Hall 5Jefferson Graham • Cameron Winklevoss • Tyler Winklevoss Bricks Over Screens: Why In-Store Still Matters JW Marriott Room 206Derrick Lewis • Michael Sainato Bridging the Federal & State Data Divide ACC Room 9ABCSusan Combs • Mark Doms Check Online for Session Scheduled in This Timeslot Hilton Austin Downtown Salon K Coding Culture: Programming a Best Place to Work JW Marriott Room 407Laura Love • Ramonna Robinson Common Skills Language: Key to Sourcing Talent JW Marriott Salon 1Michael Bettersworth Creepy or Cool: Privacy Risks & Social Norms JW Marriott Salon 8Jedidiah Bracy • StJohn Deakins • Joseph Lorenzo Hall • Karen Levy Cuddly Drones: When Kids Design Drones JW Marriott Salon 3Krista Hendriks • Tijmen Schep Direct to Consumer in A Post-Amazon World Hilton Austin Downtown Salon HBayard Winthrop Dramatic Readings by Programmers of Bug Reports JW Marriott Salon DSam Richard • Christopher Schmitt Drones for Good: Journalism and Crowdsourced UAVs JW Marriott Room 208Darren Ansell • Clare Cook • Ben Kreimer • Dickens Olewe Evolving 3D Production Into Immersive Technologies ACC Room 12ABAlastair Green • Brian Vogt • Michael Wilken Fostering A Culture of Intrapreneurship Hilton Austin Downtown Austin Chamber OfficesDan Graham Future of Health Tech: Going Beyond Tracking JW Marriott Room 201-202Cédric Hutchings • Mark Prince Getting Men Comfortable with Mobile Shopping JW Marriott Room 205Troy Alexander • Javier Laval • Gregory Lowe Houston Influencers Meet Up JW Marriott Room 501Brian Lang How Framing Affects Privacy Decisions JW Marriott Salon 4Matthew McGlone Is EU Privacy Legislation Killing Data Science? Hilton Austin Downtown Salon JSimon Morrissey • Aurélie Pols Is Social Good the Next Killer App? ACC Room 5ABCEve Simon It's The End of The Internet As We Know It... Hyatt Regency Austin Zilker Ballroom 1Micha Benoliel • Gautam Chandna • Kevin Fitchard • Jan Standal • Chris Weasler Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire: Fallacy of Social at Work JW Marriott Room 404Joanna Belbey • Julian Mills Pushing the Envelope Forward: Latin@s in Tech ACC Ballroom EFrancesca Escoto-Zavala • Kety Esquivel • Deldelp Medina • Rosalinda Zepeda Stealing Other People's Stuff: A Primer Hyatt Regency Austin Big BendBradley Gross Student Startup Madness: Finals and Championship Hilton Austin Downtown Salon BKristina Hahn • Heather Dawn Miller • Anis Uzzaman Tools of an Industrial Craftsman JW Marriott Salon BAndrew Crow • Greg Petroff • Kendra Shimmell Top Ten Ways to Be A Great Technology Startup Hilton Austin Downtown Salon DRebecca Taylor Uncertainty: Predictive Analytics in Health Care JW Marriott Room 203-204Priyanka Agarwal • Nick Crocker • Christina Farr • Malay Gandhi What Will You Build with Watson on Bluemix? Radisson Town Lake Riverside BallroomSwami Chandrasekaran When the Glimpse Is Worth More Than the Glare Hyatt Regency Austin Zilker Ballroom 2Frank Danna • Darren Lachtman • Annie Park • Michael Platco Your Life in Big Data: Genomics and Health JW Marriott Room 402-403Joel Dudley • Konrad Karczewski

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