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Sunday, March 15 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
The Greatest Geek Moment in History

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Want to know what the greatest moment in geek history is? Of course you do!
Over several weeks prior to SXSW, FastCompany will ask its readers to submit their ideas (Einstein's theory of relativity? The debut of Star Wars? The launch of the Apple I? Invention of the Web browser?) and then vote in an NCAA basketball tournament-style bracket system to narrow the submissions down.
It can be about computers, science, great inventions, or whatever, we don't care, as long as it excites geeks!
At SXSW, we will have a panel of writers and culturally-savvy geeks who will discuss what makes a great geek moment, why some are better than others, and ultimately, why the best idea is better than those that almost made it. It will be a fun, engaging, and entertaining session where we'll talk science, computers, geek history, and much more.
During the session, we'll unveil the ultimate winner, the moment that was voted the Greatest Geek Moment in History by thousands of people just like you.

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Rusty Blazenhoff

Managing Editor, Blazenhoff Industries
Rusty Blazenhoff has been described as "sweet, wholesome, and kind of dangerous."
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Austin Grossman

author, MagicLeap
AUSTIN GROSSMAN is a novelist and game designer.
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Chris Taylor

Deputy Editor, Mashable
Chris is the author of "How Star Wars Conquered the Universe" (2014), the first complete history of the world's preeminent geek franchise and its fandom. He's also the Deputy Editor of Mashable, an independent news website with 40 million readers every month.
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Daniel Terdiman

Sr Writer, VentureBeat

Sunday March 15, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
JW Marriott Room 208

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