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Friday, March 13
 

11:00am

Hackaday Meet Up

Speakers
avatar for Sophi Kravitz

Sophi Kravitz

Hackaday Prize Lead, Hackaday
Sophi Kravitz is a hardware designer who has worked with room-sized industrial process equipment, robotics large and small, crazy art installations and built props and FX for movies in a past career (if it was a bleeding body part on TV in the 90s, she may have made it). Her passion... Read More →
avatar for Mike Szczys

Mike Szczys

Managing Editor, Hackaday
Mike Szczys (@szczys) is an Orchestra Musician by night and a writer by day. His entrance into electronics started with BEAM robot builds but quickly moved into the realm of embedded system. He spends his waking hours chasing down new tricks performed through clever application of... Read More →


Friday March 13, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Long Center West Pincer Terrace 701 W Riverside Dr

12:30pm

3:30pm

DIY Housing Meet Up

Speakers
avatar for Luke Iseman

Luke Iseman

Co-Founder, Boxouse
Luke is cofounder of Boxouse. He is passionate about using open source hardware and the physical computing revolution to build a more sustainable world. He has invented an automated gardening computer, built and managed a fleet of 25 pedicabs, and written a book about travelling the... Read More →


Friday March 13, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Long Center West Pincer Terrace 701 W Riverside Dr

5:00pm

Internet of Things Meet Up

Speakers
BE

Ben Edwards

Founder, VP Community, SmartThings
avatar for Dan Lieberman

Dan Lieberman

Sr Dir of Platform Strategy, SmartThings
AM

Andrew Mager

Developer Evangelist, SmartThings Inc


Friday March 13, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Long Center West Pincer Terrace 701 W Riverside Dr

6:15pm

 
Saturday, March 14
 

11:00am

12:30pm

Biohacker Meet Up

Speakers
avatar for Karen Ingram

Karen Ingram

Artist, kareningram.com
Karen Ingram is a designer, artist, and creative director who uses her skillset to promote scientific awareness. Ingram is a co-organizer of Brooklyn science cabaret, The Empiricist League and is a board member of SXSW Interactive. She was an instructor on the subject of creative... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Long Center West Pincer Terrace 701 W Riverside Dr

2:00pm

Every Artist Insured Meet Up

Speakers
avatar for James Brown

James Brown

Natl Dir of Health Svcs, The Actors Fund
James Brown worked in action films in Sardinia, taught for 14 years at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, negotiated health insurance provider contracts for Aetna Health Plans and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield and served as a managed care regulator for the New Jersey Department of Banking... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
InterContinental Stephen F. Austin SFA Bar 701 Congress Ave

3:30pm

Production Designers Meet Up

Speakers
avatar for Inbal Weinberg

Inbal Weinberg

Production Designer, Production Designers Collective
Israeli-born, New York-based Inbal Weinberg received her BFA in Film from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts in 2003. While at school, Inbal combined her passion for fine arts and film into a concentration on production design, and since graduating has worked as an art director and production... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
InterContinental Stephen F. Austin SFA Bar 701 Congress Ave

3:30pm

5:00pm

6:15pm

 
Sunday, March 15
 

11:00am

Kids Makerspace Meet Up

Speakers
avatar for Kami Wilt

Kami Wilt

Dir/founder at Austin Tinkering School/Producer, www.austinmakerfaire.com
Kami Wilt founded Austin Tinkering School, a school where kids (and adults) get to use real tools and real materials to build the things that they think of. Austin Tinkering School has been running camps and classes for all ages for the past 5 years, and just recently ran a successful... Read More →


Sunday March 15, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Long Center West Pincer Terrace 701 W Riverside Dr

12:30pm

Drone Meet Up

Speakers
MS

Mike Senese

Exec Editor, Make: Magazine
Mike Senese loves music, authentic Neapolitan pizza and building stuff. As a long-haired, metal-headed sixteen-year old, he spent his first summer abroad in the Ecuadorean Andes promoting public health by constructing latrines. Since then he's survived a year of late nights in Madrid... Read More →


Sunday March 15, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Long Center West Pincer Terrace 701 W Riverside Dr

2:00pm

Latino Filmmaker Meetup & Quick Pitch

Speakers
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Liz Arreaga

Partner, Mercury Mambo
MC

Mickey Cevallos

Founder, Mercury Mambo
Mickey Cevallos has been producing and directing commercials, TV shows, documentaries and live concerts for 20 years. He began his career in 1993 as an advertising agency producer in the Hispanic market producing Spanish and English commercials for such clients as Coca-Cola, Procter... Read More →


Sunday March 15, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
InterContinental Stephen F. Austin SFA Bar 701 Congress Ave

3:30pm

International Filmmakers Meet Up

Speakers
avatar for Maria Reinup

Maria Reinup

Programmer, Dir of Haapsalu Horror & Fantasy FF, Black Nights Film Festival
Maria Reinup has been working in the film industry for the past seven years. Among various TV and film projects, she worked on "60 Seconds of Solitude in the Year Zero" - an omnibus that gathered 60 known directors around the world to make an artistic statement for the survival of... Read More →


Sunday March 15, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
InterContinental Stephen F. Austin SFA Bar 701 Congress Ave

3:30pm

6:15pm

 
Monday, March 16
 

2:00pm

Stronger Together: Film Fatales

Speakers
avatar for Kat Candler

Kat Candler

Dir, Candler Productions
Kat Candler’s latest feature film, Hellion premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in U.S. Dramatic Competition. Her previous films have screened at Sundance, the Los Angeles Film Festival, San Francisco International Film Festival, SXSW, Slamdance and on PBS. Candler is a... Read More →
avatar for Leah Meyerhoff

Leah Meyerhoff

Dir, Unicorns Films LLC
Leah Meyerhoff's debut feature I BELIEVE IN UNICORNS premiered at SXSW 2014. Her previous short films have screened in over 200 film festivals, won a dozen awards and aired on IFC, PBS, LOGO and MTV. She has been shortlisted for the Student Academy Awards, nominated for a Gotham Award... Read More →


Monday March 16, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
InterContinental Stephen F. Austin SFA Bar 701 Congress Ave

3:30pm

Black Filmmakers: Make/Distribute Global Content

Speakers
avatar for Cheryle Reynolds

Cheryle Reynolds

Pres/Festival Dir, Urban Mediamakers
A native of Atlanta, Georgia and the founder/director of the Urban Mediamakers Film Festival, Cheryle Reynolds is passionate about the magic of storytelling. With over 17 years experience in the film and television industries, she is a discerning curator of independent and mainstream... Read More →
avatar for Redelia Shaw

Redelia Shaw

Filmmaker, Urban Media Makers
Redelia is an Atlanta and Los Angeles-based independent filmmaker that has worked on numerous commercial and independent projects.


Monday March 16, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
InterContinental Stephen F. Austin SFA Bar 701 Congress Ave

6:15pm

 
Tuesday, March 17
 

11:00am

11:00am

Ghostwriters Meet Up

Speakers
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Stephanie Land

Book Editor/Ghostwriter, Stephanie Land Editorial
Stephanie started her career as an editor for the two largest publishing houses in the country. At Random House she worked with an array of nonfiction, self-help, and business authors, including Jon Krakauer, Naomi Wolf, and Spencer Johnson. Later, she helped launch Penguin’s business... Read More →


Tuesday March 17, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
JW Marriott Room 501 110 E 2nd St

11:00am

Podcasters Meet Up

Speakers
avatar for Espree Devora

Espree Devora

"the Girl who Gets it Done", WeAreLATech.com
Espree Devora is known as “the Girl who Gets it Done”. She is Comms VP and podcast host at WeAreLATech, ranked #2 in iTunes New & Noteworthy and the first podcast focused on LA Startups. WeAreLATech features Silicon Beach startups fueling Los Angeles to become a top destination... Read More →


Tuesday March 17, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
JW Marriott Room 508 110 E 2nd St

11:00am

Traveler and Traveler Tech Meet Up

Speakers
avatar for Kate Buska

Kate Buska

Corporate Dir of Public Rel, Provenance Hotels
Rooftop shouter. Brand evangelist. Relationship builder. Travel obsessive. Hotel geek. Fan of chefs, craft brewers and cocktail mixers. Music lover. Vintage fiend.
avatar for Rebekah Hubbard

Rebekah Hubbard

Corporate Engagement Mgr, Provenance Hotels
I'm the Corporate Engagement Manager for Provenance Hotels, which means I handle social content and advertising, email marketing, CRM and more. On the side I write the food blog PDXfoodlove.com and am a freelance recipe and food photographer.


Tuesday March 17, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
JW Marriott Room 509 110 E 2nd St

11:00am

Web Series Meet Up

Speakers
avatar for Tim Street

Tim Street

SXSW Speaker - Web Series/Branded Ent Guy, Ape Digital Inc
Tim Street is an American writer, producer, director and host of the show TƧIWT. - A show of short films, web series and short stories that all end in a twist. Tim is one of the pioneers of using the Internet as a story telling device and has created for film and TV with studios... Read More →


Tuesday March 17, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
JW Marriott Room 502-503 110 E 2nd St

12:30pm

12:30pm

12:30pm

Future of Non-profits Meet Up

Speakers
avatar for David Neff

David Neff

Digital Strategy, PwC Advisory
Simply put, David helps people for a living. As a strategy consultant, digital marketer, content strategist, digital engagement pro, nonprofit expert, and campaigns expert David has been living in the Fortune 500 and nonprofit world for over thirteen years. He currently works as a... Read More →


Tuesday March 17, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
JW Marriott Room 504 110 E 2nd St

12:30pm

Mindfulness at Work Meet Up

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Bellows

Matthew Bellows

CEO, Yesware
Matthew Bellows is Founder and CEO of Yesware. Yesware serves more than 500,000 salespeople at companies like Acquia, Adroll, Groupon, Salesforce, Twilio, Yelp and Zendesk.


Tuesday March 17, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
JW Marriott Room 508 110 E 2nd St

12:30pm

Rock That Font Meet Up

Speakers
avatar for Shawn O'Keefe

Shawn O'Keefe

Founder/Creative Strategist, Apostrophe Industries LLC


Tuesday March 17, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
JW Marriott Room 501 110 E 2nd St

2:00pm

Casting Meet Up

Speakers
VB

Vicky Boone

Casting Dir, Vicky Boone Casting
KL

Karmen Leech

Casting Director, the cast station


Tuesday March 17, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
InterContinental Stephen F. Austin SFA Bar 701 Congress Ave

3:30pm

Austin Music People Meet Up

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Houlihan

Jennifer Houlihan

Exec Dir, Austin Music People
Executive Director, Austin Music People (AMP) Nonprofit advocacy and research organization for Austin's music industry


Tuesday March 17, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
JW Marriott Room 501 110 E 2nd St

3:30pm

3:30pm

Let's Meet Up: Collaboration for the 21st Century

Speakers
AF

Andres Faucher

Founder & CEO, Colaborator.com
Andres Faucher, Founder and CEO of Colaborator.com, is an award winning independent filmmaker. He has worked as a producer, director, writer, actor and music producer in both documentaries and narrative film. He has also worked as a development executive tasked with sourcing original... Read More →


Tuesday March 17, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
JW Marriott Room 504 110 E 2nd St

3:30pm

Meet Up: Discuss Debugging the Gender Gap in Tech

Speakers
avatar for Robin Hauser Reynolds

Robin Hauser Reynolds

Dir/Producer, Finish Line Features LLC
Robin is Director and Producer of the documentary film CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap, a feature-length film which explores the reasons why more women and people of color are not pursuing education and careers in computer science.


Tuesday March 17, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
JW Marriott Room 509 110 E 2nd St

3:30pm

3:30pm

6:15pm

 
Friday, March 20
 

6:15pm