Interview: YouTube's Hunter Walk
Hunter Walk from YouTube by jemimakiss
Interview: Alex Klive of World TV
Alex Klive of WorldTV by jemimakiss
Interview: Scott Hacker of the Knight Digital...
Scott Hacker of the Knight Digital Media Centre by jemimakiss
Interview: Daylife's Upendra Shardanand
Upendra Shardanand of Daylife by jemimakiss
Interview: SXSW veteran Christian Payne
Christian ‘Documentally’ Payne on SXSW by jemimakiss
Interview: Alex Halliday of SocialGo
Alex Halliday of SocialGo by jemimakiss
Interview: Andrew robertson of East London...
Andrew Robertson, East London Productions by jemimakiss
Interview: Andy McLoughlin from Huddle
Andy McLoughlin, chief executive of Huddle by jemimakiss
Interview: Damian Tanner from Pusher
Damian Tanner from Pusher by jemimakiss
SXSWi: Lanyrd's breakout conference
Lanyrd started as a side project for developers Simon Willison and Natalie Downe, but it became clear from day one in September last year - with 14,000 visits in the first two hours - that it deserved a life of its own. This year’s SXSW has been an intense special project for the pair, who’ve been exploring new features on a dedicated SXSW microsite during the week that will now be...
SXSW Interactive 2011 had 19,364 attendees, the SXSW press office has told me.
What did geeks do before the web?
The mainstreaming of geek culture 15 March 2011, 11am 2 / 5 The Facebook film, Doctor Who, Lord of the Rings - what used to be at the fringes of culture has been co-opted by the mainstream along with the rest of the technology industry. This rambling discussion would have benefitted, like most of SXSW’s lower-profile specialist panels, from clearer talking points rather than unfocused...
How Wikileaks changed the world
Wikileaks: the website that changed the world 15 March 2011, 12.30 4.5 / 5 Carne Ross, who resigned as a diplomat in 2004 after giving secret evidence about how the UK government had put forward an exaggerated case for war, dominated the session organised by the Guardian about the impact of the Wikileaks site. • Describing the cables as of “unique political and diplomatic...
Eight Things That Hip-Hop Taught America - Panel
By Robbie Clutton I was intrigued by what discussions would take place on the music festival panels after being at the interactive conference this week and I picked one that both sounded interesting and in an area I knew nothing about and I was rewarded with possibly the best talk I’d seen all week. Dan Charnas led the panel and the audience through the concepts which run through his book...
The Foo Fighters and the night that almost wasn't
By Robbie Clutton I had the fortunate luck of relieving a friend’s VIP pass that they had won to see the Foo Fighers on Tuesday evening as they were leaving SXSW a little early. We arrived at the venue at 8.30 as described by the company who were giving the passes away to find a VIP queue. It wasn’t too bad especially compared to the public line that stretched about three blocks. ...
Oliver Brooks from Valopost
Oliver Brooks from Valobox by jemimakiss
Leon Crutchley from Flypost
Leon Crutchley from Flypost by jemimakiss
Interview with Nathaniel James of Mozilla
Interview: Nathaniel James of Mozilla by jemimakiss
LinkedIn's Reid Hoffman on what Web 3.0 looks like
Reid Hoffman: Data as web 3.0 15 March 2011, 3.30 4 / 5 We’re stumbling towards a defining of Web 3.0, said Reid Hoffman, executive chairman at LinkedIn and partner at VC firm Greylock. When we thought about the future we thought of flying cars, the Jetsons and teleportation, and while we don’t have that but the future is stranger than we often think. • Web 1.0 was a low-bandwidth...
Interactive storytelling - with no happy ending
Interactive narratives: creating the future of storytelling 14 March 2011, 12.30 2 / 5 There were few practical tips and no long-term strategy for tackling interactive storytelling in this session which was too focused on case studies, but we got a handful of brief examples of the ways that social media platforms have been used to enhance stories and characters. • Social media is a fascinating...
Love, Music and APIs
By Robbie Clutton David Haynes of SoundCloud and Matthew Ogle of Echo Nest presented ‘Love, Music and APIs’ this morning and it was a heartwarming walkthrough of the growing music hack day events and an ode to the developer. The talk started off by identifying the old gatekeepers of good music, the radio DJs and record shop owners and how things have changed in two ways. The first...
Told you I was ill: all about digital death
You’re dead, your data isn’t: what happens now? 14 March 2011, 9.30am 4 / 5 Digital technology is changing the way we live and changing the way we die. Digital death probably isn’t high up the development list for Facebook, but what happens when a user dies? Who has access to that information? What should remain up and what taken down? In various examples in the introduction by...
Solr and NoSQL
by Robbie Clutton RC Johnson of Bazaar Voice and Grant Ingersoll of Lucid Imagination walk through a Solr implementation for Bazaar Voice (http://www.bazaarvoice.com/) and Ingersoll starts off with the mission for Lucid Imagination, the company behind Lucene and Solr, is to be the Redhat for search. It’s a frank discussion of what BazaarVoice has done to get Solr to work the way they want...
A great user experience dives organic growth– Joel Simkhai Tumblred by Robbie Clutton
The future of online dating
by Robbie Clutton Andrew Weinreich of meetmoi.com and Joel Simkhai hosted a panel on the future of online dating. The focus was largely on mobile and in particular location based features of a dating application. One of the core concepts running throughout the session was that although there was a feeling of online dating adding to your social life, it wasn’t until the features that...