Baratunde Thurstonisms at SXSW Keynote

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You can almost measure the freedom of a society by its tolerance of satirists.

The code writer and the screenwriter have to work together.

There is room and need for artful ridicule and cultivated wit.

SXSW Keynote Speaker, Baratunde Thurston is a politically-active, technology-loving comedian from the future. He is also the author of How To Be Black and Director of Digital for at The Onion.

Baratunde Thurstonisms at SXSW

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You can almost measure the freedom of a society by its tolerance of satirists.

The code writer and the screenwriter have to work together.

There is room and need for artful ridicule and cultivated wit.

SXSW Keynote Speaker, Baratunde Thurston is a politically-active, technology-loving comedian from the future. He is also the author of How To Be Black and Director of Digital for at The Onion.

Dealing with Diversity and Tech… or the lack thereof

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There is no shortage of conversations surrounding Blacks In Tech at SXSW 2012. Day one kicked off with the panel Blacks in Silicone Valley: The Aftermath.

In CNN’s fourth installment of their “Black In America” series, CNN anchor and special correspondent Soledad O’Brien explored “The New Promised Land, Silicon Valley.”

Over the course of nine weeks, O’Brien followed a technology-focused accelerator program designed to help eight African-American digital entrepreneurs, who share a three-bedroom house in Mountain View, Calif., in an effort to secure funding to establish their businesses.

At SXSW, O’Brien brought together a handful of those digital entrepreneurs to talk about the aftermath of the show. The biggest takeaway? While Blacks in tech have come a long way, there is still a long way to go! How do we get past the diversity bias? We have to work together and become leaders.

Geek The Cause at SXSW Interactive 2012

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SXSW Interactive brings together some of the world’s most creative and forward thinking professionals, from a wide rage of disciplines.

We- at Campaign Consultation, Inc, and Eye Byte Solutions, LLC – are hosting “Geek The Cause”… a special event at SXSW designed to leverage our collective grey matter to forge new ideas and innovative strategies to address some of our most pressing social concerns.

If you’ll be at SXSW on Sunday, March 11, 2012 please register for a ticket and join us!

 

 

SXSWi 2010 Geek Diva Recap

It’s that time of year again when thought leaders, power users, creatives and the best in technology and innovation get together at South By Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas to exchange ideas.  As we once again prepare to converge on SXSW for the Interactive track let’s look back at the Geek Divas who shared their takeaways from SXSWi 2010.  Some of the roles and titles have changed; many of our takeaways from last year are even more relevant today.  However, one thing remains exactly the same, we will all come together to meet up IRL, we will share ideas, we will network and we will have a great time geeking out together.

Take a look at where we were last year and if you’ll be there this year… look for us… because SXSW… here we come!