On the rarity of female influence at SXSW Music Hackathon

On March 16, the “How Innovation Happens” panel at the South by Southwest conference and festival, or SXSW, erupted in controversy. An audience member called out Facebook CEO Eric Schmidt for interrupting co-panelist Megan Smith, the United States’ chief technology officer, as they were discussing diversity in the tech world.
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The Daily Californian reports from SXSW – Part 2

AUSTIN, Texas — As SXSW came to a close Sunday, thousands of festival-goers headed home, marking an end to nearly two weeks of interactive film and music programs and events. Over the course of the final week, the SXSW music portion, downtown Austin was transformed into a giant concert space.
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The Daily Californian reports from SXSW music festival in Texas

AUSTIN — For the last week, the worlds of tech, film and music have converged in the heart of Texas for South by Southwest, or SXSW. Much more than a festival, SXSW offers conferences, panels, showcases, expositions and other outlets for creative exchange and professional development. SXSW is a space
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The night ended late watching Icona Pop and the Joy Formidable perform at Viceland.

Playlist of the week: SXSW standouts

The annual SXSW music and arts gathering took place in Austin, Texas, a few weeks ago for 10 glorious days in the sun. Known for its reputation as a hype-creator, the festival allows any band to apply to play a showcase and follow their big rock star dreams. It is
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SXSW showcases creative spirit

Lauded music festival brings artistry and entertainment diversity to Austin

SXSW had a series of short comedies that were shown before each feature. The one I remember most fondly played during my first morning in Austin after the red carpets for “Mud.” An out-of-town festival attendee is in a theater, talking with disdain about how he isn’t sure if the
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