Aug 13, 2012

SXSW 2013 PanelPicker Voting is Open!

Do you know what time it is? No it’s not back-to-school time! It’s not summer time! It’s not election time! It’s SXSW 2013 PanelPicker time!

The 20th annual SXSW Interactive Festival—to be held March 8-12, 2013 in Austin, Texas—is one of the premier showcases for new websites, digital projects, wireless applications, video games and startup ideas. This year, SXSW has received more than 3,500 submissions for programming spots in the five-day festival. We’re hoping you can help show that the four submissions from Hot Studio deserve a spot at SXSW 2013.

Check out these killer ideas and cast your votes by August 31:

Pop (Up) Culture – Pop Ups are a growing trend in urban centers across the U.S., such as New York and San Francisco. Food and retail entrepreneurs are bootstrapping their way into whatever ground level space they can get. As retail inventory continues to move online, what are the growing opportunities for Pop Ups to occupy our cities? Find out from this rockstar panel: Tina Santiago, Hot Studio; Brian De Lowe, The Kor Group; Emily Eisenhart, yourSQFT (& IDEO); Annika Dubrall, The Gap.

Mobile Web Apps Suck! (but they don’t have to)Bill Fisher, Sr. Design Engineer, will discuss developing HTML5 apps for mobile devices—web apps on steroids that provide awesome touch interactions, utilize hardware-accelerated graphics, and even work offline without any internet connection at all.

WTF is a DEO? The Mashup of Creativity & Business – A “DEO, or the “Design Executive Officer,” is a hybrid of a strategic business executive and a creative problem solver who places design and creativity at the center of their organization. Presenters Maria Giudice and Christopher Ireland will help you survey your own skillset in this area and help you focus on techniques, tactics, and intuitions to unlock creativity and become a better business leader.

Little Start-up, Big Company: A Survival Guide – How do you convince a 110-year-old company to create and sustain an in-house start-up? And why would you want to? Michael Crane of AAA Club Partners and Matthew Carlson of Hot Studio will answer those questions, sharing the big ideas and hard work behind TripleSpot, a UGC-powered guidebook and mobile app created for AAA Club Partners.

Just click on any (or all!) of these talks and gives them a thumbs-up. And don’t forget to leave a comment. They help! Many thanks. We owe you a Lone Star and some brisket.