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Idea Drop is 4 day, free program &  meeting space for the library, archives, museums folks + friends. 
Join backyard conversation + lend an idea or skill to a hackfest + meet with Knight Foundation during office hours!  
Enjoy good company at 1706 Garden St in Austin or online at libraryideas.org

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Monday, March 7
 

4:20pm

Why School Libraries Matter in The Information Age
What can libraries look like in the information age? This session examines some of the the biggest classrooms in our public and private school systems: libraries. Libraries face fierce competition for audience engagement and funding. In three parts, we’ll explore libraries through structured case studies and audience participation. We’ll discuss what successful libraries across the country look like, what instructional strategies and technologies have lead to positive student outcomes and how librarians can use grants and resources to build a community of engaged advocates. -

See more at: http://schedule.sxswedu.com/events/event_PP46523

Speakers
MD

Mark Danforth

BookAround - Founder


Monday March 7, 2016 4:20pm - 4:35pm
Austin Convention Center Room 15
 
Tuesday, March 8
 

2:00pm

Hacking Education Through Libraries
View this on the SXSW Offical Schedule

What is the value added of school libraries going forward? Librarians are a powerful tool for hacking change in the culture and changing practice of a school environment. Explore ways that librarians can be change agents and how they can facilitate and address such issues as: equity, access, social justice, informal and self-directed learning (free-range learning), meaningful student communication products, digital workflow and the development of new literacies. A rapid fire presentation followed by Q&A will explore trends and potential partnerships for librarians and school leadership.

Speakers
MF

Miguel Figuieroa

Center for the Future of Libraries, ALA
CF

Carolyn Foote

Eanes ISD/Westlake High School - District Librarian
BH

Bud Hunt

Clearview Library District - IT & Technical Services Mgr
JV

Joyce Valenza

Rutgers University - Dir Master's Program Library & Information Science


Tuesday March 8, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Hilton Austin Downtown Salon D

2:30pm

No More Yoda Heads: 3D Printing 4 Diverse Learners
Research suggests that 3D objects are important for learning and reinforcing complex spatial concepts that are difficult to convey or explore in any other way (e.g., cells and DNA). Although many schools have access to 3D printing technology, many machines are underutilized and used to print novelty items. In this session, learn about new collaborations with libraries and museums to help support teachers in providing multi-modal access to complex STEM topics as well as utilizing student talent to create innovative learning tools. - See more at: http://schedule.sxswedu.com/events/event_PP54690#sthash.cp8V57gB.dpuf

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Wadors Verne

Lisa Wadors Verne

Program Manager: Education, Research & Partnerships, Benetech
Dr. Lisa Wadors Verne, is the Program Manager: Education, Research & Partnerships for Benetech Labs and its Global Literacy services including Bookshare and Diagram. She is the project lead for 3D Printing: New Educational Opportunities for Students with Print Disabilities funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services and the project lead for a private grant that supports parents of children with learning differences. She has... Read More →
CW

Charlie Wapner

Information Policy Analyst, American Library Association
Charlie Wapner is an information policy analyst in the American Library Association's (ALA) Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP). In this capacity, he is the staff coordinator of ALA OITP's 3D Printing Task Force. He is the author or principal author of several 3D printing publications, and has spoken about 3D printing at a number of conferences and events across the country. Charlie also works on telecommunications, copyright and... Read More →


Tuesday March 8, 2016 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Austin Convention Center Ballroom EFG
 
Wednesday, March 9
 

11:00am

Leveling the Maker Playing Field: A National Plan
A new model for integrating making into schools promises to expand opportunities for hands-on learning on a national scale. Join Tim Carrigan of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and partner organizations, who will share insights about the framework to inform maker activities for learning—large and small. Attendees will gain perspective on making as an equity issue, how to build community through crowdfunding and how to forge partnerships with local institutions, including public and school libraries. Also on hand will be the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, which is helping bring a maker program to 10 diverse schools and helping train master maker teachers. -

See more at: http://schedule.sxswedu.com/events/event_PP48818

Speakers
avatar for Tim Carrigan

Tim Carrigan

Sr Program Officer, Institute of Museum & Library Services
Tim Carrigan has more than decade of program management experience in the informal learning and cultural heritage sector. He has been with the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) since 2007, currently serving as a senior program officer. IMLS is a federal grantmaking agency whose mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural/civic engagement. Tim currently serves as a member of a... Read More →
avatar for Teresa DeFlitch

Teresa DeFlitch

Learning Strategist, Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
I’m happiest participating in cross-sector teams to design and implement positive change in education, particularly in creating learning ecosystems that connect formal and informal learning. I specialize in taking a holistic, systems approach to change and excel in strategic thinking and visioning.  Additional passions and expertise include museum education, public history, digital learning, and community outreach. Current topics of... Read More →
avatar for Kristin Fontichiaro

Kristin Fontichiaro

Clinical Asst Professor of Information, University of Michigan, School of Information
Kristin Fontichiaro is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Michigan School of Information. She teaches courses in contextual inquiry and user needs assessment; makerspace culture and tools; information literacy; and library and information science.
avatar for Kathy Ishizuka

Kathy Ishizuka

Executive Editor, School Library Journal
Kathy Ishizuka is Executive Editor of School Library Journal, an award-winning publication serving information specialists who work with children and teens. She was previously Executive Editor, Technology and Digital Projects, expanding SLJ’s presence across multiple platforms and covering the ed tech beat. Ishizuka is a trustee of the Freedom to Read Foundation and a member of the Asian American Journalists Association. - See more at... Read More →



Wednesday March 9, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Hilton Austin Downtown - Salon E 500 E 4th Street

2:00pm

SXSW EDU Library and Museum Professionals Meet Up

Attending SXSWedu? Join us for a meet-up that we are hosting! 

If you are a library or museum professional, or if you would like to meet with the great people who work in libraries and museums, then join us for an interactive gathering. We are meeting to share ideas, forge connections, and consider possibilities for collaborations. Come with ideas related to trends and issues in libraries and museums that you would like to explore at breakout, unconference-style discussions, and be ready to network and connect with library and museum professionals.

See more at http://schedule.sxswedu.com/events/event_PP92289


Speakers
avatar for Sarah Morris

Sarah Morris

Director, Nucleus Learning Network
Sarah Morris is a librarian with a decade of experience working as an educator and program coordinator in museums, libraries, schools, and higher education environments. She has developed and managed STEAM and digital literacy programs for learners ranging from elementary school students to college students, and has created and administered trainings for diverse groups of educators. In 2014, Sarah co- founded Nucleus Learning Network, a... Read More →
avatar for Emily Weerts

Emily Weerts

Director, Nucleus Learning Network
I have over ten years experience as an educator and program manager for innovative learning projects in schools, museums, and outreach settings. I have developed and managed a diverse set of programs focused on STEM education, 21st Century Skills, and creative problem solving. An avid collaborator, I have a strong record of establishing and sustaining partnerships with educators, mentors, and learners.  Now a Director with Nucleus... Read More →



Wednesday March 9, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Austin Convention Center Room 18D 500 East Cesar Chavez Street Austin, TX
 
Thursday, March 10
 

9:30am

Mobile Archives: Preserving Community Memories
View this session on the SXSW Official Schedule

Hosted by the Knight Foundation: Libraries are essential institutions for serving 21st century information needs, but they are also at risk. Modern information flows have challenged what libraries mean to communities and individuals. Technologists, librarians and allies explore how we can use mobile digital archiving to transform community engagement and bridge the digital divide.

Speakers
avatar for Jon Voss

Jon Voss

Strategic Partnerships Director, Historypin



Thursday March 10, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
Hilton Austin Downtown Salon C

11:00am

Innovations in Libraries
View this session on the SXSW Offical Schedule

Hosted by the Knight Foundation: Librarians and their partners are working to advance libraries in the digital age to meet new needs in their communities. Libraries are expanding their work, forging collaborations and rethinking their services. In this session past Knight News Challenge Libraries winners will discuss their work and how they hope innovation can lead to vibrant libraries of the future. The submission period for the next Knight News Challenge on Libraries will be open during SXSW. The challenge is an open call from Feb. 21 - March 24 for ideas with $3 million in funding for projects that answer the question: “How might libraries serve 21st century information?”

Speakers
avatar for Chris Barr

Chris Barr

Director/ Media Innovation, Knight Foundation
avatar for Shana Kimball

Shana Kimball

Manager, Public Programs & Outreach, The New York Public Library
GP

Grif Peterson

P2PU - Learning Lead
AR

Alexis Rossi

Internet Archive - Dir of Media & Access
FT

Felton Thomas

Cleveland Public Library - Exec Dir CEO


Thursday March 10, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Hilton Austin Downtown Salon C

6:00pm

KNC: Libraries Happy Hour

Knight Foundation is in Austin, Tex. for SXSW and we’re spreading the word about our latest Knight News Challenge on Libraries. Please join us for a happy hour at 6 p.m. at Container Bar to talk about the future of libraries and learn more about the Knight News Challenge on Libraries.

This year, the challenge is offering applicants a chance to win a share of $3 million for innovative projects that answer the question: How might libraries serve 21st century information needs? Along with food and drink, Knight staff will be present to answer questions. See you there!

For more information on the News Challenge and to apply please visit newschallenge.org by March 21. For more information take a look at the challenge brief and our latest blog post. Follow #newschallenge on Twitter for updates and please spread the word through your networks.



Thursday March 10, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Container Bar 90 Rainey St, Austin, TX 78701
 
Friday, March 11
 

12:00pm

IdeaDrop Opens!
Stop by at any time after 1pm for snacks, beverages, a free bike rental pass (while they last!), to meet with the Knight Foundation staff and share your awesome-ness with us. 

Do you have a Knight News Challenge idea brewing? Meet with the Knight Foundation staff at the #IdeaDrop House.

Questions? Directions? Free bike passes, you say? Check out libraryideas.org or email hello@electroniclibrarian.org -- your hosts for the IdeaDrop House from March 11-15. 

Sponsors
avatar for Designing for Digital

Designing for Digital

This two-day Austin and online conference is packed with intensive hands-on workshops and informative sessions meant to bring together colleagues working on user experience, discovery, design and usability projects inside and outside of libraries, drawing expertise from the tech and education communities, as well as from library peers.
avatar for Electronic Resources & Libraries

Electronic Resources & Libraries

The goal of the ER&L Conference is to bring together information professionals from libraries and related industries to improve the way we collect, manage, maintain, and make accessible electronic resources in an ever-changing online environment. We do this once a year at an in-person & online conference. ER&L allows for cross-pollination of ideas across fields of librarianship not often brought together in traditional public services... Read More →
avatar for Knight Foundation

Knight Foundation

Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts.



Friday March 11, 2016 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Idea Drop House 1706 Garden St Austin, TX

12:00pm

Knight Foundation Office Hours
The Library Idea Drop house will host the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation for informal office hours. By now you know the second Knight News Challenge on libraries is asking the question: How might libraries serve 21st century information needs?

With a broad question, the possibilities are limitless but to get that submission in by the deadline, you might need to refine that topic, right? Meet with Knight Foundation staff to get some some tire kicking on your idea. This is an incredible opportunity to get feedback from Knight before the deadline on March 21. Stop by with questions and a conversation about your great idea!

Speakers
avatar for Chris Barr

Chris Barr

Director/ Media Innovation, Knight Foundation

Sponsors
avatar for Knight Foundation

Knight Foundation

Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts.



Friday March 11, 2016 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Idea Drop House 1706 Garden St Austin, TX

12:30pm

How to Create Makerspaces in Your Community
The key to improving a community is positively impacting the local businesses. Local businesses offer economic and social support vital to a community’s sustainability and growth. A makerspace in a community is significant because it is a cost efficient incubator as well as an important step for developing local businesses. A makerspace also helps determine the needs within a community and creates local businesses based on meeting those needs. During our panel, we will outline the top three steps to creating an efficient makerspace in your community - finding a space, creating a team to run the space, and find backers.

http://schedule.sxsw.com/2016/events/event_PP50149

Speakers
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Rick Baldwin

Assoc Dir of Prairie View A&M Houston Campus - Prairie View A&M University
RF

Rebecca Faison

Dir of Continuing Eduction - Prairie View A&M University
AK

Ashley Kelsey

University Innovation Fellow - Prairie View A&M University
KS

Kehlin Swain

Validation Engineer - Intel


Friday March 11, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Palmer Events Center - Room 4/5 900 Barton Springs Rd.

1:30pm

Welcome to 2016 Library IdeaDrop House
Join us on the live stream or at the #IdeaDrop house to learn whey we're back in Austin talking libraries, archives and museums. 

This session will stream live!

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Frick

Rachel Frick

Business Development Director, DPLA
Community builder with experience in network building, creative problem solving and outreach. Strong believer in the power of librarians to influence change and build stronger, knowledgeable, empowered communities. Passionate advocate for open culture and it potential transformative impact on the creative marketplace.
avatar for Bonnie Tijerina

Bonnie Tijerina

Researcher/ President, Data & Society/ ER&L
Bonnie Tijerina is a librarian, entrepreneur and library community convener. She is currently a Data & Society Fellow at the Data & Society Institute in New York City. She is founder of ER&L (Electronic Resources & Libraries) conference and organization, created to facilitate communication and foster collaboration among information management and e-resources professionals in libraries. Bonnie has worked in academic libraries for... Read More →



Friday March 11, 2016 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Library Idea Drop House 1706 Garden St Austin, TX

2:00pm

Cultural Heritage Hacking
Join us on the live stream for a discussion with Jon Voss.

Speakers
avatar for Jon Voss

Jon Voss

Strategic Partnerships Director, Historypin


Friday March 11, 2016 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Library Idea Drop House 1706 Garden St Austin, TX

2:30pm

Viewing Party of President Obama's SXSW Keynote

Join us at the Idea Drop House for a group viewing party of President Obama's Keynote talk. 
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SXSW announced that President Barack Obama will be a Keynote Speaker. This event will take place on Friday, March 11 at 2:30pm at Dell Hall at The Long Center.

President Obama will be interviewed by Evan Smith of The Texas Tribune and the public will have the opportunity to be part of the conversation by sending in questions to the Tribune.

SXSW will conduct a ticket drawing starting at 10:00am CT today to determine which SXSW badgeholders will be admitted to this event. Interactive, Gold and Platinum Badgeholders will be eligibleNo other credentials are eligible to enter the drawing. Randomly drawn winners will be notified the night of Thursday, March 10.

If you don't win or can't make it, this will be live-streamed on sxsw.com/live and simulcast throughout our Conference venues including Ballrooms D and EFG, and Room 18ABCD at the Austin Convention Center.

The announcement from SXSW is here.

Friday March 11, 2016 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Library Idea Drop House 1706 Garden St Austin, TX

3:30pm

Hustler to Entrepreneur: Tech and Disconnected Youth

There’s a tech boom all around, but low-income areas like the Bronx, 13 miles north of Silicon Alley, rarely reap benefits. Young people drop out of education and employment systems and depend on “the hustle” to get by – creative, quick-turnaround ways to make money.

In the hustle mindset, there’s a wealth of creativity that can evolve into entrepreneurship with the right training. In the Bronx, TechTank is a youth tech education program and incubator that fosters local entrepreneurship and builds connections with near tech hubs.

Hear how disconnected Bronx youth became tech savvy entrepreneurs. Learn how to implement and measure programs that grow tech talent in low-income areas.

http://schedule.sxsw.com/2016/events/event_PP55434 


Speakers
avatar for Uchenna Moka

Uchenna Moka

Sr Consultant, ThoughtWorks
Uchenna Moka is a Senior Consultant at ThoughtWorks, Inc and helped launch ThoughtWorks Pan Africa. She has offered information technology expertise in industries such as insurance, mobile, airline, non-profit, construction, and healthcare, to name a few.  Uchenna is a graduate in the field of biomedical engineering from Northwestern University. She has also worked at the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine doing... Read More →
avatar for Jerelyn J Rodriguez

Jerelyn J Rodriguez

The Knowledge House
Co-Founder & Pres Mgr & Entrepreneur in Residence at the BXL: Bronx Business Incubator
avatar for Deepthi Welaratna

Deepthi Welaratna

Founder & Principal, Thicket Labs
Deepthi Welaratna leads the team at Thicket Labs. For the last 15 years, she's helped launch products, movements and ventures at the intersection of research, media, design, politics, and technology.  As a consultant providing advising on interactions between markets, policy, and communities, Deepthi has worked on national and global programs and campaigns in the US, across Europe, South America, Haiti, and Uganda. As a researcher... Read More →



Friday March 11, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
JW Marriott - Salon C 110 E 2nd Street

3:30pm

Prison Tech Boom: Social Outcomes and Entrepreneurs
An unlikely market has opened, bringing VCs, government agencies, entrepreneurs, civic coders and nonprofits to the table. Prison (or jail) tech is hot and looks to heat up. This session will be moderated by Laurin Hodge, the daughter of a returning citizen and a co-founder of Mission: Launch, which hosts re-entry events to promote civic tech. Hodge invites two returning citizens (a person who has returned back to community after serving time in prison or jail) to talk about their commitment to the prison tech boom as well as their experiences as tech entrepreneurs after "doing time." Best practices on how to build an ecosystem to support unlikely techies will also be shared.

http://schedule.sxsw.com/2016/events/event_PP53731

Speakers
MB

Marcus Bullock

Founder & CEO - Flikshop
LH

Laurin Hodge

Exec Dir - Mission: Launch Inc
TH

Teresa Hodge

Dir, Strategy & Innovation - MIssion: Launch Inc


Friday March 11, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Hilton Austin Downtown - Salon E 500 E 4th Street

3:30pm

The End of Average
How does one succeed in a world that values uniformity? How does an “average” person go beyond their own expectations? Todd Rose, cofounder and president of The Center for Individual Opportunity and director of the Mind, Brain, and Education program at Harvard Graduate School, digs into science-based research on how to minimize failures and maximize potential. His new book, The End of Average, Rose expounds on his findings and discusses the “principles of individuality,” which can help us all achieve success in life. In this game-changing talk, Rose explains that success is found in individual strengths and even weaknesses—and how we are nothing close to “average.”

http://schedule.sxsw.com/2016/events/event_PP51199

Speakers
TR

Todd Rose

Co-Founder & Pres/Professor - The Center for Individual Opportunity/Harvard Graduate School of Education


Friday March 11, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
JW Marriott - Salon 6 110 E 2nd Street

3:45pm

Knight News Challenge - An Interview & Q&A session with Chris Barr
This session will be live stream following the live stream of President Obama's SXSW Keynote talk.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Barr

Chris Barr

Director/ Media Innovation, Knight Foundation


Friday March 11, 2016 3:45pm - 4:15pm
Library Idea Drop House 1706 Garden St Austin, TX

4:00pm

Jason Griffey @ #IdeaDrop
This event will be live streamed. 

Jason will join us to discuss the Measure the Future project and his time as a Berkman Fellow. 

Speakers
avatar for Jason Griffey

Jason Griffey

Founder & Principal Consultant, Evenly Distributed LLC
Jason Griffey is the founder and principal consultant at Evenly Distributed (http://evenlydistributed.net), a technology consulting firm for libraries and education. Prior to founding Evenly Distributed, Jason worked as the Head of IT for the University of TN at Chattanooga Library. Under the auspices of Evenly Distributed, Griffey is the designer and director of The LibraryBox Project (librarybox.us), an open source portable digital file... Read More →



Friday March 11, 2016 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Library Idea Drop House 1706 Garden St Austin, TX

4:00pm

Locals + Friends Happy Hour
We welcome you for a locals & friends gathering at the house for wine & cheese and a variety of brews. It would be a pleasure to host you & friends for a little merriment at the #IdeaDrop House!

Not local, that's cool. Come hang with the good folks who call Austin home. :)

Friday March 11, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Idea Drop House 1706 Garden St Austin, TX

5:00pm

Copyright and Creators: 2026

What does the future hold for copyright? Who are the gatekeepers and how does this power structure need to change to meet not only the needs of today’s digital age, but also the needs of future creativity and innovation? The Copyright & Creators: 2026 panel will speculate on where the innovations and advancements will be in 2026. Will our laws keep pace with the times or fall behind? And how will people continually interact with copyright? Moderated by a veteran reporter, panelists include a respected academic, a noted futurist and a fan fiction leader who will debate the trajectory of copyright law and where some of the future conversations and conflicts will be a decade from now.

http://schedule.sxsw.com/2016/events/event_PP52932

Speakers
JH

Jon Healey

Editorial Writer - Los Angeles Times
AM

Alexandra Mogyoros

Doctoral Student/Futurist - University of Oxford
LM

Lateef Mtima

Professor of Law - Howard University School
BR

Betsy Rosenblatt

Assoc Professor & Dir Center for Intellectual Property Law - Whittier Law School


Friday March 11, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
JW Marriott - Salon 3/4 110 E 2nd Street

5:00pm

Internet of Things: Just Someone Else's Computer?

The Internet of Things not only enables new technological possibilities; it forces us to confront and upend assumptions we have about our devices, our property, and our persons.

Embedding networked computers in a wider range of objects--not just tablets and phones, but cars, wearables, medical devices, appliances, and homes--generates data about consumers, and gives control over how the devices work and the data they generate to people outside the consumer's home.

Our laws and behaviors are built around personal control of personal property. But now that those devices are "smart," they can have "loyalties" to people other than their owners, in their code and in the law.

http://schedule.sxsw.com/2016/events/event_PP51494

Speakers
JE

Jen Ellis

Sr Dir of Community & Public Affairs - Rapid7
BF

Blake Farenthold

US Rep - US House of Representatives
AM

Andrea Matwyshyn

Professor of Law - Northeastern University
RP

Raza Panjwani

Policy Counsel - Public Knowledge


Friday March 11, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
JW Marriott - Salon 5 110 E 2nd Street

5:00pm

Is Your Biological Data Safe?
We are in an era in which we are able to “read” biological data via the hardware, wetware, and software tools that are being made available through the technological advancements predicted in the “Carlson Curve," aka the “Moore’s Law" of biology. What do these advancements mean for our current notions of privacy? How could our own personal biological data potentially be used to help us, and how could it hurt us both as a society and as individuals? Join four stakeholders from different areas in the public, government, and private sectors to learn more.

http://schedule.sxsw.com/2016/events/event_PP58259

Speakers
KB

Kate Black

Privacy Officer & Corporate Counsel - 23andme.com
EJ

Ellen Jorgensen

Exec Dir - Genspace
JK

Jason Koebler

Staff Writer - Vice


Friday March 11, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Austin Convention Center - Room 6AB 531 E 4th Street

6:00pm

Casual Mugshots Meet up
Meetup and drink with all the best librarians and lib* folks at SXSW. This is casual, cash bar situation.

MugShots is the best dive bar with the best bartenders Downtown. Their bartenders pride themselves on their friendly service and they have one of the best 100 CD-Jukeboxes that you'll find. The photobooth makes it easy for you to leave your very own mugshot on the walls for everyone to see. The beer selection is second to none and they generally have over 50 different beers to choose from.

Friday March 11, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Mugshots 407 E 7th St, Austin, Texas 78701
 
Saturday, March 12
 

9:00am

Breakfast Meet up sponsored by the Knight Foundation
The Knight Foundation is kicking off day 2 of office hours with a breakfast. Bring your ideas, questions and energy and enjoy breakfast with Knight Foundation staff.

 

Saturday March 12, 2016 9:00am - 11:00am
Library Idea Drop House 1706 Garden St Austin, TX

9:00am

Knight Foundation Office Hours
The Library Idea Drop house will host the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation for informal office hours. By now you know the second Knight News Challenge on libraries is asking the question: How might libraries serve 21st century information needs?

With a broad question, the possibilities are limitless but to get that submission in by the deadline, you might need to refine that topic, right? Meet with Knight Foundation staff to get some some tire kicking on your idea. This is an incredible opportunity to get feedback from Knight before the deadline on March 21. Stop by with questions and a conversation about your great idea!


Saturday March 12, 2016 9:00am - 4:00pm
Library Idea Drop House 1706 Garden St Austin, TX

10:00am

How the Internet of Things Can Set Us Free (Maybe)

The “internet of things” is the expanding network of everyday objects—you can expect some 35 billion connected devices by 2020. The internet won’t be about your mobile phone or laptop anymore, it will be dominated by communication between devices, chips scattered over the natural world, and sensors embedded in our bodies. Should we fear or welcome the next internet? In my talk, based on my book “Pax Technica: How the Internet of Things May Set Us Free or Lock Us Up”, I demonstrate the value of the IoT and the privacy concerns that arise. I explain how the perfect behavioral data creates new opportunities for public conversation, community building, and political power. 

http://schedule.sxsw.com/2016/events/event_PP48592 


Speakers
PH

Phil Howard

Oxford University - Professor


Saturday March 12, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Austin Convention Center - Room 10AB 531 E 4th Street

11:00am

What's Happening Today @ #IdeaDrop
Overview of daily events at the Idea Drop House for Saturday, March 12th. 

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Frick

Rachel Frick

Business Development Director, DPLA
Community builder with experience in network building, creative problem solving and outreach. Strong believer in the power of librarians to influence change and build stronger, knowledgeable, empowered communities. Passionate advocate for open culture and it potential transformative impact on the creative marketplace.
avatar for Bonnie Tijerina

Bonnie Tijerina

Researcher/ President, Data & Society/ ER&L
Bonnie Tijerina is a librarian, entrepreneur and library community convener. She is currently a Data & Society Fellow at the Data & Society Institute in New York City. She is founder of ER&L (Electronic Resources & Libraries) conference and organization, created to facilitate communication and foster collaboration among information management and e-resources professionals in libraries. Bonnie has worked in academic libraries for... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2016 11:00am - 11:30am
Library Idea Drop House 1706 Garden St Austin, TX

11:30am

Open Ebooks Initiative
Join us on the live stream for a discussion with Rachel Frick and Shana Kimball on the Open Ebooks Initaitive. 

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Frick

Rachel Frick

Business Development Director, DPLA
Community builder with experience in network building, creative problem solving and outreach. Strong believer in the power of librarians to influence change and build stronger, knowledgeable, empowered communities. Passionate advocate for open culture and it potential transformative impact on the creative marketplace.
avatar for Shana Kimball

Shana Kimball

Manager, Public Programs & Outreach, The New York Public Library


Saturday March 12, 2016 11:30am - 12:00pm
Library Idea Drop House 1706 Garden St Austin, TX

12:30pm

Build the Crowdsourcing Community of Your Dreams

The Smithsonian's online Transcription Center has 5,200 digital volunteers worldwide - together, they’ve transcribed 110,000 pages of historic documents. An estimated 2-3M people worldwide contribute to citizen science projects. Someone somewhere is ready to share their time while connecting with your organization. How can you harness the power of crowds to improve your content, engage your community, & enrich their experience?

You’ll hear real details from four citizen science & historical crowdsourcing projects on how to rally your fans for meaningful contribution. Then learn why openly sharing resources & involving participants in design builds better spaces for engagement and research.

http://schedule.sxsw.com/2016/events/event_PP48944

Speakers
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Ben Brumfield

Partner - FromThePage
MF

Meghan Ferriter

Project Coord - Quotient Inc on behalf of Smithsonian Institution
SL

Siobhan Leachman

Volunteer - Smithsonian
MR

Mia Ridge

Digital Curator - The British Library


Saturday March 12, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Westin Austin Downtown, Paramount 1 301 E 5th St, Austin TX

1:00pm

Biased Algorithms and the Future of Prejudice @ #IdeaDrop
Presenters from this SXSW talk join us on the live stream to talk about their presentation, "Biased Algorithms and the Future of Prejudice."

While the internet has been heralded as the great equalizer, we are just beginning to learn exactly how discriminatory software can be. Every week seems to unearth a new example of computers betraying us, from 'smart' cameras that cannot see dark skin, to google showing women ads for lower paying jobs than men. Sorelle Friedler from this panel will come talk to us about how big data is being used against minorities, and the social biases we are teaching our learning algorithms.

View this session on the official SXSW program here.

Speakers
avatar for Sorelle Friedler

Sorelle Friedler

Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Haverford College
Sorelle has been an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Haverford College since 2014 and was visiting at Haverford starting in 2012. Her research interests include the design and analysis of algorithms, computational geometry, data mining and machine learning, and the application of such algorithms to interdisciplinary data. She is a 2015-2016 Fellow at the Data & Society Research Institute for her work on preventing discrimination... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2016 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Library Idea Drop House 1706 Garden St Austin, TX

1:00pm

Hackfest - Hacking Open Data

Transform, Remix, Reuse!
Build on open cultural heritage collections & data with the Library Idea Drop House

In support and celebration of the potential of open data in cultural heritage, we are hosting a mini hackfest at the Idea Drop house.

This is a one day hackathon that will bring together coders, thinkers, activists and Austin area citizens to collaboratively explore and build new ideas around open data. 

Some potential projects could be:

  • A creative app incorporating fiction or non fiction storytelling with open images
  • A game that incorporates location data and images from the area
  • A game that educates students about fair use by allowing them to play with available images to make a social media avatar or animated gif

 

You can participate by yourself or in a team--the more the merrier!

Snacks and a variety of local brews and other drinks will be provided.



Saturday March 12, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Idea Drop House 1706 Garden St Austin, TX

1:30pm

Prison Tech Boom: Social Outcomes and Entrepreneurs @ Idea Drop
Presesenters from "Prison Tech Boom: Social Outcomes and Entrepreneurs" will be joining us at #IdeaDrop! This session will be live streamed.

An unlikely market has opened, bringing VCs, government agencies, entrepreneurs, civic coders and nonprofits to the table. Prison (or jail) tech is hot and looks to heat up. This session will be moderated by Laurin Hodge, the daughter of a returning citizen and a co-founder of Mission: Launch, which hosts re-entry events to promote civic tech. Hodge invites two returning citizens (a person who has returned back to community after serving time in prison or jail) to talk about their commitment to the prison tech boom as well as their experiences as tech entrepreneurs after "doing time." Best practices on how to build an ecosystem to support unlikely techies will also be shared.

This SXSW official presentation details can be viewed here.  

Saturday March 12, 2016 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Library Idea Drop House 1706 Garden St Austin, TX

2:00pm

Digital Content and the Legality of Web Scraping @ #IdeaDrop

Jonathan Bailey of the session "Digital Content and the Legality of Web Scraping" joins us at the Library Idea Drop House. This event is live streamed.

Web scraping - the process of using bots to systematically lift content from a website - is either loved or hated. Startups love it because it’s a cheap and powerful way to gather data without the need for partnerships. Large companies use web scraping to gain competitive intelligence, but try to block others from doing the same. However, new legislation and high profile court cases have called into question the legality of web scraping.

He will discuss the origin of web scraping, the changing legal landscape, and the legal and technical best practices for protecting your website content.


Speakers
JB

Jonathan Bailey

Owner - CopyByte



Saturday March 12, 2016 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Library Idea Drop House 1706 Garden St Austin, TX

2:30pm

Copyright and Creators: 2026 @ #IdeaDrop

Panelists from "Copyright and Creators: 2026" at #sxsw sit down with us to discuss their session.

What does the future hold for copyright? Who are the gatekeepers and how does this power structure need to change to meet not only the needs of today’s digital age, but also the needs of future creativity and innovation? The Copyright & Creators: 2026 panel will speculate on where the innovations and advancements will be in 2026. Will our laws keep pace with the times or fall behind? And how will people continually interact with copyright? Moderated by a veteran reporter, panelists include a respected academic, a noted futurist and a fan fiction leader who will debate the trajectory of copyright law and where some of the future conversations and conflicts will be a decade from now.

http://schedule.sxsw.com/2016/events/event_PP52932

Moderators
avatar for Jason Griffey

Jason Griffey

Founder & Principal Consultant, Evenly Distributed LLC
Jason Griffey is the founder and principal consultant at Evenly Distributed (http://evenlydistributed.net), a technology consulting firm for libraries and education. Prior to founding Evenly Distributed, Jason worked as the Head of IT for the University of TN at Chattanooga Library. Under the auspices of Evenly Distributed, Griffey is the designer and director of The LibraryBox Project (librarybox.us), an open source portable digital file... Read More →

Speakers
BR

Betsy Rosenblatt

Assoc Professor & Dir Center for Intellectual Property Law - Whittier Law School


Saturday March 12, 2016 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Library Idea Drop House 1706 Garden St Austin, TX

3:00pm

Building the Galleries of the Future @ #IdeaDrop
Elizabeth Lee will be joining us to discuss her talk "Building the Galleries of the Future" at SXSW.

Speakers

Saturday March 12, 2016 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Library Idea Drop House 1706 Garden St Austin, TX

3:30pm

Tech and Disconnected Youth @ #IdeaDrop

This presenters of this SXSW session will joning us at #IdeaDrop. View this on the live stream!

There’s a tech boom all around, but low-income areas like the Bronx, 13 miles north of Silicon Alley, rarely reap benefits. Young people drop out of education and employment systems and depend on “the hustle” to get by – creative, quick-turnaround ways to make money.

In the hustle mindset, there’s a wealth of creativity that can evolve into entrepreneurship with the right training. In the Bronx, TechTank is a youth tech education program and incubator that fosters local entrepreneurship and builds connections with near tech hubs.

Hear how disconnected Bronx youth became tech savvy entrepreneurs. Learn how to implement and measure programs that grow tech talent in low-income areas.

http://schedule.sxsw.com/2016/events/event_PP55434 


Speakers
avatar for Jerelyn J Rodriguez

Jerelyn J Rodriguez

The Knowledge House
Co-Founder & Pres Mgr & Entrepreneur in Residence at the BXL: Bronx Business Incubator



Saturday March 12, 2016 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Library Idea Drop House 1706 Garden St Austin, TX

3:30pm

Give It Away to Get Rich: Open Cultural Heritage
View this event on the SXSW Official Schedule

Open content, open access; what do these things mean? Come to a panel on how openly sharing cultural heritage content wins hearts, minds, & funding. Over 50 galleries, libraries, archives, and museums have pursued open access with permissions to reuse over the last decade, to a varying degree, removing technical and copyright barriers to their public domain collections. With a decade of practice under the belts of these early adopters, we can better understand the impact of open initiatives on several fronts: Brand, Finances, Public engagement, Institutional relevance, Mission, Organizational culture, and Staffing.

Speakers
EK

Effie Kapsalis

Head of Web, New Media, & Outreach, Smithsonian Institution Archives
As Head of Web, New Media & Outreach at the Smithsonian Institution Archives, Effie Kapsalis uses technology and storytelling to provide the public meaningful experiences in the Smithsonian’s vast archives that are a vital part of American history, scientific exploration, and international cultural understanding. To increase awareness of the Smithsonian’s collections and resources, she contributes to several... Read More →
avatar for Shana Kimball

Shana Kimball

Manager, Public Programs & Outreach, The New York Public Library
VL

Victoria Leachman

Rights Advisor, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Victoria Leachman is the Rights Advisor at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Te Papa). She promotes and advises on good copyright practices within her organisation. Victoria also contributes to New Zealand's wider Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums sector as a member of the Expert Knowledge Exchange programme run by New Zealand's National Services Te Paerangi. Victoria was instrumental in making high resolution images of... Read More →
SO

Shyam Oberoi

Dir of Technology & Digital Media, Dallas Museum of Art
Shyam Oberoi is the Director of Technology and Digital Media at the Dallas Museum of Art, and oversees the museum's IT, website, digital content and application development. He also manages a multi-year project to comprehensively digitize every object in the DMA’s collection. Before joining the DMA, Shyam worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York as the General Manager of Collections Information Systems. He has a B.A. in... Read More →



Saturday March 12, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Westin Austin Downtown, Paramount 1 301 E 5th St, Austin TX

4:00pm

Virtual Reality: From Empathy to Action @ #IdeaDrop
Rob Holzers joins at at the house to discuss his talk "Virtual Reality: From Empathy to Action" at SXSW: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2016/events/event_PP91592

Speakers
RH

Rob Holzer

Founder & CEO, Matter Unlimited


Saturday March 12, 2016 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Library Idea Drop House 1706 Garden St Austin, TX
 
Sunday, March 13
 

10:30am

Social Activism: How to Ignite a Movement @ #IdeaDrop
Derrick Feldmann of Social Activism: How to Ignite a Movement joins us at the Library Idea Drop House. This session will be live streamed.

What does it take to transform an idea into a viral movement for social good? Author and researcher Derrick Feldmann has spent the past two years talking with the people behind the biggest social movements of our time. He'll share their stories and some of their secrets and what you can do to make your cause go viral. Effective social movements don't arise by accident. People don't spontaneously come together and effect real change. If you want your movement to succeed, you need a solid strategy and the tools to follow through. You'll learn about the leaders behind movements, the individuals who responded and the approaches that made it work.

View this session on the SXSW schedule here.

Speakers
avatar for Derrick Feldmann

Derrick Feldmann

President, Achieve
Derrick Feldmann is a sought-after speaker, researcher and advisor for cause and corporate social responsibility engagement. He is the lead researcher and creator of the Millennial Impact Project, a multi-year study of how the next generation supports causes. The annual Millennial Impact Report is cited regularly by such outlets as Forbes, TIME, Wall Street Journal and Fast Company. The report launches each year at MCON, a national conference... Read More →



Sunday March 13, 2016 10:30am - 11:00am
Library Idea Drop House 1706 Garden St Austin, TX

11:00am

Designing Smart Public Spaces @ #IdeaDrop
The presenters of "Designing Smart Public Spaces" join us on the live stream at the #IdeaDrop House. 

As our cities and public infrastructure gets smarter – from digital advertising and public WiFi to sensing and mobile, location-based services – our experience of neighborhoods, places, and spaces is transforming. 

On this panel, frog, Arup, and LQD Wifi will explore the emerging challenges of designing for interaction in shared public space. As well as how it is changing security, serendipity, and service delivery in and among connected spaces like parks, libraries, campuses, shopping districts, and neighborhood. Come learn how making our spaces more responsive and intelligent creates entirely new kinds of business and design opportunities. 

Speakers
avatar for Francesca Birks

Francesca Birks

Foresight Associate & Americas Lead, Arup
Francesca is an Associate in Arup‘s NYC offices. Francesca is a strategist and certified facilitator with a background in media and advertising. Her contributions to the Foresight team have been the authoring of the Drivers of Change Demographics card set and the development of the future of hospitality and education programmes. She brings her understanding of ethnography, storytelling, and strategic planning to everything she does on... Read More →
avatar for Randy Ramusack

Randy Ramusack

Founder & CEO, LQD Wifi
Randy Ramusack is co-founder and CEO of LQD WiFi, an urban technology company that provides unified technology hubs where anyone can engage with the community, the Internet and local services at anytime. LQD believes that access to the internet is a basic human right.  | | Prior to LQD, Randy was Microsoft’s Chief Technology Officer for International Organizations where he advised government’s on their use of technology and... Read More →


Sunday March 13, 2016 11:00am - 11:30am
Library Idea Drop House 1706 Garden St Austin, TX

11:30am

How the Internet of Things Can Set Us Free (Maybe) @ IdeaDrop
Phil Howard of the session How the Internet of Things Can Set Us Free (Maybe), joins us at the Library Idea Drop House. This event is live streamed.

The “internet of things” is the expanding network of everyday objects—you can expect some 35 billion connected devices by 2020. The internet won’t be about your mobile phone or laptop anymore, it will be dominated by communication between devices, chips scattered over the natural world, and sensors embedded in our bodies. Should we fear or welcome the next internet? In my talk, based on my book “Pax Technica: How the Internet of Things May Set Us Free or Lock Us Up”, I demonstrate the value of the IoT and the privacy concerns that arise. I explain how the perfect behavioral data creates new opportunities for public conversation, community building, and political power.

View this session on the SXSW schedule here.

Speakers
PH

Phil Howard

Oxford University - Professor



Sunday March 13, 2016 11:30am - 12:00pm
Library Idea Drop House 1706 Garden St Austin, TX

12:30pm

Get Messy in the Library: Art, Making and Tinkering
Creative inspiration is a tricky thing to pin down; for the artists highlighted here, the spark can be traced to a library. The Library as Incubator movement is catching fire as the needs of creatives and communities converge with library assets. Engagement includes residency programs, self-publishing platforms, workshops and other services with and for artists and makers of all skill levels. This session includes an in-depth exploration of Madison Public Library’s pop-up Bubbler program, where local creatives are employed to offer hands-on activities for people of all ages. Join us in a win-win for artists, makers, tinkerers and innovators engaging with communities through libraries.

Read more at: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2016/events/event_PP55079

Speakers
avatar for Laura Damon-Moore

Laura Damon-Moore

Librarian, Library as Incubator Project
Laura Damon-Moore is a programming and outreach librarian, art-maker, blogger, performing artist, and author. She is co-founder of the Library as Incubator Project, an online and IRL movement that strives to facilitate engaged, creative communities through strong library and arts partnerships. In 2014, Laura was named a Mover & Shaker by Library Journal for her work with the Library as Incubator Project. Her book, The Artist's Library: A... Read More →
avatar for Trent Miller

Trent Miller

Head Bubblerarian, Madison Public Library
Trent Miller is an artist, curator, and the Head Bubblerarian at Madison Public Library, where he is spearheading the library's maker focused program called The Bubbler. He was recently recognized by Library Journal as a 2015 Mover & Shaker. Miller centers his energies on establishing the public library as a platform for creative and innovative art events, shows, and workshops with an emphasis on local creators. He is also a practicing... Read More →


Sunday March 13, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Palmer Events Center Room 4-5 900 Barton Springs Rd

1:00pm

Designing the Internet of Things for Privacy @ Idea Drop
Fauzia will join us at the Idea Drop house. 

Official SXSW presentation details: 

It’s not just smartphones anymore – everything from our watches to our refrigerators can be connected to the Internet today. But will companies want to use our heart rates to show us ads? Will insurers be interested in how much ice cream we eat? As the devices we use every day fill with sensors and gain new connectivity, they become far more useful. But they can also collect new kinds of information – about our most intimate habits and interactions – multiplying the privacy challenges for companies and consumers alike. Traditional ways of explaining privacy choices don’t always work in this space. To win loyalty and avoid costly mistakes, a new approach to privacy by design will be key.

http://schedule.sxsw.com/2016/events/event_PP55309 

Speakers
FM

Fauzia Musa

Sr Design Researcher & Strategist IDEO


Sunday March 13, 2016 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Library Idea Drop House 1706 Garden St Austin, TX

2:00pm

A Chat with Cory Doctorow
Join us on the live stream for a chat with Cory Doctorow. 

He is presenting a talk at SXSW The RIght to be Forgotten at SXSW Interactive. View the details: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2016/events/event_PP53710 

Speakers
avatar for Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow

Author/ Journalist
Cory Doctorow (craphound.com) is a science fiction author, activist, journalist and blogger -- the co-editor of Boing Boing (boingboing.net) and the author of many books, most recently IN REAL LIFE, a graphic novel; INFORMATION DOESN'T WANT TO BE FREE, a book about earning a living in the Internet age, and HOMELAND, the award-winning, best-selling sequel to the 2008 YA novel LITTLE BROTHER. He is currently engaged by the Electronic Frontier... Read More →


Sunday March 13, 2016 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Library Idea Drop House 1706 Garden St Austin, TX

3:00pm

Get Messy in the Library: Art, Making and Tinkering @ #IdeaDrop
This session will be live streamed.

Creative inspiration is a tricky thing to pin down; for the artists highlighted here, the spark can be traced to a library. The Library as Incubator movement is catching fire as the needs of creatives and communities converge with library assets. Engagement includes residency programs, self-publishing platforms, workshops and other services with and for artists and makers of all skill levels. This session includes an in-depth exploration of Madison Public Library’s pop-up Bubbler program, where local creatives are employed to offer hands-on activities for people of all ages. Join us in a win-win for artists, makers, tinkerers and innovators engaging with communities through libraries.

Read more at: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2016/events/event_PP55079

Speakers
avatar for Laura Damon-Moore

Laura Damon-Moore

Librarian, Library as Incubator Project
Laura Damon-Moore is a programming and outreach librarian, art-maker, blogger, performing artist, and author. She is co-founder of the Library as Incubator Project, an online and IRL movement that strives to facilitate engaged, creative communities through strong library and arts partnerships. In 2014, Laura was named a Mover & Shaker by Library Journal for her work with the Library as Incubator Project. Her book, The Artist's Library: A... Read More →
avatar for Trent Miller

Trent Miller

Head Bubblerarian, Madison Public Library
Trent Miller is an artist, curator, and the Head Bubblerarian at Madison Public Library, where he is spearheading the library's maker focused program called The Bubbler. He was recently recognized by Library Journal as a 2015 Mover & Shaker. Miller centers his energies on establishing the public library as a platform for creative and innovative art events, shows, and workshops with an emphasis on local creators. He is also a practicing... Read More →


Sunday March 13, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Idea Drop House 1706 Garden St Austin, TX

3:30pm

Citizen Science: Sensors and the Environment
Our panel will discuss the pitfalls and opportunities with using sensors for the global good. Particularly, we will be exploring how electronic open-source sensors can provide a different viewpoint on citizen science, environmental monitoring and how we live in the spaces we work and play in everyday. This panel will also discuss to what extent open-source sensors might or might not fit into the “smart city” discourse. This panel of scientists, journalists, researchers and educators highlights different ways that sensors are being used around the globe to tackle important environmental issues.

http://schedule.sxsw.com/2016/events/event_PP50619

Speakers
SB

Sean Bonner

Global Dir/Co-Founder - Safecast
LB

Lily Bui

Researcher - MIT
AS

Amy Schmitz

Assoc Professor - San Diego State University


Sunday March 13, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
JW Marriott - Room 303/304 110 E 2nd Street

3:30pm

Design for Smarter Public Spaces
As our cities and public infrastructure gets smarter – from digital advertising and public WiFi to sensing and mobile, location-based services – our experience of neighborhoods, places, and spaces is transforming. 
Francesca Birks and Randy Ramusak will explore the emerging challenges of designing for interaction in shared public space. As well as how it is changing security, serendipity, and service delivery in and among connected spaces like parks, libraries, campuses, shopping districts, and neighborhood. Come learn how making our spaces more responsive and intelligent creates entirely new kinds of business and design opportunities.

http://schedule.sxsw.com/2016/events/event_PP54165

Speakers
avatar for Francesca Birks

Francesca Birks

Foresight Associate & Americas Lead, Arup
Francesca is an Associate in Arup‘s NYC offices. Francesca is a strategist and certified facilitator with a background in media and advertising. Her contributions to the Foresight team have been the authoring of the Drivers of Change Demographics card set and the development of the future of hospitality and education programmes. She brings her understanding of ethnography, storytelling, and strategic planning to everything she does on... Read More →
avatar for Randy Ramusack

Randy Ramusack

Founder & CEO, LQD Wifi
Randy Ramusack is co-founder and CEO of LQD WiFi, an urban technology company that provides unified technology hubs where anyone can engage with the community, the Internet and local services at anytime. LQD believes that access to the internet is a basic human right.  | | Prior to LQD, Randy was Microsoft’s Chief Technology Officer for International Organizations where he advised government’s on their use of technology and... Read More →


Sunday March 13, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Austin Convention Center - Room 8ABC 531 E 4th Street

3:30pm

GO REBOOT YOURSELF: Get a Grip on Your Tech
Get ready for an interactive session to break your bad tech habits with a personal tech reboot! Learn how to foster and sustain better technology use habits and how to advocate for a healthier workplace. Gain more from technology with fewer intrusions on your work, attention, and wellbeing. Authors and tech experts Beth Kanter and Aliza Sherman reveal the good, bad and ugly changes rapid technology adoption has caused and how to protect yourself. Workshop Takeaways: A Personal Reboot Roadmap to shift your daily tech habits; Walking Meeting techniques to put movement into your day; Recommended apps and products for mindfulness and a healthier relationship with tech. 

http://schedule.sxsw.com/2016/events/event_PP48389

Speakers
AS

Aliza Sherman

Writer & Tech Wellness Advocate - Spark The Creative


Sunday March 13, 2016 3:30pm - 5:30pm
JW Marriott - Salon 8 110 E 2nd Street

5:00pm

Designing the Internet of Things for Privacy
It’s not just smartphones anymore – everything from our watches to our refrigerators can be connected to the Internet today. But will companies want to use our heart rates to show us ads? Will insurers be interested in how much ice cream we eat? As the devices we use every day fill with sensors and gain new connectivity, they become far more useful. But they can also collect new kinds of information – about our most intimate habits and interactions – multiplying the privacy challenges for companies and consumers alike. Traditional ways of explaining privacy choices don’t always work in this space. To win loyalty and avoid costly mistakes, a new approach to privacy by design will be key.

http://schedule.sxsw.com/2016/events/event_PP55309 

Speakers
MC

Matt Cagle

Tech & Civil Liberties Policy Atty - ACLU of Northern California
JC

Jules Cohen

Dir, Legal & Corporate Affairs Group - Microsoft Corporation
SG

Sarah Goyette

Sr Atty, Privacy & Security - Intel Corporation
FM

Fauzia Musa

Sr Design Researcher & Strategist IDEO


Sunday March 13, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
JW Marriott - Salon D 110 E 2nd St
 
Monday, March 14
 

9:30am

Let's Make Open Data Awesome Meet Up
Open data is awesome! It is integral in ensuring the validity, understanding, and reproducibility of research. Funding agencies like the National Science Foundation require a data management plan for all funded research. Publishers like PLOS (Public Library of Science) are requiring research data be opened as a prerequisite to publication. While it may satisfy the aforementioned requirements, simply uploading data to an online repository does not inherently provide value to future research. Data must be discoverable and understandable. This meet up will be an exchange of ideas to help ensure that open data is truly open and truly valuable to the scientific community.

http://schedule.sxsw.com/2016/events/event_PP52840

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Hanlon

Matthew Hanlon

MGR, Texas Advanced Computing Center
Hi, I'm Matt! I'm a software developer living in Austin. I mostly develop web applications for scientists to help them be more productive in their science. Whether it's data management, point-and-click access to computational resources, or the more mundane, I help to make sure scientists and researchers can focus more time and effort on their science, and not the technology that has become inextricable from large-scale, computationally... Read More →


Monday March 14, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
JW Marriott - Room 211/212 110 E 2nd Street

9:30am

Librarian Meetup
View this event on the SXSW Official Schedule
Do YOU library? Connect with some of the nation’s most creative, forward-thinking library professionals and supporters to find out how to leverage libraries as a platform to fuel your passions and successes. By gathering with other thought-leaders in this informal setting, you’ll learn how libraries (and librarians) are fostering entrepreneurship, transforming their spaces into showrooms for prototyping and discovery, and helping to build more knowledgeable communities. Libraries have evolved into places that support ideas, creativity and exploration through participation, where users take the reigns to define their own experience. This informal meet-up is designed the same way: Bring your ideas, questions, challenges and good spirits no matter from which industry you hail to learn how libraries are not the same old shhh.

View the invite on Facebook for the Librarian Meetup @ JW Marriott Room 213 110 E 2nd St!

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Sweeney

Patrick Sweeney

Political Director, EveryLibrary
Patrick Sweeney is a tireless and innovative advocate for libraries. A 2007 graduate of the San Jose School of Library and Information Sciences, Mr. Sweeney is the Administrative Librarian of the Sunnyvale (CA) Public Library and Executive Director of EveryLibrary California, a statewide initiative to support library Propositions. He is active in the American Library Association where he is an at-large member of their governing Council and the... Read More →



Monday March 14, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
JW Marriott 110 E 2nd St. Austin, Texas

11:00am

Cryptography and the Fight for Free Speech

Many liken Ethiopia to East Germany before the wall came down. In this heavily surveilled country, there's no independent media and only 1% of the population has access to the internet. Journalists and bloggers are under constant threat of being detained and tortured, neighbors inform on neighbors and privacy is a concept as foreign as freedom of speech.

Ethiopian exile Endalk Chala is a reporter and graduate student here in the US but moonlights as a cryptographer, translating DIY surveillance self-defense technologies into his native language and personally coaching fellow bloggers on staying anonymous online and off, even under the threat of imprisonment and possibly death.

http://schedule.sxsw.com/2016/events/event_PP55641

Speakers
EC

Endalk Chala

Graduate Student - University of Oregon
CT

Chandler Tuttle

Partner - Freethink


Monday March 14, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
JW Marriott - Room 303/304 110 E 2nd Street

11:00am

Zombie SOPA: A New Threat to the Open Internet

The controversial Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) was defeated in Congress, but there have been backdoor efforts to revive it. One of the most surprising is happening at the International Trade Commission, an agency with powers to block importation of articles based on copyrights or patents.

The ITC recently decided Internet downloads are blockable “importation of articles.” The decision was widely criticized by tech companies and Internet advocates (but praised by the MPAA, who wants to use it for SOPA-style website blocking). It was recently struck down by a federal court, though the case is ongoing.

We’ll discuss how we got here and where this decision, and the ITC, are going.


http://schedule.sxsw.com/2016/events/event_PP48791

Speakers
CD

Charles Duan

Dir Patent Reform Project - Public Knowledge
MG

Mike Godwin

Dir of Innovation Policy & General Counsel - R Street Institute
SK

Sapna Kumar

Assoc Professor - University of Houston
ES

Ellen Schrantz

Counsel - Internet Association


Monday March 14, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
JW Marriott - Salon 5 110 E 2nd Street

12:00pm

Let's Make Open Data Awesome @ #IdeaDrop
Matthew is joining us at the #IdeaDrop house for a conversation about his SXSW talk "Let's Make Open Data Awesome Meet Up"

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Hanlon

Matthew Hanlon

MGR, Texas Advanced Computing Center
Hi, I'm Matt! I'm a software developer living in Austin. I mostly develop web applications for scientists to help them be more productive in their science. Whether it's data management, point-and-click access to computational resources, or the more mundane, I help to make sure scientists and researchers can focus more time and effort on their science, and not the technology that has become inextricable from large-scale, computationally... Read More →


Monday March 14, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Library Idea Drop House 1706 Garden St Austin, TX

5:00pm

Disability Inclusion for Better Business
How can engaging people with disabilities help your bottom line? Outdated perceptions and communication gaps alienate this group; however, the global population has crossed one billion and it's estimated that 1 in 4 of today's 20 year-olds will have a disability before they retire. Are you prepared to engage a customer with a disability? What happens when a prospective employee has a disability? People with disabilities are underserved, yet they are a loyal and growing consumer base. Understand how to respect and integrate people with disabilities to not only enhance your business, but expand your own horizons. It's not just the right thing to do, it's an investment in your future success.

http://schedule.sxsw.com/2016/events/event_PP46863

Speakers
BD

Brittany Déjean

Founder & CEO - AbleThrive


Monday March 14, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
JW Marriott - Room 303/304 110 E 2nd Street

5:30pm

Mugshots Librarian After-hours at SXSW
Meetup and drink with all the best librarians and lib* folks at SXSW. Drinks will be sponsored by EveryLibrary and the LGBT Tech Partnership. Come out and have a drink and meetup with everyone. Mugshots is opening early for us so be there at 5:30 until the drink money runs out :-)

MugShots is the best dive bar with the best bartenders Downtown. Their bartenders pride themselves on their friendly service and they have one of the best 100 CD-Jukeboxes that you'll find. The photobooth makes it easy for you to leave your very own mugshot on the walls for everyone to see. The beer selection is second to none and they generally have over 50 different beers to choose from.

View this invite on Facebook

Monday March 14, 2016 5:30pm - Tuesday March 15, 2016 9:30pm
Mugshots 407 E 7th St, Austin, Texas 78701
 
Tuesday, March 15
 

9:30am

Can We Save the Open Web?

The internet was founded on the principle that information should be open -- that everyone can build together. But we’ve come a long way in how the web looks and operates. Even as millions of websites and billions of people have come online, access to content is increasingly controlled by a handful of powerful corporations like Google, Facebook and Apple. These giants collect and silo our data, leading to questions about users’ privacy, consent and access.

Is the vision of an open web losing to big names? Can we defend the open web and save it for the future? Join me for a discussion about the web’s evolution and how we can put the power of the internet back into the hands of the people.


http://schedule.sxsw.com/2016/events/event_PP55186

Speakers
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Dries Buytaert

Co-Founder & CTO - Acquia


Tuesday March 15, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
Austin Convention Center - Room 8ABC 531 E 4th Street

9:30am

Digital Content and the Legality of Web Scraping

Web scraping - the process of using bots to systematically lift content from a website - is either loved or hated. Startups love it because it’s a cheap and powerful way to gather data without the need for partnerships. Large companies use web scraping to gain competitive intelligence, but try to block others from doing the same. However, new legislation and high profile court cases have called into question the legality of web scraping.

In this lively conversation, diverse panelists will discuss the origin of web scraping, the changing legal landscape, and the legal and technical best practices for protecting your website content.


http://schedule.sxsw.com/2016/events/event_PP53542

Speakers
JB

Jonathan Bailey

Owner - CopyByte
OC

Orion Cassetto

Dir of Prod Mrtg - Distil Networks
RE

Rami Essaid

Co-Founder/CEO - Distil Networks
KS

Katie Sunstrom

Atty - Lorance & Thompson PC


Tuesday March 15, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
JW Marriott - Salon 5 110 E 2nd Street

11:00am

Taking it to the Streets: Digital Gets Physical
As the Internet continues its evolution from the desktop and smartphones into spaces and things, the potential for digital advertising has expanded far beyond the web. With digital displays in public transit, wearables, and revolutionary urban-scale connectivity and advertising networks like LinkNYC, we’re moving towards the ubiquity of the Physical Web where app downloads won’t be required. This means there are new opportunities for engagement, creativity, and for the first time, data insights for the real world. We’ll explore how brands are moving to take advantage of these new platforms and how integrating digital into the urban streetscape can impact the overall city experience.

http://schedule.sxsw.com/2016/events/event_PP51126

Speakers
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Dave Etherington

CSO - Intersection
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Kenton Langstroth

Dir of Partnerships - IPG Media Lab
JM

John Moon

Dir of Data Strategy - Annalect


Tuesday March 15, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Austin Convention Center - Room 6AB 531 E 4th Street

1:00pm

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Tuesday March 15, 2016 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Library Idea Drop House 1706 Garden St Austin, TX