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Content From The Donut King

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

Friend of the Parish David Dylan Thomas (and the man behind ‘Dunk Donuts With Dave’) will be speaking at SXSW Interactive this year, and while The Baby! staff have a bit of an in-built bias, Thomas knows his stuff… and he’s a superb entertainer as well as an educator.

Content strategy is a plan that uses content to achieve a goal. It’s important because a lot of people are asking for it, but very few really know what it is. This is an opportunity to learn a skill that is in high demand.

Learn what it takes to practice content strategy. We’ll look at case studies and examples to illustrate what content strategy is and the types of problems a content strategist aims to solve as well as the deliverables one typically produces. Primarily, we’ll learn by doing, working through exercises to build a content strategy that will use content to align user goals and business goals in a sustainable, scalable way.

More details on the talk at SXSW, where you can star the talk with your SXSW Profile and be reminded about it when you hit the ground in Austin… because you do have the SXSW Go app, don’t you?

SXSW Baby Podcast: Mark Schulze and Clover

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

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Ewan interviews Mark Schulze from Clover, a new way for retailers to take card payments, and for developers to create relevant applications.

Support for this year’s podcasts comes from HipChat. Bring your team to life, with group and private chat, file sharing, and integrations, all at hipchat.com.

Big Names Take To The Stage For SXSW Interactive Set Pieces

Monday, February 9th, 2015

More names front he SXSW Interactive team today as they pull out the big guns in the featured speakers line-up. The names include Eric Schmidt (Google’s Chairman), Biz Stone (Twtter, Square, and Odeo), The Winklevoss twins (currently working on Bitcoin exchanges), Gigi Sohn (Special Counsel at the FCC), Pete Cashmore (Mashable), and more.

I always find ‘the big names’ at SXSW to be interesting discussion points. Nobody gets to these exhausted positions without having some smart ideas and the ability to action those visions. But they will also be aware that they don’t want to slip up or make any public mistakes. So the talks announced today are going to be very high level, no doubt educational, but if you want your SXSW experience to be a little less… scripted… look for the smaller panels and catch the big set pieces on the streaming replays or hashtags.

The great thing is that SXSW can accommodate both extremes of talks, from the energetic and rowdy debates to the fireside chats – and both could make or break a career or two.

Why RSVPs at SXSW aren’t worth your Twitter handle

Monday, January 19th, 2015

If you’ve ever wondered why an RSVP at SXSW is never a guarantee of entry, why you still have to queue, meet RSVPster. For forty dollars, you can have the site’s organisers sign up to every event at SXSW Interactive and SXSW Music and send you the details. It doesn’t matter if you only want to go to a few, your name will go down on every list out there.

While it provides great flexibility for you as a punter on the streets of Austin, speaking as a former SXSW Event Organiser it wreaks havoc on any planning. Services like RSVPster (it is not alone in offering this style of service) flood every invite list and tool out there. SXSW Baby! once had 785 people signed up to come to our meet and greet breakfasts in Austin – we got the normal numbers turning up (around thirty to forty, for an 8am event) but our invite list gave us an indication that it would be twenty times that number.

If you’re coming to SXSW and are looking for a list of parties, then there is some value here – just be aware that just because your name is on the list, downs;t mean you’ll get in everywhere.

After all, with services like this, everyone’s name is on everyone’s list.

SXSW Baby Podcast: Tal Siach (Visual.ly)

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

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Tal Siach, from graphic design company Visual.ly talks to Ewan Spence on info graphics, agencies, and new ways of working for creatives.

Follow the SXSW Baby blog for more South by Southwest fun, and what we’re up to on the ground via Twitter and @SXSWbaby. Got news about SXSW for us? Get in touch via SXSW Baby’s contact form! Don’t forget to follow the podcast via the RSS feed!

SXSW Baby Podcast: Rick Silvestrini (CreativeLive)

Saturday, March 8th, 2014

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Creative Live’s VP of Content Rick Silvestrini (www.creativelive.com) talks about online learning and the social classroom with Ewan Spence.

Follow the SXSW Baby blog for more South by Southwest fun, and what we’re up to on the ground via Twitter and @SXSWbaby. Got news about SXSW for us? Get in touch via SXSW Baby’s contact form! Don’t forget to follow the podcast via the RSS feed!

SXSW Baby Podcast: Andrew D’Souza (Bionym)

Friday, March 7th, 2014

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Bionym (www.bionym.com) President Andrew D’Souza talks about identity via your heartbeat with Ewan Spence.

Follow the SXSW Baby blog for more South by Southwest fun, and what we’re up to on the ground via Twitter and @SXSWbaby. Got news about SXSW for us? Get in touch via SXSW Baby’s contact form! Don’t forget to follow the podcast via the RSS feed!