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Hippies, Idealists and Do-Gooders: SXSW Interactive Wants to Save the World

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

At the 2009 SXSW Interactive conference, I think I heard the word “monetize” roughly 17 times a day. As in “That kitten is cute, but how can we monetize it? What’s the ROI on scratching its tummy?” Good grief. But in 2010, I didn’t hear the word even once. [And the people rejoiced.] No, this […]

5 Lessons from SXSW Interactive – 1 Year Later

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

Last year I attended SXSW Interactive for the first time, after being convinced that it’s for more than just web developers and startup gurus. And it was awesome. Exhausting for an introvert like me. But awesome. One of the things that I value most is that my SXSW experience managed to hit some high, soaring, […]

Confession: I Don’t Miss Austin

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

I’m a lucky one. Part of the privileged few. A golden child. You guessed it—I’m a native Austinite. Not only a native Austinite, but a South Austinite. Even more authentic! My youth was filled with trips to Barton Springs and Fiesta, when it was still called Fiesta and held on Laguna Gloria’s storybook grounds. During […]

The Big Move

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

Yesterday marked our first full week in Tucson, our home for the next three years. Since neither Travis nor I have ever lived outside of Austin, you could say it’s a slightly monumental change. I’d like to write a poignant essay on the journey and experience of uprooting my life and settling down in unfamiliar […]

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