Attending #SXSL Representing Change Catalyst & Tech Inclusion At The White House

President Obama Will host South By South Lawn (#SXSL): A White House Festival of Idea, Art, and Action Monday October 3, 2016

I’ve been attending and speaking at SXSW in Austin,TX for seven out of the past eight years. The 2016 SXSW was special. Both President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama attended and spoke on panels and a fireside chat. I had the opportunity to see the President Obama fireside chat in person during the SXSW this year.

When the White House announced the South By South Lawn (SXSL) festival on Twitter, I immediately shared it and was dreaming I would [...]

A Talk on Why Black Leaders Matter In Tech At SXSW Interactive 2015

SXSW Interactive 2015 will be held from March 13-17th and I'm excited to speaking on the topic "Why Black Leaders Matter in Technology". This will be my seventh time speaking at SXSW in the last eight years. The session will be held on Saturday, March 14th at 9:30am. Yes, that means don't party to hard on Friday night.

If the title looks familiar, that's because the talk is inspired from my USA Today article I wrote with the same title, "Wayne Sutton: Why black leaders matter in technology".

Below is the full session description:

The Why Black Leaders Matter in Technology SXSW [...]

Let the SXSW Voting Begin! You Should Start Here! #SXSW #SXSWi #SXSW2013

It’s that time of the year to vote on your favorite 2013 South by Southwest (sxsw) Interactive Festival Panel Topics.. This year SXSW reports there were over 3200 speaking proposals submitted. For newbies the voting process works this way:

  • Public voting only accounts for 30% of the decision-making process on your proposal.
  • SXSW Advisory Board (40%)
  • The input of the SXSW staff (30%).

Voting on SXSW panels ends Friday, August 31 (11:59 PM CST) and on October 15, the first batch of topics will be announced.

SXSW is one of those must attend events that I recommend anyone in the [...]

Podcast: TheSocialGeeks Episode 35 – Tungle, Delicious, Yobongo and Fring

The whole crew was in the house for this roundtable of TheSocialGeeks.  Join Chris MillerCaleb Elston,Sarah PerezJeff SmithCorvida and myself as we cover todays announcements:
  • The sale of Tungle to Research In Motion (RIM)
  • A brief jab at the BlackBerry Playbook
  • Caleb talks what it is like to launch Yobongo at SXSW and futures
  • The sale of Delicious to AVOS (the YouTube founders new corporation)
  • How to get divorced via SMS
  • Fring new 4-way video chat ability.  Look for a full Fring review on TheSocialNetworker.

Click here to listen to the entire podcast: TheSocialGeeks: [...]

Podcast: TheSocialGeeks Episode 33 – #SXSW analysis live

The crew sits live at SXSW in the Austin Convention Center to give coverage, commentary and feedback of:

  • breakout apps of SXSW
  • group texting applications
  • what apps will survive and why
  • the state of SXSW
  • why we use specific apps
  • and always more..

Join Chris Miller, Paul Steel (LivingLifeBB), Sarah Perez (ReadWriteWeb), Louis Gray, Josh Catone (Mashable) and myself  in this ~30 minute roundtable.

You can see our links right here on Diigo with the show linkroll below.
TheSocialGeeks

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What’s new with TriOut and the Robert Scoble SXSW video interview with a sneak peak at TriOut v3

Originally posted on TriOut's blog
How time flies in the location space. Just one year ago, Lawrence Ingram and myself held a TriOut launch party at the Research Triangle Park HQ and launched TriOutNC.com. At the launch party we announced our first hyper local check in deals contest. Since then a lot has changed. TriOut has added a sales manager Gregg Morris and anther iPhone developer, Josh Johnson.

Over the past year, team TriOut had an amazing opportunity to participate at various location based conference such as geom with some of the other location-based services like foursquare, [...]

SXSW – Holler! The next great mobile meetup app?

The SXSW apps demos and pitches continue. Last night while hanging out in the Hilton lobby, I ran into Nick O'Neill @allnick, entrepreneur and founder ofAllFacebook.com. Nick is working on a new mobile app that's going to make it easy for you to plan meetups with friends. Sounds cool right? Just wait until the app launches. Nick showed me a few screenshots of the app and I was very impressed with the look and feel and the workflow along with the thought process he has put into the app.

The app is called Holler and you can sign-up to be notified when it's ready for launch at