|By PR Newswire||
|August 18, 2014 01:10 PM EDT||
AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The South By Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Festival (March 13-17) is now accepting applications for its 2015 Awards competitions including SXSW Accelerator, SXSW Gaming Awards and the re-branded SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards. SXSW Interactive prizes creative innovation in the connected world. As a platform to showcase the most innovative and forward-thinking ideas and projects, SXSW Interactive encourages digital creatives, agencies, startups and those in the gaming community to submit to one of these competitions.
SXSW Accelerator: SXSW Accelerator has served as a catalyst for over 200 incredible companies who have presented to a variety of esteemed Judges and Emcees over the past seven years. Of these presenting companies, 56% have received funding -- totaling over $587 million -- while 9% have been acquired by the likes of Google (WearDrobe, reMail and Apture Highlights), Apple (Siri), Opentable (Foodspotting) and Huffington Post (Localocracy). This year's competition will take place on March 14 and 15 within Startup Village at the Hilton Downtown. On March 14, 48 finalists will present their ideas to a live audience and a panel of judges and emcees. On Sunday, March 15, the field of 48 will be narrowed down to the top 18 companies who will return to present to a new set of emcees and judges that will select the grand prize winners for each category. As SXSW Accelerator becomes increasingly competitive, we are seeking experimental and inventive companies that have launched no earlier than March 16, 2014 and not after June 16, 2015.
For more information on categories and rules, visit: http://sxsw.com/interactive/accelerator/entry-info
Deadline to Enter: November 7
SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards: Previously called the Interactive Awards, the re-branded SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards showcase the evolving and broadening scope of the digital industry by more fully embracing its ever-widening variety of platforms, software, apps and devices. SXSW wants to honor the best and latest advancements in 2014 and the people who made them happen.
This year's ceremony will take place Tuesday, March 17 and feature 18 Awards including the ever-popular Breakout Digital Trend and Speaker of the Event. The SXSW Interactive Hall of Fame inductee will also be honored. For more information on categories and eligibility, visit: http://sxsw.com/interactive/awards/categories
Early Entry Deadline: September 26
Deadline to Enter: November 7
SXSW Gaming Awards: The Second Annual Gaming Awards competition will honor the best major studio and indie game titles in 21 categories including the SXSW Gamer's Voice Award, recognizing the best independent developer-submitted game. The inaugural Gaming Awards hosted by YouTube sensations iJustine and SMOSH honored 15 of the best games in the industry. The evening featured a never before seen performance by Cirque du Soleil and brand new videos from Rooster Teeth, WrentheReaper and Code Monkeys. This year's awards show will take place Saturday, March 14 in Dell Hall at the Long Center. For more information on this year's new categories and rules, visit: http://sxsw.com/interactive/awards/gaming/categories
Deadline to Enter: December 12
SXSW Interactive previously announced 10 Featured Speakers to 2015 programming lineup including:
- Genevieve Bell, Intel
- Dr. Patricia Galloway, Hyperloop
- Nicole Glaros, TechStars
- Bill Gurley Benchmark
- Josh Klein, Hacker
- Elliot Kotek, Not Impossible Labs
- Jessica Lawrence, NY Tech Meetup
- Phil Libin, Evernote
- Daniel Pink, danpink.com
- Franz von Holzhausen, Tesla
More content will be announced in early September, along with the bulk of 2015 programming announced on October 20. If you'd like a say in what types of programming or speakers you'd like to see at SXSW 2015, we want to hear from you. PanelPicker community voting is open now through September 5.
About SXSW Interactive
The 22nd annual SXSW Interactive Festival returns to Austin, Texas from Friday, March 13 through Tuesday, March 17, 2015. An incubator of cutting-edge technologies and digital creativity, the 2015 event features five days of compelling presentations and panels from the brightest minds in emerging technology, scores of exciting networking events hosted by industry leaders and an unbeatable lineup of special programs showcasing the best new websites, video games and startup ideas the community has to offer. From hands-on training to big-picture analysis of the future, SXSW Interactive has become the place to preview the technology of tomorrow today.
Join us in March 2015 for the sessions, the networking, the special events, the 18th Annual SXSW Interactive Awards, SXSW Accelerator, the SXSW Gaming Expo, the SXSW Trade Show, SXSW Create, The Job Market, cross-industry conversations with attendees from SXSW Film and SXSW Music, and, most of all, the unforgettable inspirational experiences that only SXSW can deliver.
SXSW Interactive 2015 is sponsored by Miller Lite, Esurance, AT&T, IFC, and The Austin Chronicle.
To apply for press credentials to cover SXSW 2015, you must be on assignment from a media outlet and your assigning Editor/Producer must fill out the online application form. The deadline to apply is Wednesday February 11, 2015. For more information on this process, visit: http://sxsw.com/press/accreditation.
Press + Publicity, SXSW Interactive
SOURCE South By Southwest Interactive Festival
"We are a well-established player in the application life cycle management market and we also have a very strong version control product," stated Flint Brenton, CEO of CollabNet,, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Jul. 23, 2016 05:30 PM EDT Reads: 1,701
"We provide DevOps solutions. We also partner with some key players in the DevOps space and we use the technology that we partner with to engineer custom solutions for different organizations," stated Himanshu Chhetri, CTO of Addteq, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Jul. 23, 2016 05:30 PM EDT Reads: 1,515
In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 19th Cloud Expo, Yoseph Reuveni, Director of Software Engineering at Jet.com, will discuss Jet.com's journey into containerizing Microsoft-based technologies like C# and F# into Docker. He will talk about lessons learned and challenges faced, the Mono framework tryout and how they deployed everything into Azure cloud. Yoseph Reuveni is a technology leader with unique experience developing and running high throughput (over 1M tps) distributed systems with extre...
Jul. 23, 2016 05:30 PM EDT Reads: 1,949
Actian Corporation has announced the latest version of the Actian Vector in Hadoop (VectorH) database, generally available at the end of July. VectorH is based on the same query engine that powers Actian Vector, which recently doubled the TPC-H benchmark record for non-clustered systems at the 3000GB scale factor (see tpc.org/3323). The ability to easily ingest information from different data sources and rapidly develop queries to make better business decisions is becoming increasingly importan...
Jul. 23, 2016 05:15 PM EDT Reads: 629
The IoT has the potential to create a renaissance of manufacturing in the US and elsewhere. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Florent Solt, CTO and chief architect of Netvibes, discussed how the expected exponential increase in the amount of data that will be processed, transported, stored, and accessed means there will be a huge demand for smart technologies to deliver it. Florent Solt is the CTO and chief architect of Netvibes. Prior to joining Netvibes in 2007, he co-founded Rift Technologi...
Jul. 23, 2016 05:00 PM EDT Reads: 923
"Operations is sort of the maturation of cloud utilization and the move to the cloud," explained Steve Anderson, Product Manager for BMC’s Cloud Lifecycle Management, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Jul. 23, 2016 05:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,776
Enterprise networks are complex. Moreover, they were designed and deployed to meet a specific set of business requirements at a specific point in time. But, the adoption of cloud services, new business applications and intensifying security policies, among other factors, require IT organizations to continuously deploy configuration changes. Therefore, enterprises are looking for better ways to automate the management of their networks while still leveraging existing capabilities, optimizing perf...
Jul. 23, 2016 04:45 PM EDT Reads: 886
Security, data privacy, reliability and regulatory compliance are critical factors when evaluating whether to move business applications from in-house client hosted environments to a cloud platform. In her session at 18th Cloud Expo, Vandana Viswanathan, Associate Director at Cognizant, In this session, will provide an orientation to the five stages required to implement a cloud hosted solution validation strategy.
Jul. 23, 2016 04:30 PM EDT Reads: 657
The cloud competition for database hosts is fierce. How do you evaluate a cloud provider for your database platform? In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Chris Presley, a Solutions Architect at Pythian, gave users a checklist of considerations when choosing a provider. Chris Presley is a Solutions Architect at Pythian. He loves order – making him a premier Microsoft SQL Server expert. Not only has he programmed and administered SQL Server, but he has also shared his expertise and passion with b...
Jul. 23, 2016 04:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,801
We're entering the post-smartphone era, where wearable gadgets from watches and fitness bands to glasses and health aids will power the next technological revolution. With mass adoption of wearable devices comes a new data ecosystem that must be protected. Wearables open new pathways that facilitate the tracking, sharing and storing of consumers’ personal health, location and daily activity data. Consumers have some idea of the data these devices capture, but most don’t realize how revealing and...
Jul. 23, 2016 04:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,963
Unless your company can spend a lot of money on new technology, re-engineering your environment and hiring a comprehensive cybersecurity team, you will most likely move to the cloud or seek external service partnerships. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Darren Guccione, CEO of Keeper Security, revealed what you need to know when it comes to encryption in the cloud.
Jul. 23, 2016 04:00 PM EDT Reads: 2,290
What are the successful IoT innovations from emerging markets? What are the unique challenges and opportunities from these markets? How did the constraints in connectivity among others lead to groundbreaking insights? In her session at @ThingsExpo, Carmen Feliciano, a Principal at AMDG, will answer all these questions and share how you can apply IoT best practices and frameworks from the emerging markets to your own business.
Jul. 23, 2016 03:45 PM EDT Reads: 1,489
Basho Technologies has announced the latest release of Basho Riak TS, version 1.3. Riak TS is an enterprise-grade NoSQL database optimized for Internet of Things (IoT). The open source version enables developers to download the software for free and use it in production as well as make contributions to the code and develop applications around Riak TS. Enhancements to Riak TS make it quick, easy and cost-effective to spin up an instance to test new ideas and build IoT applications. In addition to...
Jul. 23, 2016 03:30 PM EDT Reads: 1,828
You think you know what’s in your data. But do you? Most organizations are now aware of the business intelligence represented by their data. Data science stands to take this to a level you never thought of – literally. The techniques of data science, when used with the capabilities of Big Data technologies, can make connections you had not yet imagined, helping you discover new insights and ask new questions of your data. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Sarbjit Sarkaria, data science team lead ...
Jul. 23, 2016 03:15 PM EDT Reads: 779
Many private cloud projects were built to deliver self-service access to development and test resources. While those clouds delivered faster access to resources, they lacked visibility, control and security needed for production deployments. In their session at 18th Cloud Expo, Steve Anderson, Product Manager at BMC Software, and Rick Lefort, Principal Technical Marketing Consultant at BMC Software, discussed how a cloud designed for production operations not only helps accelerate developer in...
Jul. 23, 2016 03:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,177