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SXSW Interactive 2013

SXSW Interactive 2013

A summary of my trip to SXSW, presented to my company

Dave Cowart

April 11, 2013
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  1. Thursday, April 11, 13

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  2. Sessions
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  3. Process
    Scrum for Development and Design
    The Internet of Things
    Responsive Web Design Process
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  4. Scrum for Development and Design
    The team composition is the most important part
    Always allow time
    Get the client involved - ideally in-house
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  5. Scrum for Development and Design
    Don’t attach UX to Scrum
    Don’t act like a princess
    Don’t search for one perfect process
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  6. The Internet of Things
    “When you get brand new technology, you tend to
    apply it to what you were doing yesterday”
    Anything can be a connected “device” - even a
    bus stop pole with a bar code tells a phone how
    to obtain info about the “device”
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  7. The Internet of Things
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  8. The Internet of Things
    Bears
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  9. The Internet of Things
    Bears
    Bats
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  10. The Internet of Things
    Bears
    Bats
    Battlestar Galactica
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  11. The Internet of Things
    Bears
    Bats
    Bees
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  12. Responsive Web Design Process
    The flexible layout of the modern web means
    comps don’t tell the whole story
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  14. Responsive Web Design Process
    Design for the small screen first, then grow to fill
    Get the account team on board before the pitch
    Focus on figuring out what’s going to need the
    most attention
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  15. Business-y Stuff
    Setting up a Development Shop
    Growth and Responsibility
    How GitHub Works
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  16. Setting up a Development Shop
    • Establish the Development Environment
    • Test Automation
    • Code Review
    • Source Control
    • Continuous Integration
    • Deployment
    • Servers
    • Monitoring and Alerting
    • Eliminate Single Points of Failure
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  17. Setting up a Development Shop
    • Establish the Development Environment
    • Test Automation
    • Code Review
    • Source Control
    • Continuous Integration
    • Deployment
    • Servers
    • Monitoring and Alerting
    • Eliminate Single Points of Failure
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  18. Growth and Responsibility
    Things anyone can decide
    Things select people can decide
    Things that require consensus
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  20. Growth and Responsibility
    Things anyone can decide
    Things select people can decide
    Things that require consensus
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  21. Growth and Responsibility
    Things anyone can decide
    Things select people can decide
    Things that require consensus
    Try to eliminate the third as much as possible
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  22. How GitHub Works
    Apply the open source model to business
    Decisions are made by focusing on the
    fundamental problem at hand
    Ask why
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  23. Technology
    Amazon Web Services
    Natural Language Processing
    Artificial Intelligence
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  24. Amazon Web Services
    Hosting for:
    • Applications
    • Static files
    • Data
    • File storage
    • Edge caching
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  25. Amazon Web Services
    AWS SDK for mobile apps
    CLI for easier automation
    Elastic Beanstalk
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  26. Natural Language Processing
    What does “I made her duck” mean?
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  27. Natural Language Processing
    • I cooked waterfowl for her benefit (to eat)
    • I cooked waterfowl belonging to her
    • I created the plastic duck she owns
    • I made sure she got her head down
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  28. Natural Language Processing
    Spam Filtering
    Siri
    IBM’s Watson
    Social Trend Monitoring
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  29. Artificial Intelligence
    AI is about merging the behavior of humans
    with the behavior of machines
    Context is key
    Good AI is an assistant
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  30. Artificial Intelligence
    AI will become a commonly found
    layer in applications
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  31. Thinking
    The Best Interface is No Interface
    Technology, Imagination & Exponential
    Thinking
    Open Web Platform: Hopes and Fears
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  32. The Best Interface is No Interface
    User experience is more than just a UI
    (applies to physical and virtual)
    When you get the interface right, you stop
    thinking about it
    UI can be a backup for antipating the user’s needs
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  33. Technology, Imagination & Exponential
    Thinking
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  34. Technology, Imagination & Exponential
    Thinking
    “We should see technology as an exoskeleton, as
    our second skin.”
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  35. Technology, Imagination & Exponential
    Thinking
    “Matter is becoming a programmable medium.”
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  36. Technology, Imagination & Exponential
    Thinking
    “If you don’t have ADD, you’re not paying
    attention.”
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  37. Technology, Imagination & Exponential
    Thinking
    “Google isn’t replacing our mind, it’s becoming
    part of our mind.”
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  38. Open Web Platform: Hopes and Fears
    Use the least powerful language you can to build
    interconnected systems
    Declarative languages like HTML are safe, while
    procedural languages are powerful
    Learn to code
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  39. Open Web Platform: Hopes and Fears
    “The web should be a place where
    everybody’s half-formed ideas come
    together to solve problems.”
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  40. Trade Show
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  41. Most Popular at the Trade Show
    • Social Trend Monitoring
    • Ad Hoc Social Communities
    • Social Decision Making
    • Hosting Companies
    • Local Event/Attraction Apps
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  42. New at the Trade Show
    • Natural Language Processing as a Service
    • Replacement for Passwords
    • 3D Printing
    • Telepresence Robots
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  43. 3D Printing
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  44. Telepresence Robots
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  45. Around Town
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  46. Fitbit - Thursday
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  47. Fitbit - Friday
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  48. Fitbit - Saturday
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  49. Fitbit - Sunday
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  50. Fitbit - Monday
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  51. Fitbit - Total
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