Five featured sessions I'll be attending at SXSW Interactive 2016

Five featured sessions I'll be attending at SXSW Interactive 2016

SXSW Interactive is my favorite conference + festival of the year. Every year is bigger, and somehow, it always gets better.

Whether it's your first time or your tenth, SXSW can be overwhelming. There's a lot going on at all times. To help you make sense of the madness, I've curated five featured sessions I'm planning to attend this year. 


Thoughts on national, digital and personal identity

Thoughts on national, digital and personal identity

Our modern identities are changing amidst globalization and technological shifts - and this often leaves us in personal turmoil and confusion. As someone who has immigrated to two different countries and has seen the rise of the web from a young age, the concept of identity is one I think about and wrestle with quite a bit. 

In this somewhat personal post, I explore how identity is evolving.


The beginning of the end for anonymous apps

The beginning of the end for anonymous apps

Today, Secret announced it is shutting down. Anonymity is an important aspect of the web, but it has always created challenges for companies that require it - especially when they are venture-backed. Secret rose in Silicon Valley popularity very quickly and it has fallen from grace even faster.

What does this mean for anonymous apps? 


Q&A with Near Me Founder and CEO Michelle Regner

Q&A with Near Me Founder and CEO Michelle Regner

Michelle Regner is the co-founder and CEO of Near Me, a solution for creating branded peer-to-peer marketplaces. Near Me enables entrepreneurs and brands to create websites that allow people to share, trade, swap, resell or rent things. In this Q&A, I ask Michelle about the company, the sharing economy, and more.


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