SXSWi Day 3 Recap!

March 10, 2014

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All of the ImageThink boards from Day 3 are now available to download or print from SmugMug! – smu.gs/1fighED  Kamen_IMAGETHINK_SXSWi;14 We got to scribe for one of our favorites today! Featured Speaker, world-renowned inventor and humanitarian, Dean Kamen, one of the most prolific inventors of our time, Founder of DEKA Research and FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology). His talk “Equipping & Inspiring the Next Generation” taugh about FIRST®, a program that experientially engages kids from 6-18 in robotics competitions that teach the principles of science, engineering, technology and math (STEM) as well critical life skills for personal and professional success. Wojcicki_IMAGETHINK_SXSWi;14   The day 3 keynote was Anne Wojcicki, CEO and cofounder of 23andMe, with a insightful look at “the future of genes.” She spoke to the questions, “is DNA the programming language of the future?”, touching on the  future of biotechnology and the role of genetic knowledge in our lives. Valencia_ONeal_IMAGETHINK_SXSWi;14  
Our day ended with none other than  NBA star Shaquille O’Neal! He talked about his new interest and pursuits in  wearable technology, which looks to be one of the biggest areas of emphasis at the 2014 SXSW Interactive Festival. In this conversation with Rick Valencia of Qualcomm, Shaq reveals his plans for dominating this brave new world of wearables. We can’t believe how quickly this year’s SXSWi is going by! We already have so many amazing take-aways from the conference, but we know that there is so much more to come! Come back tomorrow to check out our Day 4 recap!
Here is a full list of all of the day 3 talks: Dean Kamen: “Equipping & Inspiring the Next Generation” Adam Pally, Anne Fulenwider, Ike Barinholtz, Mindy Kaling: “Running the Show: TV’s New Queen of Comedy” Stephen Wolfram: “Injecting Computation Everywhere” Jurgen Klinsmann & Roger Bennett: “Knocking Down the Door: The U.S. National Team and Amrica’s World Cup Dreams” Anne Wojcicki Keynote Ben Horowitz & Nas: “The Hard Thing About Hard Things” Jason Cranford Teague: “Your Next UX Skill: Prototyping with HTML & CSS” Dana Brunetti & Randi Zuckerburg: “Are We All Producers Now?” Rick Valencia & Shaquille O’Neal: “Wearables & Beyond With Shaq” Peter Skillman: “Design for Drivers: The Optimal Connected Car” Alexis Ohanian: “Be Awesome without Their Permission”      
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