Julie Uhrman & Josh Topolsky Keynote
Indie developers and open source principles provide the power and the passion for the SXSW Interactive Festival. With this core value of community collaboration in mind, we are very pleased to announce that game industry veteran Julie Uhrman, founder and CEO of OUYA, will participate in a keynote interview on Monday at 2:00pm in Exhibit Hall 5.
Much more than a record-breaking Kickstarter darling, OUYA is the $99 free-to-play game console built on Android and designed by Yves Behar. It is slated for release in March 2013.
Interviewing Uhrman will be Joshua Topolsky, co-founder and founding editor in chief of the technology news network The Verge. Before launching The Verge in 2011, Topolsky was the editor in chief at Engadget. He regularly appears as the technology correspondent for NBC's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
This keynote will no doubt spark an inspiring dialogue about the real-world challenges of crowdfunding, how open source approaches are disrupting traditional markets and how you can find startup success by daring to follow your dreams.