Ignite SXSW: Vice-Versa
Monday, March 14
12:30PM - 1:30PM
Austin Convention Center
531 E 4th St
10 speakers will offer you a different vantage point of the world. Each speakers gets 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds for 5 minutes on stage. It's going to be awesome.
Titles of presentations include:
Kimbery "Dr. Goddess" Ellis - The Bombastic Brilliance of "Black Twitter" 3.0
Dana Zemack - Stick Figures and Superheroes: The Extraordinary Impact of Comics
Scotto Moore - Storytime
Leah Hunter - 30 Minute Rockstar: What You Can Play In No Time, and Why You Should Start Today.
Alistair Croll - Crapweeding
Firen Jones - Birth: The Inside Story
Mark Voelpel - Aristotelian Story Structure in 6 Seconds
Christina Wallace - Phi Is My Favorite Irrational Number. It Should Be Yours Too.
Scott Sundvor - Designing Elegant Hardware for Chemical Sensors
Solve For Interesting
Alistair has been an entrepreneur, author, and public speaker for nearly 20 years. He’s worked on a variety of topics, from web performance, to big data, to cloud computing, to startups, in that ti...Show the rest
Alistair has been an entrepreneur, author, and public speaker for nearly 20 years. He’s worked on a variety of topics, from web performance, to big data, to cloud computing, to startups, in that time. In 2001, he co-founded web performance startup Coradiant (acquired by BMC in 2011), and since that time has also launched Rednod, CloudOps, Bitcurrent, Year One Labs, the Bitnorth conference, the International Startup Festival and several other early-stage companies.
Alistair is the chair of O’Reilly’s Strata conference, Cloud Connect, and Interop’s Enterprise Cloud Summit. This is his fourth book on analytics, technology, and entrepreneurship. Alistair lives in Montreal, Canada and tries to mitigate chronic ADD by writing about far too many things at Solve For Interesting.Hide the rest
Dir, BridgeUp STEM
American Museum of Natural History
Comic Artist VP Creative Svcs
Dana is a published comic artist, illustrator, occasional animator and technology PR pro, currently heading up the creative team at SutherlandGold. She loves comics of all kinds and has been making...Show the rest
Dana is a published comic artist, illustrator, occasional animator and technology PR pro, currently heading up the creative team at SutherlandGold. She loves comics of all kinds and has been making her own since age twelve. Her comic work, projects and writing have been featured around the web in publications such as Buzzfeed, Wired, Jezebel, Lifehacker, Mashable, Huffington Post, Laughing Squid, Pando Daily, Thought Catalog and others. Her comics anthology, How I Feel Today: Comics for Everyone, was funded via Kickstarter and is coming out in 2016. Her work has also been published in print in Objects: Nothing Out of the Ordinary, Oxford Press, released in January 2016. She has spoken at Ignite twice before, once about her own comics and a second time to present Alice in Wonderland in emoji.Hide the rest
Founder & Midwife
Born Into Abundance
Firen is a licensed midwife in California and Texas. She has been caring for mothers and babies for a decade, and has worked in some of the busiest freestanding birth centers in the country. When s...Show the rest
Firen is a licensed midwife in California and Texas. She has been caring for mothers and babies for a decade, and has worked in some of the busiest freestanding birth centers in the country. When she was a child, her mother and father used to tell her the story of her own birth at home. She could sense the fulfillment and joy that it gave them. It was obvious that it was one of the great moments of their lives. Firen's parents' story propelled her into the profession of midwifery. She wants all families to have a beautiful transformative story to tell, and to know the joy of a safe and powerful birth.
During her training, Firen completed an internship at Mercy Maternity Center, a charity birth center in Davao, Philippines, as well as studying under numerous midwives in Texas. In 2013, she served as the Director of Programs for Circle of Health International (COHI), an international maternal health care organization. With COHI, Firen led a team of midwives and clinicians to Jordan, Israel, Palestine and Turkey to respond to the reproductive health care needs of women and men fleeing the Syrian civil war. During that trip, she led a workshop for Syrian doctors and nurses on self-care in times of trauma and crisis. She holds a BA in Spanish from Rollins College and a Masters in Global Business Administration from Thunderbird School of Global Business. She is certified in CPR, Neonatal Resuscitation and Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics. She has attended approximately 300 births in the United States and the Philippines.Hide the rest
Karen X LLC
Kimberly “Dr Goddess” Ellis
Dr Goddess Arts/Fierce Star Media
Affectionately known as "Dr. Goddess," Kimberly C. Ellis, Ph.D. is an award-winning Scholar, Artist, Activist and Tech Entrepreneur who loves Social Media. A published author, speaker and producer,...Show the rest
Affectionately known as "Dr. Goddess," Kimberly C. Ellis, Ph.D. is an award-winning Scholar, Artist, Activist and Tech Entrepreneur who loves Social Media. A published author, speaker and producer, her work is found in The Pittsburgh City Paper, on Alternet.org, Salon.com, Ebony.com, TheLoop21.com, BlackEnterprise.com, MSNBC.com, NPR Radio, BBC_WHYS Radio, Voices of Russia Radio, Sirius/XM Radio and more! As a Creative Organizer, Dr. Goddess is also a Social Media Director for Issues and electoral campaigns and won the YWCA's Racial Justice Award and the Thomas Merton Center's "New Person" Award. She is a Trainer for Democracy for America's "War for Women" and the Co-host of "Ask a Sista: Black Women Muse on Politics, Policy, Pop Culture and Scholarship."
@DrGoddess is also a social media maven listed as one of the "Top Ten People to Follow on Twitter," one of the "Top Creative Women in Social Media," and one of the "Most Influential Black Women on Twitter." She was on the Official Twitter Team for President Barack Obama's 2012 Election, is a Digital Trainer for Democracy for America. and is one of the authors cited in the recent publication, "The Best Online Organizing Guide Ever." She has had extremely successful Twitter Trainings at Netroots Nation in 2012 and 2013 (check the tweets!) and provides "Twitter Training for Trial Analysts" for lawyers, journals and trial enthusiasts who comment on televised trials. @DrGoddess is also the author of an upcoming book entitled, "The Bombastic Brilliance of Black Twitter." As a performing artist, Dr. Goddess has created new pieces entitled, "Headlines and Hashtags," the latest of which is "#JusticeForJordanDavis."
She is presently working on "You're Beautiful to Me," a feature documentary film chronicling she and her mother's journey with frontotemporal dementia. Follow the hashtag #YBTM and check out the website for more information.Hide the rest
Dir of Digital Strategy
As Strategic Director, I am responsible for the development and communication of overarching digital strategies as they relate to all client objectives. As an innovator and progressive thinker, my ...Show the rest
As Strategic Director, I am responsible for the development and communication of overarching digital strategies as they relate to all client objectives. As an innovator and progressive thinker, my role is to craft how brands and businesses create meaningful consumer engagement through digital interactions, and how those interactions fit into a broader customer experience. In addition, I am responsible for advocating digital experience at every stage of the strategic, tactical and creative development process.Hide the rest
Scotto Moore is a playwright and the former artist-in-residence for Ignite Seattle.