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Mentor Session: Barb Dybwad

A new addition to SXSW Interactive 2012, Mentor Sessions enable less-established new media professionals to gain seven minutes of direct one-on-one career-related council from a more established / more experienced new media professional. Please visit for more information on Mentor Sessions or visit this URL to sign up for this Mentor Session -


Barb Dybwad Dir of Programming & Content Tecca

Barb Dybwad has been living and breathing the online new media world for the past decade, sporting a patchwork career path from web development to professional blogging to managing virtual teams. She's currently head of content at Tecca, a consumer electronics website aiming to make technology fun and accessible to a mainstream audience.

In past lives she has been Senior Tech Editor at Mashable, Senior Editor at Engadget, Director of Production at Crowd Fusion, Producer of the Joystiq network, founder of WoW Insider, Massively and Big Download, and Editor-in-Chief of the Social Software Weblog. Her work has appeared in Forbes, CNN, ABC News, USA Today, and Yahoo News.

Barb is a gamer, information junkie and musician who likes to travel, be outrageously distracted by funny cats, and blog about an obscene number of sometimes unrelated topics. She has spoken, written, and made media appearances on multiple topics in the fields of social media, technology, gaming and virtual worlds, and lives in the endlessly amusing city of Los Angeles, CA after enjoying the gorges of Ithaca, NY for 11 years.

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