2014 Schedule
Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16

Feature Assassins

#sxsw #Assassins


It's time to slim down our Web and mobile apps. Some features only clutter the interface, distract our users and waste our precious time. The only problem: Which ones can be removed? How do you decide whether a feature brings real value? You want your products to be sharp, agile, and powerful, but you won't make it if you still carry the weight of the past.



Jeremy Tunnell

Prod Mgr

Stack Exchange

Jeremy is the Product Manager of the Stack Exchange family of sites, including Stack Overflow. Although he began his career as a developer, he moved into product management and user experience work after co-founding Thumbtack in 2008.


Malcolm Ong



Malcolm is the Co-founder of Skillshare, an Advisor to DJZ, ImageBrief, and Unwind.me, and a Mentor for 500 Startups, Founder Institute (Singapore), Launchpad LA, and SXSW.

He previously led the Product teams at Skillshare and OMGPOP, was a Senior Technologist at Razorfish, an E-commerce Specialist for IBM where he co-filed four patents.

Malcolm holds a B.S. in Computer Science with a double major in Business Administration from Carnegie Mellon University.


Mat Mullen

Prod Mgr


I work on driving engagement and growth within the Disqus network by building products that keep our users coming back everyday.


Matas Petrikas

Prod Mgr


After a career in the 90s as a music producer in his native Lithuania, Matas Petrikas moved to Berlin, where he spent more than a decade developing web projects for Fortune 500 companies, governmental organizations, athletes and artists. In the 2008 he has joined SoundCloud as a lead web developer building world’s most active web audio platform. Currently Matas is managing the Desktop Web products at SoundCloud in Berlin.

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