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

Open Source = Unemployed, & This ROCKS!

#sxsw #thisROCKS

It's no secret the economy sucks, caused in large part by a rapidly shrinking middle class combined with job cuts across industries.

Join Technology Veteran, Ed Schipul, and UX Strategist, Sarah M. Worthy, as they show you how to turn that unemployed frown upside down. Learn about our predictions around the explosion of open source software and hardware driving a new job economy that will absolutely Rock!
You'll hear how open source solutions are already dominating the playing field, and driving the strategic pivots that big technology companies, like Microsoft, Intel, and HP have been forced to make recently in order to remain relevant.
We'll talk about the methodology for identifying these in your own industry and career so that you can empower yourself with open source tools that keep you viable and relevant in the marketplace.
Discover how to create the jobs of the future workforce that are truly sustainable and have great benefits!



Sarah Worthy

Chief Experience Officer & Prod Mgr


Sarah M. Worthy is the CXO, (Chief Experience Officer), and Director of Product at AuthorizedCV, a health IT startup founded here in Houston by two NASA flight surgeons looking to change the way healthcare professionals maintain their credentials and licensure requirements.

Sarah combines her 15+ years of experience in marketing strategy, user experience design, and product management to identify and create engaging online and offline experiences that build engaged communities for organizations.

Sarah is passionate about technology and open source, and uses her energy and ideas to grow and nurture the Houston startup community as the local city StartupDigest curator and co-organizer for the Houston Netsquared, a chapter of Netsquared.org with TechSoup Global.

If you’d like to learn more about Sarah's experience or connect with her, come find her on LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/sarahworthy.

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