2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Can We Save the Open Web?

Tuesday, March 15
9:30AM - 10:30AM

Austin Convention Center
Room 8ABC
531 E 4th St


The internet was founded on the principle that information should be open -- that everyone can build together. But we’ve come a long way in how the web looks and operates. Even as millions of websites and billions of people have come online, access to content is increasingly controlled by a handful of powerful corporations like Google, Facebook and Apple. These giants collect and silo our data, leading to questions about users’ privacy, consent and access.

Is the vision of an open web losing to big names? Can we defend the open web and save it for the future? Join me for a discussion about the web’s evolution and how we can put the power of the internet back into the hands of the people.

Hashtags: #sxsw #openweb


Dries Buytaert at SXSW

Dries Buytaert

Co-Founder & CTO


Dries Buytaert is the original creator and project lead for Drupal, a leading open source web publishing and collaboration platform. Buytaert serves as president of the Drupal Association, a non-pr...

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