Featured Session: Our Phones Know Where We Are. Now What?


Dennis Crowley


Ten years ago, Dennis Crowley launched Foursquare at SXSW, blowing the lid off the tech scene with the “check in.” Much has changed since then. These days we all share our location in ways that are clear (Instagram tagging, Snap maps) and others that are less obvious, with location collection in the background of our apps and phones. What does this mean for the future? For our personal privacy? What can we do with all the location data and the tech that powers its collection? In 2019, to celebrate Foursquare’s 10th anniversary, Dennis Crowley returns to the SXSW stage, sharing his vision and introducing the world to some of Foursquare’s latest and most provocative skunkworks projects.

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Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Interactive Badge
Event Type: Session