The students of South Brooklyn Community High School are trying to get to South by Southwest.
Over on the Austin festival’s popular PanelPicker, they’re up for a panel to talk about how the Red Hook alternative school had them engage with career exploration and their community through a digital film production class.
For the uninitiated: Every year, SXSW holds a public voting process to help decide which panels get featured at the sprawling festival. Here’s a look at some of the panels featuring Brooklynites. Let us know if we missed you.
Voting ends on Sept. 2.
- Last year Huge had its very own invite-only speakeasy at Midnight Cowboy on SXSW’s main drag. The Dumbo-based agency hosted talks in the bar’s outdoor patio, and the bar itself was the perfect place to get away from the noise and actually talk to someone. We especially liked their texting concierge service that alerted you to events happening at the Huge speakeasy. Watch out for what they think up this year, but in the mean time, here’s a list of 27 panels featuring Huge staff, where you can vote for talks like “Designing AI that Definitely Won’t Kill You” or “Gaming with Granny.”
- The three talks up for considering from Dumbo product development firm Work & Co are all based around digital products and how the industry will move forward in the future: “The New Math: Have You Really Embraced It?”, “Grit Over Genius: Brute Force Design” and “Product First: You Can’t Outsmart Adblockers.”
- Adam Gorode, cofounder of Williamsburg communications agency AGW Group, is up for two different panels: “Brand Singularity: When Brands Become Culture” and “Marketing in the Age of the Non-Conformist.”
- We covered last year how Julia Wilde, CEO of Dumbo music equipment startup Sparkplug, decamped to Austin for the entirety of the 2015 conference. For next year’s conference, Wilde’s cofounder Jennifer Newman Sharpe is up for a panel called “Passport to Women in Music: A Global Review,” plus a meetup for women in music.
- Gabrielle Gianelli, senior program manager at Dumbo tech giant Etsy, hopes to join others from Uber and Intuit to talk about A/B testing.
- The founders of Brooklyn Brew Shop and Farmsteady, Erica Shea and Stephen Valand, want to talk to you about making your own beer and food in “Modern Homesteading: Why Everyone Makes Everything.”
— Brooklyn Brew Shop (@bklynbrewshop) August 21, 2016
- The NYC Department of Education has a panel with two Brooklyn-focused tech nonprofits: Tech Kids Unlimited (repped by founder Beth Rosenberg) and immigrant hackerspace Sunset Spark (repped by cofounder Yadira Hadlett). It’s called “Computer Science: Teaching Strategies for ELL/SWDs.”
- Staff, students and partners of South Brooklyn Community High School, the Red Hook alternative school, are featured on a panel titled “Exploring Careers through Community Engagement.”
- Knitting Factory Entertainment, the indie label that spun off the music venue located on Metropolitan Ave., is angling to talk about “Future of Live Indie Venues.”
- Andrew Hill, chief science officer of the Bushwick-based CARTO (previously known as CartoDB), and Daniel Goddemeyer, founder of the Williamsburg-based research and design practice Object Form Field Culture (OFFC), want to make you think about how data and predictive algorithms could change the way you make decisions, via their talk “Soylent Data.”
- This one’s not quite Brooklyn-based but feels like it’d resonate: a talk about the Empire State Building and how it has become a brand as much as it is a landmark. The talk is called “Emotional Cities: How Streetscapes Shape Emotions,” and reminded us how at our most recent stakeholder meeting, Brooklyn tech folks talked about how Brooklyn’s become a national brand, for better or for worse.