Vote for Oath at South by Southwest: PanelPicker Open Now
Every March, the South by Southwest festival descends on Austin, Texas for a mix of interactive media, film, music, and tech. Started in 1987, it grew rapidly into the powerhouse industry event it is today.
Their PanelPicker system helps let fans decide who they want to see on stage. Naturally, we're all over it. Take a look at the panels we want to share, vote to make them a reality, and drop by to see it all live from March 8th to 17th, 2019!
MAKERS: Can Faith and Feminism Coexist?
Here to have a candid discussion about how faith is feminist and how these two seemingly opposing worlds shape one another are Dyllan McGee, Founder and Executive Producer of MAKERS, and Nadia Bolz-Weber, the tattooed, foul-mouthed, founding pastor of House for All Sinners and Saints.
Simulating Criminal Hackers to Strengthen Security
Things get "hacked" because we don't understand what we are protecting or who we are protecting them from. To combat this digital fog of war, modern enterprises deploy Red Teams to simulate the adversary. In this session, learn how and why it pays to play the bad guy.
Instead of ignoring regulators and being dismissive of traditional players, what if founders partnered with them instead? TechCrunch's Megan Rose Dickey, Candid Co-Founder Lilla Cosgrove, and Hubble's Jesse Horowitz discuss.
How to Hack the Lottery: Secrets of Code-Breaking
In 2003, Michigan retirees Jerry and Marge Selbee pulled off a seemingly impossible feat: They cracked the lottery and made a whopping $27 million. This panel will explore code-breaking and how hackers and cryptographers—as well as Jerry himself—look for and solve puzzles.
Battle of the Extremes: An AI Moderated Debate
This debate, moderated by an AI bot, will show how technology can help humanity steer clear of extremism and support nuanced thinking and problem-solving. Two speakers with opposing views will debate the topic: "Smart Speaker, friend or foe: a new helper, or a spy in the home?
In this panel, leading disability advocates and media companies join forces for a dynamic conversation on disability representation, and how repicturing stereotypes can holistically impact our society.
How Oscar Mayer Cashed in on Cryptocurrency
Oscar Mayer Bacoin—the newest kid on the blockchain—is the only cryptocurrency backed by the gold standard of bacon. Though they're an unlikely suspect to veer into finance and tech, for Oscar Mayer it made perfect sense.
Mobile Matters: The Future of Retail
Join Macy's and Oath for a conversation around how they partnered to create a memorable mobile presence for the retailer's consumers while driving in-store traffic, increasing sales, and—most importantly—innovating the way they do business.
The Next Internet: Building a Mobility Platform
Toyota Connected, the automaker's technology strategy unit, and industry experts reveal how the company is forming the digital infrastructure for a new era of mobility by reimagining the use of data and technology to deliver effortless services that make life easier and getting around safer, more convenient, and fun.
The Strange Ethics of the Future
As technology advances at an ever-increasing pace, regulation is just trying to keep up. Let's discuss some of the challenging realities emerging to increase awareness on just how strange the ethics of the future will be.
A Dose of (Augmented) Reality: AR Goes Mainstream
This panel will discuss what the major and minor players in augmented reality will need to do to ensure that adoption for the technology does not plateau in the next year. In this panel, they'll discuss:
• Developers' hardware challenges
• Industries with the highest potential use for AR
• Encouraging users to embrace AR's "physicality"
Are We There Yet? How Tech Can Tame Traffic Woes
How do cities evolve to improve urban mobility? From roadside sensors that track pedestrian and vehicle flow to parking infrastructure that prevents a "scooter-geddon," hear how emerging players are deploying tech to make cities safer, less congested, and easier to navigate.
How Coverage of Self-Driving Cars Can Kill People
Automation ≠ autonomy, and the hype cycle conflating the two is responsible for the gulf between expectations and reality. Reilly Brennan, founding general partner of Trucks Venture Capital, joins automotive tech columnist Alex Roy, TechCrunch transportation reporter Kirsten Korosec, and mobility tech reporter Ed Niedermeyer to talk about why word choice (and expectations) matter.
How We Covered Nazis Without Getting Fired (Yet)
Writing about American Nazis, as HuffPost's Luke O'Brien has for years, was already a tough job. Now that Nazis know how to come after reporters' jobs, it's even tougher. In this session, he and HuffPost's editor-in-chief, Lydia Polgreen, will give you tips and tools to make sure you don't lose your job over a bad-faith attack.
A Public Death: How The Media Covers Suicides
Where does the public's right to know end, and a family's right to privacy begin? The panel will explore the complex factors involved in the media's coverage of suicides of public figures: the public's interest, the invasion of privacy, the unintended consequences of bad coverage, and the effect it can have on families and loved ones.
White Mirror: Combatting Societal Issues with XR
NGOs and social advocacy groups are working with immersive entertainment companies to make significant impacts using XR. These experts will discuss what is needed from both a technical and visibility standpoint to generate a positive impact for the world around us.
New Tech, New Peril, New Answers: It's a BHR World
This session will feature experts in the field of tech and human rights exploring what it means to design technology with free expression, privacy, and security considered from the start, or what can happen when they aren't.
Back to Human: Connecting in the Age of Isolation
Through an intimate discussion with top young leaders from IBM, Verizon, and American Airlines, New York Times bestselling author Dan Schawbel shows you how to create more human connections in the age of isolation.