SXSW’s What is a Smart City: Technologies & Challenges

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Early Sunday morning, a packed audience filled 3TEN Austin City Limits Live for a panel discussion on “What is a Smart City: Technologies & Challenges.” Writing for the Austin Monitor, Chad Swiatecki already did an excellent job recapping the event, including an exciting bit of news regarding using technology to battle Austin’s affordability crisis. From Chad’s article:

Examining Austin’s “smart city”

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  Austin’s reputation as one of the nation’s smartest cities went under the microscope Sunday, with policy and academic experts examining the technology, educational, housing and transportation components – and the city’s shifting needs as it grows – that combine to make it a magnet for creatives. The South by Southwest panel “What Is a Smart City?” was a typical SXSW mix of big ideas and analysis, though there was one bit of news for locals: The Austin CityUp public/private consortium is in the … Read More

Bridging the Digital Divide

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We take an inside look at the innovative and ingenious ways in which two social entrepreneurs are continuing to bring the tech world to under-served women in Austin. The world is in the middle of the technology revolution, and the United States is at the forefront of its progressive developments and change. Yet, in some underserved communities, one may not even know or have heard of the incredible innovations shaping the tech scene today. In low-income neighborhoods and schools, homeless … Read More