By Edmond Ortiz Former San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro was among a handful of presidential candidates and other politicians taking part in Conversations About America’s Future, a collaborative series devised by the Texas Tribune and CNN at the South by Southwest festival (SXSW). Castro told his interviewer, Huffington Post news editor-in-chief Lydia Polgreen, that his time as mayor of one of the nation’s biggest cities and his tenure as President Obama’s Secretary of Housing and Urban Department prepared him for a White House run.
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Written by Edmond Ortiz on May 1 2019 - 11:01am
Written by Edmond Ortiz on May 1 2019 - 12:00am
By Edmond Ortiz The 2019 South by Southwest (SXSW) festival featured several San Antonians leading conversations about how best to enhance life for the aging population, tackling the opiod crisis and improving medical care for individuals. Former San Antonio Mayor Henry Cisneros discussed how people ages 55 and up can lead productive lives in growing cities.
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Apr 17 2018 - 2:24pm
San Antonio’s tech community came home from 2018 South by Southwest with more than 500 resumes after scaling back its high-tech sizzle and focusing on being inviting and neighborly. The previous two years, the city and the private sector host large-scale “activations” at Austin bars and inside the Austin Convention Center trade show.
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Mar 29 2018 - 12:46pm
Several San Antonians, past and present, helped lift the conversation at the 2018 South by Southwest festival, promoting cultural and professional diversity and exploring ways to effectively measure a city’s growth. Counteracting biases
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Mar 8 2018 - 8:46pm
By Edmond Ortiz San Antonians will be speaking up and representing their communities on key issues from March 9 to March 18 at the 2018 South by Southwest, the annual Austin festival that celebrates convergence of technology, music and cinema. Individuals from San Antonio nonprofits, businesses and academia are scheduled to talk about topics including diversity, health care, community organization, empowering women, minority communities, aging and entrepreneurship.
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Mar 23 2017 - 2:13am
Political and technology leaders from San Antonio were out in force for the duration of the interactive portion of South by Southwest in Austin. Choose San Antonio wrapped up its Casa San Antonio activation at the Half Step bar on March 12. But before the closure, the nonprofit group hosted a day’s worth of presentations revolving around Smart City initiatives.
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Mar 15 2017 - 11:31pm
“San Antonio is in the middle of a renaissance.” So says Hugh Daschbach, culinary concierge of Hotel Emma at Pearl.
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Mar 7 2017 - 12:51am
Editor's Note: This story has been updated throughout due to breaking news. State Rep. Diego Bernal has withdrawn from participating in a panel discussion at South by Southwest, the annual Austin festival that begins Friday.
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Mar 2 2017 - 4:48pm
Editor's Note: This story has been updated throughout. There will be more than San Antonian taquerias, musicians and filmmakers demonstrating their talent at this year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) festival. Several local representatives from the high technology, culinary arts and educational sectors will gather in Austin to discuss how San Antonio has now become known more than a tourist town. The annual convergence of interactive technology, music and cinema begins March 10.
Written by Heather DiMasi on Mar 10 2010 - 11:59am
Are you Royalty?Come play a super fun social networking game, Royalty, from Mach 12-14 at the SXSW Interactive ScreenBurn Arcade, first floor of the Austin Convention Center, to win a 2011 SXSW Interactive badge.Follow @SwebRoyaltyGame on Twitter to find out the moment the game is launched and get real time updates.Visit Sweb Apps' SXSW Interactive ScreenBurn Arcade booth beginning at noon March 12 to be a part of the game.