This page features panels at SXSW Interactive 2013 that will be presented within the BiT House at the Hilton-Garden Inn.
Additionally - this page includes panels that will take place outside of the BiT House that self-selected BiT as a tag, or have panelists or subject matter that we think is of particular interest to blacks in tech. If you would like to have a panel included on this page, please email the SXSW schedule page url to us at email@example.com.
The global technological landscape is shifting. This is perhaps most felt in Africa, where the challenges and the opportunities for a technology-driven future are great. ThoughtWorks opened our first African offices in Johannesburg and Kampala last year with a fierce social agenda to create a more inclusive tech community. At the heart of all of our activities is the practice of Frugal Innovation.
We will discuss what Frugal Innovation is as illustrated by the panelists’ experiences and observations. Partnerships and platforms are informed by keeping Frugal Innovation at the forefront. A greater emphasis is put on open source technologies and projects that will reach a greater audience via regionally-prevalent technologies like SMS.
We hope that the attendees of BiTHOUSE will leave with a better understanding of how we, as individuals and as organizations, can make a difference in the industry.