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 info@wearebit.com.


avatar for Joah Spearman

Joah Spearman

@Joah Spearman is an Austin, Texas-based entrepreneur, strategic advisor, and frequent public speaker and writer. His book “Real Role Models” was published by University of Texas Press. He is also a frequent contributor to Huffington Post. Currently, Joah is co-founder of live experiential marketing startup AvecMode, which created the style component of South by Southwest Festival and counts ESPN X Games as a global client. Over the years, Joah has been asked to speak at the Wharton School of Business and the University of Texas McCombs School of Business, moderate multiple SXSW panels, speak to students at St. Edward’s University, Texas A&M Corpus-Christ, Austin Community College, and Teach for America public schools and classrooms around the country. Joah serves as the vice chair of Austin’s Music Commission and is a member of its Downtown Commission advising the Mayor of Austin and City Council on music-related and downtown living issues. He is also a board member of AIDS Services of Austin, a three-time finalist for Austin’s Under 40 Awards, and a finalist for the Texas Social Media Awards. Joah got his start as an entrepreneur in Austin as the founder and “chief ninja” of a pop-up sneaker boutique, Sneak Attack.