Can't Miss Social Data Sessions at SXSW

Below we’ve compiled our list of can’t miss sessions for those working in social data! Drop us a note in the comments if we’re missing a great panel that social data folks would be interested in.

Also, Gnip is hosting an invite-only event for those companies driving the social data ecosystem on Monday called Big Boulder: Bourbon & Boots, which will feature great networking, a quick interview with the amazing Derek Gottfrid of Tumblr, custom bourbon drinks developed by Gnip’s Rob Johnson, and the best patio in Austin. If you work in social data and want an invite, please email 


#pathonly: Social’s Shift Towards Real Privacy
5:00PM – 6:00PM
Hilton Austin
Dave Morin of Path


How Twitter Has Changed How We Watch TV
9:30AM -10:30AM
Austin Convention Center
Jenn Deering Davis of Union Metrics

A Home on the Web: The State of Blogging in 2013
12:30PM – 1:30PM
Hyatt Regency
Kara Swisher of AllThingsD, Matthew Mullenweg of Automattic

The Rise of Contextual Social Networks
3:30PM – 4:30PM
Sheraton Auston
Colleen Taylor of TechCrunch, Francesa Levy of LinkedIn Today, Nate Johnson of Path, Sarah Leary of Nextdoor

Data Science Through the Lens of Journalism
3:45PM – 4:00PM
Hilton Austin
Zanab Hussain of SimpleReach

Big Data: Is It Killing Creativity?
Hilton Austin
Matt Langie of Adobe


Social Media Was Fun. Has Measurement Killed It?
5:00PM – 6:00PM
Sheraton Austin
Matt Thomson of Klout, Adam Schoenfeld of Simply Measured


The Future of Location: From Social to Utility
12:30PM – 1:30PM
Austin Convention Center
Dennis Crowley of Foursquare

The Rise of the Planet of the Creatives
5:00PM – 6:00PM
Omni Downtown
Danielle Strle of Tumblr, Claire Mazur of Of a Kind, Jamie Beck, Jen Beckman 20X200


Location! The Importance of Geo-Data
11:00AM – 12:00PM
Sheraton Austin
Catherine D’ignazio of MIT, Devin Gaffney and Mark Graham of Oxford, Monica Stephens of Humboldt


From 140 to 0: The Rise in Image-Based Marketing
11:00AM – 12:00PM
Austin Convention Center
Nate Auerbach of Tumblr, Scott Sperry of Sperry Media, Shannon Schlappi of Locker Partner, Vince Bannon of Getty Images