"Queens of Cyberspace" - Women at SXSW
Queens.... of.... Cyberspace! The Austin Chronicle has a write-up on many of the women speaking at SXSW that makes me proud of my alternative weekly roots as a journalist. If you squint really hard, or check out the big cover here on my neglected Flickr blog, you'll see their cover promotes Heather Armstrong, Ronnie Bennett, danah boyd, Barb Dybwad, Anastasia Goodstein, Lynne D. Johnson, Glennis McClellan, Maxine Sherrin, and Ruby Sinreich. (For those of you who don't know, conference programmer Hugh Forrest has worked hard to walk his talk about a representative group of speakers. As a result, more than 100 of this year's 300 speakers are women. He recruited BlogHer to produce five panels and we are just a drop in the bucket.)
I copied some story links below to get you started. If you read through it all, like I did, you'll enjoy rich, deep quotes from all of the women above. You'll also see my admiring description of CE Melinda Casino, whose surfing guides to Feminism & Gender are among our best.
People the Chron doesn't mention on the cover -- whom I expect to raise the rhetorical roof at SXSW and are a big part of the reason I'm getting a sitter and going -- are:
Here's a menu of the Chron's terrific coverage:
South by Southwest Interactive 06
BY SHAWN BADGLEY
March 10-14, Austin Convention Center
BY JAMES RENOVITCH
Ladies, what has the gaming business done for you, lately?
City of Games
BY N. EVAN VAN ZELFDEN
ScreenBurn reinvents itself for launch
The Consequences of Getting Personal
BY MARRIT INGMAN
The BlogHer founders bare all
Don't Fear the Interface
BY KATE X MESSER
Web designers are wielding the coolest new tools for the greater good
The New Reliable
BY MARRIT INGMAN
With Dooce.com, pro blogger and crazy Utah housewife Heather Armstrong stands by her brand
Come in From the Old
BY JOSH ROSENBLATT
Warming up to folksonomies, recommendation systems, and glocalized environments
Enjoy. I'll see everyone Friday night, March 10, at the BlogHer/SXSW meet-up coordinated by the amazing Paige Maguire.
P.S. Yes, men are invited.