I was having a conversation this week with a colleague about how my 4-year old is beginning to interact with the various IoT devices we have around the house. Our Amazon Echo now recognizes his voice and we were wondering what it must be like to have so much information literally at your beck and call at his age. Like most parents these days, watching him learn to navigate a world of connected devices is fascinating. I want part of that learning process to be exploration into how these advances happen.
This is where SX Create comes in. One of the hallmarks of the SXSW Interactive Festival is the creative spirit and diverse mix of technology and bringing these innovations to life. A funky blend of art and science, SX Create is a three-day event designed to stoke the fires of curiosity by giving attendees the opportunity to get hands-on exposure to things like 3D printing, hacking, robotics, and other innovations.
We’ll be part of this year’s line-up again with demos and activities, including a robot coloring station, high-tech pinewood derby races, and more from our extended family of makers, hackers, and DIYers. Our VP of IoT Solutions, Peter Vancoreland, will also be moderating the “Making the Internet of Things” panel that will explore how makers are helping to shape the IoT and the challenges, opportunities, and trends that lay ahead.
SX Create is free and open to the public. The event takes place at Palmer Events Center in Austin from Friday, March 11th through Sunday, March 13th and when you get there be sure to check us out!
Check out some of the fun we had last year with our friends at littleBits!