We’re 7 months away from SXsports, but it’s already time to start the Panel Picker voting process!
I’ve submitted a Panel for SX 2015 that I couldn’t be more excited about. Attendance in sports stadiums is down, but Fandom is up. So where is everyone watching? As ticket prices (and concession prices) grow in stadiums, so do the screen sizes of HDTVs in Living Rooms and Sports Bars around the world.
This panel will debate strategies for engaging fans outside of the stadium, discuss technologies used to identify the most compelling games for any given fan, and share how the differing sports landscapes in the U.S. versus overseas means there’ll never be a one-size-fits-all solution.
Vote for our panel and help us get on the SXsports 2015 schedule!
We have a great set of speakers for the panel. The mix of State-side and International, and of Living Room and Sports Bar, will make for a great debate.
Mark Phillip, CEO/Founder of Are You Watching This?!
Bob Ruhland, VP of Marketing Communications at Buffalo Wild Wings
Josh Snow, Senior Director – Digital Entertainment Products Group at DIRECTV
Brad van Wely, Group Manager – Sport & Innovation at Telstra Media
Austin loves sports, technology, and being active, so we’re overdue for a group celebrating the intersection of all three.
The Austin Sports Tech Meetup is open to anyone with an interest in sports or technology, and we’ll have a different event each time we meet. One night might be a panel comparing Fitbit Flex and the Jawbone Up, another might be a crash course in the rules of Cricket, or just a night of pitches from early-stage startups looking for feedback on their ideas.
The inaugural meeting will be a social one, so come on out to meet others in the community, let us know what you’d like to see from the group, and enjoy what should be a great Monday Night Football game (Colts vs. Bolts) at Third Base Sports Bar on West 6th.
And now for something completely different.
I have a good friend that is starting her own therapy practice here in Austin, and I couldn’t be more proud. If you’re in the Austin area, and are looking for someone to talk to, call her.
We are passionate, adventurous, proud, honest, free, inspirational, positive, confident, grateful, optimistic, empathetic, genuine, fearless, exciting, independent, fun-loving, dependable, caring, charitable, meaningful, confident.
But we are also scared, hurt, lonely, ashamed, uncertain, and imperfect.
Wow, I’ve been posting so much I broke Twitter.
Time’s up. Gonna leave the house and get some air cause it’s been a while. Don’t judge.
Pros of getting close to the deadline? It’s easier to do the math to figure out the post title.
Cons of getting close to the deadline? Absolutely everything else.
Any feature requests before the clock strikes Noon? I’m working on more sorting and filtering, and trying to squeeze in “Favorite” teams as well. Anything else? Hit me up.
Passibly-healthy breakfast? Check.
Copious amounts of coffee? Check.
Still loving the ¿Sí o no? horns? Check.
Just a few hours to go…
v0.3 of Are You Watching This?! Warning Track is live for all of you Chrome users.
This app is really starting to come together. Along with all of the plumbing to get game streams working properly, Auto-Tune is now available, letting you lean back and let RUWT?! magically tune you in to the best game at any time. This may be the effects of a super long work day, but using ¿Sí o no? horns to audibly signal Auto-Tune game changes seems like a stroke of genius. We’ll see how it sounds in the morning.
Wow, what a day. My eyes are sore and my brain is fried, but v0.2 of Warning Track is live in the Chrome Web Store.
It’s still rough around the edges, but the scoreboard is complete, and clicking on a game pulls up the MLB.TV feed for the game.
The goal for tonight is to switch this puppy from a manual to automatic, getting at least one hands-off game switch powered by RUWT?!’s algorithms. With today’s slate of games, I probably have about 3 hours to get it done.
Time for a quick dinner break, and then back at it.
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