Shindig and General Assembly Rock SXSW Interactive

Three days of live video chat events connect tech audiences from across the web with digital influencers, new startups and tech entrepreneurs

NEW YORK, NY – March 25, 2015 – Shindig, the leading video chat event provider, hosted, for their second year, a successful three-day online event of interactive talks with thought leaders direct from the convention floor of SXSW. This year’s presenting partner General Assembly (GA) helped to assemble a stellar panel of thought leaders, digital influencers and startup entrepreneurs to share their experiences with an online audience in video chat sessions that ran from Sunday, March 15th through Tuesday, March 17th. Featured interview guests included Eric Ries, author of “The Lean Startup”, John Yembrick of NASA, Rameet Chawla of Fueled and Charlene Li of Altimeter Group.

Through Shindig’s video chat event technology, nearly 60 online participants were brought on stage to ask questions ‘face to face’ with individual speakers as well as mingle, network, share and discuss with fellow attendees in their own private video chats.

“Shindig created a pretty awesome live-streaming experience, with the Editor of Entrepreneur effectively DJing an interview between me and the General Assembly fans who could watch the event in an intimate environment while asking their questions. I loved it!’ said Jeremy Gutsche, Founder and CEO of TrendHunter.com.

Video chats throughout the three-day event took place live from Shindig’s video booth on the SXSW tradeshow floor. Following the success of last year’s series conducted in association with The Economist, these session gave participants at home unique insight into SXSW Interactive as well as unprecedented access to thought leaders and digital influencers.

Full List of Guest Speakers

Liz Bacelar, Founder & CEO of Decoded Fashion

Damon Berger, VP of Business Development at Fullscreen

Elizabeth Caudle, East Coast Regional Director at Girls Who Code

Rameet Chawla, Founder & CEO of Fueled

Amanda Cole, Social Impact Strategist at Kenneth Cole

Jeff Dachis, Founder of One Drop and Co-Founder of Razorfish

Chaz Ebert, Vice President of The Ebert Company

Lauren Fritsch, Strategist at TCC Consulting Group

Nathan Gebhard, Co-Founder of Roadtrip Nation

Frank Gruber, Co-Founder & CEO of Tech Cocktail

Jeremy Gutsche, Founder of TrendHunter.com

Charlene Li, Founder & CEO of Altimeter Group

Ben Parr, Author of “Captivology”

Daniel Pérez Pallares, App Creator of DJ-51

Eric Ries, Author of “The Lean Startup”

Darrell Silver, Co-Founder of Thinkful

Mike Yeager, CEO of CODE Consult and CODE Magazine

John Yembrick, Social Media Manager at NASA