eBay Inc's SXSW 2013 Line-up: Panels, Parties and More
By: eBay Inc. Staff
In three short weeks, a swarm of tech hipsters, entrepreneurs, and more will descend on the Austin Convention Center in Texas for the annual South By Southwest interactive, film and music conference. As usual, the tech portion of the conference will feature plenty of emerging and innovative mobile technologies, and as a global leader driving the next generation of mobile commerce, eBay Inc. will have an extensive presence at this year’s conference. Here are the best ways to find us at SXSW Interactive from March 8 to 13.
eBay Inc’s head of innovation and new ventures, Steve Yankovich, is heading up a presentation titled “Why Shopping Will Never Be the Same” on Tuesday, March 12 at 12:30pm at the Four Seasons. He’ll discuss the intersection of smartphone adoption, penetration, and addiction, and how retailers are leveraging new mobile technologies. He’ll also detail how mobile is affecting online and offline shopping in a dramatic way, thereby helping retailers better connect with their customers.
eBay Inc.’s PayPal division will be hosting a Developer Lounge at the Austin Convention Center from March 8 through 12. The PayPal Developer team is inviting SXSW attendees to connect and play with our new APIs, while kicking back at the PayPal Lounge. Those interested in getting competitive and knocking out some code, can participate in Speedhacks. PayPal is making it easier for developers to accept payments from more than 123 million active accounts across 190 markets and in 25 currencies around the world, and we’d love to hear from you.
What would the SXSW experience be like without a party or two? Stop by PayPal’s shindig at the Mohawk Bar Saturday, March 9 for a chance to catch up with old and new pals, and generally have a good time.