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My SXSW Session: The Socially-Conscious Geek: Makin’ Money While Doin’ Good

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Are you a socially-conscious geek? Have you ever taken a job you didn’t like because you needed the money? Do you feel like you have to choose between your ideals and your wallet? Or have you figured out a way to make a decent living while making a difference in the world? What are some of your stories of success…or failure? Do you have any tips or tricks to share? Come join the conversation this weekend at SXSW!

This weekend I’m headed to the SXSW (South by Southwest) Interactive Festival, in Austin, TX for the first time. I’ve wanted to attend this geekfest for years, but could never find the time or justify the expense…until now. This year, I’m presenting, or at least co-facilitating a discussion session together with my friend Lauren Bacon, principal at Raised Eyebrow Web Studio in Vancocuver. Here are the details from the SXSW website:

Can you make a living as a geek without sacrificing your ideals? Definitely. These pros have carved out a niche working with mission-driven, ethical clients in both the non-profit and for-profit sectors – and want to show you how to bring your values to work while keeping a roof over your head.

When: Saturday, March 13 at 03:30 PM

Where: Austin Convention Center 7

Presenters
51612_thumb Lauren Bacon
Raised Eyebrow Web Studio Inc
51613_thumb Leif Utne
Zanby

If you’re going to SXSW, add us to your festival calendar, and come join the discussion Saturday afternoon.

Written by leifutne

March 10, 2010 at 5:03 pm

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