SXSW Panels I’m Attending This Year

I’m at SXSW again this year and I feel grateful, excited and ready for it!  Today was the first day (Friday) and as always, I arrived early so I could get settled in.  Good thing I did since my macbook is on the fritz again with it’s yearly hiccup over the hdd cable.  I also made a run to Whole Foods and to pick up shampoo for my friend KamKam.  All my roommates arrived by Thursday night and we finally went to sleep by 3am after a ton of laughing, eating and catching up.

Already went to two panels – the NewMe CNN Black In America panel with Hajj, Wayne, Hank, Jason and Solidad O’Brian.  Next up was my good friend Kim “Dr. Goddess” Ellis explaining the social phenomenon of Black Twitter.

Saturday morning I’m attending Cat’s panel on Technology Superwomen then seeing the Black Founders group talk about paying it forward with entrepreneurship.  That panel will include Chris, Nnena, Monique and Hadiyah.

My panel is on Monday – Race: Know When To Hold It and Know When To Fold It at Tech Conferences and I have a superstar lineup with Anjuan Simmons, Corvida Raven, Scott Hanelseman and Latoya Peterson.

More soon from SXSW!

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About Adria Richards

Adria Richards is a developer and entrepreneur focused on digital equality. She has been involved in more than 35 hackathon events in the Bay Area and abroad. Embracing her inner nerd, Adria moved moved to San Francisco in 2010 to pursue her passion for technology. Previously she has worked in technical and training roles for enterprise, nonprofits and startups; from Apple to Zendesk. Adria has been teaching technology and developing curriculum since 2007.Adria is a popular speaker at major tech conferences including SXSW, O’Reilly Web 2.0, Launch, The Lean Startup Conference and TEDx. She speaks at startups and coding boot camps about culture, communication and diversity. Adria has attended TED, LeWeb and MLOVE.In her free time, Adria enjoys snowboarding, yoga and bacon; not necessarily at that order. Her Twitter account is followed by President @BarackObama. She blogs at and is a YouTube Content Creator.

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