Vote For SkillGigs SXSW 2016 Panel Picker

August 27, 2015

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Voting for the 2016 SXSW PanelPicker is closing soon, and we need your help! You could make this an experience of a lifetime for us, and an opportunity for inspiration and growth for others.

What is PanelPicker?

For those of you who don’t know (it’s okay if you don’t!), the SXSW Panel Picker program gives companies an opportunity to submit ideas to be considered for panels & presentations at SXSW. An interactive conference held each year in Austin, TX that’s loaded with interactive events, music, film and education that inspires ideas and solutions for businesses and individuals alike. One of the really cool things about SXSW is they are social focused. So the community has a voice by voting for the sessions they’d like to see be a part of the conference. That community is you!

Our Submission: The ‘Tech Talent Wars’: How to Hire & Win in 2016


  1. What is the most critical factor top tech talent looks for when searching for a new job?
  2. How can employers better communicate what they are looking for in new hires to ensure they secure the right fit?
  3. How can startups compete with the big players (Apple, Google, Facebook, etc.) when it comes to finding and keeping top talent? –

Right now in the white-hot world of tech, there is a proverbial ‘talent war’ going on – with no signs of slowing. From Google to Facebook to Apple to Amazon to the startup that just got infused with millions of dollars of venture capital, how to attract and keep the best talent has become a differentiator in which companies ultimately succeed – or fail.

This panel will delve into a candid look into the key factors top talent is ultimately looking for in their next job. Is money or culture a more important factor in joining a new company? Exploring how and why forward-thinking companies can build a culture where everyone can win in a hyper competitive technology-oriented economy – is imperative.

How to vote!  – Voting Closes Friday, Sept. 4, 2015

Not only will you help make this an experience of a lifetime for us and our partners, but the topic we’re covering is hotter than ever, and can truly change the direction of businesses and individuals at the event. So here’s how you can help us make this a reality:

  2. If you haven’t already signed up, get a PanelPicker login (you only have to do it once)
  3. Vote “thumbs up” for the session and comment on why you think it will be amazing!

Please check out our submission, and if you think you’d like it, give us one of those glorious votes. Hit that ‘thumbs up’ button and do it with purpose.

Thanks for all your support and we can’t wait to see you there! And even if you’re not going, you can still vote!


VP of Marketing at Digital Astronauts

Ronny Cheng is one of the Co-Founder’s of Digital Astronauts and has helped drive lead generation in the software industry for organizations of all sizes — from start-ups to Fortune 500’s. He helped build one of the first online software review websites, specializing in CRM, ERP, and HR software. He’s a nationally published author with extensive experience working with the HR/Recruiting industries largest brands. In his spare time, you can catch him on Instagram doing his best food blogger impersonation.


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