At #SXSW14, Austin Kleon delivered a keynote in which he talked about vampires who suck your energy out and that being a scenius is even more important than being a genius. A scenius has the ability (and humbleness) to surround themselves with people who have different skill sets and are not afraid to share not only their knowledge, but also the process of how they get things done. It made sense with what appeared to be a constant during this year’s SXSW: all great things are created through collaboration, an open source mentality and an approach to real social problems.

Francisco Cardenas, Director of Digital Strategy