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SXSW 2018

#SiliconVarrios: Diversity in the Digital Economy

In order for communities to thrive in the digital economy, they need to be cultivated locally. This means businesses that are designed to sustain the surrounding community. Silicon Varrios cultivate relevant events and creative thinking to solve the needs that are unique to our neighborhoods. This dual presentation will explore this concept with two people that are shaping the digital economy from the barrios of Los Angeles.

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Leo Estevez, Creative Director, Small Green Door

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Dual
  • Track: Cities Summit
  • Level: Beginner
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