This week, Austin hosted its annual South by Southwest conference — a gathering of film, music and media festivals that takes over the city. In between the hundreds of panels and concerts and screenings, attendees network and connect. And this year, that connection extended between two groups of kids hundreds of miles apart.
Several Austin elementary schoolers strain against a thick black rope. They pull with everything they have.
“I got this!” one of them shouts. “Pull!” cries another.