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Meera Rajagopalan is the Austin Editor for Miss A. A proud Longhorn, Meera earned her journalism degree from UT. Some of her hobbies include event planning, writing and baking. She loves trying new recipes and experimenting with food. Her latest creation was Pistachio Fudge. A tech nerd at heart, Meera loves cool iPhone apps and geeking out with friends about social media trends. Aside from the tech stuff, Meera also enjoys discovering new fonts. There’s something about finding the perfect font to help enhance titles. Besides her hobbies, Meera loves free stuff. So far besides tons of samples, she’s won concert tickets, movie passes (compliments of Do512) and a cooking class.

SXSW Interactive 2015: Social Good Hub

There are a lot of parts of SXSW that I love. Above all, my favorite part is meeting new people who want to have an impact in the world and make  a difference in their communities. The Social Good Hub was an opportunity for these people to come together, talk and learn from others move closer to achieve these goals.

The Cheeky Team (Photo Credit: Meera Rajagopalan)

The Cheeky Team (Photo Credit: Meera Rajagopalan)

At the Hub, entrepreneurs, designers, storytellers, and the tech and nonprofit communities united to share and explore the newest in social impact. Besides panelists, the Hub also provided workshops to help people grow.

One very cool panelist was P.J. Brice, who after serving up Greyhounds at happy hour, joined a panel entitled, “Different Strokes for Different Folks.” The panel talked about how there are a variety of ways companies and entrepreneurs can do well by doing good, it can be difficult to determine which impact route is best for yours.

Brice is the founder of  Cheeky, a fun and color paper and plastic tableware company that donates a meal to someone in need in the U.S. Cheeky is on track to donate ten million meals this year. Members of the Cheeky team were on hand to discuss the product.

(Photo Credit: Meera Rajagopalan)

(Photo Credit: Meera Rajagopalan)

The Hub was such a feel-good environment with everyone having a common goal of making a difference and wanting to do something for others.

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