Andy Baio

Andy Baio

Creator, Skittish

Andy Baio is the creator of Skittish, a playful space for virtual events, and the co-founder of XOXO, an experimental festival and conference celebrating independent art and technology, held in Portland, Oregon. He helped build Kickstarter, produced an album called Kind of Bloop, and built, a collaborative event calendar. Original reporting on his blog,, has been featured in the New York Times, Wired, and NPR.

Sessions with Andy Baio

  • 10:15 am - 11:15 am PT
    | Wednesday, May 26 | Nerd Island

    Introducing Skittish: A Playful Space for Virtual Events

    Andy Baio offers reflections on a 20 year career in creative technology, including lessons learned as a festival organizer, developer, and writer. He'll share the story of his most recent creation, Skittish, and how recent circumstances highlighted the need for safe, playful community spaces that allow for organic human connection.

    We're very excited to say that we'll share this session, along with all of Nerd Island, in the debut demonstration of Skittish, his new virtual event space.

    (Join this session for live chat OR watch on-demand the following day)

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May 25 - 27, 2021

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