Kaylee Williams, director of business development at VolunteerLocal, and John Jackovin, founder of Bawte, have been selected to attend the South by Southwest Festival after winning a contest held by the Greater Des Moines Partnership. The two will attend the five-day interactive festival with other industry leaders, which is part of the overall South by Southwest festival that takes place in March in Austin, Texas. Attendees of the interactive portion of the festival will hear presentations from others in the technology field and attend networking events. The Partnership will be at the conference to promote the region's startup community and encourage people and companies from the tech industry to relocate in Iowa. The Partnership's contest is designed to allow the local startup representatives to learn and share their experience with the rest of the community.