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AUTMHQ UPDATES Hello, Hello, Paty!
In the previous edition, we talked about refreshing and renewing ourselves, our knowledge, and our skills every so often, and the same is true for brands. Austin Urban Technology Movement (AUTMHQ) announced last year that we were rebranding with a new corporate logo, acronym, and social media handles from autmtx to autmhq. We dropped the "tx" because we didn't want our location to be displayed in our name. This is due to the rapid global expansion that has transpired ever since. We've also been revamping our communications in order to better connect with the global audience. It is critical that we are recognized and remembered so that when the need to create diversity and inclusion in the tech workplace arises, AUTMHQ comes to mind to assist with workforce development, recruitment, employee retention, culture creation, and more. Our mission, as you know, is to bridge the gap between the Black and Hispanic communities and the technology industry by assisting with job placement, career development, and networking opportunities. The vision of AUTMHQ is to see a greater representation of the Global Majority working, developing, and using technology, as well as to lead diversity, equity, and inclusion practices in the tech ecosystem. In a simple phrase: we connect technology to diversity. The truth is that none of this is possible without the help of our partners, volunteers, and your donations. We want to encourage you to become the movement and help AUTMites earn the credentials they need to find a better job in technology and become self-sufficient. As an outcome, the technology industry will be reshaped into a more inclusive field where everyone... everyone... is welcome! That is the end goal. Paty Sesma, Vice President of Marketing and Communications at AUTMHQ
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Workshop by AUTMHQ: Building Your Professional Brand with Grow with Google
Having a strong professional brand and a well-thought-out career story can open many opportunities for you, especially when it comes to pursuing your next job.
In this workshop, you’ll learn how to position your career story in a compelling way, improve your online presence, and build a solid network. Plus, you’ll learn how to answer the common interview question “tell me about yourself” to make a strong first impression in your interviews.
About Grow with Google Grow with Google is a program in which Google collaborates with libraries, schools, and other organizations to offer digital literacy workshops and one-on-one coaching. Grow with Google is an AUTMHQ partner.
ReThink Austin 2022: Proof of the Importance of Technology Access
Austin, TX – Austin Urban Technology Movement (AUTMHQ) in collaboration with Harlem Labs recently presented ReThink Austin 2022 for the fourth time this year. The theme for 2022 was "Leading by Action," and it featured powerful leaders discussing topics around technology, entrepreneurship, community impact, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. Every topic of discussion, whether it was space technology, NFT, entrepreneurship, or anything else, emphasized the role of technology in our daily lives, which is why this petition must be signed.
3 Inspirational Lessons From #BlackTechTwitter In 2022
Black Americans hold 7% of positions within the lucrative and ever-growing technology industry. Examples of progress? Within the past five years, Facebook has increased Black women hired by 25% and Black men hired by 10%. While Facebook’s numbers are nowhere near where they should be, the shared stories matter. Small steps are happening.
From the energy surrounding the Twitter posts and responses, the progress will keep going.
A quick follow of #BlackTechTwitter immediately turns up announcements like “I OFFICIALLY LANDED MY DREAM JOB!!!”, “I got the job!”, “Y’all - I just got my verbal offer for this health tech startup I’m shaking so bad” - the excitement is authentic and real-time.
#Itechtoo creates awareness of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the tech industry
The #itechtoo hashtag emerged during ReThink Austin 2022. This is a tag that people from underserved communities can now include on their resumes in order to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the tech industry. #pleaseshare
Simplify Your Donating Process While Earning Rewards
Kadogo allows users to shop at local businesses to earn rewards that are donated to a charity of their choice.
👉 Support Donating to your favorite charities is now easier than ever.
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👉 Automate Choose from any of our 3 donation types to automate your giving and make supporting your cause effortless. ___________________________________ Here's everything you need to know about Kadogo as they were part of ReThink Austin 2022.
Demand for Web3 talent surges as the internet moves to the next stage
Web3 uses blockchain-based technologies to create a decentralized version of the web. Companies developing apps and Web3 platforms will require blockchain developers, machine learning specialists, app developers, front-end and back-end developers, user interface (UI) and user experience (UX) designers, data analytics professionals, and content writers.
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