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📣 BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! We're rebranding!

Big day for Austin Urban Technology Movement because we're launching a new corporate logo, website domain, and social network handles.


Hola and Hello,

Remember how we talked about new life cycles and big announcements last week? Well, today is a big day for Austin Urban Technology Movement because we're launching a new corporate logo, website domain, and social network handles. We are so excited about this change! Because we have been rapidly expanding this and last year, we determined that it was important to represent the rapid growth and projected vision on our corporate image. AUTM's new acronym and social media handles have been changed to steer the organization away from displaying locality. AUTM has switched from autmtx to autmhq since program participants from all around the globe are now enrolling to get trained. We wanted our new logo to symbolize the unity and solidarity that we are getting through our supporters, as well as a bolder rendition that reflects the rising Global Majority. AUTMHQ has been successfully accomplishing its mission thanks to the aforementioned factors. Let us know what you think of our new, refreshed look on our social media pages. Remember to look us up as @autmhq. Paty Sesma Vice President of Marketing and Communications


Voyage Austin: Today we’d like to introduce you to Michael Ward Jr.

Michael, we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin? Looking back on my career, I realize that my desire to become a social entrepreneur began when I was a child. I had no idea what a social entrepreneur was at the time, but I knew I wanted to impact the world through solving problems. Fast-forward to my college years, I decided to double major in Political Science and Global Studies with a focus on social movements, trade, and international business at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill. My plan had been to join the Peace Corps, work for the World Bank or the International Monetary Fund, and eventually become a US Ambassador, but life had other plans. During my senior year at UNC, an Oracle recruiter approached me and asked one simple question: “Have you considered working in technology?” This one question drove me into a profession in technology and altered the course of my life.

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From $70,000 to $120,000: Here’s how much 3 software engineers earn around the U.S.

Tech jobs have become known for commanding high pay, thanks to an exploding need for people to build and manage the tech solutions we rely on every day, and a shortage of workers with the right emerging skill sets to keep pace. U.S. tech workers earned an average salary of $146,000 per year in 2020, according to a report from Hired, and can go much higher in competitive markets like San Francisco or New York. CNBC Make It spoke with three people around the country who recently started new software engineering jobs about how much money they make, how they negotiated their pay, and how they feel about their earnings. [Sarah from Austin, Texas] How do you feel about how much money you make? A year ago I was hired at $80,000 but recently got a $13,000 raise, so now I make $93,000 a year. I also earned a $2,500 performance bonus.

At $80,000 I was pleased but still ambitious to get more. Now at around $95,000 with my bonus, I’m really proud to be making what I make. Had I continued as a speech pathologist, I would be lucky to make $80,000 a year after 20 years. ________________________ Start training today and get a job in tech before Summer 2022!

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We pay $100 to hear about your internet access experiences

Austin Urban Technology Movement together with Measure is inviting all community members to take part in an exciting virtual focus group about digital equity and earn $100 if you're eligible! We'd want to hear about your internet access experiences and solutions that have been helpful for you and your family. You'll need access to internet and an internet-enabled device with a video camera and microphone. If you do not have a device with internet access, you can join by phone. English registration form here. Registro en Español aquí.

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How to Get Started in These 3 Tech Careers

Throughout life, whether you’re searching for your first job or eyeing a new tech career path altogether, you may find yourself at a crossroads. This isn’t always a bad thing, as the world of work continues to change and different jobs are in high demand.

In fact, labor experts are anticipating high-growth rates in the next few years in jobs like home health aides, nurses, wind turbine service technicians, and statisticians. Additionally, tech jobs like web developers, information security analysts, and software developers will also continue to stay in demand.

With this in mind, here is a list of trending tech jobs and what you’ll need to pursue them. ________________________ AUTMHQ will get you trained for these and many other opportunities in technology! Don't let another day go by without taking advantage of the opportunity to increase your income and change your life!

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Join us to learn about Digital Rights, Data, and Technology

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM CST Meet the panelists that will be joining us for a deep conversation on digital rights. This FREE event is hosted by Mission Capital and Austin Urban Technology Movement - AUTMHQ in collaboration with Initiate: Digital Rights in Society, Paris Peace Forum, and Stanford Angels & Entrepreneurs.

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Microsoft Teams enters the metaverse race with 3D avatars and immersive meeting Microsoft and Meta are on a collision course for metaverse competition

Microsoft is entering the race to build a metaverse inside Teams, just days after Facebook rebranded to Meta in a push to build virtual spaces for both consumers and businesses. Microsoft is bringing Mesh, a collaborative platform for virtual experiences, directly into Microsoft Teams next year. It’s part of a big effort to combine the company’s mixed reality and HoloLens work with meetings and video calls that anyone can participate in thanks to animated avatars.

With today’s announcement, Microsoft and Meta seem to be on a collision course to compete heavily in the metaverse, particularly for the future of work.

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🎁 How to buy tech for your parents and grandparents

By: Allen Foster, BestReviews

🎄How to buy the best tech for your parents and grandparents There’s comfort in routine. It’s not that your parents and grandparents can’t figure out new tech. It’s usually more of a case that they don’t think there is a need for it. Since need drives purchasing, many adults shy away from gadgets they deem unnecessary.

This can make buying tech for your parents and grandparents seem like a daunting task. But if you take a minute to consider their needs, the right gadget can become a life-enhancing, favorite gift. 🎅 Tips for buying tech for your parents or grandparents think of their needs Fight the urge to buy gifts based on your own needs or what you think is exciting. While a GoPro camera might be something you would use on every adventure, no matter how crisp and smooth it captures action, it’s probably not the product your parents would use to take holiday photos. Consider what your parents and grandparents like to do and how they prefer to do it, and start from there. For example, an instant camera that develops film manually might be a better option.

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So you’ve quit. Here are the tech tools that can help you land a new job

For Patrick Moran, who put in his two weeks’ notice at the end of October, job hunting has become a web of confusion given his unfamiliarity with professional networking online.

Moran, who is a production manager of a doughnut bakery in Rhode Island, said he has been struggling with constant turnover in staffing, long hours that start at 2 a.m., no benefits, and stress that got worse during the pandemic. Now he’s hoping to land a job that will meet a few basic requests: allow him to sit down in an office, work normal hours, and have some benefits. But the job search has been tough, and cold applying to jobs on company websites and online professional networking site LinkedIn has been relatively fruitless for him.

________________________ Unlike these apps, AUTMHQ's Job Board allows you to build a profile so that we can embark on your job search journey with you!

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Ahead of Tesla move, Elon Musk tells Austin not to be a San Francisco 'copycat'

Interestingly, Austin went considerably further than San Francisco did in 'defunding the police. By Eric Ting

Tesla will be relocating its headquarters from the Bay Area to Austin, Texas, sometime in the near future, and CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter to take another swipe at San Francisco on his way out.

In response to a Fox News article about a Tuesday special election in Austin to restore police department funding after it was cut last summer, Musk tweeted, "Austin should be its city, not a San Francisco copycat."

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