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AUTMHQ UPDATES Hola and Hello, Paty!

When you hear that Austin Urban Technology Movement (AUTMHQ) bridges the gap between the Black and Hispanic communities and the tech industry, what comes to mind? The truth is that "bridging the gap" has a simple meaning: to connect two things or to reduce the distance between them. As a result, AUTMHQ connects the tech industry with underrepresented individuals interested in pursuing a career in this sector. AUTMHQ is committed to equipping these communities while also collaborating with partners such as tech companies, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and institutions to provide opportunities to these individuals and families. We are also advocating for a more inclusive environment in this field, as this will strengthen the technology industry's success in our world. You can join the movement that is bridging the gap by signing our Texas Technology for All petition, which aims to provide low-income Texans with high-speed internet access and dependable devices. This is a significant first step! The petition currently has 2,300 signatures (200 signatures away from our end goal). Although our petition's goal has nearly been met, we still need to collect 2,500 signatures to proceed to the next step. Follow this link to show your support for Texans; it only takes one click! Let's keep working together to bridge the gap! Paty Sesma VP of MarCom at AUTMHQ


STEM Ecosystems Foster Community Engagement for a Strong Future – Partner with a STEM Learning Ecosystem Near You!

By Stephanie García, Ph.D. IDRA Newsletter A learning ecosystem harnesses unique collaborations in symbiosis to deliver equitable STEM learning for all children. A STEM Learning Ecosystem encompasses schools; community settings, such as after-school and summer programs, science centers and museums; and informal experiences at home and in a variety of environments that together constitute a rich array of learning opportunities for young people. There are designated STEM Learning Ecosystems across the world, with a large presence here in the United States.

Texas has three STEM Learning Ecosystem designations.


Why It Makes Sense to Have More Diversity in Tech

By Marc Berman

Despite the fact that diversity has become an increasingly important topic for businesses, the notion is still quite theoretical and has potential for improvement, especially in the areas of technology and innovation. There is obviously more work to be done as studies continue to highlight the disparities between men and women in the tech industry, with men being four times more likely to get jobs in tech and earn significantly more than women, and with just a hair over 7 percent of women landing executive roles, with less than 7 percent of that being women of color. Given that by 2031, coloured people will make up the vast majority of the population in areas like Canada, it’s high time for this effort to get underway if it hasn’t already.


7 Jobs in Tech You Can Get Now Without a Degree

By Angela Johnson

We recently told you that if you’re looking for a field with plenty of new job opportunities, tech is where it’s at. But before you go out and sign up for a whole new crop of student loans, there’s something you should know. When it comes to jobs in tech, experience is everything. Many jobs in the industry value experience and understanding over credentials, and will consider you for positions with an associate's degree or certificate.

Here are just a few great jobs in tech you can access now without a degree. The salaries listed here are estimates and can go up and down depending on your experience and where you live. •••••••••••••••••••••••• Check out AUTMHQ's Job Board here.


Launch of Black Metaverse LLC results in immediate traction in Research Triangle and the Metaverse

Company entertaining partnership opportunities with universities and businesses to prepare Black America and African Diaspora for tech careers of the future.

UNITED STATES, August 31, 2022 / -- Raleigh, NC – Black Metaverse LLC, the leader in educating and immersing the Black community in the Metaverse, announced today the successful launch of its three pillars for growth and positive social impact. Founded in the summer of 2021 by Stefan Youngblood of Raleigh, NC, Black Metaverse LLC is the largest ecosystem of its kind with the mission to educate and immerse the African Diaspora in Web 3.0 and Metaverse, creating new ownership, experiences, and technology opportunities for innovators of African descent.


Come join the Greater Austin STEM Quarterly Networking Forum!

The Greater Austin STEM Ecosystem invites organizations and individuals engaged in STEM outreach, education, workforce development, educational technology, volunteering, and advocacy to connect, network, and share.

Networking Forum Focus: Increasing Blacks & Hispanics in STEM

👉 4:30 p.m. – 4:40 p.m. Welcome, Updates, Announcements 👉 4:40 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Increasing Blacks & Hispanics in STEM 👉 5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Action Teams Breakout

We will break out into groups based on action teams to facilitate small-group networking and planning.


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