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AUTMHQ UPDATE Hola and Hello! Memorial Day is a time when we pay tribute to those who fought for our country. The ultimate purpose is to honor the brave women and men who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Approximately 1.2 million American soldiers have died in war throughout our country's history (source: PBS.org). Therefore, as we remember and honor, we want to highlight some important facts that you probably didn't know. DID YOU KNOW that the United States military has played a key role in technological innovation? The most vital one is the Internet! While Al Gore is sometimes credited with inventing this technology, the truth is that the United States military spent decades perfecting the software that makes the internet work. Therefore, the means you have been utilizing for at least a decade to access worldwide news, lifestyles, and cultures, is something that can be attributed to the U.S. military. The same is true for furthering your education; thanks to technological improvements, you may now access online resources to improve your skills, broaden your knowledge, and, as a result, obtain a better job in the most popular sector, which is technology. Through Austin Urban Technology Movement (AUTMHQ), you can access over 100 videos to train and obtain the essential certifications to compete in the tech industry. Furthermore, if you lack the resources to begin this new journey, fill out this form so we can assist you with devices, mentorship, incentives, and more. So, wait no more and start today! Paty Sesma Vice President of Marketing and Communications at AUTMHQ
📆 Next week! Come join us at Horizons by AUTMHQ!
You will meet Phil Martinez and Brittany Bygrave who are members of BCinColor at BigCommerce. They will be sharing exciting facts about their unique tech career experiences and the best part is...you can ask all the questions you want! BCinColor is BigCommerce's newest global employee resource group for people of color and allies. Its mission is to create and sustain a brave environment for people of color and their allies within the BigCommerce community that will support the recruitment, retention, and professional advancement of ethnically diverse employees at all levels.
About Horizons by AUTMHQ Horizons by AUTMHQ events are designed to highlight numerous pathways into the tech industry. Prepare to participate in the conversation by engaging in it, interacting with it, and contributing to it.
Input from the community is shaping the design of Project Connect. Add Your Voice! Light Rail Vehicles and Systems
Wednesday, June 1, 5:30 pm | Register Here Project Connect's proposed Blue and Orange Lines make up a 28.2-mile light rail transit (LRT) plan that would operate throughout the Austin area. This meeting will focus on the vehicles and systems needed to provide light rail service in our community. We'll discuss community needs, vehicle and safety features, regulation standards, and system elements.
Combined Maintenance Facility- Update Wednesday, June 8, 5:30 pm | Register Here Project Connect's proposed Blue and Orange Lines make up a 28.2-mile light rail transit (LRT) plan that would operate throughout Austin. This meeting will focus on the Combined Maintenance Facility that is needed to service electric trains. This meeting is designed to give a community update to the meeting that was held on May 10.
Welcome to the City of Austin 2023 Budget Engagement!
The City is committed to an inclusive and transparent budget development process that utilizes resident and stakeholder feedback to ensure budget priorities are being met. During the months of February, 3 virtual community meetings were hosted by the 10 Quality of Life Commissions. All dates, times, topics, and recorded meeting links are listed below.
Affordability and Resiliency: Wednesday, February 16, 2022 | 6:30PM Watch recorded meeting here (External link)
Access and Engagement: Thursday, February 24, 2022 | 6:30PM Watch recorded meeting here (External link)
Public Safety and Health: Saturday, February 26, 2022 | 10AM Watch recorded meeting here (External link) Provide your feedback or reach out with any questions by emailing BudgetQA@AustinTexas.gov (External link).
Austin Budget Simulator – Have your voice heard! The City of Austin Budget Office is seeking resident input and feedback on city services and your budget priorities to be used in the budget development process. To have your voice heard, complete the online survey below. Results from the survey will be compiled and presented to City leadership to inform budget decisions. The results will be made available to the public here in July 2022.
We have a plan to end gun violence.
Urge Your Senators to Pass Gun Safety Legislation Now We cannot become numb to the tragedies we witness daily. We don't have to live like this—and we don't have to die like this. It's time to hold our elected officials accountable for their inaction.
Uvalde Strong Fund
Uvalde Strong is a relief fund for victims, their families, and others affected by the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School on May 24, 2022. The Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charitable organization supporting the local area, including Uvalde. We are collaborating with the District Attorney of Uvalde and the San Antonio Area Foundation to create a support system for affected families as well as nonprofits supporting Uvalde now and in the coming days and months. An Advisory Committee - chaired the Community Foundation CEO, the Uvalde District Attorney, and the CEO of the San Antonio Area Foundation - will direct grants. We are grateful for your compassion and support of our community during this painful time.
Austin Forum Event: Stabilizing and Decarbonizing the Texas Grid with Computation and Bitcoin
Renewable carbon-neutral generation is now the least expensive means to produce electricity in the world. In West Texas alone, we can produce terawatt-hours of power through wind turbines and solar panels. The question is no longer how do we generate sustainable energy, but how do we leverage its power efficiently and economically. [...] During this presentation, we will cover electrical grid basics and how bitcoin mining can be used as a variable and controllable load to stabilize the grid, thus making renewable energy generation more profitable and efficient.
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