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🖐 Early voting is here!

Is time to take action!


Hola and Hello!

We hope you are well and that this edition finds you happy and cozy in this coldish Autumn weather. Today, because early voting started in Texas yesterday, I'd like to emphasize the importance of taking action and exercising your right to vote. The US Constitution established our nation as a democratic republic. It is democratic because the people govern themselves, and it is republic because the government originates its power from the people. This means that all levels of government –– federal, state, and local –– are chosen by the people. Voting is an important way to participate in our democracy, especially when it comes to making changes to our communities, such as building larger schools or adding new roads. It is also important because by voting, we can elect officials who will assist organizations such as Austin Urban Technology Movement (AUTMHQ) to close the digital divide and providing Internet access to all Texans. “Voting is your civic duty.” One of the most important freedoms of living in America is the right to vote. Many people in other countries don't have the same right. This is why it is critical to exercise your rights, regardless of what you believe or who you support. Paty Sesma VP of MarCom at AUTMHQ


Join Tenika Small and Abraham Velazquez at Horizons by AUTMHQ with Dropbox!

The 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. During this time, our guest speakers will discuss what it's like to be a Director and Head of Product Communications at Dropbox, as well as a Senior Engineering Manager and Business Area Lead in such a great company!

These stories are relatable and can help you in matching your interests to the many opportunities available in the tech industry.


BigCommerce is sharing a Day in the Life of some fantastic employees!

Our guest speakers, Randall Hollimon, Cetiera Carmona, and Ashley Shakespeare will highlight the day-to-day of some technical and non-technical roles within BigCommerce such as Customer Support Service, Marketing, and Sales. BigCommerce is a SaaS company that gives merchants the tools necessary to build a successful online business.

If you want to learn about Customer Service, Marketing, and Sales at an eCommerce company, this is an event you don’t want to miss!


Join AUTMHQ at the photo exhibition All Kinds of Black in Tech during Afrotech

Catch the vibe provided by DJ Willtothe, Food, and Complimentary Drinks until exhausted included. Recruiters from Vercel will be on hand looking for diverse mid- career to executive level candidates for upcoming roles. Participants in the exhibit will help the audience peel back the veil of what it means to be a part of this complex ecosystem. Subject voices from interviews and imagery of subjects representing their authentic selves, will be the cornerstone of what makes this immersive photo exhibit experience at Aftotech truly unique.


#PROJECTCONNECT CapMetro, Workforce Solutions partner on 1,000+ Project Connect job development

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A new collaboration between CapMetro and Workforce Solutions Capital Area will help develop more than 1,000 local jobs as the transit authority revs up its Project Connect mass transit program.

[T]he CapMetro Board of Directors approved the launch of the Transit Workforce Partnership Work Plan, with a total cost capped at $366,000. The board didn’t hold any discussion on the item prior to the vote, but CapMetro’s finance committee previously recommended approval on the item at its Oct. 12 meeting.


#ITECHTOO Hispanic Businesses Breaking Barriers With 5G Technology

NORTHAMPTON, MA / ACCESSWIRE / October 24, 2022 / Hispanic businesses have made an extraordinary impact on the U.S. economy. In fact, nearly 5 million Hispanic-owned businesses in the United States contribute more than $800 billion annually. With Hispanic-owned businesses representing nearly one in four new businesses, we're seeing more jobs and an even brighter future for those using technology to innovate and drive efficiency.

While Hispanic and Black-owned businesses were hit particularly hard during the pandemic, some seized an opportunity to invest in technology solutions to improve their operations and reduce expenses.


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