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Get plugged into the Movement

Updated: Oct 28, 2023


Hola and Hello, Volunteers are a crucial part of the Austin Urban Technology Movement (AUTMHQ), so we thought it would be great for them to meet each other. As anticipated, our most recent volunteer mixer was a whirlwind of connections, laughter, and inspiration! From icebreakers that helped form connections to heartfelt volunteer stories, we shared, learned, and bonded during AUTMHQ’s volunteer mixer. After learning more about how they can get involved in the Movement towards diversity, equity and inclusion in tech, many volunteers left the mixer eager to make an even greater impact. Thanks to all who joined; your passion for change is contagious and proves that when we come together, magic happens! If you would like to volunteer in future efforts, sign up using the link below. There are many ways AUTMHQ Volunteers can assist our Autmites, whether that be through job placement, career development (mentorship) and/or building social capital. Until next time, keep the volunteer spirit alive!




Broadband on the Ballot | Mon. Oct. 16 | 3 p.m. CT | Virtual As we prepare for the upcoming November Election, AUTMHQ wants to make sure you are educated on Prop 8 as you head to the polls. Join Texas Rural Funders & United Ways of Texas for a virtual learning session on Prop 8 & ways you can take action on this important ballot initiative.

Volunteer at ReThink Austin | Sat. Nov. 4 | 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. CT | Headliners Club Austin Urban Technology Movement needs your help to make the fifth edition of ReThink Austin unforgettable. We know your energy, skills, and passion will make a real difference in how attendees experience our event. From greeting and checking folks in to providing table support and floating where needed, there are plenty of ways for you to get plugged in as a volunteer at this year's ReThink Austin event. Sign up to volunteer using the link below.

STEMM Opportunity Alliance - Provide Input Last year, the White House held a summit announcing the launch of the STEMM Opportunity Alliance (SOA), the initiative to ensure STEMM equity by 2050. SOA has been working hard this year to craft a national strategy framework to guide all members of the #STEMM community, from private and public sectors and across industries, toward a more equitable and inclusive future. Now they are looking for public input on the national strategy framework to close the opportunity gap in our STEMM ecosystem. Help them create a stronger and more equitable #STEMM ecosystem by providing written or verbal input using the link below:

LiftOff Summer Institute 2024 for Educators and Perservice Educators This aerospace workshop, called LiftOff, emphasizes science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning experiences by incorporating a space science theme supported by NASA missions. Teacher participants are provided with information and experiences through speakers, hands-on activities and field investigations that promote space science and enrichment activities for themselves and others.

Regional Advisory Committee Public Comment on Education The U.S. Department of Education is collecting info on the education needs of our country. Below is an opportunity for you to share the importance of incorporating STEM into our education system.


Innovation in Tech @ Taco Bell | Tue. Oct. 10 | 7-9 p.m. CT | Virtual

In today’s digital age, embracing innovation is not just a choice – it’s a necessity. Join Taco Bell's thought leaders and technology experts as they share how they are constantly striving to push the boundaries of technology and innovation.

Elevate Your Career through Personal Branding and Lasting Connections | Thur. Oct. 12 | 2 p.m. CT | Virtual Are you ready to take your career to new heights? Join Latina in/Tech for an inspiring panel discussion that will show you how to leave your mark in the professional world, elevate your career, and build lasting connections that will propel you forward.

Nerf Battle & Eclipse Watch| Sat. Oct. 14 | 9-12 p.m. CT | Eternal Faith Baptist Church Eternal Faith Baptist Church in Manor, TX is hosting a free family fun day featuring a nerf battle and eclipse watch. There will be free food, glasses provided to view the eclipse, and a nerf battle. Nerf guns will be provided, or you can bring your own.

Quantum Computing Meetup | Tue. Oct. 17 | 6:30 p.m. CT | Trifecta on 3rd After the Austin Forum’s huge September presentation event on quantum computing featuring Strangeworks founder and CEO, Whurley, it became clear that there is strong interest in quantum computing in Austin—including a number of professionals working in this field for various companies. So, they're going to have a meetup and see just how strong this interest is, and hopefully help people learn how they can contribute to, transition into, or at least learn a lot more about quantum computing! Join them and bring any friends and colleagues who are interested in, or working in, quantum computing and adjacent fields!

Engaging Girls in STEM Immersive Experience & Discussion | Tue. Oct. 17 | 4-6 p.m. CT | Girlstart Greater Austin STEM ECosystem is facilitating this networking forum with an interactive, immersive hands-on activity experience & effective strategies discussion about engaging girls (and all students) in STEM.

Strategies to Advance Your Career in Tech | Thur. Oct. 19 | 5-6 p.m. CT | Virtual Dive into the world of career management and professional development as Latinas in/Tech bring you an exclusive industry panel featuring trailblazing minds at Block who have honed their expertise to navigate the intricate paths of the tech landscape. Learn from their successes, setbacks, and strategic choices that paved the way for their remarkable careers.


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