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📣 Get ready to AMPLIFY good!

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Amplify Austin Day is just around the corner. During this event, which will take place on March 1-2, 2023, all Texans will come together to support hundreds of local nonprofits for 24 hours. Every donation you make to Austin Urban Technology Movement (AUTMHQ) will help our AUTMites, who are program participants, meet their needs for a device, a certification, or internet access in order to be equipped to enter the tech industry and find a great job. Learn more here: So how can you make this happen? Make a donation to AUTMHQ by clicking this link:, and then share the news with all of your friends, family, coworkers, and neighbors. Amplify Austin Day is all about collective community giving. Every contribution will help us get closer to this year's big goal and have a big impact on our community. 📣 You can also become a Fundraising Champion and create your own fundraising page! Fundraising Champions are our most influential ambassadors! This is an easy peer-to-peer fundraising program available for everyone during Amplify Austin Day. Simply select AUTMHQ as your nonprofit and share the news with your friends and family. We will provide you with tools, resources, and hands-on assistance to help you make your greatest impact for our mission. Sign up now at

Paty Sesma Vice president of Marketing and Communications at AUTMHQ


📆 Intersectional Allyship in Action: Supporting Black & Brown Professionals

Thursday, February 23, 2023, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. CST at Inn Cahoots 1209 East 6th Street Austin, TX 78702. Join Michael Ward Jr., President and CEO of Austin Urban Technology Movement (AUTMHQ), for an informative evening learning from Black and Brown community builders, leaders, and entrepreneurs about their drive to empower their communities and the exponential impact that arises when you collaborate. Learn how to catalyze support between the black and brown communities to help everyone grow. We will connect and elevate Black and Brown aspirations, success, and knowledge by building relationships and bridges at events like this. The Austin Chapter of the Association of Latino Professionals For America is hosting this event.


🏡 Learn about Mueller’s Affordable Homes Program

In support of the community’s goals, the master plan for Mueller includes a commitment to diversity, providing a wide range of home types and prices. In order to reach that goal the Mueller Affordable Homes Program will include 25% of the total for-sale and for-rent residences throughout the community. The program was created specifically to include homes for families earning less than the area’s median income that might not otherwise be able to afford a home or rent an apartment in central Austin.

Catellus, the City of Austin, Mueller homebuilders and apartment developers work together to provide a portion of all the homes at Mueller at a purchase or rental price structured for these households through Mueller’s Affordable Homes Program.


2023 5G Challenge: Advanced Interoperability

NTIA/ITS is proud to announce the launch of the 2023 5G Challenge! The two-year challenge is being hosted by NTIA's Institute for Telecommunication Sciences (ITS) in collaboration with the US Department of Defense’s Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E)). This year's challenge builds upon the success of the 2022 Event to further accelerate the adoption of:

· Open interfaces · Interoperable subsystems · Secure networks · Modular, multi-vendor solutions

The 5G Challenge aims to accelerate the adoption of 5G open interfaces, interoperable subsystems, secure networks and multi-vendor solutions by advancing towards true plug-and-play 5G interoperability.

✔ Submission period: Phase 1 open until 03/01/23 06:00 PM CST ✔ Challenge type: Software and appsTechnology demonstration and hardware ✔ Total cash prizes: $6,220,000


This is a message from Michael Ward Jr., President and CEO of Austin Urban Technology Movement (AUTMHQ):

The Texas Governor's office issued a controversial memo to state agencies and public universities, claiming that "the use of diversity, equity, and inclusion policies in hiring violates federal and state employment laws?" These policies, however, coexist and complement one another. DEI policies support federal anti-discrimination laws such as the Equal Pay Act and the Civil Rights Act of 1991, which strengthens our hiring process and increases innovation. ­­Without these two laws, we wouldn’t have the progress we have obtained today.

Inscripción al Taller de Asesoramiento sobre Equidad Digital

Organizado por el personal del Condado de Travis y la Ciudad de Austin El Condado de Travis y la Ciudad de Austin están llevando a cabo un estudio para entender mejor las necesidades de internet y dispositivos digitales de los miembros de la comunidad. Queremos obtener consejos de los miembros de la comunidad del Condado de Travis y la Ciudad de Austin sobre las actividades que estamos planeando actualmente en el estudio, por lo que estamos organizando dos talleres de asesoramiento en febrero y marzo. Queremos conocer la opinión de los miembros de la comunidad que han experimentado dificultades para acceder, costear o utilizar Internet. Si está interesado en compartir su opinión, infórmese e inscríbase en uno de los talleres que se indican a continuación.


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