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Diversifying technology and radically changing lives requires #AUTMHQ to not only serve our clients but to also be visible in our community. From tabling at community events like the People's Community Clinic's back-to-school event, to showing up at City Hall to share the workforce development funding gaps we see in the City budget, #AUTMHQ has been active in our community as we aim to achieve digital equity and build a tech ecosystem for all. On Tuesday, August 1st at 3 p.m. CT, Austin City Council will be having their last Public Input Session on item #4 before voting on the 2024 City Budget. Currently, the submitted budget does not: 1. Align with the Community Investment Budget created by Equity Action, AUTMHQ, and more than 30 local organizations. 2.Support the work of Austin Urban Technology Movement, such as increasing workforce development across the technology industry and expanding digital equity in the community. 3. Enhance the city’s local initiatives such as the Master Community Workforce Plan to move Austinites out of poverty or the Hire Local Plan where businesses employ and develop the local talent to meet workforce needs. AUTMHQ will be speaking in support of our mission, volunteers, partners, and the communities we serve. With this knowledge, we encourage you all to take a look at the city budget, recognize its gaps and voice your opinion. Here is more information on the 2024 Proposed City Budget , instructions on Public Participation at Council Meetings, and the steps you can take to voice your opinion. Thanks for joining us in our Movement towards a more diverse and equitable tech ecosystem. Sincerely, The AUTMHQ Team
DECA Small Business Summit | Wed. Aug. 2 | 11 a.m. CT
This summit will explore critical business development topics with expert panels, discussions, and Q&A opportunities.
Back to School Event & Free Health Screenings | Thurs. Aug. 3rd | 9-12 p.m. CT
The Rosewood-Zaragosa Neighborhood Center (located at 2800 Webberville Rd, ATX 78702) has invited the community to the center to join its upcoming back-to-school event. Come for free health screenings for cholesterol, blood sugar, A1C, pregnancy and blood pressure, as well as back-to-school supplies.
Back to School Welcome Day | Thinkery | Sun. Aug. 6 | 2:30-5 p.m. CTJoin AUTMHQ community partners as they host a back-to-school family day event at the Thinkery, which is also a proud partner of AUTMHQ. The Thinkery offers play-based learning experiences for children 12 and under.
Networking Forum - Increasing Blacks & Hispanics in STEM | Wed. Aug. 16 | 4:30-6 p.m. CTThis highly anticipated forum will bring together professionals, educators and innovators in the STEM community to foster collaboration, exchange ideas, and explore opportunities for increasing diversity in STEAM fields. Come connect and learn how to support Blacks and Hispanics in STEM and engage in captivating panel discussions.
Linux Foundation Creates Ultra Ethernet Consortium Some big names, including Cisco, AUTMHQ partner Microsoft, AMD and more, come together to refine Ethernet standards for AI and high-performance computing.
Clone or competitor? Users and lawyers compare Twitter and Threads Millions of people have quickly signed up to Meta's new app, Threads, as it aims to compete with Twitter - a sign that users are looking for an alternative to the social media platform that has undergone a series of changes since Elon Musk acquired it.
Lobbying for Affordable Connectivity Program Funding Next Century Cities is lobbying on Capitol Hill for continued support for Affordable Connectivity Program funding. They held a congressional briefing recently that featured Austin’s Senior Program Manager Khotan Harmon. Learn more about the fight for affordable, reliable home internet service.
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