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As you are aware, Austin Urban Technology Movement (AUTMHQ) is entirely dedicated to bridging the gap between Black and Hispanic professionals and the tech industry. Our primary goal is to increase the representation of these individuals in one of the most popular industries, which is the technology sector. Many of our AUTMites have expressed an interest in learning about and obtaining certification in Cybersecurity, which is why we are featuring Camille Stewart Gloster today, a multifaceted cyber and technology professional and former Google executive who was recently hired to lead the Biden administration's efforts to develop the nation's ecosystem for tech talent. We've also found that Camille has formed a working group on new technology and cybersecurity alongside Women of Color Advancing Peace & Security. This working group focuses on the effects of emerging technologies and cybersecurity on communities of color, with a particular emphasis on women of color. Stories like these remind us how important the work of organizations like AUTMHQ is in providing opportunities for underrepresented communities to live better lives. Your support and participation are always appreciated in assisting more individuals who wish to enter and thrive in the tech industry. Come join our movement! Your participation will have a huge impact. Paty Sesma VP of MarCom at AUTMHQ


White House cyber hire highlights diversity challenges in tech workforce

The White House now has a point person to carry out its pledge to expand diversity in the cyber workforce.

Camille Stewart Gloster, a Google executive, was hired to head up Biden administration efforts to develop the nation’s ecosystem for tech talent, including building a more diverse cyber workforce and strengthening cyber education.

It’s a tough task but a pressing one, with the cyber sector facing widespread workforce shortages.

Suzanne Spaulding, a senior adviser for homeland security and director of the Defending Democratic Institutions project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said Stewart Gloster’s hire was significant.

“It’s not just the visibility of a woman of color taking a senior position on cyber in the government but one that has a high profile in the very communities we’re trying to reach,” she said.


Applications are now open for Apple's Entrepreneur Camp in October

You can now apply for admission into one of three upcoming Apple Entrepreneur Camp programs.

In a news update (opens in new tab) on the Apple Developer website, the company announced that it has opened up applications for three different cohorts for Black, Hispanic/Latinx, and female founders. Applications will close on August 24, so make sure you apply beforehand!

Apple Entrepreneur Camp supports underrepresented founders and developers of app-driven organizations as they build the next generation of cutting-edge apps and helps form a global network that encourages the pipeline and longevity of these entrepreneurs in technology.


Want a higher salary? Be more active on Twitter, study suggests

AUSTIN, Texas — It pays to tweet. A new study reveals executives who self-promote regularly on Twitter are more likely to receive job offers with high salaries than those who don’t promote their brand online.

Study co-author Andrew Whinston — a professor of information, risk, and operations management at the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin — says that executives who promoted their expertise and qualifications on Twitter were 32 percent more likely to attract higher-paying job offers after interviews.


6 jobs that will boom as tech companies build the metaverse

The metaverse could redefine how people engage with everything from content consumption to their 9-to-5 jobs — but who is actually responsible for bringing these virtual worlds to life?

The investment bank Citigroup predicts that the metaverse — immersive digital worlds people can engage in as avatars — could be worth up to $13 trillion with five billion users by 2030. In other words, the future is coming up fast, and tech companies like Meta Platforms (formerly FaceBook), Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, and Alphabet will need talent from various fields to make the metaverse possible.

“It is only natural that these companies will look to expand their workforces and hire more technical individuals to match the ambitions of a project with such magnitude,” says Jonathan Merry, CEO of BanklessTimes, an online publication dedicated to alternative finance and crypto. “World creation is a meticulous process that requires incredible levels of creativity, which means these companies need all the creative people they can get their hands on.”


Building Promise USA to Host Hiring Initiative for Re-Entry Empowerment (HIRE) Event for Formerly Incarcerated Individuals

HIRE has been organized to utilize the combined resources of partnering organizations that include Indeed, City of Austin’s Equity Office, Workforce Solutions Capital Area, Community Coalition for Health, Austin Urban Technology Movement (AUTMHQ), Indeed Transitional Outreach Ministries, the Travis County Reentry Roundtable, Time Done, and other Austin-based organizations that focus on serving this target population. This event serves as a bold first step to help reduce the recidivism rate among formerly incarcerated individuals to help them successfully reenter society. The HIRE event will serve up to 100 participants. During Day 1, participants will attend workshops focused on resume building, and best interview practices, and learn the soft skills necessary to finding and retaining gainful employment. On Day 2, employers and training entities will be hosting interviews and seeking to hire or enroll participants on-the-spot during the event.

The event details: Saturday, August 20, 2022: 9 am - 5 pm Impact Hub Austin - North Loop 5540 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78756

Wednesday, August 24, 2022: 9 am - 5 pm Impact Hub Austin - Bouldin Creek 411 W Monroe St, Austin, TX 78704


Battle for Austin Tech

Event Date: September 22, 2022, at ACL Live at the Moody Theater

As an Ambassador for Battle for Austin Tech, our company is looking forward to bringing our community together with Austin Technology Council to celebrate 30 years of tech’s influence in Austin by honoring the first-ever recipients of the Austin Tech Awards and witnessing the ultimate Battle of the Tech Bands. To get involved, visit


Energy Education for the Future: Renewable Energy Deals and Economics

In the Renewable Energy Deals and Economics course, you will receive comprehensive training on all aspects of the transactions, data analysis, site development, and valuation of wind & solar energy deals. This course will educate and equip you with the tools and resources needed to calculate the value of renewable deals and prepare you to transact. Course Content:

Land Transactions for Solar & Wind Farms

Analytics and Comp Data

Value Drivers of Land for Solar & Wind Farms

Valuation of Land to Lease for Solar Farm

Valuation of Solar Farm Royalties/Rents

Solar Farm Economics

Valuation of Land to Lease for Wind Farms

Valuation of Wind Farm Royalties/Rents

Wind Farm Economics

Recommended For:

Energy Professionals

Solar Farm Developers

Wind Farm Developers

Financial Professionals


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