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✨ Make your days extraordinary!

AUTMHQ offers great volunteering opportunities!


Today, we'd like to thank everyone who has expressed an interest in volunteering at Austin Urban Technology Movement, also known as AUTMHQ. We can't express how grateful we are to have all of your help in becoming the movement that is reshaping the tech ecosystem. Case Manager, Career Coach, Day-In-The-Life Presenter, Digital Media Specialist, Horizons Presenter, Job Placement Coordinator, Mock Interviewer, Occupational Mentor, Resume Reviewer, Spanish Translator, Tech Support, and Volunteer Coordinator are just a few of the volunteer positions available; so, if you want to make your days extraordinary, start here! We can promise you that you will achieve something significant every day! Paty Sesma Vice President of Marketing and Communications at AUTMHQ


RSVP to this exciting Horizons by AUTMHQ event to meet Google's Stenio Ferreira.

📆. Join us to meet Stenio Ferreira to discuss his current role as a Customer Engineer at Google as well as his career path in technology. He is currently working with the two leading Big Tech hardware manufacturers in the United States to locate the sweet spot between Edge/On-Premise and Cloud. About Horizons by AUTMHQ 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.


Horizons by AUTMHQ is presenting a fantastic talk with two BigCommerce staff members!

📆 Join Phil Martinez and Brittany Bygrave, members of BigCommerce's BCinColor, as they talk about their unique tech career experiences.

About this event Come learn about our special guests who will share their amazing stories about their unique career experiences in the tech industry.

BCinColor is BigCommerce's newest global employee resource group for people of color and allies. Its mission is to create and sustain a brave environment for people of color and their allies within the BigCommerce community that will support the recruitment, retention, and professional advancement of ethnically diverse employees at all levels.


Museums for All

Thinkery is proud to participate in the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the Association of Children’s Museums’ Museums for All program!

Thinkery invites all families with Texas Electronic Benefits Transfer (Lone Star /SNAP), WIC, STAR, CHIP, Medicaid, MAP/MAP BASIC, and tribal identification cards to show their card(s) to receive FREE General Admission or Baby Bloomers tickets. (Special programs and events excluded.)

Thinkery’s Museum for All discounts can be applied in-person or online, and proof of ID will be required for entry. Please contact the Thinkery Reservations team at 512.469.6201 to reserve Open Door tickets in advance.


Diversity and Inclusion in the Technology Industry: Perception v. Reality

To evidence, this is Google’s 2020 annual diversity report, where it showed that while 5.5% of its employees identify as Black or black and other race, 6.6% are Latinx while 32.5% are women. Also, between 2014 and 2020, the number of black and Hispanic technology people increased by just 2%. The general consensus is that if these gaps are not adequately balanced, it has the potential to create a negative reputation for these companies.


With respect to the leadership of technology companies, in a report by TechNation, about 77% of tech director roles are fulfilled by men, while women occupy 23%. This simply means that there is discrimination even at the level of leadership. These findings have great implications – for instance, it challenges our thoughts on how diversity is promoted. It is often averred that to promote better representation of underrepresented groups in the workforce, it is important that boards lead by example.


AUTMHQ is building new bridges with Bridges to Science

Bridges to Science is pleased to announce a new partnership with Austin Urban Technology Movement (AUTMHQ) to provide STEM education resources to program alumni and families of current students. This will allow both parents and students to explore the path to STEM careers together.

Bridges to Science offers math, coding, and robotics programs for underserved youth in grades 5 through 9 to help them develop their problem-solving skills and ignite an interest in the sciences. Austin Urban Technology Movement, also known as AUTMHQ, is dedicated to bridging the gap between the Black and Hispanic communities and the technology industry through job placement, career development, and networking opportunities.

Through this collaboration, parents of Bridges to Science students, as well as program alumni, can now enroll in AUTMHQ programs for free. Cybersecurity, IT support, systems administration, data analytics, data science, web development, app development, project management, and other courses are available through AUTMHQ. Additionally, internships and apprenticeships offer on-the-job training as well as mentorship.


Women of Color Redefining Power in Corporate America

The share of women of color in the modern workforce is one of the fastest-growing demographics in our country, and their accelerated rise challenges some of society’s most deep-seated stereotypes for what power looks like in corporate America. But even when they are able to advance through the ranks of corporate America, they still face significant barriers to their success — and unlike their white men counterparts, women of color are more likely to feel they need to hide or change themselves in order to “fit” into the workplaces they lead. Join Deepa Purushothaman, the first woman of color partner at Deloitte and the author of THE FIRST, THE FEW, THE ONLY: How Women of Color Can Redefine Power in Corporate America, and Vernā Myers, VP of Inclusion Strategy at Netflix, for an in-person panel discussion moderated by NationSwell’s president, Uyen Tieu. Allies and attendees will be encouraged to join the conversation, and together we will cover how women of color have historically faced setbacks as they try to succeed in and reshape American workplaces & institutions and the role each of us has to play in creating an inclusive future. NationSwell Mainstage events are open to Council members, Institutional Members, and guests.


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