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The Space Race Runs Through Texas

From lunar landers to Mars housing, these Texas startups are out of this world.

Texas has perhaps always had lofty ambitions that aim to influence the world — the universe is a natural stepping stone.

Grand visionaries set the tone. Technology and entrepreneurship paved the way. And these days Texas innovators are building everything from rockets and lunar landers to satellites, sensors, and software that play pivotal roles in humanity's future both here and off in the great beyond.



✓ Mission Accomplished!

Individuals and families can receive tech devices through AUTM Distribution Drives in order to complete one of AUTM's many career pathways, earn a credential, and work and thrive in the technology industry. This is how AUTM achieves its goal of incorporating more Black and Hispanic individuals to the field of technology.


AUTMites were also able to sign up for free internet and meet with AUTM's President and CEO, Michael Ward Jr., to learn more about what it means to be a part of our program. If you are interested in connecting with us, please click here.



Digital Equity Focus Group

These sessions will be held virtually, and each participant will receive $100.
September 18, 2021, from 10 am to 11:30 am.

The City of Austin in partnership with Measure, and Austin Urban Technology Movement (AUTM) is inviting all community members to participate in our digital equity focus groups to discuss the community's experiences accessing the internet, inform us on programs and services that can bridge internet access gaps and hear about solutions that have worked for you and your family. Each participant will need to have internet access and an internet-enabled device with a video camera and microphone. If you do not have a device with internet access, you can join by phone. The phone number for the conference fine will be provided to you if selected to participate. API data and information shared will be anonymized. This means no names will be included in the final report. This report will be made available to all participants when completed.




Road to Hire to Bring Paid Tech Training and Job Access to Under-Resourced Young Adults (18–25) in Austin

Local young adults who graduated from high school or have a GED can now apply for paid 6-month tech apprenticeships, leading to full-time jobs with an average starting salary of $55K and benefits.


Road to Hire, a nonprofit that provides under-represented and under-resourced young adults with non-traditional pathways to high-earning tech jobs, is launching a paid, six-month Coding Apprenticeship program in Austin — which is a quickly growing tech hub. The paid, boot camp-style apprenticeship trains local young adults 18–25 in coding skills, professional development and connects graduates with full-time jobs with premier employers like Red Ventures — with full benefits and an average starting salary of $55,000 or more. Learn more and apply now!



Tropical Storm Nicholas Updates: AccuWeather Launches Digital Hurricane Tracker

The hurricane tracker is available in its app and online for the “above-normal” 2021 hurricane season.

STATE COLLEGE, Pa.—AccuWeather has added the new AccuWeather Hurricane Tracker to the AccuWeather App for iOS and Android and to accuweather.com. "We are expecting a more active than normal hurricane season in 2021, and the AccuWeather Hurricane Tracker will give our users who want to be 'in the know' a significant advantage when preparing for and staying apprised of a storm's track, whether that storm has already made an impact or is nearing landfall," said AccuWeather's lead hurricane forecaster Dan Kottlowski.




Some 'Tesla Bot' work to be done in Austin, job posting indicates

Elon Musk's company lists about 270 job openings online for Texas capital.


Tesla Inc. is looking for an engineer in the Austin area to work on its latest futuristic concept: a humanoid robot.

CEO Elon Musk introduced plans for "Tesla Bot" at the company's recent AI Day on Aug. 19, where company officials detailed the company's use of artificial intelligence. The robot, which will look and walk like a human, is intended to perform unsafe, boring, or repetitive tasks, Musk said at the event.



Empowering growth for women-led startups and scaleups

TechTalk Series. In partnership with SXSW Monday, September 20, 2021, Capital Factory - Voltron Room, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Ladies, this one is for you! Get excited for our upcoming TechTalk on September 20 with SXSW's Hugh Forrest as he opens an important conversation with Ingrid Vanderveldt on empowering, supporting, and connecting women in business.



Amazon to Hire for More Than 40,000 Corporate and Tech Jobs Across US

Many positions will be in Seattle and northern Virginia, but the company is looking to recruit in other regions as well.


Amazon is hiring for more than 40,000 corporate and technology jobs in dozens of locations across the U.S., the company said.

Many of the jobs will be located at its headquarters in Seattle and at its HQ2 site in Arlington, Virginia, near Washington, D.C. But the company is also planning for significant recruitment in Dallas and Austin, Texas; New York; Chicago; the Atlanta area; Boston; Nashville, Tennessee; Los Angeles and San Diego; and Detroit, among other places, a company spokesperson said by email.



Google Accelerates ThisWay Global's Impact On Job Market

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- ThisWay Global is pleased to announce its acceptance, as one of only twelve companies in North America, into the highly competitive Google Startup Accelerator program. This accelerator is designed to bring the best of Google's programs, products, people and technology to women-led tech startups.

"Being selected by Google to join this exclusive accelerator program validates our approach of using artificial intelligence to mitigate bias and increase diversity in hiring," said Angela Hood, CEO and Founder of ThisWay.

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