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📆 So many exciting things happening in the city!

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Because attending AUTMHQ events is part of the AUTMHQ program, today, I'd like to share my thoughts on the value of networking, especially during these times. It is important to keep in mind that attending social events is not about making small talk with strangers or forcing awkward moments while "building" relationships.

Ha! It's more about making a good first impression and having fun. Building relationships at events is often the key to making huge strides in your career path. Even if you aren't looking for a job right now, networking can lead to interesting and relevant opportunities. However, if you are looking for a new job or a simple recommendation to advance your career, networking events are a good place to start. Most importantly, having a LinkedIn profile is extremely useful in these situations because you can exchange contact information right away. Making connections is extremely valuable because you may contact this person later if you need a referral or professional advice. People can help you find opportunities that you would have missed otherwise. You might even find your next mentor or business partner through networking. The importance of referrals cannot be overstated. This is why, in this edition, I'm sharing some important events happening in the city of Austin for you to attend and kill it while making a great first impression. Before we get there, a friendly reminder that ReThink Austin 2023 will now take place during Afro Tech 2023, a global gathering of inclusive tech companies and innovators. Stay connected by following @autmhq on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and YouTube!

Paty Sesma Vice president of Marketing and Communications at AUTMHQ


🤝 CN & AUTMHQ — Non-profits can work best when they work together!

(Austin, TX – March 2, 2023) When Connected Nation (CN) is asked to host a Digital Literacy and Learning Workshop, it is often in partnership with libraries, community colleges, or community centers.

During CN’s trip to Austin, Texas in January, the Austin Urban Technology Movement (AUTMHQ) lent their time and resources to support our shared missions to close the Digital Divide. AUTMHQ is an Austin area nonprofit that “bridges the gap between the Black and Hispanic communities and the technology industry through job placement, career development, and networking opportunities."


Finding your path to a tech career

📆 Thursday, March 23, 2023, 12:00 p.m. CST

We know that changing careers can be stressful, and the tech industry can pose unique challenges, especially for women. The Finding your Path to a Tech Career webinar is the perfect place to hear real stories from real women who have entered the tech space from a whole host of different backgrounds. You can learn about their individual journeys and how they built skills, supportive communities and new, empowering opportunities for themselves.

👉RSVP now!


TXSEF 2023 is here!

📆 March 24-25 Students in grades 6th through 12th compete in regional science and engineering fairs across Texas during January, February and March to advance to the state fair. The fair includes 20+ categories spanning across engineering, biological sciences and physical sciences. Winning high school entries advance to compete in the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).

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Calling all Texas high school STEM teachers: Join the 2023 Energy Science & Technology Institute

July 17-21, 2023

The University of Texas at Austin’s Energy Science & Technology Institute introduces STEM high school teachers to the latest technological innovations in the Texas energy industry, with specific applications in the areas of subsurface engineering and geology. The energy industry has some of the fastest rates of technological change and engineering innovation in the marketplace. A better technical understanding of energy science, engineering and technology provides teachers with the foundation to better instruct, inspire and mentor their students for potential opportunities in an industry that consistently provides hundreds of thousands of direct jobs to Texans.

The five-day summer institute is led by numerous faculty from the Hildebrand Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering. The program includes hands-on activities and labs, discussion sessions, breakout sessions, and online coursework that bring a focus to energy activities in Texas. Participants have the opportunity to meet faculty and discuss technology, engineering, careers, and other topics in an informal setting. A variety of energy themes are covered during each workshop, such as the global energy marketplace, petroleum engineering, water-energy connection, energy portfolio mix, geothermal energy, carbon storage, and hydrogen storage. The registration deadline is April 1, 2023, with rolling admissions after that date if space is available—more information and registration at The Hildebrand Endowment covers all workshop costs and enables us to offer a stipend of $900 to teachers who fully complete the program. As part of the summer institute, teachers are introduced to our TEKS-aligned online energy curriculum available for free to high school teachers and students at


Work-Based Learning/Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP)

Our Goal Young people from all backgrounds become professionals who live a self-sufficient, healthy life contributing to their community’s development and sustainability.

What We Do Prepare and empower Travis County’s young people with the foundation of career awareness, readiness, and access through training opportunities and paid internships.

Who We Serve Seven hundred and fifty young people each program year between the ages of 14-17 who reside in the City of Austin and Travis County that are enrolled and attending school, youth with disabilities are eligible to participate up to the age of 22.


Speak Up Austin – The City of Austin is Listening!

Don’t be surprised if you see Travis County outreach team members going door-to-door, at community events or at your local market asking survey questions. They want to hear from you and your neighbors about your home internet service experience. The City of Austin and Travis County are collaborating to get feedback from residents impacted directly by barriers to digital equity. The goal is to use that feedback to create a community-based digital equity plan. The plan will be based on input from: · One-on-one surveys · Community advisory workshops · Community conversations and convenings If you have questions or want to collaborate with us, please reach out to


The Austin Forum hosts three types of events each month, a hybrid presentation + networking event, an online discussion event, and an in-person meetup. Anyone can join these events to interact, share ideas, and collaborate with speakers and fellow attendees. Be sure to check out other ways you can participate in the Austin Forum on our About page, join our Slack Workspace, listen to our Podcast, and join our mailing list to stay informed about Austin Forum events.


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