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AUTMHQ UPDATES Bridging the Technology Gap – A Holiday Story

The holidays are here, which means it's time to decorate, cook for relatives, and enjoy the spiritual glow of keeping in touch with loved ones. Over the past 15 years, technology has grown rapidly – the advancements have meant changes to how we gift and how we all can spend the holidays.

Despite the recent challenges of bringing families together because of COVID-19, we have seen the use of technology to connect us. The coronavirus has transformed many aspects of Americans’ lives. We’ve transformed our daily experiences and technology played a role in this fundamental transformation. Unfortunately, tech use has not been a boon for everyone because of affordability and connection problems. More broadly, not all Americans have key tech skills. Americans with lower-tech readiness have had different experiences with technology during the pandemic. Tech struggles and usefulness alike vary with race and ethnicity. The importance of an organization like AUTMHQ cannot be overstated as it solves tech’s stubborn diversity gaps and makes dramatic changes to enable and empower individuals to become tech-literate and participate in the tech industry. It’s time to tech the holidays for everyone!

Frank Rodriguez Business Development Specialist



AUTMHQ EVENTS

Let's have a Merry, Merry, Happy Hour together!

Meet us at The Victory Grill, 1104 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702 on Wednesday, December 15th, 2021, from 5-8 PM CST.


🎄🎁 As part of the 12 Days of AUTM, Austin Urban Technology Movement (AUTMHQ), National Black MBA (NBMBA), Austin Area Urban League Young Professionals (AAULYP), and Young Black Austin (YBA) invite you to our next Social Networking and Happy Hour event to work together to strengthen the Global Majority community.


Come join us as we continue to discuss a path forward that addresses the social, political, and economic needs of Greater Austin locals and newcomers.


👉 AUTM Events →


Check out this AUTM Talk with Partners and Board Members as part of our 12 Days of AUTM by AUTMHQ Series. 🤝


This is the AUTMHQ Game Show, which took place as part of the 12 Days of AUTM by AUTMHQ events last week. It was a lot of fun! 🎮


ICYMI: here's a link to our ReThink Austin 2021 Community Impact: More than an Entrepreneur session; it was extremely engaging and beneficial!




AUTMHQ EVENTS

Livestream Webb Telescope Launch into Space and Going Beyond with Dr. Frank Chang-Diaz

Collaboration with NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and Ad Astra Rocket Company's Dr. Frank Chang-Diaz


AUTMHQ will be live streaming the Webb Telescope launch into space on December 22nd, 2021 at 6 a.m. as part of AUTMHQ's events. According to the Nasa.gov website, "The James Webb Space Telescope will find the first galaxies that formed in the early universe and peer through dusty clouds to see stars forming planetary systems. Learn more from the mission's project website." Later, Dr. Franklin Chang-Diaz, the first Costa Rican and Hispanic astronaut will take us on a trip to the stars through a very engaging conversation with AUTMHQ's guests. Dr. Chang-Diaz graduated from MIT and was chosen for the 1980 National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). He flew seven times into space and walked three times. Join AUTMHQ for another conversation with a living legend about space. ________________________ ↪ Check out all AUTMHQ's events here and be part of the fun!


TECH NEWS

For Tech To Hire More Women, Perception Of The Industry Must Change

By Darren Parson, Chief Information Officer at NPD Group.


To diversify ranks, young women need to see themselves in lifelong tech careers. If the technology sector is to ever add more women, then the time has come for fresh thinking and new approaches. Since I began working in the industry — during the dot-com period — interested groups have demanded that more be done about the relatively small number of women working in the sector. Now seems to be the perfect time to recruit more. The pandemic and remote work opportunities have led untold numbers of workers to find new jobs and even careers. ________________________ ↪ When you enroll in our AUTMHQ programs, we will accompany you on your journey to becoming a member of the tech industry. We provide training, mentorship, devices, stipends, and access to our job board where you can find the coolest tech jobs!


TECH NEWS

These are the top 5 most in-demand tech jobs in 2022

Cape Town - As matric pupils conclude the last stretch of their final examinations this week, many of them are faced with the daunting task of choosing a career path.

With youth unemployment at its peak, students will need to weigh their options to see if they will be employable after completing their tertiary education.

According to Riaz Moola, CEO at HyperionDev, with the rapid digitization of almost all aspects of our lives, tech-based careers offer the students of today lucrative opportunities for tomorrow. “Currently there is a skills gap in the technology sector in South Africa. “This is reflected in research by Price Waterhouse Cooper, which reveals that 87% of local CEOs are most concerned about this shortage.”

According to Moola, these are the top 5 most in-demand tech careers in 2022: 1. Java Developer 2. Software Engineer 3. Data Scientist / Data Engineer 4. Enterprise Architect 5. Full-stack web developer

________________________ ↪ All of the AUTMHQ cohort courses for training for these top jobs can be found here.



TECH NEWS

Galvanize Scholarship Rewrites the Algorithm for Diversity in Tech

Coding bootcamp continues $1.8M commitment to equal access to tech jobs with latest round of scholarships


DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Galvanize - the nation's leading provider of software engineering training - announced the latest cohort of five We Stand Together Scholarship recipients. The scholarship aims to improve representation and equity in technology fields through tuition-free enrollment in Galvanize’s intensive bootcamps.


With a $1.8M investment by its parent company, Stride, Inc. (NYSE: LRN), Galvanize launched its Opportunity Fund in 2020, a platform to fund full, partial, and deposit-level scholarships for students who identify as Black or African-American to enroll in full-time and part-time immersive software engineering programs. Since the creation of the Opportunity Fund, Galvanize has awarded 30 scholarships to underrepresented students as part of an ongoing commitment to increase diversity and representation in the tech field.

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↪ AUTMHQ is a proud partner of Galvanize.



TECH NEWS

How to hire a diverse staff in 2022: Don’t unknowingly limit your talent pool

While millions of people have quit their jobs in just the last month, this does not spell bad news for all employers — after all, talent is not just resigning, but reshuffling.

But what employers will win the talent they need in today’s competitive labor market? Daniel Chait, CEO of applicant tracking and recruitment software company Greenhouse, says that keeping diversity in mind will be critical to a successful hiring process and business.

“This is not just about social justice, although that's important,” says Chait. “It’s about being competitive because so much value comes from human capital in business today.” ________________________ ↪ AUTMHQ can help you enhance your skills and train for a new career in as little as 6 weeks!



TECH NEWS

U.S. needs modernization of immigration laws to fill 9 million tech job vacancies: Report

Worth mentioning here is that the current H-1B visa guidelines have remained unchanged over the past 14 years, despite the positive effects of immigration and its impact on the growth of the US economy.

New Delhi: With the United States (US) not producing enough skilled degree holders to fill demand for tech jobs, expanding high-skilled immigration is the best solution to fill the current skills gap and contribute to new business development and economic growth, said s report, published by Tech-Net.

If the US does not take steps to counter the shortage of high-skilled workers in the country, it could result in over 9 million job vacancies and $1.2 trillion in lost production over the next decade, the Economic Times mentioned citing the report published by network of technology CEOs.


TECH EVENTS

Cash Business: Use Your Cash to Start Your Business

Join us on Thursday, December 30, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM CST Cash Business was created to help new business owners strategically launch and grow their business, prior to leaving their day job.

A powerful training session, filled with valuable business tips and insights, beneficial for entrepreneurs and business owners of all stages. Cash Business focuses on a financial system that aims to display the value of separating business expenses from personal expenses, showcasing how to:

• Build a Balanced Business from the Ground Up • Position your Business to Obtain Financing from Banks/Credit Unions • Easily Pitch and Explain your Financial Requirements to Potential Investors


TECH EVENTS

Women in Tech: Leadership Dinner

Join us at Z'Tejas on West 6th Street, Austin, TX, USA on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. CST.

Austin Technology Council welcomes Tamara Fields, Managing Director at Accenture, and Sara Brand and Kerry Rupp, general partners of True Wealth Ventures, for a special Women in Tech Leadership Dinner focused on "Women Investing in Women Investing in Women." (Please note: This event is exclusively for women)

Learn the importance and value of investing in women entrepreneurs, and gain insights into addressing the gender disparity in the venture capital ecosystem, the No. 1 source for a high-growth economy.

Agenda: 5:00 PM || Check-in, networking, happy hour 6:00 PM || Panel discussion 7:00 PM || Dinner and networking

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