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AUTMHQ UPDATES Hola and Hello! Happy February! I just read an article that talks about the power of smiling. Did you know that a smile requires the coordination of 43 muscles in our face? It's no surprise that it's considered a highly effective workout! Smiling increases mood-boosting hormones while lowering stress. It also decreases blood pressure overall. But because you smile when you're happy, the muscles you use encourage your brain to release more endorphins, a chemical that helps you feel better. It's also been said that smiling might help you live a longer life. So, if we want to be happy and healthy, perhaps we should start wearing gigantic smiles. I'm talking about the importance of smiling in this edition because I was buying groceries at a local convenience store a few days ago and I spontaneously smiled at a girl and remarked something about her gorgeous hair. Because several of us are still wearing face masks, her grin was only noticeable through her eyes, and we began chatting. She was wearing a Q2 Stadium face mask, so I inquired about it, and the conversation turned out to be a prospective partnership...all because of a smile. Believe it or not, many opportunities arise through interactions in which we are actively looking and actively listening. At Austin Urban Technology Movement (AUTMHQ), we are committed to creating opportunities for our AUTMites to succeed in the tech industry. We make certain that they receive the mentorship necessary to earn a certificate, we provide the resources they require to pursue this journey, we assist with job placement, and when they achieve a milestone... it makes us SMILE!
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AUTMHQ NEWS AUTMHQ is going LIVE on Instagram with ATC! Tune in next Thursday, February 3, 2022, at 3:30 p.m. for a fun and engaging talk between Austin Technology Council, ATC and Austin Urban Technology Movement (AUTMHQ) about our partnership plans for 2022 and the "must"attend" events you don't want to miss!
📢 Calling all Black Techies, Employees, and Entrepreneurs!
Join AUTMHQ on February 22nd for our virtual Talking Tech Summit to celebrate Black excellence and engage with exciting technology.
AUTMHQ will hold two separate panels, each paired with a technology showcase, to go deep into today's tech landscape. Our speakers will discuss their contributions to technology and how they are striving to enhance diversity in the industry. Our technological showcase will remove the barrier to access and increase social capital in our community. Stay tuned for more details!
📆 Save the date for our 2022 ReThink Austin event: Leading by Action!
Austin Urban Technology Movement (AUTMHQ), in partnership with Harlem Labs, will present ReThink Austin for the fourth time during SXSW in March 2022. This year's theme is "Leading by Action," and it will include a series of events featuring leaders from the communities we represent.
ReThink Austin is a powerful gathering that focuses on topics affecting central Austin such as technology, entrepreneurship, community impact, and diversity, equity, and inclusion.
The event is set to take place on March 12, 2022, at 4:45 p.m. Stay tuned for more exciting details, but for now, save the date!
How to land a Tech Career in the Post-Pandemic World
By Neelima Parasker Forbes Councils Member
If you want to work in the tech industry, there’s never been a better time than now. The technology industry has continued to experience a boom in demand for solutions and services post-pandemic, and this has created a domino impact on an already tough market to find talent. Established companies and startups alike are facing the same challenge: There are more positions than skilled workers to fill much-needed technology roles. ________________________ ↪ Enroll with AUTMHQ to get trained and we'll assist with job placement!
The (R)evolution of Steve Job
Austin Opera is proud to present the Texas Premiere of Mason Bates and Mark Campbell’s The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs, February 3, 5, & 6, 2022. This new take on the life of Apple pioneer Steve Jobs caused a sensation at its 2017 world premiere at Santa Fe Opera, and the live recording went on to win the 2019 Grammy for Best Opera Recording. According to Seattle Weekly, “Mason Bates’ score is unfailingly inventive and often gorgeous…”
Making his Austin Opera debut in the title role is baritone John Moore, praised by Stereophile as a “vocally and theatrically exceptional Steve Jobs.” Joining him in company debuts are Sarah Larsen (Laurene Powell Jobs), Bille Bruley (Steve Wozniak) and member of the Grammy-Award-winning cast Wei Wu (Kobun Chino Otogawa.) Plus, Madison Leonard, who triumphed as Gilda in 2019’s Rigoletto, returns to Austin as Chrisann Brennan.
It seems fitting that this groundbreaking new co-production created by Austin Opera, Atlanta Opera, and Lyric Opera of Kansas City will premiere in Austin, Texas, a city simultaneously known as “Silicon Hills” and the “Live Music Capital of the World.” Tomer Zvulun, the creator of Austin Opera’s award-winning production of Silent Night, returns to direct.
The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs is inspired by the life and creative spirit of Steve Jobs and does not purport to depict actual events as they occurred or statements, beliefs, or opinions of the persons depicted. It has not been authorized or endorsed by Apple Inc., the Estate or Family of Steve Jobs, or by any persons depicted therein.
Please note: A negative Covid-19 test within 72 hours or voluntary proof of vaccination presented at the venue is currently required to attend performances. For full COVID-19 attendance, protocols click here.
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Women in Tech Roundtable: Rediscovering You
Female leaders in the tech industry are invited to the Austin Technology Council Women in Tech Leadership Roundtable for an important conversation on the topic of "Rediscovering You: Self Care, Self Worth, and Self Image," led by internationally acclaimed image, style and rejuvenation expert, Eve Michaels.
In preparation for the event, we ask that attendees please bring one clothing or accessory item they wish to donate to Goodwill, as well as to bring or wear one clothing or accessory item that makes them feel their best (think: beautiful, powerful, happy, fierce).
Come prepared to discuss your selections and rediscover you.
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