AUTMHQ is growing stronger and louder!
AUTMHQ UPDATES Hola and Hello! First and foremost, I'd want to express my gratitude and excitement to everyone for their fast involvement in connecting us with Austin's best muralists! We got a lot of names, so I'll be contacting everyone this week to go through the details. We can't wait to see the final piece of artwork! Second, we have some exciting news to share with you! Michael Ward Jr., our President and CEO, has been named a Community Partner of the Innovation & Technology Caucus of the Texas House (IT Caucus). As a community leader who works towards digital equity and knows the problems surrounding the technology workforce, Michael will now have a stronger voice in important decisions. Not to brag, but the IT Caucus is incredibly lucky to have Michael Ward Jr. as a member. Another major news is that we are overjoyed to have reached a significant milestone by upgrading our website's sign-up experience. We started this project in 2021, and it is already live! If you wish to collaborate with AUTMHQ, you will now get a more personalized experience. This will help us to have a more efficient engagement with you and start making an impact immediately! Finally, I'm sharing this tweet since it's not only inspirational but also directly relevant to AUTMHQ's mission.
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Michael Ward Jr. will be bridging the questions about Bridging the Gap in Tech
Incubator CTX has invited Michael Ward, Jr., President and CEO of Austin Urban Technology Movement (AUTMHQ), to speak on Bridging the Gap in Technology on February 3, 2022, at 12:30 p.m. CST at Concordia University Texas. We welcome you to participate in this critical discussion, which affects every community in society.
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Tech May Be Mostly White and Male. Thanks to DE&I, That's About to Change
As a woman and an immigrant in tech, DE&I is top-of-mind in my own endeavors. My company is woman-led, and our team is both multicultural and multinational. And, honestly, I find that executives don't have to be convinced that diversity, equity, and inclusion are good ideas--that's not the challenge. Instead, it's how to ensure that equal representation actually happens. For it to happen, we have to try a little (or a lot) harder. Fortunately, many industry leaders and influencers are taking action to ensure the tech industry is more diverse and inclusive.
The most epic, star-studded Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show trailer is OUT and we love the representation!
Pepsi dropped a star-studded trailer to hype its upcoming Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show performance at the 2022 NFL championship game. The teaser features some of the biggest names in music: Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Dr. Dre, and Kendrick Lamar. In the video, we see each artist right before they get “the call” from Dr. Dre to amass and assemble. It’s almost like a cast of superheroes among the quintet. In the video, we hear a sample of each artist’s hit songs, from Eminem’s “Rap God” to Mary J. Blige’s “Family Affair.”
Let's share some moves on TikTok!
Please follow us on TikTok and join the movement...in this context, the dancing movements! We want to get 1,000 followers so that we may hold live events and have a good time together! Please follow and encourage your TikTok friends and followers to be a part of the moves... and the movement.
Microsoft donation to the Smithsonian Latino Center celebrates and supports community history and culture
Today, Microsoft is honored to announce a $1 million donation to the Smithsonian Latino Center to support the new National Museum of the American Latino and the development of the Molina Family Latino Gallery. The National Museum of the American Latino is the Smithsonian’s first museum space dedicated to celebrating the U.S. Hispanic and Latinx community experience. While the larger museum is being built, our contributions will support the development of the Molina Family Latino Gallery in the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C.
Can Texas Maintain Its Tech Job Momentum into 2022?
For the past few years, pundits and analysts have wondered whether Texas will become the next Silicon Valley. It’s clear that cities such as Dallas and Austin are attracting substantial numbers of tech companies (and investment), but can the state continue that momentum into 2022?
COMMUNITY IMPACT EVENTS
WeThrive - Cohort 4 - 2022
WeThrive is a space where BIPOC nonprofit Executive Directors/CEOs will come to grow, collaborate, and change the world together.
WeThrive is focused on village building and development for nonprofit leaders of color who are aiming for organizational growth and community impact. WeThrive is a space where nonprofit leaders will come to grow, collaborate, and change the world together.
Cohort 4 - Dates: All sessions are held on the following Fridays from 10 am-11:30 am • February 4, 2022 • February 11, 2022 • February 18, 2022 • February 25, 2022 • March 4, 2022 • March 11, 2022
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