Category: BLNDED

Meet Austin’s Newest Diversity in Tech Meetup

Social media has become a huge instrument for inspiration and impact. For Ricky Sánchez, he was inspired after reading a tweet by Lara Hogan (Engineering Director at Etsy). and in response wrote the article “Sponsoring and promoting women and minorities in tech” expressing...

/ June 2, 2017

ThinkandZoom Prepares for Takeoff with Tarmac TX

Tarmac is a FREE 9-month acceleration program focused on fostering tech solutions addressing social and environmental issues in Austin’s growing social innovation ecosystem. Tarmac is backed by San Francisco-based nonprofit CALSO and 3M. Last night was Tarmac TX’s welcome party...

/ May 19, 2017

Founder Series: Veronica Martinez

Meet Veronica Martinez, Founder of BetterBeeHiveProject, advocate for special needs, empowerment and inclusion. So Veronica, tell us about yourself? I was born in Dallas, but call the Rio Grande Valley Home. I am the oldest of five wonderfully supportive siblings,...

/ May 16, 2017

Fundamentals to Pitching Investors

Pitching can be a monumental challenge for many entrepreneurs, knowledge, delivery and presence. There’s fundamentals to it. Paul O’Brien, thought leader, founder, VC, and innovator. If you ask Paul, he refers to himself as a Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) who works with...

/ May 15, 2017

Austin, Texas: The Tale of Two Tech Cities

Austin, Texas’ population is quickly approaching one million residents, but the tech population appears to be split in half. At last week’s Diversity in Tech event, a unique group followed Dr. Colette Pierce Burnette and Mayor Steve Adler by discussing the importance...

/ May 1, 2017

What’s Next for Tech Diversity in Austin, Texas?

When I first tell people I live in Silicon Hills, most people look at me with a very confused expression. They’re typically familiar with Silicon Valley and the many large tech companies that serve us ads via Instagram, but they’re...

/ April 28, 2017

The Myth of ‘The Visionary Founder’

During an entrepreneurship talk, in Prof Darragh’s class while at Booth School of Business, I listened to Andrew Mason talk about ‘The Point’. This was 2009 and Andrew talked about signing people up to collectively fight for or contribute to...

/ April 24, 2017

Founder Series: Christa Freeland

Founder Series: Christa Freeland Meet Christa Freeland, Co-Founder/Managing Director of Switch Co-work. Switch is a network of unique workspaces with everything you need to get work done. Switch has two locations in Austin, TX. Trackside in East Austin and recently opened...

/ April 21, 2017

Preparing For The Coding Interview

Austin Hispanic Hackers held their second coding interview practice session. This go round HomeAway sponsored the event held at Capital Factory. The Hispanic Hackers community describes the process of getting a job in technology like this: The whiteboard coding interview...

/ April 14, 2017

Tech and The Defaults That Dictate Our Lives

In 1878, Christopher Sholes was granted the patent on the QWERTY keyboard layout. He’d been granted the patent on the typewriter in 1868, 10 years earlier. His original typewriter had problems with tangling mechanical keys and the QWERTY keyboard was...

/ April 14, 2017