Tag: Austin

IBM Design Studio

How IBM Uses Design Thinking to Better Implement & Understand Diversity

The Austin Urban Tech Movement has made great strides here in Austin, Texas by hosting meetup events targeting minorities in technology. The group hosts these events at the biggest tech companies in Central Texas including Amazon, Oracle and Indeed. Each event...

/ July 28, 2017

Austin Urban Tech Movement Partners with IBM

Austin Urban Tech Movement is partnering with IBM, who has for more than a century been dedicated to every client’s success and to creating innovations that matter for the world. Free and open to the public, this event will allow...

/ July 5, 2017

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

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

This is how much money women make in Austin — compared to men

A new report from Abodo explores the gender wage gap in the U.S., confirming that Texas women earn less than men, which mirrors the rest of the nation. The apartment listing website reviewed five-year estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2015 American...

/ May 5, 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

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

Best Podcasts Focused on Diversity in Tech

According to Edison Research, as of 2016, 21% of Americans 12 or older have listed to a podcast, up from 12% in 2013. In 2016, 64% people, 12 and over say they “most often” listen to podcast on their mobile...

/ April 14, 2017

Episode 69 – Paola Mata

iOS Engineer at BuzzFeed Coalition for Queens Alum www.paolamata.com / www.madebylatinas.com What made you decide to work in the tech industry? I was initially in an administrative/office management roles. It wasn’t planned. I started a blog, and I became interested in learning...

/ March 23, 2017

Episode 68 – Christella Dolmo

Mobile Engineer at KickStarter Coalition for Queens Alum What made you decide to work in the tech industry? Initially, I was pursuing a career in accounting. I declared it my major at college. After an accounting internship, I decided it...

/ March 12, 2017