Eight Austin Tech Events to Attend This Week

Dana Callender, Preston James, Ashley Jennings, Kerry Rupp, Sara Brand and Adam Lyons – just a few of the people features in the Silicon Hills News 2017 technology calendar. Photos by John Davidson.

Looking for something to do this week? We’ve got you covered. Check out some of these events happening around town. And also snag a ticket to Silicon Hills News’ 2017 Austin Technology Calendar Party at Galvanize, which takes place the following week. But regular ticket sales end on Friday. (We have to know how many calendars to print)

MONDAY Transform Your Career with this panel of data science experts at Galvanize starting at 6:30 p.m. and running until 8:30 p.m. Galvanize offers full-time immersive programs in data science. The panelists include Kevin Safford, director of data science at Umble, Drew Rice, data scientist with Capson Physicians Insurance Company and Patrick Kennedy, senior commercial data strategist with Amherst InightLabs.

MONDAY: CoFounders Meet up by the Tech Map at Capital Factory featuring January pitches from startups and a keynote address by Patrick Pitman, founder of Ebusiness. The event kicks off at 6:30 p.m. at Capital Factory on the 16th floor. It costs $15 per person.

TUESDAY: The first Austin TechBreakfast of the year at 8 a.m. at Capital Factory. It’s free. It features pitches from Silicon Labs: Thunderboard React’s Ryan Orton, M Corp Engine’s Mike Reed, Nest Mortgage’s Beto Juarez III and Third Rock Inc.’s CompassDB’s Robert Felps.

WEDNESDAY: 2017 Business Forecast: Confidence in Uncertain Times – Austin put on by the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin and the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas at the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center at the University of Texas at Austin from 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. This discussion includes David Booth, chairman and Co-CEO of Dimensional Fund Advisors, Robert Metcalfe, inventor of the Ethernet and professor of innovation in the Cockrell School of Engineering, Mine Yucel, senior vice president and director of research at Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and Jay Hartzell, dean of the McCombs School of Business. Cost: $40.

WEDNESDAY: Working with Giants: Retail Tech at Capital Factory. This is a series featuring Microsoft’s Ryan Joy. He invites executives from various corporations to talk about how they can work with startup companies. This time he’s interviewing Jason Norris, director of business development for Walmart Emerging Tech and Paul Underwood with Amazon Web Services. The event starts at 4:30 p.m. and runs until 6:00 p.m.

THURSDAY: Health Tech Austin is putting on The Disruption + Innovation Conference at the Omni Hotel, 700 San Jacinto Blvd. The event kicks off at 7:30 a.m. and features a morning keynote talk by Brett Hurt, CEO and Co-Founder of data.world talking about harnessing the power of linked data in healthcare. Lots of other great talks throughout the day by local healthcare experts. Tickets range from $100 to $125.

FRIDAY: Smart Cities Connect: How can Austin supercharge its smart city startup profile. SmartAustin and Smart Cities Connect Editor-at-large Chelsea Collier will lead a discussion with Jennifer Gooding, co-principal of Prime/PR at Austin City Hall in the boards and commission room from noon until 2 p.m. The event is free but requires registration.

SATURDAY: Data Day Texas 2017 at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center. This daylong conference is put on by Lynn Bender at Geek Austin. Tickets costs $345 to $550 to attend.

Upcoming Events:

Silicon Hills News’ 2017 Austin Technology Calendar Party on Jan. 20th at Galvanize. Tickets cost $30 to $50 and includes food and drinks, entertainment and a calendar. Here’s a great savings hack, though. Contribute $20 or more to our Ideas to Invoices podcast Kickstarter, which ends in one day, and get a free ticket to the calendar party.

Correction: Updated to change name of Saturday conference to Data Day Texas

Comments

  1. Thanks for posting this Lalorek!

    One correction though- I think tech breakfast may be on thurs rather than tues.

  2. Thanks for posting about Friday’s SmartAustin (smartaustin.org) meetup!
    Registration link: https://smartaustinmeetup-011317.eventbrite.com
    Free lunch and free parking as well!

  3. I followed up with Cap factory and it sounds like the Tech Breakfast is on Tuesday this month. Hope I didn’t create confusion – I was seeing different dates online.

    Thanks!

  4. Thanks Laura! I hope you add PR over Coffee’s Podcasting Panel next Tuesday at GA / WeWork 12-1:30pm to your calendar update next week. See you there.

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