Google Fiber Seeking Digital Inclusion Fellows in Austin and San Antonio

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Google Fiber has partnered with the Nonprofit Technology Network, known as NTEN, to hire Digital Inclusion Fellows to help build digital literacy programs in Austin and San Antonio. Residents in Austin and San Antonio can apply to participate in the program and to become a Digital Inclusion Fellow through its application online through May 13th. […]

Thinking up World Changing Ideas with Max Levchin at SXSW

Max Levchin, cofounder of Affirm, courtesy photo from SXSW.

Max Levchin, one of the co-founders of PayPal, stayed up all night at South by Southwest Interactive, to come up with his list of five unstoppable trends that are going to change the world. During his keynote address, Levchin said too many entrepreneurs focus on small ideas. He’s looking for transformative ideas that will have […]

Julie Huls to Join San Antonio-based DoSeum

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For the past six years, Julie Huls has served as president of the Austin Technology Council during one of the biggest boom times for the city’s technology industry. During her time there, she helped grow the organization’s membership and raise funds for the organization. The ATC has 280 companies as members representing 1,600 executives and […]

Robert Scoble Leaves Rackspace for UploadVR

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Robert Scoble, who has worked in various roles with Rackspace for the past seven years, announced Thursday he is leaving the San Antonio-based tech company to join UploadVR. Scoble made the announcement at the Pre Conference Summit SXW20, a daylong event put on by the W2O Group at the Zach Theater in downtown Austin. Scoble […]

Choose San Antonio to Showcase the City at SXSW

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Choose San Antonio wants people to choose San Antonio. It’s a nonprofit organization that just sprung up out of the blue devoted to promoting San Antonio to the world. Eric Bell, vice president of corporate development at Group 42 and Kevin Peckham, chief strategist with Lightning Jar, a digital marketing firm, founded the organization. It […]

Accenture’s Technology and Innovation Center to Hire 300 in San Antonio

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Accenture Federal Services plans to hire 300 new employees in San Antonio this year for its Technology and Innovation Center. Accenture already has 1,100 employees in San Antonio. The center, which opened in 2015, provides technology services to federal clients nationwide. “This expanded Technology and Innovation Center accelerates our ability to help more federal clients […]

Creating the Next Generation of Innovators at TEDxSanAntonio

Colin Lang, aerospace studies teacher at Alamo Heights High School at TedXSanAntonio.

By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News A theme at TEDxSanAntonio this year swirled around disrupting the education system to train kids for jobs in the information age. The Internet has had a profound effect on jobs and the way students learn, said Colin Lang, aerospace studies teacher at Alamo Heights High School. Today, […]

Linux for Ladies Program Seeks to Train More Women in the Technology Field

Deborah Carter, senior manager of global talent development at Rackspace, speaking at Linux for Ladies information program at the Open Cloud Academy.

Anna Eilering worked as a chef before becoming a software developer two years ago. “I make four times the amount of money I made as a chef,” Eilering said. She also has healthcare and other benefits as an employee at Rackspace in San Antonio. But it took her almost ten years working as a chef […]

Driverless Vehicles and Other Projects Being Developed at Southwest Research Institute

One of Southwest Research Institute's autonomous cars, know as MARTI, which stands for Mobile Autonomous Robotics Technology Initiative.
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By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News A group gathered at bleachers in a test field just off Culebra road on Monday as a giant red cab of an eighteen wheeler drove up and stopped along with a Ford Explorer, nicknamed Marti, and a Humvee. None of them had drivers. Most people have heard […]

UT Austin Startup Atom Mines Wins Texas Energy Pitch Competition

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By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News A new startup, Atom Mines won first place in the Texas Energy pitch competition at the University of Texas at Austin during UT Energy Week. The Austin-based startup, founded this year, is creating a more efficient type of light bulb that uses less energy and lasts longer. […]