Chelsea Collier, Founder, Digi.City; Editor-At-Large, Smart Cities Connect; Co-Founder, Impact Hub Austin; Advisor, Texans for Economic Progress, Adam Lyons, Co-Founder and CEO of The Zebra and Akshay Sabhikhi, CEO of Cognitive Scale.

The Silicon Hills News Tech Calendar Party kicks off on Friday at 6 p.m. at Galvanize.

There are still a few regular priced tickets available, but only through Monday. We hope to see you there.

Silicon Hills News would like to thank Alamo Beer, our beer sponsor for the event along with Tito’s Vodka, our spirits sponsor.

A big shout out to our super-cool calendar sponsors; Temple Health & Bioscience District, Galvanize, Austin Chamber of Commerce, Procore Technologies and InnoTech Austin and InnoTech San Antonio. And a big thank you to John Davidson, photographer who took all the photos for this year’s calendar. And thank you to all the Austin technology leaders featured. (They will soon all be revealed,)

So cheers to a great week of filling your brain with knowledge and networking.

MONDAY: Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. Austin’s MLK March kicks off at the Martin Luther King Jr. Statue at the University of Texas at Austin campus at 9 a.m. with a short program. The marchers then progress South to the State Capitol for another program and then marchers will continue on to the historic Huston-Tillotson University for a festival.

TUESDAY: Podcasting Panel: How to Utilize a Podcast for Your Brand put on by Dave Manzer of PR Over Coffee and Manzer Communications at General Assembly on the 14th floor at WeWork Congress starting at noon until 1 p.m. Manzer will moderate the panel featuring Omar L. Gallaga, co-host of Statesman Shots, Moby Hayat, host of Austin Fire Show, Paul O’Brien, founder of MediaTech Ventures and partner in 1839 Ventures and Laura Lorek, host of Silicon Hills News’ Ideas to Invoices podcast.

WEDNESDAY: Trump’s Impact on Austin Tech, a panel discussion at Capital Factory starting at 6 p.m. and running until 7:30 p.m. Panelists include Matthew Dowd, ABC News Chief Political Analyst, Ainee Athar (, Omar Gallaga (Austin American-Statesman), Shalini Ramanathan (RES Americas), and Ian Clarke (The Freenet Project).

THURSDAY: Industrial design and mechanical engineering & intelligent robot creatures at the Austin Hardware meetup at Capital Factory starting at 7 p.m.

FRIDAY: Silicon Hills News 2017 Austin Calendar Party at Galvanize starting at 6 p.m. and running until 8:30 p.m. Get your ticket here.

SATURDAY: Tacos, Tech, Drinks & Data: Galvanize Austin Info Session – 10:00 a.m. to noon at Galvanize. Dual-Info Session to learn about Galvanize’s 24-week Web Development Immersive program and its 12-week Data Science Immersive program over tacos and mimosas.

SATURDAY: Austin Startup Games 2017 at Fair Market starting at noon and running until 6 p.m. featuring top Austin startups battling it out in games like beer pong, ping pong, liar’s dice, connect four, darts, foosball and more. There’s always a surprise event. The teams battling it out for the top prize are: uShip
Trendkite, theCHIVE, Sparefoot, OwnLocal, OutboundEngine, OneSpot, Modernize, LawnStarter, Headspring, Capital Factory, Boundless, AffiniPay, Aceable, Academic Works, Scalefactor and ShippingEasy.

Coming up:

JAN 25th: Rice Alliance-Austin Chapter and Central Texas Angel Network Pitch Competition.

FEB. 4th: Food+City Challenge Prize