It may be the heart of the summer and the Texas heat is going strong, but that doesn’t mean technology activity has slowed down in Austin. Silicon Hills News has highlighted five events to attend in Austin this week.
TUESDAY– WeWork and the Austin Tech Alliance will host a tech town hall meeting with Councilwoman Leslie Pool on July 25 at WeWork Domain. The discussion will focus on the Texas State Legislature’s agenda and its impact on Austin, her priorities for the city, and how Austin’s tech community can best engage on neighborhood and policy issues. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. at WeWork Domain, 11801 Domain Blvd., 3rd Floor, Austin. RSVP here.
WEDNESDAY – The Human Capital Series at Galvanize kicks off at 6:30 p.m. and runs until 8:30 p.m. The free event features Kay Oder of Insperity, a human capital firm, talking about good processes for recruiting, onboarding employees as well as productivity, retention and employee engagement. At Galvanize, 119 Nueces St., Austin. Register here.
THURSDAY-Austin Founder Institute Information Session at Galvanize. The free event kicks off at 6:30 p.m. and is for people to meet local directors, ask questions and get information on launching a startup in Austin. At Galvanize, 119 Nueces St., Austin. Register here.
FRIDAY – An event put on by the Technology Advisors Group (TAG) for hardware entrepreneurs focused on the enterprise Internet of Things platform. This breakfast meeting kicks off at 7 a.m. and runs until 8:30 a.m. on Friday at Tech Ranch at 183 and Mopac. Eric Simone, CEO of ClearBlade is the featured speaker. The event costs $17.50 in advance or $20 at the door. Get your ticket here.
SATURDAY and SUNDAY – Expedition Hacks – a two-day hackathon that kicks off at 9 a.m. on Saturday and focuses on design solutions that use GIS, imagery information, and other big data sources. “Develop an application, platform or process that represents useful ways you envision technology will have a real world impact in Austin, and beyond.” The grand prize is $5,000. The event costs $10 and requires registration. It takes place at Gather Ventures, 5540 North Lamar Blvd., Austin. Get your ticket here.