By LAURA LOREK
Publisher of Silicon Hills News
Austin is the kind of place that no matter what the hour of the day there is something fun and interesting to do in this city. And this week, in the tech community, there are so many activities going on that it will make a person’s head spin. Here are just a few of the highlights for you to consider.
MONDAY – FRIDAY – MediaTech Week – a week of talks, workshops and parties focused on media with talks on everything from podcasting to virtual reality to musicians to funding.
MONDAY – FRIDAY – Austin Design Week – 60 events focused on design with a wide range of topics ranging “from designing parenthood, playing with chalk, exploring the future of AI, designing your career, feminism and place-making and so much more.” You can read more about Austin Design Week at this post on Medium by Hugh Forrest, director of South by Southwest Interactive.
WEDNESDAY – Evan Baehr at Startup Grind Austin – Baehr most recently co-founded Able, an online leader to small business. But before that, he attempted to disrupt the U.S. Postal Service with Outbox, which was backed by venture capitalists Peter Thiel and Mike Maples. He also co-wrote the book: Get Backed: Craft Your Story, Build the Perfect Pitch Deck.
WEDNESDAY – Austin Tech Alliance Tech Town Hall – this is one in a series of the technology community meeting with city leaders. This one is with Council Member Ellen Troxclair at NXP Semiconductors from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY – DeveloperWeek Austin – This is Austin’s largest developer show featuring more than 1,500 tech developers, executives and entrepreneurs. The event focuses on app development, virtual reality development, financial technology development and machine learning.
THURSDAY – Austin Tech Breakfast – This monthly breakfast meetup at Capital Factory shines a light on new tech startups. This event features Days of Code, Kiss & Tell, Kx Systems: kdb+ and Complai: Shep.
Upcoming: Nov. 16th – InnoTech Austin – the daylong technology conference features a full day of sessions, workshops, keynote speeches, networking and more. In addition, the conference hosts an Austin Women in Tech Summit. Registration is only $40 with discount code SILICON77 and includes access to all InnoTech sessions too.
Party of the Year – celebrating the New Year: 2018, that is Silicon Hills News’ 2018 Calendar Party at The Zebra on Dec. 14th, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Everyone gets an Austin 2018 tech calendar. At the party, the list of this year’s calendar pinups will be announced along with the unveiling of the calendar. And 20 percent of the proceeds of all ticket and calendar sales will be donated to Austin Pets Alive. Early bird tickets on sale now.