Happy New Year!

A little late to post the January events this year. But that’s because of the 2020 Austin Silicon Hills News Austin Calendar. It’s made it back from the printers and it’s being prepared for its debut at the sixth annual SHN Calendar Party. This year, the party is being held at The Riveter from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23rd. Please join us to meet the 12 startup founders and advocates featured in the 2020 calendar. If you don’t have tickets yet, get your tickets soon because we will sell out.

Thank you to our sponsors for the calendar and event including The Riveter, (our venue host) the Austin Chamber of Commerce, BuildGroupInnoTech AustinKronologicSana BenefitsEgan-Nelson Law FirmSilicon Hills LawyerKronologic.ai and Active Capital. And In-Kind Sponsors: MassChallenge Texas. We still have room for a few more sponsors to make the event spectacular. Please sign up on Eventbrite.

See you there!

Jan. 15th

Leadership Team: Executing a High-Performance Decentralized Team Strategy

When: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: Max’s Wine Dive, 207 San Jacinto Blvd., #200, Austin, TX

What: Engineering scarcity, strong competition, migration policies among other factors are affecting current talent and product strategies even in the fastest-growing organizations. We will encourage a dialogue to discuss the execution and dynamics of decentralized teams, using talent from all over the world, while maintaining their culture and service on top. For more info.

Jan. 16th

The Agents of Change for DEI

When: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Where: The Riveter, 1145 W. 5th Street, Austin, TX 78703

What: A new year brings change and action. If you’re a head of DEI, HR professional, recruiter, or hiring manager, we invite you to join our interactive DEI event featuring an all-star lineup of panelists. For more info.

Jan. 16th

TeXchange Austin

When: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St. Austin, TX

What: Fireside Chat with Chris Palmisano, COO of Rocket Dollar, With the rise in demand for startup capital, there have been “new” mechanisms for fundraising that have evolved to meet the ever-growing needs of the community. For more info.

Jan. 16th

Insure Tech ATX

When: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: NFP, 1250 S. Capital of Texas Highway, No. 600, Austin, TX

What: Topic: Creating B2B Relationships in InsurTech, FinTech, and Beyond. Speakers: Mark O’Leary & Rachelle Oribio. For more info.

Jan. 21st

Austin Music Tech Meetup  

When: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St., 16th Floor

What: Jason Fox, Founder and CEO of music app Earbuds, will be recounting his founder story of his journey from the NFL to startups as well as the experience of going through the Techstars Program in Austin. For more info.

Jan. 22nd

Winter Job Fair at Capital Factory  

When: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: Capital Factory, 1st Floor, 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701

What: Join us for 2-hours of networking focused on connecting Capital Factory companies to individuals seeking employment within the Austin tech and startup community! Come meet our budding startups, learn about available opportunities and drop off a resume. This event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. For more info.

Jan. 23rd

Austin Technology Council: Roundtable Breakfast

When: 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Where: Newmark Knight Frank 2530 Walsh Tarlton Lane, Suite 200, Austin, TX

What: Sales leadership: the impact of client harassment on your team. Monthly breakfasts targeted to specific groups within the Austin technology community to come together in a small group of 25-40. These events include a featured speaker who kicks off open discussion amongst attendees. For more info.

Jan. 23rd

Silicon Hills News 2020 Austin Tech Calendar Party

When: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: The Riveter, 1145 W. 5th Street, Austin, TX 78703

What: Join us for Silicon Hills News’ 6th annual Austin calendar party. We’ll have drinks, light bites, entertainment by The Specials, specialty coffee drinks by Cactus Cafe Coffee and lots of fun and networking with the best and brightest in the Austin technology community. And we’ll introduce the startups and startup advocates and leaders featured in the Silicon Hills News 2020 desktop calendar.  For more info.

Jan. 25th

Data Day Texas

When: Saturday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center – 1900 University Avenue – Austin, TX 78705

What: Originally launched in January 2011 as one of the first NoSQL / Big Data conferences, Data Day Texas each year highlights the latest tools, techniques, and projects in the data space, bringing speakers and attendees from around the world to enjoy the hospitality that is uniquely Austin. Since its inception, Data Day Texas has continually been the largest independent data-centric event held within 1000 miles of Texas. Our most recent editions have drawn over 1000 attendees. For more info.

Jan. 29th

Big Ass Social Happy Hour

When: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: Hanger Lounge, Fourth & Colorado

What: BASHH is Austin’s relaxed mixer filled with professionals of all backgrounds that feel awkward knowing each other online but not offline. The ties come off a 6:00 pm, and there are no speakers or panels, no lame pitches, no egos; all are welcomed to relax and have happy hours! For more info.