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HACKING DIVERSITY: A series exploring issues of diversity and inclusion in the Austin technology sector 

Austin's technology sector is a key part of the region's economy and of the city's identity. Statistically speaking, it is also one of the least diverse sectors of our economy.  Central Texas technology leaders are grappling with ways to include more...

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Reshaping the pipeline in tech hiring

Lest you think that diversity hiring in the tech industry — the idea that there should be a so-called “pipeline” of capable, diverse candidates to fill jobs — is a new concept, Colette Pierce Burnette is here to tell you differently. “I graduated...

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The case for diversity in Austin's tech industry

At a Wednesday luncheon keynote that I moderated for the nonprofit Girlstart, Pinterest's head of diversity, Candice Morgan, talked about why an inclusive workforce is so important for the San Francisco-based company. She told the room of about 650...

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How Austin groups are working to bring diverse entrepreneurs into a male-dominated tech industry

As a first-time entrepreneur, Adrianna Cantu was focused on building the software that powers her Austin-based health care startup. Now, she says, she believes that building a network is just as critical. “We were laser-focused on our application...

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Talking about why diversity matters in tech with Texas Standard

This week on the "Texas Standard" radio show, we discussed the importance of diversity and inclusion in the world of technology as part of a series of stories we're launching today on 512tech. In the segment, we take a look at why tech companies are...

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Pitch Black event highlights African-American entrepreneurs in startup competition

Nine emerging Austin-area companies made the case for funding in a lively, well-attended "Shark Tank"-style competition Monday night at Galvanize Austin, an education and coworking space that opened downtown in March. "Pitch Black ATX" drew more than...

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Trump travel and visa policies prompt concern, reassuring memos from Austin tech executives

On the heels of President Donald Trump’s temporary travel ban issued last week, thousands of employees at Austin-based National Instruments received an internal memo Monday afternoon. It said the company was working with employees impacted by the...

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Taking a look at salaries in Austin’s tech sector 

This summer, we asked Austin’s tech industry a difficult question: Tell us how much money you make. Our goal was to gather demographic and salary data on Austin’s tech industry, one of the fastest-growing and most vital pieces of the Central Texas...

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‘Hidden Figures’ Made With Code event, hosted by Google and Girlstart at Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, Jan. 24, 2017

Google and Girlstart hosted a "Made With Code" STEM event for students and parents that included a screening of the Oscar-nominated film "Hidden Figures."

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Want to be part of DivInc, Austin’s accelerator for diverse entrepreneurs? The deadline is Friday.

If you’ve been meaning to apply to DivInc, the Austin startup accelerator for diverse entrepreneurs, the time is here. Applications for the Spring 2017 program close on Friday. The cohort will run from April 3rd to June 23rd, ending with a Demo Day...

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