Tech Politics

What Austin's tech groups accomplished this election season

Two months ago, Austin’s tech industry was gearing up to become more politically involved in local elections, with ambitious plans to launch a political action committee, a get-out-the-vote drive and candidate endorsements. The tech industry — which...

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Cheer up! 10 positive things that came out of Election Year 2016 online

If you can hang on for just a few more days, it will be over, I promise. (Unless it's not!)  Election season 2016 has been going for roughly a thousand years and you have my complete sympathy if you feel as if you've been through an emotional, mental...

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Open Source

How TechVotes is trying to get Austin's tech workers to vote in this election

A new organization called TechVotes launched this year in Austin as a big get-out-the-vote effort. TechVotes is being spearheaded by Erin Defosse, chief product officer for Aceable.  Defosse says TechVotes is nonpartisan and is focused on getting...

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Open Source

Trump or Clinton? Third party? None of the above?  Where Austin's tech leaders stand on presidential politics.

As Election Day approaches, we wondered who Austin's tech leaders were voting for in this presidential race.  Reporters Lilly Rockwell and Lori Hawkins did a story earlier this year that detailed the donation records of the tech community, which...

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Open Source

Austin entrepreneur: Donald Trump is bad for business

Austin entrepreneur Joseph Kopser, the president of transportation app company Moovel, has joined about a dozen U.S. executives in a public plea to urge voters to reject Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. In an open letter, Kopser and...

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Austin tech sector gears up for campaign season

This upcoming election season, the Austin tech industry will break into local campaigning like never before, with a new political action committee and candidate endorsements, meet-and-greets with Austin City Council members and a get-out-the vote...

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