Tech Diversity

Dell has taken small steps in diversifying its global workforce  

Dell Technologies made incremental steps last year in its efforts to increase the gender and ethnic diversity of its workforce, according to new data released by the company. In an annual company report, the Round Rock-based technology giant said...

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In Texas, veteran tech workers not seeing much progress on diversity, survey finds

Long-time tech workers in Texas say they aren’t seeing much progress from their companies’ efforts to create a more diverse workforce, a new survey from hiring site Indeed.com finds. Diversity among the technology workforce has been an issue for years...

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Thousands of engineers gather in Austin for the Society of Women Engineers conference

More than 14,000 people descended on Austin this week for the sold-out Society for Women Engineers conference, also known as WE17.  The popular conference provides professional development and networking opportunities for primarily women engineers...

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Open Source

Capital Factory launches a $100k diversity investment challenge

Are you a diverse entrepreneur whose startup could use $100,000 in cash? Capital Factory’s new Diversity & Inclusion Challenge might be the ticket.  The competition is looking for startups founded or run by those that are typically underrepresented...

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Open Source

Austin’s DivInc launches its third entrepreneur session for diverse founders

DivInc, the Austin accelerator for diverse entrepreneurs, is ready to launch another group of startups through its 12-week program. The fall cohort, which starts Sept. 5, is composed of eight women and seven men. Nine of the 15 are from ethnicities...

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Photos of the Week July 24-30, 2017

The best of Statesman photography for the week of July 24-30, 2017.

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Open Source

Austin tech accelerator DivInc unveils its latest startups at Demo Day

DivInc, an Austin accelerator focused on diverse entrepreneurs, has unveiled the work of its latest founders, who spent the past 12 weeks at work on their startups. The founders of nine companies took the stage Thursday night at Capital Factory, where...

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Tech firm shows off new video-relay device to Austin’s deaf community

On Tuesday night, in the lobby of Austin’s Topfer Theatre on South Lamar, about 350 members of Austin’s deaf community gathered to learn about a new device being offered from Sorenson Communications, a video-relay device called the ntouch VP2. The...

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Open Source

Dell: Progress slow as it aims to increase number of women, people of color in workforce

Dell Technologies hasn’t made significant progress in increasing the number of women and people of color that it employs, according to its latest report on the diversity of its workforce.  The Round Rock-based company said on the second-to-last page...

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