Awesome Austin Tech Events, June 5–11
The strength of the Central Texas technology / startup scene helps SXSW thrive as an epicenter of innovation. Some of the most interesting events in Austin for the week of June 5 through June 11 are as follows:
June 5-June 8: Made In Austin (FREE)
A week of free events celebrating the innovators, products, communities and businesses putting Austin on the map. Join us for inspiring workshops, talks, panels, networking, closing party and concert, all highlighting Austin change makers in the areas of Outdoors, Art & Design, Food & Beverage, and Music. Topics, times and locations vary — check the Made In Austin website for the most current details.
Monday, June 5: Austin Coding Academy Open House (FREE)
Join us to learn about our unique, part-time curriculum curated to the Austin job market and how we take students to full-stack developer proficiency in 30 weeks. We are proud to announce our north Austin location will be opening June 19th at Tech Ranch Austin, and will follow a Microsoft full stack curriculum of C# and .NET. Our goal is to get you where you want to be in your career. Refreshments provided! At Tech Ranch at 6:30 pm.
Monday, June 5: Austin Food & Tech Meet Up (FREE)
This Meet Up is for individuals and organizations working to impact the food system. We exist to support food and tech entrepreneurs with their ventures. If you are, an any capacity, working on the current or future challenges associated with food, you are invited to join this community. At Capital Factory at 6:30 pm.
Monday, June 5: Women Who Code (FREE)
Women Who Code is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers by creating a global, connected community of women in technology. The organization tripled in 2013 and has grown to be one of the largest communities of women engineers in the world. At Capital Factory at 7:00 pm.
Tuesday, June 6: How to Meet Investors in Austin
Are you an entrepreneur starting a new company? Recently moved your company to Austin? Come hear an overview from an experienced entrepreneur and angel investor Josh Baar, plus get a chance to introduce yourself and ask questions. At Capital Factory at 4:00 pm. Tickets $10.
Tuesday, June 6: Bank SNB Entrepreneur’s Happy Hour (FREE)
Join Bank SNB for our “First Tuesday” series of networking events spotlighting local entrepreneurs and their game-changing products and services. The June event will include prize giveaways, complimentary beer, wine and light hors d’oeuvres. At Bank SNB at 5:30 pm.
Tuesday, June 6: Austin Virtual Workers Happy Hour (FREE)
The Austin Virtual Workers is partnering once more with the Austin Marketers Happy Hour for the June edition mixer! No agenda, motivational speakers, or snake oil. Just drink and socialize with other Austin telecommuters after work! At Stay Gold at 6:00 pm.
Tuesday, June 6: Venture Forth 37 Pitch Night (FREE)
Join us at Pitch Night and graduation of our Venture Forth #37 cohort. This group of innovative entrepreneurs are addressing real issues in the world and building some truly inspiring companies. As an investor, mentor, instructor, friend of the Ranch or entrepreneur we’d like you to join us to celebrate their progress and encourage future success. We look forward to seeing you there. At Tech Ranch at 6:00 pm.
Tuesday, June 6: BioBash Spring 2017
Please join us for our twice annual premier informational and networking event featuring an update on the innovation taking place in our community. We will have complimentary appetizers, beer, wine, scientific posters and opportunities to connect and get involved. This is a great time to meet new contacts and catch up with other science colleagues. At Springdale Station at 6:00 pm. Tickets available onsite.
Wednesday, June 7: Web Development Immersive Info Session (FREE)
Are you interested in becoming a web developer? Are you ready to propel your career in web development? Perhaps you know coding basics but are looking to expand your skills further. Come learn about our Web Development Immersive Program to discover what tools and resources are available for you. At Galvanize at 6:30 pm.
June 8–11: ATX Television Festival
The focus of the ATX Television Festival is on the celebration of the medium: looking back at its history, where it is now, and where it is headed. Our festival consists of panels, screenings and events where attendees can hear from the actors, writers, directors, creators, showrunners, music supervisors, casting directors and studio executives involved in all stages of bringing their favorite series to the small screen. Tickets $79 to $225.
Thursday, June 8: Austin TechBreakfast (FREE)
The Austin TechBreakfast is a “show and tell” format event where up to five different technologists will demo their technologies from a wide range of industries ranging from software to hardware, IT to Biotech, robotics to space tech. At Capital Factory at 8:00 am.
Thursday: June 8: Coffee and SEO / Marketing Talk (FREE)
We’ll be making connections and talking about the latest in Digital Marketing over great coffee. This is a joint Meetup between Austin SEO and Austin Online Marketing Club. Hope to see you there! At Fibercove Coworking at 11:30 am.
Thursday, June 8: Austin Forum (FREE)
The June 2017 edition of this monthly lecture series focuses on how technology can help leaders and other decision makers improve smart city planning in Austin. Which smart projects are already underway and which should we pursue to help make Austin more affordable, more accessible, and more mobile-friendly? At Galvanize at 5:45 pm.
Thurs, June 8: Capital Factory $100,000 Challenge Info Session (FREE)
Capital Factory Accelerator helps companies who are ready to scale find investors, partners, clients, and employees through multiple different avenues. Come hear more about what it entails and how to qualify! At Capital Factory at 6:00 pm.
Thursday, June 8: Video Gamer Makers Unite (FREE)
This is a group for anyone interested in creating video games or game companies of all types: core AAA, massive online/MMO, indie, social, casual, mobile, serious play, and augmented reality and simulations. Special guest speaker at the June 8 edition of this Meet Up is Austin video game legend Warren Spector. At Capital Factory at 7:00 pm.
Friday, June 10: Tips to Maximize Your LinkedIn Profile (FREE)
Join us at the beautiful offices of General Assembly at WeWork downtown and learn all about how to maximize your LinkedIn profile. At WeWork Downtown at 11:00 am.
On the horizon: Startupbootcamp FinTech & CyberSecurity (June 12), Newco Austin (June 21), Smart Cities Connect (June 25–28), SXSW 2018 PanelPicker Entry Period (June 26-July 21), SXSW Film Festival Entry Period (June 26-Oct 20), Ask Me Anything With Hugh Forrest (June 28), SXSW 2018 badge sales begin (August 1).
Stay tuned to this space as we review more tech-focused events for the coming weeks. If you have an event that you would like considered for listing in this space, contact me at hugh at sxsw dot com.
Hugh Forrest tries to write at least four paragraphs per day on Medium. These posts often (but not always) cover technology-related trends. When not attempting to wordsmith or meditating, he serves as Chief Programming Officer at SXSW in Austin.