Awesome Austin Tech Stuff, May 29-June 4

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 May 29 through June 4 are as follows:

Tuesday, May 30: Coffee & Code With the Iron Yard (FREE)
Come pique our brains about the Iron Yard’s training and career services, how to assess your readiness, and timing to make a career change pathways and trajectories in Java development. At Brew & Brew at 10:00 am.

Tuesday, May 30: Legal Issues for Startups Seeking VC Money (FREE)
Get ready to learn about the Top 10 legal issues facing startups who are seeking to raise venture capital money. Startup Attorney Kristine Di Bacco will examine a myriad of topics, including correct legal structure, IP Issues, founder/employee equity issues and a basic overview of seed financing structures. At Capital Factory at noon.

Tuesday, May 30: Science, Media + Tech Meet Up (FREE)
Johnny Holden, Irish Times reporter and freelance science and technology journalist is getting together with us to explore the role of media in the sciences and bleeding edge technology. Other speakers include Barbary Brunner, Neal Fletcher, Arthur Markman, and Michael Webber. At Galvanize at 5:00 pm.

Tuesday, May 30: Austin Diversity in Tech Meet Up (FREE)
Our goal is to promote diversity in tech by showcasing startups, ideas, and people who are part of a minority group. We aim to help build a sustainable technology industry that drives economic growth, leads innovation, and creates positive, high-impact change for our local communities and the world. Location TBA at 6:45 pm.

Tuesday, May 30: #BeerSummit: Almost Summer Edition! (FREE)
The temperature is soaring into the 90s which means one thing in Austin: it’s almost summer! This month we have the luxury of one extra Tuesday to help hold summer at bay one extra week, so that means it’s time for the 5th Tuesday #BeerSummit! At ABGB at 7:00 pm.

Wed, May 31: Migrating Your Websites to AWS (FREE)
Join AWS (Amazon Web Services), Six Nines IT, And CloudVelox To Learn How To Get Started With Migrating Your Databases To AWS. This technical workshop includes a live demo and Q&A with the experts! At Capital Factory at noon.

Wed, May 31: Build a Taco Website Using HTML & CSS (FREE)
Do you love tacos? Then this Learn to Code workshop is for you. This beginner lesson will help you build your first website with the theme of tacos! And yes — there will be tacos to eat as well. Come eat & build with us while learning HTML & CSS. At Galvanize at 6:30 pm.

Wed, May 31: Choosing Your Coding Education (FREE)
With so many options out there for learning how to code, sometimes it can be a bit overwhelming. At this campus tour & info session we’ll be giving an overview and brief history of the coding education landscape as well as where Austin Coding Academy fits into that picture. At Austin Coding Academy at 6:30 pm.

Wed, May 31: HackerNest Austin, First Ever Tech Social (FREE)
HackerNest Tech Socials are a fun, relaxed way to connect with your local tech community. Atmosphere: chill, friendly, unpretentious, agenda-free (no sales pitch), and brimming with Ultra Smart People. At Sci-Tech Academy at 7:00 pm.

Thurs, June 1: Capital Factory $100,000 Challenge Info Session (FREE)
Come hear more about what the $100,000 Challenge entails and how to qualify! Questions answers at this session include: What criteria are you looking for in the winning company?; When is the right time to apply for the 100K challenge?; How do I increase my chances of winning?; and How does Capital Factory invest? At Capital Factory at 6:00 pm

June 2–4: ATX Hack for Change (FREE)
Founded in 2013, ATX Hack For Change brings together people from all walks of life to tackle the unique issues facing our weird city. This three-day hackathon focuses on social good projects submitted by the community and hacked on by the community. At St. Edward’s University beginning at 6:00 pm on Friday, June 2.

On the horizon: Bank SNB Entrepreneur’s Happy Hour (June 6), Austin Forum (June 8), Startupbootcamp FinTech & CyberSecurity (June 12), Smart Cities Connect (June 25–28), SXSW 2018 PanelPicker Entry Period (June 26-July 21), 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.



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Hugh Forrest

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