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Startup Digest

Austin

May 06, 2019

Read homegrown content at AustinStartups.com. Know someone new to the Austin startup scene? Forward this along - they can subscribe here. Have an event? Anyone can submit one here

Highlights

Austin Digital Jobs
● Content Marketing Manager (BigCommerce)
● Design Technologist (T3 Labs)
● IT Operations (ScaleFactor)
● Marketing Specialist (Octane)
● Product Designer (Bestow)
● Search Engineer (Sysco Labs)
● Senior SEO Analyst ((un)Common Logic)
● Senior Software Engineer (Whole Foods)
● Site Reliability Engineer (Keet Health)
● Video Artist Intern (Scientific Games)

A special thanks to Austin Digital Jobs for providing us with the rad job listings and to Joseph Midura who helps manage AustinStartups.com. The Austin Digest is a volunteer effort organized by Joshua Baer and edited by Chris Sanchez.

Startup Digest Austin is curated by:
Joshua Baer

Joshua Baer - Founder, Capital Factory

Contact Joshua Baer at joshuabaer@thestartupdigest.com

Chris Sanchez

Chris Sanchez - Curator

Contact Chris Sanchez at chris.sanchez@startupdigestmail.com

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MON 06

Media ATX (Free)

May 6th 6:30pm

A monthly meet-up for members of the Austin Media scene, people new to town, and entrepreneurs looking to plug into Austin's creative communities.

The event kicks off with an actual map of what media companies, groups, and notable individuals are here in Austin, followed by conversation and an AMA session by moderator Josh Rubin. Bascially it's a place where you can get all your questions about Austin's media scene answered.

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St. 16th floor, Austin, TX 78701 | View in Calendar

TUE 07

Intro to Fundraising in Texas & Ask Me Anything ($10)

May 7th 4:00pm

Come hear an overview from experienced entrepreneurs and angel investors, get a chance to introduce yourself, and ask questions at the next Intro to Fundraising in Texas & Ask Me Anything. You can check out the slides and video from previous talks before you come here. 

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St. 16th floor, Austin, TX 78701 | View in Calendar

TUE 07

Austin iPhone Developer Group (Free)

May 7th 7:00pm

We're here because both Austin and iOS are awesome. We meet monthly to network, present education content, showcase apps and work, discuss iOS development, and share tip and tricks, while helping each other through bugs.

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St. 16th floor, Austin, TX 78701 | View in Calendar

TUE 07

Common Culture Lab: How To Build A Media Company (Free)

May 7th 7:00pm

Interested in Media, Digital Storytelling and it's current state? Come join us for pizza and a few drinks as we engage in conversations around media. Join our community of digital storytellers and let's talk about building the future of media together.

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St. 1st floor, Austin, TX 78701 | View in Calendar

TUE 07

Journal Club: A Visual Exploration of Gaussian Processes (Free)

May 7th 7:00pm

A Visual Exploration of Gaussian Processes: https://distill.pub/2019/visual-exploration-gaussian-processes/

Austin Deep Learning Journal Club is group for committed machine learning practitioners and researchers alike. The group meets every other Tuesday evening Downtown Austin to discuss research publications.

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St. 1st floor, Austin, TX 78701 | View in Calendar

WED 08

Scooters. Let’s fix this mess. (Free)

May 8th 5:30pm

We will develop a full inventory of the electric scooter problems, create multiple iterations of possible solutions, and design prototypes and action plans for change. Let’s work together to make this better. Sponsored by Capital Factory.

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701 | View in Calendar

WED 08

Startup Grind with Monica Landers of StoryFit, An AI Analytics company ($7.50)

May 8th 6:00pm

We're pleased to welcome Monica Landers, Founder and CEO of StoryFit, a rapid-growth technology company which provides AI analytics for the publishing and entertainment industry. Enjoy a 25% off discount with this special StartupDigest link

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St. 1st floor, Austin, TX 78701 | View in Calendar

WED 08

The Austin Python Meetup Monthly Meetup (Free)

May 8th 7:00pm

We have a main presentation or a series of lightning talks, followed by discussion and Q&A. There is a diversity of domains and experience levels represented, so come with your questions and be prepared to talk about how you use Python!

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701 | View in Calendar

WED 08

Experian Product Lead on When To Ignore User Feedback ($10 - $15)

May 8th 7:00pm

One of the core tenets of being a great product manager is connecting with users. That said, it’s critical to leverage user feedback in productive ways. When do you want to follow vs. ignore your users’ feedback? Experian Product Lead Mark Pydynowski shares his biggest mistakes and successes in analyzing user feedback to build new products. Mark will outline when to listen to users vs. when to ignore them - and also review a framework inspired by the MAYA (Most Advanced, Yet Acceptable) industrial design principle.

Indeed HQ | Building 1, Cafeteria | 6433 Champion Grandview Way Austin, TX, 78750 | View in Calendar

THU 09

Wordpress Austin (Free)

May 9th 6:30pm

Meet other local fans and aficionados of WordPress, the Internet's most popular content management system. From beginner to blogger, super-admin to developer, we love all types of WordPress users, fanatics, enthusiasts and code wranglers. Our goal is to provide the wonderful community with a chance to network, share ideas, and learn from each other.

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St. 1st floor, Austin, TX 78701 | View in Calendar

SAT 11

Pitch-a-Kid at the Magellan International School (Free for Kids / $10 for Adults)

May 11th 10:00am

Magellan International School is hosting its inaugural Pitch-a-Kid event! Come to join the fun and witness unfiltered and brilliant questioning from minds that are not programmed with “business jargon." No MBA buzzwords. No Venture Capital lingo. Just honest kid questions! Pitch-a-Kid is an event where real entrepreneurs pitch their company ideas to kids. It connects kids to entrepreneurs to improve learning, and it helps entrepreneurs refine their pitches by telling kids what they do, how they do it, and why.

Magellan International School, 7938 Great Northern Blvd, Austin TX 78757 | View in Calendar

Upcoming Events:


MON 13

DevOps Days Redux - Micro Conference (Free)

May 13th 6:00pm

Rackspace, 9001 N I H 35 #150, Austin, TX

MON 13

Cofounder Austin ($15)

May 13th 6:30pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St. 16th floor, Austin, TX 78701

MON 13

QuiVR with AVL! VR multiplayer archery and magic! (Free)

May 13th 7:00pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St. 1st floor, Austin, TX 78701

MON 13

Austin Clojure: Play with Duct and Rebel Readline (Free)

May 13th 7:00pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St, Austin 78701

TUE 14

Intro to the Austin Startup Scene & Ask Me Anything with Karen Bantuveris (Free)

May 14th 4:00pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701

TUE 14

Hunting of the zk-SNARKs | zk-STARKs (Free)

May 14th 6:30pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St. 1st floor, Austin, TX 78701

TUE 14

Using Technology To Bridge The Justice Gap (Free)

May 14th 7:00pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St. 1st floor, Austin, TX 78701

TUE 14

SOCOM Innovation Foundry Recap (Free)

May 14th 7:00pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St. 16th floor, Austin, TX 78701

WED 15

Annual Education Innovation Showcase (Free)

May 15th 6:30pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St. 16th floor, Austin, TX 78701

WED 15

ATX GoLang (Free)

May 15th 6:30pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St. 16th floor, Austin, TX 78701

WED 15

Austin DJs May Technical Meetup (Free)

May 15th 7:00pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St. 16th floor, Austin, TX 78701

THU 16

Austin Retail and eCommerce Meetup (Downtown): May Networking & Discussion (Free)

May 16th 6:00pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St, Austin 78701

THU 16

Bleeding Edge Web (Free)

May 16th 7:00pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St. 16th floor, Austin, TX 78701

MON 20

Speed to Capability: Defense Innovation from Research to Tech Transfer (Free - $8)

May 20th 5:30pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St, Austin 78701

MON 20

Austin Blockchain Community Collective (Free)

May 20th 7:00pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St. 16th floor, Austin, TX 78701

MON 20

Building User Shells (Free)

May 20th 7:00pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St. 1st floor, Austin, TX 78701

MON 20

PyLadies Tech & Coding Night (Free)

May 20th 7:00pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St. 1st floor, Austin, TX 78701

TUE 21

Intro to Defense Innovation & Ask Me Anything with Mike Mayo ($10)

May 21st 4:00pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St. 16th floor, Austin, TX 78701

WED 22

Product School Austin ($0 - $20)

May 22nd 6:00pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St, Austin 78701

WED 22

What is Platform Product Management by Cognizant Product Manager (Free)

May 22nd 6:30pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St., 16th Floor, Austin, Texas 78701

WED 22

LLVM Austin Social Meetup (Free)

May 22nd 6:30pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St, Austin 78701

WED 22

Persian Women In Tech Austin May 2019 (15.00)

May 22nd 6:30pm

Cirrus Logic: 800 West Sixth Street Austin, Texas 78701

WED 22

Austin IoT (Free)

May 22nd 7:00pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St. 16th floor, Austin, TX 78701

THU 23

Effective Objection Handling - Market Sense / Sandler Training (Free)

May 23rd 6:00pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St. 1st floor, Austin, TX 78701

THU 23

UT Lab for Artificial Intelligence (Free)

May 23rd 7:00pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St. 16th floor, Austin, TX 78701

TUE 28

Austin Startup Meetup (Free)

May 28th 6:30pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St. 16th floor, Austin, TX 78701

TUE 28

Austin Design Sprint - SOCOM Innovation Foundry Recap (Free)

May 28th 7:00pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St. 16th floor, Austin, TX 78701

TUE 28

Epigrammatic Programming with Tipton Cole (Free)

May 28th 7:00pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St. 16th floor, Austin, TX 78701

TUE 28

Moby Flip — Feature Flipping in Rails - Allison Zadrozny (Free)

May 28th 7:00pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St. 1st floor, Austin, TX 78701

WED 29

UiPath RPA 101 (Free)

May 29th 6:00pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St, Austin 78701

THU 30

IP Strategy for Technology Startups - Lunch & Learn (Free)

May 30th 12:00pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St. 1st floor, Austin, TX 78701

WED 12

HomeAway CPO on Using Data To Be Customer-Centric ($10 - $15)

June 12th 7:00pm

Indeed HQ, Building 1 Cafeteria, 6433 Champion Grandview Way, Austin, TX, 78750

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