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Announcing ATC’s Partnership with Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do Podcast

ATC is proud to announce our partnership with the dynamic podcast,
Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do.

Thom Singer, podcast host, interviews thought-leaders from  ATC Member Companies regarding their unique advice for startups, thoughts on Austin’s tech ecosystem, and personal heroes every first Thursday of the month.

Rob Kaczmarek, projekt202

Rob Kaczmarek starts off the partnership with valuable insight into what projekt202 is all about, his entrepreneurial beginnings on the golf course, and how his love-hate relationship with failure led to success.

What is Cool ThingsEntrepreneurs Do?

Thom Singer has interviewed over 400 CEOs, entrepreneurs, business leaders, solopreneurs, and others on his popular “Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do” podcast (named on INC.com as one of 8 business podcasts to listen to in 2018). Through these in-depth conversations he learned that there is no single thing that holds people back from achieving more, nor is there one solution to reaching the top levels of success.  It is unique for each person.

Why projekt202?

Projekt202 has a unique and established methodology for understanding people in context — we reveal unmet needs — which drives everything they do. This leads to a crisp, clear understanding of the customer, which shapes the design and development of new solutions and experiences.

With over 15 years perfecting their approach, they have the experience, teams, skills and scale to deliver sophisticated software solutions that improve any and all touchpoints across the user journey.

UDS Systems :Global March for Elephants & Rhinos ATX

WHAT: Wild Night Out, Innovative Tech Saves Species Fundraiser

WHEN: Sunday, December 2, 2018, 6-10pm

WHERE: Vuka Gather Venue S, 411 W Monroe St Austin, Texas 78704

WHO: Global March ATX Presents TCU Rhino Project and Air Shepherd Program

WHY: Prevent EXTINCTION of Endangered Species

EVENT: Tickets: https://techsavesspeciesatx.eventbrite.com

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Website: https://techsavesspeciesatx.eventbrite.com

PROGRAM: Expert Speakers, VIP Dinner, Exhibitors, Last Tusker Film Intro, Music, Art, Appetizers, Cocktails, Silent Auction, African Wilderness Safari Auction/Raffle, Door Prizes.

New to Austin’s Tech Industry, local wildlife advocates welcome Robert Hannaford, Co-Founder, Director of UDS System LLC and his Partners, Co-Founders, Otto Werdmuller and George Sayegh. Robert is also Technical Director of the award-winning, Air Shepherd, which employs innovative technology to protect elephants and rhinos in poaching hot spots across Africa.

“We use drones that can fly at night and find poachers before they kill. It works. It’s proven. The poaching STOPS.” Event Presenter, Robert Hannaford, of Air Shepherd Air Shepherd / Time Magazine Article “Rhino poaching has increased 9000% in South Africa alone. Across Africa, an elephant is poached every 14 minutes, a rhino every 7 hours. At this rate, both species will be extinct within 10 years.” Event Presenter, Director of the Institute for Environmental Studies at TCU, Dr. Mike Slattery, launched an initiative that would help change the lives of one specific animal: the rhinoceros. “Wrapping protection around the rhinos is first priority. This includes anti-poaching units, dog patrols, 24/7 human protection, dehorning the animals and building game reserves.” “There’s a lot of people around the world that are scrambling to try and figure out how to protect the species,” Slattery said. “They’re figuring out how to stop the poaching, how to reduce the demand and how to move this needle back towards a much more sustainable growth population of the species.” See: TCU’s Rhino Initiative

Learn how new research fueled the idea of harnessing IBM Cloud, the Internet of Things (loT) and predictive analytics technologies to combat the poaching of rhinos: Speaker, IBM Corporate Strategy, Markus van Kempen, will share how this new field strategy can make poaching predictable and therefore nearly impossible – effectively replacing guns with innovative technology.

Check out our Drone displays and learn more about DNA Analysis, Acoustic Traps, Thermal Imaging and other technology designed to stop criminal syndicates in their ongoing attempt to poach animals for the multi-billion dollar illegal wildlife trade. And join with the Austin Tech Community to support this vital work at Tech ATX Fund for Wildlife.

For Interviews and additional information, please contact: Robert Hannaford, Air Shepherd: 512-993-0814 / rob@coolideassolutions.com Dr. Mike Slattery, TCU Initiative: 817.257.7506 / m.slattery@tcu.edu Judy Brey, Global March ATX: 512-696-8656 / info@marchforelephantsatx.org

Take the Austin American-Statesman’s 512tech Tech Survey!

Take the 512tech Tech Industry Survey

The Austin American-Statesman’s 512tech website is conducting its second annual survey of Austin’s tech workforce.  Interested in taking the five-minute survey? You have until July 31 to complete it.

You can take the survey by clicking on this link.

Austin’s 120,000+ tech industry workers are major influencers in Central Texas and around the globe, and they bring a vast array of backgrounds and skills. The 512tech survey aims to capture key information about these workers, such as gender, ethnicity, race, and earnings.

The survey should take less than five minutes to complete and is anonymous. The American-Statesman will use this to help develop stories, and will also present some of the data in aggregate on their website.

CHECK OUT HOW THEY USED THE TECH INDUSTRY DATA THEY COLLECTED LAST YEAR

 

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