If you work in Austin tech or wish you did, it is a smart career strategy to leave the office sometimes and meet people in the Austin tech scene. Here are some of the Austin tech events and organizations to explore:
Austin Digital Jobs – A group with 40,000 members dedicated to retaining talent in Austin and attracting new brands. ADJ hosts a quarterly mixer for socializing and offering employers an opportunity to meet prospective new hires.
Austin Startup Week – An annual five days of events “celebrating Austin startups, the organizations and meetups that support them and all the awesome people that make them happen.”
Austin Technology Council – A group striving to be “the informed opinion leader and unifying voice of technology in Austin and Central Texas.”
Austin Women in Technology – A venue for women in technology to network and assist others who work in or have a passion for technology.
Built in Austin – An online community for Austin startups and tech companies. They advertise jobs, tech news, and events.
Capital Factory – A co-working space and technology community where people come together for learning and connection.
EventBrite – A platform to advertise events. By filtering on “tech” in a search, you can often find interesting Austin tech events.
Meetup – Groups for a wide variety of tech niches. When I searched, there were 2,068 tech-related groups near my Austin location.
SXSW Conference – Austin’s most famous conference focusing on film, culture, music, and technology.