|February 24, 2015 at 7pm|
The Iron Yard
3601 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704
7:00-7:30 Open Networking
7:30-8:00 Monthly Speaker | (Re)imagining Communities with Technology
This month we're featuring local companies that highlight how tech is reshaping our understanding of community, where sharing services and resources is key to the success of our local economies.
Testlio -- The easiest mobile app testing service. Test your app with a community of professional testers. Get the benefits of a QA team without the cost.
Ridescout -- A mobile app that gets you from point A to point B faster and smarter by showing you real-time information about transportation options that are available right now.
Instacart -- A grocery delivery service that delivers in as little as an hour! We connect you with Personal Shoppers in your area who pick up and deliver your groceries from your favorite local stores.
8:00-8:45 Breakout Sessions | The Democracy Project, The 2.0 Project, and The Co-Founders Project
Convene Project Teams and tackle challenges using your skill set.
8:45-9:00 Open Networking
From San Francisco to Austin, Miami to New York, FWD.us has enlisted thousands from our community to roll up our sleeves, get engaged, and communicate to lawmakers the urgent need for immigration reform. Despite the overwhelming public support for commonsense solutions, Congress has refused to act, so we at FWD.us are renewing our commitment to improve the political process by rallying the tech community to the cause.
To do this, each FWD.us regional chapter will launch three projects this fall: The Democracy Project, The 2.0 Project, and TheCo-Founders Project. We are committing our resources to these local chapters, which will serve as accelerators for political advocacy.
The Democracy Project: A team of innovators focused on developing new and creative strategies to engage in advocacy.
The 2.0 Project: A team of problem solvers and strategists who want to use their specialized skills to shape the national narrative on critical political issues.
The Co-Founders Project: A team of donors and volunteers who drive our quarterly ThinkFWD events that provoke discussion at the critical intersection of politics and technology.
Join any of these teams. Chapters will be the central home for everything we do in tech and politics, so visit our FWDMonthlies to join your local chapter’s expansion and renew your commitment to tech-driven political reform.
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