Why Research Matters: Designing Forms for Citizen Feedback

For several months in 2018, Austin Tech Alliance and the City of Austin worked together with the Office of Police Oversight to understand why there was a drop in residential Austin Police Department (APD) complaints. We initially went into the research phase thinking that we would provide a design update to the paper form, but […]

Afterhours Opening Night 2019 benefitting ATA

Vesper 3106 East 14th 1/2 Street, Austin

The Afterhours opening party kicks off the two-week poster show with great design, beer, music, and live art. Afterhours, an AIGA Austin event, is a poster party off the clock. It’s part individual creative expression, part curated poster show, and part nonprofit fundraiser. The goal of Afterhours is to leverage the power of art and […]


Diplomacy Ignites Prosperity: Diplomacy and Tech in TX

Galvanize Austin

Learn how Diplomats advance prosperity for Texas and how you might apply your Technical Skills to support the business of Diplomacy Join ATA and the U.S. Department of State for a chat with Julie Kavanagh, Director of Recruitment. We'll talk about how Diplomats advance prosperity for TX, and how tech plays into Diplomacy. Light snacks […]

Point in Time, team 25

Early in the morning of January 25th, 2020, hundreds of volunteers will head out across Austin/Travis County to count every person experiencing unsheltered homelessness during the Point in Time Count. The Point In Time Count (PIT Count) is an annual census of the homeless population in the Austin/Travis County area. Volunteers will count people sleeping in cars, tents, parks, under bridges, and […]

The importance of the POC vote

We welcome our speakers, Pooja Sethi and Jamarr Brown, who will be chatting with us about the importance of the minority vote in Texas.

Ruby Ku on world-changing design

In partnership with TX Votes, please join ATA Advisory Board member, Ruby Ku, Managing Director of the Austin Center for Design for a discussion on her work designing for the public sector, and how design can impact civic engagement.

Design for Democracy 2020 Workshop

Designed to be nonpartisan and ideologically inclusive, our one-day Design for Democracy workshop will deepen participants’ understanding of democracy and enable participants to put knowledge and skills into practice for collective action, community problem solving, and creating positive change. Agenda We will start the day learning about the current challenges voters face in Texas and […]

Lunch & Learn: 5G lightning talks


Groundbreaking 5G technology will transform the landscape for automation, data processing and reliability in Austin. How is our community preparing for this connected future that will fuel innovation and smart city initiatives? Join Austin Tech Alliance, AT&T, Crown Castle, City of Austin, LOGIX and the Wireless Networking and Communications Group at UT for a lunchtime […]

Lunch & Learn: mobility and access


Join ATA for a lunchtime lightning talk where we'll learn about different mobility and accessibility options in Austin. How do we get around in Austin? This month we welcome three speakers for our lunchtime lightning talks. We'll talk about biking, walking, I35, The Americans with Disabilities Act and how that impacts mobility in Austin and […]