In order to highlight Austin Tech Alliance’s growing membership of organizations who support our mission to promote civic engagement in Austin’s tech sector, we regularly feature members. Up this month Alexandria Marr of Galvanize.
Introduce yourself and where you work in Austin’s tech sector.
Oh, hi there! I’m Alexandria, the Membership Manager at Galvanize. We’re a learning ecosystem focused on producing technical talent and helping businesses scale and grow.
What do you love about Austin?
This city is quirky. It’s a combination of modern urbanization and the weird, small town it started as. And it’s easy to make a friend and hear a unique story wherever you go.
What do you think are the community’s biggest challenges?
Solving the challenge of homelessness, providing affordable housing, and righting a long history of marginalizing minority communities.
Why is it important for the tech community to become more civically engaged?
The tech community is geared towards innovation, and in order to solve civic and community challenges, we need innovative mindsets.
What does civic engagement mean to you?
Civic engagement is intentionally tuning into the political climate around you, no matter how inflamed it can sometimes get, so that you can make decisions for you and your community. Engaging is a responsibility of each and every person.
What’s your favorite ATA membership perk?
The opportunity to host voter registration booths at our events! It’s AWESOME.
Learn more about Galvanize Austin.