tech at work
November 16, 2018 — Responding to the California Wildfires
As first responders continue to fight the wildfires in California, this week tech was at work supporting relief efforts. Tech companies also marked Veterans Day by honoring the brave men and women who have served in our military and showing some of the ways tech has helped them transition back to civilian life.
With just a few weeks left before Congress adjourns for the year, promoting innovative startups and modernizing the federal government's IT systems to make them more secure remain top legislative priorities. We continue urging Congress to pass the JOBS and Investor Confidence Act and funding for the Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) Act. See more below.
What we're reading
Emergency Housing for Evacuees of the Northern California Wildfires | Airbnb Citizen
Accenture Opens Innovation Hub in Seattle, Adding 300 Jobs to City’s Tech Community | Accenture Newsroom
Honoring Our Veteran Hosts | Airbnb Press Room
Recognizing Our Veterans and Their Service | Postmates Blog
What we're watching
Cisco Still Serving | Cisco
TechNet in the news
Edmonson Leaving Austin Tech Alliance to Head TechNet Texas and Southeast Region | Austin Business Journal