Austin Tech Events, September 25th Edition

This is an ongoing list of upcoming tech events in/around Austin or especially relevant to the groups I participate in. It shouldn’t be considered perfect but is pretty good.

This is limited to approximately 90 days for sanity’s sake. Everything is in Austin unless otherwise noted.


  • 27-29th — Lean Startup Machine – a weekend experience validating or invalidating business/product ideas
  • 28-29th — Battle Hack Austin – a Paypal sponsored hackathon where the top prize is a literal battle axe. That’s opposed to a figurative literal battle axe.
  • 30-Oct 2nd — A List Apart Austin – The design conference for people who make websites.


  • 6-8th — Captivate Conference – a conference focused on further blurring the lines between musicians, game developers, and other creatives
  • 7-10th — ZendCon in Santa Clara, CA – The biggest PHP conference each fall
  • 7-11th — Austin Startup Week – it’s like SXSW but less social media and more people doing things
  • 18-20th — Central Texas Givecamp – it’s the hackathon for non-profits looking to fix or improve their technology systems
  • 18-20th — HackOut Austin – The first nationwide GLBT hackathon
  • 22-24th — TNRIS’s GIS Forum – The place for GIS information, training, and discussion
  • 29th — Tech Stars Austin Demo Day – The inaugural Demo Day for the Tech Stars Austin program. This will wrap up 12 weeks of work including planning, research, development, and sales.


  • 15-16th — HackTX – The biggest student hackathon in Texas
  • 22-24th — Startup Weekend Austin – The weekend bootcamp for learning the ins and outs for kicking off a product or even a company