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Events

Capital Factory has an incredible event space that comfortably seats 150 for meet ups and events. For classroom style, we can accommodate almost 100 guests seated at desks with power and fast wireless internet. We host meet ups of hackers, hustlers, programmers and designers. Each month, more than 1,000 guests take advantage of our space.

2014 LIST OF CLASSES

Austin.RB Ruby Meetup | @austinrb First Monday, 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Women Who Code | @wwcodeatx | #wwcode First Monday 7:00PM - 9:00PM
AUSOME – Austin Online Marketing for Entrepreneurs First Wednesday, 6:30PM - 8:30PM
JavaScript Austin First Thursday, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Co-Founders Austin Second Monday, 6:30PM - 9:00PM
Austin Clojure Meetup Second Monday, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Refresh Austin Second Tuesday, 7:00pm-9:00pm
OpenHack Austin | @openhackatx Second Wednesday, 7:00pm-10:00pm
The Austin Python Meetup Second Wednesday, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Video Game Makers Unite! | @thegamerista Second Thursday, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Cocoa Coders Second Thursday, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Intro to Austin Tech Startup Scene Third Monday, 6:00pm-7:00pm
Lean Startup Circle Third Tuesday, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Austin Drupal Users Group | @DrupalATX | #ADUG Third Wednesday, 6:00pm-8:30pm
Austin Cassandra Users | @cassandraatx Third Thursday, 6:30pm-8:00pm
Austin Hardware Startup Meetup | @atxhw Third Thursday, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Austin MongoDB User Group | @MongoDBAustin Fourth Monday, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Austin on Rails | @austinonrails Fourth Tuesday, 6:30pm-9:00pm
Austin Mobile & Web Game Devs | #ATXMobileGameDev Fourth Tuesday, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Bleeding Edge Web Meetup | @EdgeATX Fourth Wednesday, 7:00pm-9:00pm
The EdTech Meetup Austin | @EdTechAustin Fourth Wednesday, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Austin Web Python User Group Fourth Thursday, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Austin Web Performance | @atxperf Fourth Thursday, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Members Only Happy Hour Every Friday, 4:00pm-6:00pm
CTAN Office Hours Monthly
Hack-a-thons Regularly
Startup Crawl SXSW in March and Startup Week in October
Demo Day SXSW in March and Startup Week in October
  • Austin.RB Ruby Meetup | @austinrb

    First Monday, 7:00PM - 9:00PM

    Austin.rb is a local Ruby meetup where we explore aspects of the language and technologies not associated with a particular web application framework. The general format is a speaker followed by a pair-programming exercise on a Ruby-related problem. With the second half of the meeting devoted to actual coding and problem solving, we believe that you will leave every meeting as a better developer and have fun along the way.

  • Women Who Code | @wwcodeatx | #wwcode

    First Monday 7:00PM - 9:00PM

    We are Women Who Code: in any framework, any level of experience, any size of company or just coding for fun! We meet weekly for technical study groups and monthly for larger format events including tech talks, career trainings and hack nights. Current and aspiring coders are welcome. Bring your laptop and a friend!

  • The Austin WordPress Meetup

    First Tuesday, 7:00pm-9:00pm

    Meet other local fans and aficionados of WordPress, the Internet’s classiest and fastest dynamic content management system.  From beginner to blogger, super-admin to developer, we love all types of WordPress users, fanatics, enthusiasts and code wranglers.

  • AUSOME – Austin Online Marketing for Entrepreneurs

    First Wednesday, 6:30PM - 8:30PM

    Are you an entrepreneur looking for more ways to drive traffic and sales to your website?  Join the Austin Online Marketing for Entrepreneurs Meetup and enjoy info packed sessions from Austin’s best in online marketing. Our monthly meetings feature top notch speakers, excellent networking and a laid back group ready to help each other out.  We cover topics like Adwords, Affiliate Programs, Email Marketing, SEO, Conversion Optimization, Mobile Optimization and much much more.

  • JavaScript Austin

    First Thursday, 7:00pm-9:00pm

    This group is for anyone who wants to learn about JavaScript and related frameworks and tools. Hopefully we can discuss development with the latest and greatest JavaScript stuff, so bring your computer and get ready for some hands-on Meetups!

     

  • Co-Founders Austin

    Second Monday, 6:30PM - 9:00PM

    If you are looking for co-founders or want to join an early-stage startup, this is the group for you. Since 2010, we are organizing pitch events for co-founders to network and those who want to work for a pre VC stage startup, or are looking to invest in one.

    Everyone is welcome to our group! Software developers, UX designers, hardware architects, executives, and students looking for a more exciting and challenging opportunity, as well as angel investors and VCs looking for the next BIG thing in Austin. Come on in, join us!

    Our meetups are always a great opportunity to meet engineering and creative talent from Austin, TX, to find out what is happening in the startup universe in Silicon Hills, and potentially to find your next partner or startup to join.

  • Austin Clojure Meetup

    Second Monday, 7:00pm-9:00pm

    This group is focused on Clojure and related Lisp languages specifically Common Lisp and Scheme as they strongly influence the approach Clojure takes. Java is a foundational system for Clojure, but the focus is not on the Java language, but the JVM and associated libraries that are the power base for Clojure. Functional programming, multi-methods, etc. will be discussed and demoed with the focus on real-world uses and power. Abstraction and advanced techniques will be discussed as well. We’re looking for people who want to talk, demo as well as give lightning talks at the REPL so that people can follow along. Topics include Clojure for creating MineCraft bots, Clojure for Social Data Mining, etc. Please offer up talks that you can give as well as ones you may be interested in doing along with a partner.

  • Refresh Austin

    Second Tuesday, 7:00pm-9:00pm

    We are a community of Web professionals refreshing the creative, technical and professional culture of our craft.

  • Austin Web Games Meetup | @AustinWebGames

    Second Tuesday, 7:00pm-9:00pm

    Austin Web Games is focused on all facets of making video games where the driving technology platform is HTML5. We welcome topics that focus directly on the creative process and members who are passionate about the crafts of code, music and sound composition, visual art, and business technique. We believe in the web as a platform to produce games that are both cross-platform and that have a unique democratic ubiquity that allows access to anyone with a webbrowser.

  • OpenHack Austin | @openhackatx

    Second Wednesday, 7:00pm-10:00pm

    OpenHack is an open session for hackers, developers, hardware engineers and the like, from beginner to master, to come and work on projects “after hours” with peers of like mind. Pair program/hack with some one or work by yourself; learn from others; bounce ideas around with other technically-minded individuals. More information at openhack.github.io/austin.

     

  • The Austin Python Meetup

    Second Wednesday, 7:00pm-9:00pm

    Meet other local Python programming language enthusiasts!  Ask your questions about any aspect of Python development, including “how do I start learning Python?”

  • Austin Mobile Professional Developers

    Second Wednesday, 6:00pm-8:00pm

    Our goal is to provide app developers with the strategic and tactical information they need to make their apps and their business better.  This includes both technical and general discussions on app development, deployment and growth. Austin is a hotbed of mobile businesses and AMPD’ is your place to learn, share and meet other folks creating the next evolution in computing.

     

  • Video Game Makers Unite! | @thegamerista

    Second Thursday, 6:00pm-8:00pm

    Game Makers Unite! is a Meetup group for anyone interested in creating video games or game companies of all types: core AAA, massive online/MMO, indie, social, casual, mobile, serious play, and augmented reality and simulations. This group was started to allow game developers and entreprenuers of all stripes and types to hear what is going in, exchange ideas, network and make new things happen.

  • Cocoa Coders

    Second Thursday, 7:00pm-9:00pm

    This group is for anyone interested in Mac and iPhone applications, whether as a programmer, a designer, or an entrepreneur. In our gatherings, we have industry leaders talk of their experiences of bringing Mac and iPhone applications to market, programmers solving awesome or everyday problems, designers creating new user experiences, and entrepreneurs bringing innovative companies to life.

  • Capital Factory Tech Talks | #cftechtalks

    Second Thursday, 7:00pm-9:00pm

    Free, monthly tech talks focusing areas of interest outside of the topics covered in other Capital Factory meetups. Speakers are local and visiting experts on topics including such as Cassandra, Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment, MongoDB, and gamification.

  • Intro to Austin Tech Startup Scene

    Third Monday, 6:00pm-7:00pm

    Are you new to the Austin Startup Community? Thinking about moving here? Trying to figure out how to plug in? Come hear an overview from one of the local community leaders and get a chance to introduce yourself and ask questions.

  • Lean Startup Circle

    Third Tuesday, 7:00pm-9:00pm
    The new entrepreneurship era is all about customers and their problems. Lean startup is a collection of techniques built around maximizing validated customer learning thought fast Build/Measure/Learn iteration loops. We’re a group of entrepreneurs taking lean startup and customer development techniques to practice in our startups. We’re ready to talk implementation and share data from our experiments.
  • Austin Drupal Users Group | @DrupalATX | #ADUG

    Third Wednesday, 6:00pm-8:30pm
    Drupal: It’s still a thing. Join us every month for talks on Drupal design, development, scalability, theming, and more!

  • Austin Windows App Developers

    Third Wednesday, 7:00pm-9:00pm

    Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 are now released into the wild! It’s still the early days of this radical new era for Microsoft and the perfect time to for Austin developers to jump in get started developing for the new platforms. We’re a community of developers and enthusiasts joining together to help each other getting apps off the ground and in the store. We have a monthly meetup, weekly events like hack-a-thons, code cafes. Our group is supported by Microsoft, Nokia, Evernote and more. All skill levels welcome.

  • Node.JS User Group | @atxnode

    Third Thursday, 7:00pm-9:00pm

    Austin Node is a monthly user group hoping to create a monthly space for both new an experienced node developers to learn new things and collaborate. We have a presentation followed by an open forum, and then we informally wander off to the Gingerman for refreshments sometimes. Talks range from brand-new to intermediate topics, form simple how-tos to concept development to real-world implementations of Node.JS.

  • Austin Cassandra Users | @cassandraatx

    Third Thursday, 6:30pm-8:00pm

    The Apache Cassandra Project develops a highly scalable second-generation distributed database, bringing together Dynamo’s fully distributed design and Bigtable’s column family-based data model. Let’s get together and share what we know.

  • Austin Hardware Startup Meetup | @atxhw

    Third Thursday, 6:30pm-8:30pm

    Austin is more than just software and semiconductors. It’s time to bring attention to the middle of the stack. The purpose of this group is to bring together folks interested in building businesses around physical products – to grow the Austin hardware community, raise awareness of hardware startups and resources, and learn from each other and those who have done it before.

  • Startup Grind Austin | @startupgrind

    Fourth Monday, 6:00pm-9:00pm

    Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs.

    We host monthly events in more than 40 cities and 20 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators and investors sharing personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences help entrepreneurs tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. We’ve interviewed over 200 of the world’s leading business innovators, entrepreneurs, and investors since Startup Grind was founded in 2010 in the heart of Silicon Valley.  More info, videos and schedules at Startupgrind.com or follow @startupgrind.

  • Austin MongoDB User Group | @MongoDBAustin

    Fourth Monday, 7:00pm-9:00pm

    MongoDB Austin is a group for those interested in learning more about MongoDB–the high performance, schema free, document oriented database. We’ll be doing a deep dive into MongoDB each month. If you’re interested in sharing your experience, or have specific topics you’d like covered, let us know!

  • Austin on Rails | @austinonrails

    Fourth Tuesday, 6:30pm-9:00pm

    Austin on Rails (AoR) is a thriving community of professionals (and students) who get together monthly to discuss the latest in web development practices using Ruby on Rails technology. Founded at the tail end of 2005 when Ruby on Rails went 1.0, AoR emphasizes learning through sharing with technical talks and community building through “socialization practice” at the conclusion of each meeting.

     

  • Austin Mobile & Web Game Devs | #ATXMobileGameDev

    Fourth Tuesday, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

    This Meetup is designed to help build Austin’s mobile and web game development community. We welcome any current or aspiring game devs, including coders, designers, artists, producers, entrepreneurs, and investors. This group’s events will focus on the nuts and bolts of building games for emerging platforms. It will feature talks by professional and hobbyist developers that are heavy on useful take-aways in areas like engineering, game design, art production, marketing, and more.

  • Bleeding Edge Web Meetup | @EdgeATX

    Fourth Wednesday, 7:00pm-9:00pm

    This group began life as a Sencha/Ext JS focused group, but we decided that there’s simply too much interesting stuff going on in web app development today to limit ourselves to a single technology.  We’ll still discuss Ext (and especially Sencha Touch) when relevant, but our newly-expanded focus is on keeping up with the latest trends in the overall web application space.  Regardless of your specific background or current technical stack, anyone who wants to be a well-rounded developer and keep a finger on the pulse of modern development will love this group.

  • The EdTech Meetup Austin | @EdTechAustin

    Fourth Wednesday, 6:30pm-8:30pm

    The EdTech Austin Meetup is the hub for the amazing keynotes, panel discussions, edtech mixers, member spotlights, and hands-on learning experiences that inspire teachers, entrepreneurs, technologists, education reformers, and ed-tech enthusiasts to connect, collaborate, and innovate.  Join us on the last Wednesday of every month as we tackle the biggest issues facing the edtech industry (while drinking a few beers, of course) and work towards creating a better tomorrow for education.

  • Austin All-Girl Hack Night | @AllGirlHackNite

    Fourth Wednesday, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Austin All-Girl Hack Night is a group of women developers from all niches of programming. We meet monthly to discuss a tool or technique with broad applicability beyond a single language or framework. Any woman who works as a developer or is learning to code is welcome and encouraged to participate!
  • Austin Web Python User Group

    Fourth Thursday, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

    This is an Austin-based group devoted to making web development with Python freaking fun. Come join us to learn all the new hotness about your favorite Python-based web frameworks, meet fellow developers, and get some free beer and pizza.

  • Austin Web Performance | @atxperf

    Fourth Thursday, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

    Meet with other website system administrators, developers, designers and business people who’re interested in making their sites fast for a better user experience, lower abandonment rates and to make more money. Learn about the latest tools and techniques and hear how other businesses are benefiting from improved website performance. All experience levels welcome.

  • Music Tech Happy Hour

    Third Thursday, 5:00pm-7:00pm

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  • Members Only Happy Hour

    Every Friday, 4:00pm-6:00pm

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  • CTAN Office Hours

    Monthly

    Our mission is to provide quality early-stage investment opportunities for accredited angel investors and to provide funding, advice, and networking for bold, early stage entrepreneurs with game-changing ideas.

  • Hack-a-thons

    Regularly

    Check back for more information!

  • Startup Crawl

    SXSW in March and Startup Week in October

    Check back for more information!

  • Demo Day

    SXSW in March and Startup Week in October

    Check back for more information!

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    Gary Hoover’s 8-week Art of Enterprise Course Summer 2013

    The Art of Enterprise: Gary Hoover’s 8-week course in entrepreneurial thinking

    To register, click here.

    When and Where:

    This intensive course will be held every Thursday evening from July 18 through September 5, 2013 at the beautiful Capital Factory Facilities (16th floor, 701 Brazos, downtown Austin in the Omni Hotel complex).  Each class will start at 6PM and conclude between 9 and 9:30.

    Who The Course is For:

    Hundreds have taken and raved about serial entrepreneur and global teacher Gary Hoover’s Art of Enterprise course.  In this special 8-week summer edition, Gary will cover the most important aspects of thinking like an entrepreneur and understanding business and the economy.  Be prepared to gain significant insights from Gary’s 50 years of studying big business and 31 years of starting new ventures (he recently founded his 5th startup, Bigwig Games).  His many satisfied customers include successful entrepreneurs seeking a broader understanding of the world around them, individuals with MBAs but who were seeking a bigger understanding of business, and technologists and engineers desiring a short, intense introduction to business and entrepreneurship.  The principles taught in the course apply to any size enterprise in any industry, including not-for-profit and social entrepreneurship.

    You can get a taste of Gary and his teaching style – commonly called “like drinking from a fire hydrant” – at his YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/hooverbits/videos?flow=grid&view=0&sort=p.

    Bonuses:

    Everyone who takes this class will receive a PDF of Gary’s book, the Art of Enterprise, as well as other handouts and documents.  All the classes are audio recorded, so if you have to miss class, you can download them off Dropbox. Free lifetime 24/7 email support.

    Pricing:

    The tuition for the course is $799.  Enroll by midnight, Friday, July 12 and save $120 with the early discount price of $679.  Cash, check, or credit card (via PayPal).  Registration on EventBrite required.

    Course Schedule:

    Thursday, July 18 – Thinking Like an Entrepreneur.  Course introduction.  What defines an entrepreneur?  What are their most important characteristics?  Why is ambitious learning key to success? What roles do technology and capital play in the process?  How does one generate ideas and sort through them?

    Thursday, July 25 – The Eight Keys to Building and Leading Successful Enterprises.  What are the critical factors that separate the winners from the losers?

    Thursday, August 1 – My Life as an Entrepreneur.  Gary describes his 5 startups, why they succeeded or failed, the trials and triumphs, raising money (in just about every way imaginable), sharing and dilution, and many other highly specific take-aways.

    Thursday, August 8 – Learning Through Observation.  One of the most important ways entrepreneurs come up with breakthrough innovation is through intense, quantitative, feedback-loop observation.  This critical skill is rarely taught in the classroom – in fact, you can’t observe too much in the classroom.  This is the only session which will be done in the field, not at Capital Factory.

    Thursday, August 15 – The Big Picture.  Gary created the company that became Hoover’s, Inc. because he discovered  most business people know very little about business, about their economic context,  about how big companies think and work, and about how to evaluate companies as partners, suppliers, or customers.  This session will move you way ahead of your peers and competitors in all these regards.

    Thursday, August 22 – Your Ideas.  You are invited to bring one or more business ideas to class, give a short presentation on your ideas, and gather feedback from Gary and your fellow classmates.

    Thursday, August 29 – The Numbers Made Simple.  Many business people do not really understand the most important principles of financial statements.  Come out of this class with a core understanding – from a leader’s viewpoint – of the profit and loss statement and the balance sheet, and how they interact.

    Thursday, September 5 – How to Become an Expert in any Company or Industry.  Gary began subscribing to Fortune Magazine 50 years ago, at the age of 12, and has devoted his life to understanding a wide array of industries.  In this session, learn how to be a research expert yourself!

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    Austin Startup Week at Capital Factory

    ATX Startup Week

    We hope that you can join us for ATX Startup Week 2013 at Capital Factory!

    Monday, October 7, 2013

    Co-Founders Wanted – Austin Startup Week

    6:30PM – 9:30PM

    Tuesday, October 8, 2013

    StartupmeupHK presented by Invest Hong Kong Luncheon

    11:30AM – 1:30PM

    PR Over Coffee: How to Meet & Pitch Tech Writers

    12:00PM – 1:30PM

    Intro to the Austin Startup Scene

    5:00PM – 6:30PM

    Refresh Austin: Startup social media & The new health law

    7:00PM – 9:00PM

    Making money with HTML5 games

    7:00PM – 9:00PM

    Wednesday, October 9, 2013

    SMBAustin #34 – Online Community Management Horror Stories

    7:30AM – 9:30AM

    Office Hours with Google’s Cloud Platform Team

    10:00AM – 12:30PM

    Smart Bear Live 8: It’s Love Line for Startups

    11:30AM – 1:00PM

    Epic Office Hours

    1:00PM – 5:00PM

    Austin All-Girl Hack Night: Tales of Hackathons

    7:00PM – 9:00PM

    Thursday, October 10, 2013

    ATX Startup Crawl 2013 presented by Google

    5:00PM – 10:00PM

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    Check out Capital Factory’s live streamed events, thanks to LifeSize! | @Austintechlive

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    Capital Factory is happy to announce the ability to live stream all monthly events hosted with special thanks to LifeSize!

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    You can stay up-to-date with Austin Tech Live news, videos, live streaming of events and more on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and LifeSize.com. For more information, please visit the links below:

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    Join Capital Factory every Tuesday for a free and open info session!

    Join Capital Factory every Tuesday at 4:30PM for a free and open info session

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    Come meet Executive Director, Joshua Baer or another Director, learn about Austin’s entrepreneurial center of gravity, and have a chance to ask questions about the incubator program, coworking space, events, or anything else Capital Factory-related in an informal setting!

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    SheHacks ATX | April 26th

    April 26, 2014

    RSVP here.

    Are you a woman who codes?

    Join a truly unique all-day hackathon in support of female tech startups in Austin.

    It’s $5 to participate as a coder and your donation is to ensure you’re serious about attending and goes towards refreshments. We’ll have cool door prizes, yummy food and drinks to keep you fueled all day long. All you need to bring is your smart, sassy self, laptop and open-minded attitude. Don’t worry if you don’t know anybody, groups will be formed on the day.

    REGISTER NOW, there are only 30 spots and we will form 10 teams of 3. Each team will work on features building capabilities for a female-led startup. Teams are composed of one experienced coder, one less experienced coder and one founder from each startup.

    If you are a female entrepreneur and would like to join a dedicated team to work on building features for your startup please send the following:

    1. Name of Founders

    2. Story behind your startup. (under 500 words)

    3. Explain the problem your startup is trying to solve. (140 characters) 

    4. Describe what you’d like built during the hackathon (remember there’s only 8 hours of dedicated coding time).

    5. Tell us why it’s important to support female coders and entrepreneurs.

    Send your submission to jess@keytothestreet.com – REGISTER NOW, we’re booking spots on a first come, first serve basis.

    Agenda

    10:00am Coffee & Breakfast Tacos 
    11:00am Meet our female founders and form teams. 
    11:30am – 1pm Code! Code! Code! 
    1-2pm Break for lunch (menu will be announced closer to the day of the event – please send any dietary needs to jess@keytothestreet.com) 
    2-6pm Code! Code! Code! 
    6-7pm Break for happy hour (tapas, wine and beer) 
    7-9:30pm Code! Code! Code!

    We’ll conclude at 9:30/10’ish and head out to celebrate all our hard work at a nearby late night eatery for dinner and drinking.