2 ways to win money toward coding school or your next cool project

January 11, 2016

Editor's note: This story was updated 1/12/16 at 11:53 to include application details and a statement from Galvanize Austin.
 
If you have a good idea or just need a hand up to your next endeavor, you’re in the right city. Austin’s collaborative tech scene is full of individuals and organizations who believe a high tide raises all boats.
 
Here are two opportunities you can apply for this month.
 

Never stop improving: Lowe's is looking for their next tech innovation

Lowe’s wants to boost its technical edge through stronger ties to the local community. To that end, the North Carolina-based home improvement retailer is offering $22,000 in prizes to teams who built the best project during a coding competition judged by the company’s own IT pros, including Chief Information Officer Paul Ramsay.

Location: Capital Factory, Austin, Texas
Dates: January 22, (6 p.m. CST) to Jan. 24 (4 p.m. CST). Registration closes January 22 at 7 p.m.
Who should apply: Texas residents over the age of 18.
Where to do it: RSVP here.
 
(701 Brazos Street) is hosting a reception tomorrow at 6 p.m. for mingling, networking and an open discussion on big brand innovation. Register here. Editor's note: This event has been cancelled.
 
 

Atlassian sponsors $20k in Galvanize scholarships

and have joined a growing group of companies and non-profits taking the issue of diversity in tech head on. When Denver-based Galvanize opens its Austin campus March 1, it will offer scholarships totaling $20,000 to two students from what a blog post called “underrepresented groups” in Austin and two in San Francisco.
 
"Galvanize and Atlassian are both on a mission to create more opportunities for women, people of color, and other minorities to enter the tech world as developers, data scientists, and founders," said Jessica Cox, membership development manager at Galvanize in Austin. "And this goal can only be accomplished when large organizations and educational institutions partner together to level the playing field, provide scholarships and support future workers."
 
The companies haven’t specified how the funds break down.
 
How to apply: First, you have to apply to a Galvanize course in full stack development, data engineering or data science. Once you’ve applied, you can begin applying for scholarships like the one from Atlassian.
Who should apply: Minority women who are Galvanize students or applicants
Where to do it: Right here.
Deadline: February 29 for the cohort beginning March 21
 
 
Have a tip for us or know of a company that deserves coverage? Email us via [email protected].
Jobs from companies in this blog15 open jobs
All Jobs
Data + Analytics
Dev + Engineer
Operations
Product
Project Mgmt
Sales
Data + Analytics
new
Atlassian
Austin
Data + Analytics
new
Atlassian
Austin
Project Mgmt
new
Atlassian
Austin
Developer
new
Atlassian
Austin
Data + Analytics
new
Atlassian
Austin
Operations
new
Atlassian
Austin
Product
new
Atlassian
Austin
Operations
new
Atlassian
Austin
Project Mgmt
new
Atlassian
Austin
Developer
new
Atlassian
Austin
Developer
new
Atlassian
Austin
Operations
new
Atlassian
Austin

Austin startup guides

LOCAL GUIDE
Best Companies to Work for in Austin
LOCAL GUIDE
Best Software Engineer Jobs in Austin
LOCAL GUIDE
Coolest Tech Offices in Austin
LOCAL GUIDE
Best Sales Jobs in Austin
Developer Jobs
View 252 jobs
Design + UX Jobs
View 41 jobs
Marketing Jobs
View 92 jobs
Product Jobs
View 59 jobs
Sales Jobs
View 180 jobs
Data Jobs
View 65 jobs