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Thursday, October 4
 

8:00am

HR and Culture Track | Workshop: Team Building and Cultivating Empathy (@ Walmart Tech)
SatiMind’s founder Erik Leslie will give you an introduction to mindful techniques that improve the competencies of self-awareness and self-regulation. These simple techniques can improve team cohesion and help teams gain different perspectives. Learn how many high performing teams incorporate mindfulness everyday to increase performance, reduce stress and develop empathy. 

Empathy is one of the most important design tools when designing for our users. But empathy is also an important life skill that can improve communication, collaboration and creativity. Exploration x Design’s founder Jess Lowry will take you through a simple team exercise you can use to cultivate deeper empathy for yourself and your team. 

Speakers
avatar for Derek Beairsto

Derek Beairsto

Speaker/Mindfulness Coach, Co-Founder SatiMind
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Erik Leslie

Founder-Human Performance Expert, SatiMind, LLC
Erik obtained a graduate degree in Performance Psychology from the University of Denver in 2010 and is a qualified mindfulness teacher from University of Massachusetts Medical School. His experience includes working for a famous author Ken Wilber (Freud of Consciousness Studies) at... Read More →
avatar for Jess Lowry

Jess Lowry

Founder & Design Coach, Exploration x Design
Jess is a design thinking facilitator and researcher living in Austin, TX. Currently, she coaches individuals, teams and organizations on how to cultivate healthy design practices while making meaningful products and impactful services.She’s worked on design and research teams at... Read More →

Sponsors
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Hired

Hired is a marketplace that matches tech talent with the world’s most innovative companies. Hired combines intelligent job matching with unbiased career counseling to help people find a job they love. Through Hired, job candidates and companies have transparency into salary offers... Read More →


Thursday October 4, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Walmart Tech ATX 409 Colorado St, suite b, Austin, TX 78701

9:15am

HR and Culture Track | Beyond Ping-Pong and Culture Clubs: What Makes Culture Click (@ Walmart Tech)
Please join us for a panel discussion highlighting different Austin startups profiled in The Culture Book: When Culture Clicks. The focus will be the smaller daily investments that organizations can make to build a positive, unique and sustainable culture. 

Speakers
avatar for April Downing

April Downing

Chief Operating Officer, Civitas Learning
April Downing is a seasoned senior financial and operational executive with over 20 years of experience working with publicly and privately held technology and services companies, having raised ~ $500 Million in capital and completed more than 20 acquisitions. As COO of Civitas Learning... Read More →
avatar for Rachel Feferman

Rachel Feferman

Executive Editor, The Culture Book
The Culture Book is a practical guide to building incredible corporate cultures. It is for everyone who believes in the power of culture, and anyone who wants to affect positive change wherever they work. Within its pages you'll find the best stories that we’ve encountered in years... Read More →
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Autumn Manning

Co-founder and CEO, YouEarnedIt
Autumn Manning is co-founder and CEO of YouEarnedIt, a leading HR SaaS company that improves bottom-line performance metrics by enhancing the employee experience.With a background in human capital management and expertise in enhancing corporate culture, she carries out the company’s... Read More →
avatar for Eugene Sepulveda

Eugene Sepulveda

Founder, Culturati

Sponsors
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Hired

Hired is a marketplace that matches tech talent with the world’s most innovative companies. Hired combines intelligent job matching with unbiased career counseling to help people find a job they love. Through Hired, job candidates and companies have transparency into salary offers... Read More →


Thursday October 4, 2018 9:15am - 10:15am
Walmart Tech ATX 409 Colorado St, suite b, Austin, TX 78701

10:00am

HR and Culture Track | Office Hours with Hired (@ Walmart Tech)
These are one on one office hours. To sign up for a time slot, please click here to register. 

Hired’s Talent Advocates help hundreds of engineers find new jobs daily. Think of us as your personal job coach. Schedule some time with Katrina Keirns to get the inside scoop on what engineering managers look for when they hire developers and how to prepare for technical interviews.

Speakers
avatar for Katrina Keirns

Katrina Keirns

Talent Advocate, Hired, Inc.


Thursday October 4, 2018 10:00am - 3:00pm
Wallmart Tech ATX 409 Colorado Street, Austin, TX 78701

10:30am

HR and Culture Track | The Road to Remote (@ Walmart Tech)
Join representatives from Remote Year and Atlassian to discuss how allowing your associates to work remote for extended periods of time can positively impact your company's culture, moral, and creativity.

Speakers
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Nicki Bellington

Global HR Business Partner, Atlassian
avatar for Ashley Kujawski

Ashley Kujawski

Enterprise Solutions and Corporate Partnerships, Remote Year

Sponsors
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Hired

Hired is a marketplace that matches tech talent with the world’s most innovative companies. Hired combines intelligent job matching with unbiased career counseling to help people find a job they love. Through Hired, job candidates and companies have transparency into salary offers... Read More →


Thursday October 4, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Walmart Tech ATX 409 Colorado St, suite b, Austin, TX 78701

11:45am

HR and Culture Track | Lunch & Learn: Avoiding Burnout - Basic Lifestyle Guidelines & Kinesthetic Team Building (@ Walmart Tech)
11:45 - 12:15 PM

Avoiding Burnout: Basic Lifestyle Guidelines for Health & Sustainable Hustle

Being a founder, working at an early-stage startup, or managing your side hustle while working a full-time job can be exhausting. You might drink too much coffee, not sleep enough, forget to eat, and sit in front of your computer for hours at a time. Despite what you may believe, none of this is conducive to long-term success or sustainability, for you or your business. Since 2015, Central Athlete has worked with CEOs, business owners, and Austin hustlers to help them live a healthy, fulfilled life. Join head coach Amanda O'Brien to learn about the seven simple ways you can make a difference in your life to feel better and be more successful.

12:15 - 12:45 PM

(ix)plore Lab Workshop: Avoiding Burnout and Kinesthetic Team Building

(ix)plore Lab's Kinesthetic Team Building Workshop - Whether your startup is full of fresh faces, or you've worked with the same people for years, being able to think and work as a team is vital for success. In this workshop, there are no desks, no powerpoints, no packets. We take learning out of the booklet and into the body as participants gain vital skills for group cohesion and communication.

Speakers
avatar for Olivia Jimenez

Olivia Jimenez

Partner & Director of Programming, (ix)plore Lab
I am an experience designer, producer, performer, and wellness consultant from Austin, TX. As the Director of Programming for (ix)plore Lab, I create experiences that are designed to help people play more, stress less, and work better. I love connecting with all sorts of people, and... Read More →
avatar for Amanda Martin O'Brien

Amanda Martin O'Brien

Coach, Central Athlete
Amanda Martin O'Brien graduated with an honors degree in Psychology from Texas State University. A year after graduating she found her true passion in coaching during what she calls her “quarter-life crisis.” At 23, she quit her full-time job as she started to question what she... Read More →

Sponsors
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Hired

Hired is a marketplace that matches tech talent with the world’s most innovative companies. Hired combines intelligent job matching with unbiased career counseling to help people find a job they love. Through Hired, job candidates and companies have transparency into salary offers... Read More →


Thursday October 4, 2018 11:45am - 12:45pm
Walmart Technology Center 409 Colorado Street

1:00pm

HR and Culture Track | Lightening Talks - How Culture Drives Customer Experience, Employer Branding: Telling your Story, and Workforce Automation (@ Walmart Tech)
​​​​How Culture Drives Customer Experience (30 minutes) 
Presented by Elijah May, Managing Partner at The Experience Firm 

People like to say there's no silver bullet in business, but they're wrong.

According to a 2018 benchmark report by the Tempkin Group, companies with a "Moderate Improvement in Customer Experience" are seeing anywhere from a 75-100% increase in annual revenue over three years. This is why more companies than ever before are investing real money in customer experience, with some even going so far as to hire a Chief Experience Officer - and those CXOs are finding that culture is everything.

Whether you hire a CXO or not, if you're serious about your company's profitability, it's time to get serious about creating a culture in which your employees are motivated and empowered to make customers happy. Happy customers spend more money. Happy customers come back. Happy customers tell their friends. Happy customers come from the experience created by employees who embrace a tangible mission, adhere to values that mean something and hold to a clear vision for a future worth creating.

If you're reading this, you probably believe in culture enough to have written down your mission, vision, and values, and you might even proud of them. The problem is that they're probably crap. In this session, we're going to have a really candid conversation about how to create a culture rooted in reality and capable of driving the customer experience that's going to make you a huge success (no matter how you define success).

Employer Branding Through Growth: Telling your Story (15 minutes)
Presented by Leif Wennerstrom, Director of Recruiting at Procore


Every company has hiring challenges: location, market, unknown brand, lack of resources, just to name a few. Procore's headquarters is located in a sleepy beach town 90 miles north of Los Angeles, which poses a hiring challenge that has meant ever-changing partners, technology, and channels to build our brand. Our agile branding approach has scaled alongside our growth with a clear story and bespoke talent experience. Hear lessons learned at every step from 75 employees to over 1000 in 3 years.

- What to change and what to keep in branding through growth
- Talent engagement at every stage
- Staying scrappy to maintain success

Workforce Automation (15 minutes)
Presented by Anton Groom, Sr. Director of Automation, Data Science and Emerging Technology at Walmart





Speakers
avatar for Anton Groom

Anton Groom

Sr. Director of Automation, Data Science and Emerging Technology, Walmart
avatar for Elijah May

Elijah May

Managing Partner, The Experience Firm
People keep saying there is no silver bullet in business and it drives me crazy because there so clearly is; it's customer experience.That's the ONE THING I want everyone to know, but if you're curious, here are a few other things to know about me:1. I believe in people, purpose... Read More →
avatar for Leif Wennerstrom

Leif Wennerstrom

Director, Recruiting, Procore
At the beginning of 2018, Leif Wennerstrom became Procore's first Director of Revenue Recruiting when they surpassed 1000 global employees, $100M in annual recurring revenue, and launched three offices outside the US. Leif's experience at global growth tech companies like Cloudera... Read More →

Sponsors
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Hired

Hired is a marketplace that matches tech talent with the world’s most innovative companies. Hired combines intelligent job matching with unbiased career counseling to help people find a job they love. Through Hired, job candidates and companies have transparency into salary offers... Read More →


Thursday October 4, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Walmart Tech ATX 409 Colorado St, suite b, Austin, TX 78701

2:15pm

HR and Culture Track | Walking the Walk: Being Intentional with Diversity & Inclusion (@ Walmart Tech)
Join Threatcare for a panel discussion on how to foster a culture of diversity and inclusion within the Austin tech startup community. We begin this session with  a brief networking social period, followed by the panel answering pre-determined questions. Then we will open the room up so that attendees may ask their own questions for the panelists. A networking/social period will follow the panel discussion.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Aldoretta

Jennifer Aldoretta

Vice President of Operations, Threatcare
avatar for Ruben Cantu

Ruben Cantu

Director of Inclusive Innovation and Entrepreneurship, The University of Texas at Austin
avatar for Marcus Carey

Marcus Carey

Founder & CEO, Threatcare
avatar for Naji H. Kelley

Naji H. Kelley

Founder & CEO, BLNDED Media
As the leading media platform for diverse founders in Austin, Texas, we work to provide a voice for underrepresented entrepreneurs in tech and highlight organizations that support diversity, in order to build a more inclusive startup ecosystem.
avatar for Christine McCarey

Christine McCarey

Founder & CEO, ImpactDEI, LLC
Before founding ImpactDEI, Christine founded and led RetailMeNot’s Diversity & Inclusion Program. Under her leadership, the Program was recognized by Glass Door as #1 and Built in Austin as #2. She holds a law degree from the University of Virginia and a bachelor’s degree from... Read More →

Sponsors
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Hired

Hired is a marketplace that matches tech talent with the world’s most innovative companies. Hired combines intelligent job matching with unbiased career counseling to help people find a job they love. Through Hired, job candidates and companies have transparency into salary offers... Read More →


Thursday October 4, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Walmart Tech ATX 409 Colorado St, suite b, Austin, TX 78701

3:30pm

HR and Culture Track | Your Employer Brand: Strategies that Attract Top Tech Talent (@ Walmart Tech)
At Hired, we know that an employer brand is at the forefront of a company’s ability to attract and retain talent. A well-defined employer brand serves as the catalyst for a successful talent acquisition strategy. We will be discussing the results of the Hired 2018 Global Brand Health Report and learning about the strategies and tactics top companies are leveraging to attract tech talent. We'll be learning what motivates job seekers and the tactics companies are using to create a strong employer brand.

Speakers
avatar for Rudi Ngnepi

Rudi Ngnepi

Head of Global Talent Acquisition, National Instruments
Rudi Ngnepi earned bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma and has 12 years of industry experience working for National Instruments, a technology leader in the Test and Measurement space. With a passion for entrepreneurship and... Read More →
avatar for Joy Schwartz

Joy Schwartz

Director, Recruiting & Talent Strategy, Keller Williams
As the Director of Recruiting & Talent Strategy at KWRI, Joy is responsible for leading Keller Williams corporate talent acquisition strategy and team, partnering with executive leadership to accelerate growth and innovation. Based in Austin, KWRI is focused on building new products... Read More →
avatar for Amy Winebright

Amy Winebright

Project Manager - Global Employment Brand, Dell
Amy Forbes Winebright is the global project manager for the Dell Employment Brand team promoting Dell as an employer of choice for both recruitment and retention of the best in industry talent. In collaboration with key stakeholders, she creates dynamic content and campaigns that... Read More →

Sponsors
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Hired

Hired is a marketplace that matches tech talent with the world’s most innovative companies. Hired combines intelligent job matching with unbiased career counseling to help people find a job they love. Through Hired, job candidates and companies have transparency into salary offers... Read More →


Thursday October 4, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Walmart Tech ATX 409 Colorado St, suite b, Austin, TX 78701