Joel Trammell and Larry Warnock, Local Contributors
There. We said it.
Let’s be clear. Austin has an abundance of so many things. It is absolutely the best place to live. In fact, many tech leaders will tell you they start their companies here because they like living in Austin. Our city is full of creative, talented people.
But for the 100 technology CEOs gathered Thursday by the Austin Technology Council at the 2011 CEO Summit, talent was a significant topic. While discussing how the industry can solidify Austin’s place as a top market for technology, local CEOs shared their concerns about the shortage of engineering talent. The overwhelming majority of leaders said they need engineers, computer scientists, programmers and developers to accelerate Austin’s growth in the industry.
On Thursday, 100 tech CEOs spent the day discussing three core issues: two based on recruiting and training engineering talent. We know when it comes to building a leading technology center, markets with the most talent win. In this industry, engineers create intellectual property that create jobs and ultimately, ignite regional economies. Read more…