We Are Moving!

Hello all!

As you may know, Salesforce has purchased Slack and plans to shut it down. Meanwhile, Meetup.com has changed its pricing to require a $2 fee just to RSVP to attend a meetup.

Just another chapter in the ongoing saga of the dangers of trusting a product over a protocol.

Email still works fine, so we’re moving to a mailing list for announcements and meeting notices. Please sign-up right away at https://amarillotechmeetup.github.io if you would like to continue to be a part of the Amarillo Tech Meetup.

Also, we’ve had some interest in having a virtual meetup, so look for more info via the newsletter as that develops.


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Our Fall Meetup – On The Road Again

It’s that time again (well past time actually) and we’re having another Tech Meetup.

Please join us for what should be a very interesting program.

-= Hanns-Christian Hanebeck =-

Marketing & Logistics Faculty, Adjunct Professor at University of North Texas

Formerly with Mastercard, IBM, and GlobeRanger.

Chris has spent years on the front lines of RFID, Logistics and asset tracking, so when Chris decided there was a real need for Blockchain in logistics, the industry paid attention. Chis is the Founder and CEO of Truckl.io.

-= Esports Panel =-

In North America, Baseball was the game of the 19th century.

Football exploded onto the scene in the 20th.

The 21st century is shaping-up to be the age of Esports. Our panel brings together representatives from Buff Gaming, Badger Esports and some very special guests. This is your chance to learn more and ask questions.

Be sure to bring a friend if you know someone who’s into gadgets, software, gaming or engineering. If you do bring someone be sure to include your guests when you RSVP so we can plan refreshments accordingly.

Special thanks to the Amarillo College CIS Community for our venue and refreshments.

Our feature photo is a screenshot from “Desert Bus” a game by Teller of Penn & Teller. Arguably the most uneventful game ever created. Now there’s even a VR Version!

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September Tech Meetup Social

We’re grabbing a slice at Moondoggy’s Pizza and Pub! Come join us for tech talk, networking, and delicious pizza on September 28th, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

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August Tech Meetup Social

Namaste! We’re having our August social at Indian Oven from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, August 31st. Come enjoy a delicious dinner with like-minded locals! Share stories, jokes, and knowledge with your fellow techs! We look forward to seeing you there!

Coffee With Barek

One of our founding members, Barek Bentley, will be in town after having left to pursue higher education. We invite you to come to give him an Amarillo Tech Welcome and join us for coffee at Palace Coffee Co. on 34th! You can find us in the group office starting at 5:30 pm. Even if you have not met Barek, you are welcome to join us for coffee, conversation, and Amarillo Tech camaraderie!

Join Us For Our First Tech Meetup Social

Come join us for our very first Tech Meetup social.

Saturday, July 27th at 6 pm
At La Bella’s Pizza on Olsen

No presentations, no agenda, just a chance to meet and chat.

Now if you happen to chat about some interesting technical issue at work and someone happens to have an answer, then just buy your benefactor a beverage or appetizer. Affordable consulting!

Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Amarillo Tech Meetup: Summer Reboot

It’s been entirely too long since Amarillo Tech Meetup gathered. That is about to change! Tuesday, June 25th, 6PM at Amarillo College, Byrd Business Building, 4th Floor. (Look for the signs pointing you to the correct room.)

What’s on the agenda? Glad you asked.

  1. Bill Glover will discuss how to set up blue-green deployment;
  2. Dwayne Higgs will talk about the exciting new Code Academy in development at Amarillo college; and
  3. We will be sharing ideas for a new profile site for Tech Meetup Members.

What could be better than all that programming? FREE FOOD! Pizza, salad, drinks, and dessert.

Invite your techie friends and don’t forget to RSVP. We don’t want to run out of food.

Amarillo Tech Meetup: Meeting and Potluck

Hello Techies,

It’s time for our next meetup. If you haven’t been in a while, be sure to come to this one. We’re going to be doing something different.

Please bring something tasty to share and a pen. We’re going to do a potluck, and a fun exercise to crowdsource where we want to go from here. This is your chance to help decide not just what happens in the meetup, but potentially what happens in the world. We have a lot of talent in this region and a lot of good ideas.

We’re out to answer one question: If you could turn this meetup into anything, cost and difficulty aside, what would it be?

When: Tuesday, March 5th – 6:00pm

Where: Amarillo Central Branch Library (across from the Civic Center).

Don’t know what dish to bring? Sign-up on our handy Potluck Planner: https://bit.ly/2t5R4OG

Amarillo Tech Meetup: the 2018 Year-end Review!

Hello Techies,

Years come and years go, and 2018 is no different. Let’s talk about our successes and accomplishments, and look ahead to 2019!

When: Tuesday, December 4th – 6:00pm

Where: Amarillo Central Branch Library (across from the Civic Center).


  • Dewayne Higgs – Welcome and introductions
  • Alejandro Magalenes – His company, Easy Math, and how it did throughout 2018, and as a local tech entrepreneur, his thoughts on how the local tech community performed and how it could be better in 2019.
  • Richard Burk – discussion on freelancing as a tech specialist in Amarillo.
  • Jay Barrett – The FIRST Robotics District Conference and introduction of the proposed STEAM Campus.
  • Dewayne Higgs – Closing remarks.

As with all of our gatherings, come and enjoy the presentations, the networking and of course, the free food!

I look forward to seeing you there!


Amarillo Tech Meetup: September’s Here

Hello Techies,

Time to get together again!

When: Tuesday, September 25th – 6:00 pm

Where: Amarillo Central Branch Library (across from the Civic Center).


  • Bill Glover – Welcome and introductions
  • Jerri Glover – GOTV
  • DeWayne Higgs – A report on our recent Hack-A-Thon
  • Delane McUne – Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code is a national organization whose goal is to close the gender gap in the computer science field by 2027. Right now, only 1 in 5 computer science graduates are women, but technology careers are some of the fastest-growing in the nation.

The Amarillo College Girls Who Code Club began in the fall of 2017 with seven girls ranging from 6th – 9th grade. The 2018 group began meeting in mid-September and currently has seven girls (five are returning from the previous year). Our mission is to create a sisterhood of support for teen girls interested in exploring the world of coding.

Delane attended Amarillo College before earning her BS in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. After working for several years at GE Power Systems, she opened her own business and received an MBA from Eastern New Mexico University. She began her career in academia in 2004 and has taught in a variety of academic areas including Management, Industrial Technology, Wind Energy, Engineering, and Computer Information Systems. She is currently the CIS Lab Administrator and an Instructor at Amarillo College. She enjoys spending time playing Dungeons & Dragons with her family and volunteering with a variety of local organizations.

Bill Glover – A talk on building universal, native mobile apps in pure JavaScript using React-Native and expo.io.

Look forward to seeing you there!

All the best,


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