“Calavista understands there is a huge need for a community forum in the tech industry that provides thoughtful and intelligent discourse into tech issues facing Austin.”

Calavista Software, an Austin-based software development company, announced that co-founder Lawrence Waugh has been appointed co-chair to the Advisory Board of the newly formed Austin Technology Council Policy Coalition. Waugh has been on the ATC board since 2013 and joined the policy committee-turned coalition in September 2015.

The ATC Policy Coalition invites both ATC members and non-members who are stakeholders in the Austin tech community to join forces and shape opinion, policy and legislation on the local, state and national levels. In order to protect the tech industry and the wider communities it benefits, the Policy Coalition amasses expertise and balances concerns from organizations that run the spectrum of technology from training, development, consumer services and entrepreneurship.

“Calavista understands there is a huge need for a community forum in the tech industry that provides thoughtful and intelligent discourse into tech issues facing Austin,” said Waugh. “Before the Policy Coalition was formed, there was no unified body that communicated directly with city council, state government, and chambers of commerce. Now, we can offer an unbiased voice backed by expert knowledge from our sector and have a tangible impact on the Austin political landscape.”

About Austin Technology Council

The Austin Technology Council (ATC) is the voice of Central Texas’ diverse and thriving technology and life sciences industries and is leading the effort to meet the future needs of the industry through increased access to capital, new and diverse technical talent in the region, mentorship for emerging companies, and connectivity across the industry and with key stakeholders in Texas and around the world.

About Calavista Software

Calavista offers software development services including consulting, architecture, testing and UX/UI design. We’re based in Austin, Texas but work with clients all over the world.