What to do in Austin this week: Nov. 3-5

Dell World 2014, an annual conference about IT business services and solutions taking place

Nov. 4–6, includes many speakers and break-out sessions with industry leaders and peers. Cloud computing, network security and data protection are among the topics expected to be discussed at the conference.

Two live-streaming channels that highlights various keynote addresses, breakout sessions and other news from the conference are available, with additional access provided to premium users. Times vary. Free (general sessions and expo only), $150–$1,595. Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez St. www.dellworld.com


NOV. 3—Congress Avenue cafe and lounge Snack Bar celebrates five years of business with a special anniversary celebration. The business is expected to close its doors to host an RSVP-only party complete with Snack Bar staff, local vendors, friends and family. 8 p.m. 512-445-2626. www.snackbaraustin.com. [email protected]

NOV. 4—Voters can cast ballots on Election Day regarding statewide officials and ballot questions, the city of Austin's $1 billion rail and road bond, a bond from Austin Community College and Austin City Council candidates. 7 a.m.–7 p.m. Free. Locations vary. www.traviscountyclerk.org

NOV. 5—Austin-area employers are fielding interest from job candidates all 11 Austin Community College campuses during a districtwide Job and Internship Fair hosted by the school's Career Development Committee. The first annual event includes opportunities for potential employees seeking to become graphic designers, photographers, security, medical office assistants, engine technicians, animal care specialists, content management specialists, application developers, video game testers and entry-level software testers. Attendees are encouraged to bring copies of their resume. 10–2 p.m. Free. Locations vary. 512-223-2011. www.austincc.edu/career

By Joe Lanane
Joe Lanane’s career is rooted in community journalism, having worked for a variety of Midwest-area publications before landing south of the Mason-Dixon line in 2011 as the Stillwater News-Press news editor. He arrived at Community Impact Newspaper in 2012, gaining experience as editor of the company’s second-oldest publication in Leander/Cedar Park. He eventually became Central Austin editor, covering City Hall and the urban core of the city. Lanane leveraged that experience to become Austin managing editor in 2016. He managed eight Central Texas editions from Georgetown to San Marcos. Working from company headquarters, Lanane also became heavily involved in enacting corporate-wide editorial improvements. In 2017, Lanane was promoted to executive editor, overseeing editorial operations throughout the company. The Illinois native received his bachelor’s degree from Western Illinois University and his journalism master’s degree from Ball State University.