Nashville’s new tech conference: Southland

We’re just a few weeks away from a huge new conference with a focus on tech startups in Nashville! It’s called Southland and will take place June 12-13 at the Cannery Ballroom and Mercy Lounge. Conference attendees will be a mix of hand-picked startups from the Southeast, VCs and angel investors from around the country, regional musicians and chefs, national …

Join the WorkIT Conversation

We’re so proud of all of the connections we’ve made in our first few months at WorkIT Nashville. We’ve reached 709 Twitter followers and have 637 likes on Facebook, in addition to the community we’re building on LinkedIn and our Google+ page! If you’re interested in local tech news, events and job postings, connect with us on social! We frequently …

Neighborhood Overview: Germantown

Located just north of downtown is Germantown. It’s a small neighborhood with incredibly diverse offerings and a wide variety of housing and office space. Long an area known for its fantastic views of downtown, Germantown is gaining popularity in Nashville. Germantown is home to some of the most famous restaurants in Nashville, including Germantown Cafe, The Mad Platter, The Cupcake …

2013 NEXT Awards

It’s a fact that Nashville loves award programs (and has a bunch of them), but the one that’s nearest and dearest to our heart doesn’t have famous and talented musicians. No, the only thing that turns us into excited speculators is the NEXT Awards, and they’re now accepting nominations! The 2013 NEXT Awards will take place Thursday, November 21, at …

How to post your resume on WorkIT Nashville

The centerpiece of WorkIT Nashville’s website is undoubtedly our job board. We have more than 700 job postings and more than 400 candidates looking for their dream job. Below are some best practices to help you find exactly who you’re looking for! Just as a job posting is an advertisement for a company, your profile and resume are both advertisements …

Interview with Jason Moore

Jason MooreFounder & CEO, Stratasan Q: When did you come to Nashville and why?A: My wife, Mary, and I moved here from Atlanta in 2004 when our first child was two weeks old (we have since welcomed three additional children). I made a promise to Mary that we would get her back ‘home’ once we had children. It’s important to …

Interview with Hannah Paramore

Hannah ParamorePresident & CEO, Paramore | the digital agency Q: When did you come to Nashville and why?A: I’ve been here practically all my life. My family moved here when I was 5. Q: What is your favorite thing about Nashville?A: The variety. It’s a very livable city. There is lots of entertainment, outdoor spaces, education, health care and jobs. …

Interview with Derek Johnson

Derek JohnsonDirector of service delivery, Peak 10 Q: When did you come to Nashville and why?A: I came to Nashville in 1995 after my undergraduate degree, for my first ‘real’ job after college. That job was on an IT helpdesk for a company that developed software for hospitals and doctor’s offices. Q: What is your favorite thing about Nashville?A: It’s …

Jackson National Life

Founded in 1961, Jackson National Life has always had a strong connection to Nashville. How strong? The ‘Jackson’ in the business name is a tribute to the seventh president of the United States and native Middle Tennessean, Andrew Jackson. More than a life insurance company, Jackson National Life is a leader in designing innovative retirement solutions in diverse ways for …

Nashville MSA leads nation in job growth

Guest post by Janet Miller, chief economic development officer, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce According to recently released 2012 job growth numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Nashville MSA ranks No. 1 in the United States for job creation. The area's total job numbers increased 3.9 percent in 2012 over 2011. Strong job growth in the Nashville …