NTC Tech Report

Last week, our partners at the Nashville Technology Council released their TECH EMPLOYMENT SPOTLIGHT: NASHVILLE report, highlighting trends and providing insights into recruitment for Middle Tennessee’s technology job sector. The report indicates that from 2012 to 2013, the number of jobs for computer software engineers (applications), increased by 4.8 percent, and computer systems analysts increased by 3 percent. These classifications …

Nashville Fashion Week

Creativity is part of the fabric of Nashville, and that includes our rapidly growing local fashion scene. Nashville Fashion Week (this year, April 1-5) is an annual, citywide celebration of Nashville’s thriving fashion community and its economic impact on our city. The five-day event features local, regional and national designers, an array of runway shows, and a Fashion Forward Gala, …

Wild West Comedy Festival

If you love to laugh, Nashville’s the place to be this May. Actor Vince Vaughn recently announced he is bringing the Wild West Comedy Festival to town, with a slate of performers including Aziz Ansari, Demetri Martin and Dennis Miller. This three-day event will feature live tapings and standup acts to be held at venues throughout the city, and is …

Interview with Kathy McFarland

Kathy McFarlandQA specialist, Vanderbilt University Medical Center Q: When did you come to Nashville and why?A: My husband and I moved to Nashville in August 2000. I took a position with Deloitte and they moved us here from Montgomery, AL. Q: What is your favorite thing about Nashville?A: I love the fact that Nashville has all the benefits of a …

Outstanding patios in Nashville

After a brutal winter, spring has officially sprung in Middle Tennessee! We don’t know about you, but when the weather’s nice, all we want to do is sit outside and enjoy some sunshine. In case you need a place to nurse your spring fever, here’s our roundup of Nashville restaurants with outstanding patios. Bar Louie Bar Louie, in the fast-growing …

Interview with Travis Gregg

Travis GreggPrincipal and co-founder, Trinisys Q: When did you come to Nashville and why?A: I was born and raised in Nashville. I spent some time on the road consulting prior to starting Trinisys. When it came to starting up a tech company, Nashville made a lot of sense. Q: What’s your best advice for young workers in the technology field?A: …

St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is next Monday, and Nashville is celebrating all weekend! Though this Christian feast day commemorates the patron saint of Ireland, you may be more familiar with St. Patrick’s Day as an excuse to drink green beer. Even if you don’t have a drop of Irish blood, here are some of our favorite ways to get your Irish …

Nashville’s Best BBQ

When it comes to Tennessee BBQ, Memphis may have the fame, but Nashville sure isn’t slacking. There are tons of great BBQ restaurants in Middle Tennessee, some of which have been featured on Food Network, Travel Channel, and the Today Show! Here are a few of our favorites. Jack’s Bar-B-Que It’s hard to not start with Jack’s. Located on lower …

Day trip to the Magic City

Like Nashville, Birmingham has seen a great urban revitalization over the past several years. Gone are the days of nothing to do downtown’now you can find great restaurants, art, history and science museums, and more. Here are a few of our favorite things to do in the Magic City. Birmingham Botanical Gardens Birmingham Botanical Gardens touts itself as being the …

Interview with Jeffrey Horne

Jeffrey HorneCommunicator in chief, Rustici Software Q: When did you come to Nashville and why?A: I’m one of the few Nashville natives you’ll meet. I left Nashville for several years after college (to travel around the world playing drums in a rock band, of all things), but I came back because there’s just no place like Nashville. I’ve not been …