The Internet of Things

Guest blog post by James Fields, owner and president, Concept Technology and Scout Staffing Imagine you set your alarm on Monday for 5:30 a.m. As soon as you hear it ringing, you also hear your coffee machine start brewing a fresh cup of joe. Once you get into your car and head to work, your car automatically suggests a different …

Nashville Easter Egg Hunts

After a long (and ridiculously cold) winter, spring has finally arrived in Middle Tennessee. That means it’s time to get out of the house and celebrate the warmer weather with some Easter egg hunts! Here are a few upcoming egg hunts that promise fun for the whole family. Spring Art Hop at CheekwoodCheekwood’s annual Spring Art Hop has been a …

STEM Education Opportunities

Guest blog post by Keith Cawley, TechnologyAdvice Nashville may now rank as one of the nation’s top metro areas for STEM workers, but developing a workforce interested in filling that growing number of STEM jobs continues to be a legitimate concern. Early high school interest in STEM careers may have risen by 28 percent nationally over the past decade, but …

It’s a Sharing Economy

Guest blog post by Hunter Reed, Walkio Letting a stranger in your house was no big deal in the 1950s. In fact, it was common courtesy to invite someone into your home for coffee. Although that’s difficult for most of us to imagine doing in today’s landscape, some people routinely allow strangers to stay in their homes for extended periods …

Nashville’s Newest Developments

Nashville’s rapid growth means cranes dotting the skyline, a bumper crop of national buzz for our city’s quality of life, and, of course, many new developments to look forward to. Here are a few of our most highly anticipated developments. First Tennessee Park Batter up! Nothing says spring like a baseball game, and this spring, we get to enjoy America’s …

Interview with Gerald Lake

Gerry LakeDatabase administrator, UBS Q: When did you come to Nashville and why?A: I moved from Blacksburg, VA to Nashville in March 2014. I relocated my family here for an opportunity to work with UBS. Q: What makes Nashville a good place to work in technology?A: Nashville has an interesting blend of IT sectors: government, health care, and international banking. …

T.W.I.S.T.E.R. Scholarship Fund

Guest blog post by Women in Technology of Tennessee (WiTT) Women in Technology of Tennessee (WiTT), a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating new possibilities for women to advance and succeed in technology and science careers, partnered with the Adventure Science Center to host their annual TWISTER event in February. TWISTER (Tennessee Women in Science, Technology, Engineering & Research) is a …

Tech Hire, a new initiative from the White House

President Barack Obama has tapped Nashville as one of 21 partner cities for TechHire, a new nationwide initiative that seeks to address our country’s need for more tech talent. TechHire is a $100 million program that seeks to create more workers with in-demand skills such as software development, cybersecurity and technology engineering. Nationally, there are more than 500,000 job openings …

Bizaroo

By now, you’ve probably heard of Business Studio, the Nashville Area Chamber’s newest resource for small and midsized business owners. Business Studio recently announced our inaugural BIZaroo, a half-day event on Thursday, March 19, where you can hear from experts on startups, entrepreneurship, financing and more, followed by an amazing after-party for networking and making new connections. BIZaroo will kick …

Interview with Drew Robinson

Drew RobinsonPublic relations project coordinator, BNY Mellon Q: When did you come to Nashville and why?A: I moved to Nashville on New Year’s Eve, 2011, from St. Charles, Illinois (a western suburb of Chicago). I spent 26 years in Chicago and never got used to the cold and snow. The February before I moved, Chicago had a snowstorm that produced …