Jenafits: Extreme Benefits at Rustici Software

Guest post by Jena Garrett, director of Jenafits, Rustici Software At Rustici Software, we’re often asked why we do our ‘extreme benefits’ program, Jenafits. Why do we pay to have our employees’ houses cleaned, their yards mowed and for a concierge to handle their errands? It’s simple. We started Jenafits because we firmly believe happy, stress-free employees do better work. …

Interview with Clinton Person

Clinton PersonSoftware engineer, Asurion Q: When did you come to Nashville and why?A: I have lived 45 minutes away in Clarksville all my life. I found a great work opportunity with Asurion as a SharePoint developer in March 2014 and graduated from Austin Peay State University in May 2014. For the Clarksville community, Nashville is the place to be for …

Interview with Julie Foster

Julie FosterSenior manager IT, HR apps – Workday & Kronos development teams, Asurion Q: When did you come to Nashville and why?A: I came to Nashville in August 2011 after receiving a call from a recruiting company who said they had the perfect job for me! When they told me about the job at Asurion and that it was in …

A day in the life of a Nashville Techie

Guest post by JJ Rosen, chief manager, Atiba What do you get when you combine techies with entrepreneurs, doctors and banjos? Welcome to Nashville, Tennessee! Nashville has a flavor all its own. A blend of small-town and big-town, Nashville offers the best of both. Deemed by national media as the new ‘it’ city, Nashville is quickly becoming the new ‘IT’ …

Interview with Marcus Capehart

Marcus CapehartProject manager, Corizon Health Q: When did you come to Nashville and why?A: I have been in Nashville most of my life and all of my career. Most of my family is here, and frankly, Nashville is an incredible city. Q: What’s the ‘next big thing’ in Nashville’s tech landscape?A: In my industry ‘ health care IT ‘ there …

Hack Tennessee

Guest blog post by Avery Fisher, partner, Cowrite Each year, hundreds of software developers, visual designers, and others flock to Tennessee to participate in Hack Tennessee, the leading hackathon in the Southeast. For the uninitiated, a hackathon is a weekend-long event where things get built, from start to finish, by teams of talented participants. Examples of projects include a robot …

Interview with Kenn Palm

Kenn PalmFounder and CEO, Pilgrim Consulting Q: When did you come to Nashville and why?A: Four years ago, we moved here from Colorado. We were looking for a family-friendly place to live with great and cost-effective private schools. Also, because I am in the software development industry, I wanted to be part of Nashville’s growing IT scene! Q: How are …

Cherry Blossom Festival

Hanami (literally, flower viewing) is the Japanese custom of enjoying the transient beauty of cherry blossoms. In Japan, it’s common to have picnics with family and friends under blooming cherry trees to celebrate spring. Here in Nashville, one of our favorite springtime traditions is the Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival, hosted by the Japan-America Society of Tennessee. It not only celebrates …

Interview with Ali Alsaleh

Ali AlsalehManager of application development and support, Corizon Q: When did you come to Nashville and why?A: My wife (a Knoxville native) and I moved to Nashville from Los Angeles in 2013, after meeting in Los Angeles years before and getting married. We mainly wanted to find somewhere else to live that not only was a large, actively growing IT …