Our weekend picks

Just because fall is in full swing doesn’t mean the fun is over in Middle Tennessee. The onset of cooler temperatures means we can look forward to gorgeous fall foliage, football and hockey seasons, and some of Nashville’s favorite events. Here are our picks for this weekend: Southern Festival of Books – Oct. 14-16 Today, Nashville is known worldwide by …

Tech events in Middle Tennessee

We talk to a lot of people about what they like most about living in the Nashville area – in fact, keeping our finger on the pulse of Middle Tennessee is part of what we do. A common theme among the people who call Music City home is the spirit of collaboration that’s woven into the fabric of our community. …

Our favorite fall festivals

Fall is just around the corner, and in addition to cooler weather, we’re also looking forward to a plethora of local festivals bringing some of the best entertainment, arts, music, food and fun to Middle Tennessee. Here are the top five we’re excited about to round out September. Tennessee State Fair The state fair is a tried-and-true Tennessee tradition for …

Positioning Nashville as a health IT hub

Guest post by Mark Muro, senior fellow, Brookings Institution With advanced industries a rising priority, attention has begun to focus on the promise of local “health IT” (HIT) clusters – clusters oriented to IT-powered health care and services. Given that promise, U.S. regions ranging from Silicon Valley and Austin to Indianapolis, Atlanta and Pittsburgh have begun to execute strategies to …

Interview with Jason P. Morgan

Jason P. Morgan Performance test architect, Tractor Supply Co. Q: What are you and your team responsible for at Tractor Supply Company? A: I am responsible for performance testing activities that support Tractor Supply’s technology. This includes our omni-channel and store systems. Q: How does your position add value to the company? A: As a performance test architect, I work …

Nashville is a national leader for STEM job growth

The Nashville MSA leads the nation in advanced industry job growth, according to a new report released by the Brookings Institution. The Washington, D.C.-based research organization’s report examined job growth in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields from 2013 to 2015 and found that Nashville’s advanced industries employed just over 82,200 people at the end of 2015. Our region’s …

Live on the Green: Rocking Nashville since 2009

Here in Nashville, we love live music so much that we give it away for free! Music City is lucky to have several free concert series, but our favorite is Live on the Green. Independent radio station Lightning 100 started this music festival in 2009, and it instantly became a Nashville tradition. Showcasing Nashville’s emerging local artists, along with nationally …

What will you learn at Music City Code?

Where will you be Aug. 18-20? We’ve already locked in our plans – the Music City Code conference! Music City Code is a three-day professional development event covering all aspects of software, web and mobile development. The event includes workshops, seminars and panel discussions with local tech leaders. Get inspired, share ideas with fellow techies, network and learn something new. …

First-ever We Build Tech Summit aims to improve Middle Tennessee’s IT talent pipeline

With more than 1,500 tech jobs open in Middle Tennessee today, and more than 500,000 nationally, strong connections between education and employment are critical to our economic future. This month, the Nashville Technology Council’s first-ever We Build Tech Summit aims to address the gap in engagement between Middle Tennessee’s tech professionals and tech educators to increase alignment, understanding and partnership. …

So, you want to be a leader?

Guest post by Stephanie Winn, manager of talent attraction & retention, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce As we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Nashville Emerging Leader Awards (NELAs), I can’t help but feel a little nostalgic. I’ve been flipping through photos of NELAs gone by and thinking about how much our program has changed over the years. As Nashville …