Ugo, who is the founder of date night app Bloveit, may be a little bit taller and a little less Italian than Michael Tavani, but he did an excellent job representing the Switchyards brand nonetheless. Nice job, Ugo!Read More
The fantastic folks at SouthEast Makers, a "community-driven platform aiming to document Atlanta’s new attitude toward technology, innovation and the human spirit," reached out to me about writing a piece on transit and tech in Atlanta. Little did they know, I am a public transit aficionado at heart, with an incredibly dorky love of tech and learning why traffic things work the way that they do, so I leapt at the chance.Read More
You think I'm joking, but you just wait.
I don't know what you were doing in college, but I can assure you that I was not creating a company, building emerging technology, or inventing anything that required a patent. (I did once help some guy friends build a potato gun that would reach across the courtyard to the apartment door of their arch-rivals, but I don't think that was patentable ... nor, in retrospect, was it actually all that intelligent to do.)Read More
On March 23, the Technology Association of Georgia threw its annual celebration of the intersection of technology, business and innovation in the state. The Georgia Technology Summit, which highlights industry trailblazers, spotlights emerging technology and recognizes the Top 40 Innovative Companies in Georgia, typically draws about 1,500 attendees in the form of executives, entrepreneurs, academics and tech professionals.Read More
On March 8, I was honored to be the keynote speaker for the Women Who Code Atlanta's International Women's Day Celebration. It was an incredible opportunity to celebrate an important day with some badass women in Atlanta. But I'll be honest: When WWC ATL founder Erica Stanley asked me to speak, I didn't leap at the chance.Read More
If we're friends on Facebook, you know I like to share the, uh, "pearls of wisdom" that strangers utter in public. There is nowhere this is more entertaining than on my annual girls' trip to Savannah for St. Patrick's Day, and I've been chronicling the random sh!t drunk people say there for six years now.Read More
We made it to a full year with the Consumer Show at Switchyards, and what a year it's been! I've seen presenters dance their way onstage with more enthusiasm than anything else; I've been shown some pretty slick demo videos; I've debated the pros and cons of letting racoons gnaw on your trash; and I've watched founders take their shirts off onstage for "a live demo." (Yep, there's pics of that last one. Thank Jason Seagle for that.) I've watched the show sell out, time after time.Read More
Why was I doing all of this research, other than my well-documented obsession with data, startups and pitches? Well ... I've been tapped to take over hosting duties for ATLSV! Yes, you heard that right, I'll be onsite at the Consumer Show and Atlanta Startup Village each month!Read More
Everyone wants to tell you they're "the Uber of something" these days. (Seriously. I put it into Google and got back results ranging from "the Uber of funerals" to "the Uber of local trucking." If I believed in emojis in blog posts, there'd be an eye-roll one here.) It's a quick and easy one-liner to describe your new business idea in a trendy way.
Preston Attebery, however, is fascinated more about what this says about the emerging on-demand economy, and less about using it for a cheap tagline for his company.Read More