If you follow startups in Atlanta at all on social, you might have seen a few, oh, eleventy-hundred or so tweets and posts about the 2017 Startup Awards recently. (Probably a lot of them from, um, me.)
If it started to feel a bit like pledge drive week on NPR, I'm not surprised: Let me tell you, it is hard to get visibility in our very saturated startup space. It requires dedication, perseverance, and a sublime level of obliviousness to being a nuisance. Read More
You've probably heard of co-working spaces, and maybe you've heard of co-living spaces, but John Whatley believes in getting the best of both worlds — so with DreamHouse, his team has combined the two into one concept he calls "co-existing."
DreamHouse is the first of a planned network of locations where entrepreneurs can not only live affordably while sharing common expenses, but also work side-by-side either from the home itself or at one of the many co-working spaces DreamHouse has access to. Read More
Welcome back to Aly in the ATL, your main (and only) source for monthly recaps of The Consumer Show.
For those of you that haven’t seen me guzzling far more coffee than I should at the Octane bar, my name is Andrew Osborn. I’m the Project Manager and one of the Front End Engineers at Landing Lion. Watch out, here comes the plug… Read More
Since I will be on a plane when this month's edition of The Consumer Show kicks off (I know, I know, poor planning over which I had no control), I thought it prudent to get another guest-poster in for this one.
May I present to you, Switchyards member Andrew Osborn! Read More
This month we had some guest-hosting for The Consumer Show in the form of fellow Switchyards member Ugo Ezeamuzie.
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