Whew, life really happened in the past week (more on all of that soon)! So I'm really behind but the recap is here nonetheless — better late than never, right?
We're at 17 episodes of The Consumer Show, y'all! And the Switchyards team apparently didn't think they were doing enough, so they've created a new resource called Switchyards Design & Development, they started a new tradition of Switchyards Field Day (thanks to Tallia Deljou for organizing all the crazy teams!), they resuscitated Friends of Switchyards, and Michael Tavani says there's more to come so keep an eye out! Read More
Last weekend, I did two things I've never done before: (1) I spoke at a tech conference, where (2) the attendees were 90 percent women.
I know, I was shocked too. But, y'all, the inaugural WeRISE Women in Tech Conference from Women Who Code Atlanta was amazing. Being surrounded by so many women doing great things was inspiring, motivating and just plain fun. Read More
Wow, y'all ... between conferences and allergies, I missed two different Switchyards events in May! Shout-out to The Consumer Show #15 guest-post from Andrew with Landing Lion, who somehow managed to write so much like me that Switchyards even accidentally credited me instead in the members' email (don't worry, I made sure he got proper recognition). Andrew, just so you know, you're now top of the guest-post list moving forward. Pro/con there. Read More
I know I focus a lot on the tech and startup scene, but like it says in the tagline, we're also "all things Southern" over here. So when I read Donna Weber's lovely Instagram post on the anniversary of her move to Atlanta, I knew I had to share it. She kindly consented to letting me cross-post it here; enjoy! ~ Aly Read More
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