New event coming to Birmingham tech scene—Techs and the City

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Chase Morrow, President of Deploy Alloy, is one of the driving forces behind Techs and the City. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

It’s no secret that Birmingham’s tech scene is booming, with events like Sloss Tech highlighting some of the best and brightest minds in the Magic City. To keep that energy going year-round, a group of local tech experts have come together to bring a new event to the community—Techs and the City. Here’s what you need to know.

Techs and the City will bring together the brightest Bham minds

Workplay, a popular downtown Birmingham event venue, will host the first Techs and the City. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

We talked with Chase Morrow, President and cofounder of Deploy Alloy, a local startup on a mission to enhance the tech community in Birmingham. Morrow is one of the leading forces making Techs and the City happen, and this event has a lot going for it (besides a clever name).

“Techs and the City is a dynamic and inclusive tech event designed to foster connections, inspire innovation in our city and strengthen the bonds within our tech community and we think it’s going to be a big hit.”

Chase Morrow, president and cofounder, Deploy Alloy

Morrow, who is heavily involved in the one of the biggest tech events in the Southeast—Sloss Tech—wants to keep the energy going throughout the year and support tech minds.

“There’s a huge buzz that goes on right before and right after [Sloss Tech], and we’d like to help keep that buzz going in our community. I think Birmingham is ripe and welcome the tech ecosystem and the startup ecosystem that w have here. I think we can help put Birmingham on the map with any of these other cities around us. We just have to keep that energy going.”

Chase Morrow, president and cofounder, Deploy Alloy

To do that, they’re planning to hold a Techs and the City event quarterly, with the first one being in September.

A lot of times the tech community doesn’t get recognized for what it’s really worth, and we want to change that. We want to make these these Tech Stars feel like Tech Stars because that’s what they are…I want to see these these tech guys and gals getting patted on the back on a daily basis.

We believe that we’re in this community together. So let’s build it and make it stronger and better and everybody get involved in and pick up the shovel and start digging in.

Techs and the City event details

The first Techs and the City topic is “Investing in Technology—what do investors look for? Why tech stocks matter and how investment decisions are based on digital maturity.” An impressive lineup of speakers will expound on this topic, including:

  • Shegun Otulana, founder, Harmony Venture Labs
  • Patrick Cooney, cofounder + managing partner, Mark II Ventures
  • Matt Hottle, cofounder + partner, Red Hawk Advisory & Alabama Futures Fund

Maria Underwood, president of Birmingham Bound, will be the moderator for the event.

“It’s a place for all the tech community to get together and just share knowledge—about the projects you’re working on, share resources, share opportunities.”

Chase Morrow, president and cofounder, Deploy Alloy

Oh, and one very important detail is that there will be free beer and pizza.

Spots for the event already sold out once, but they opened up 50 more. Be sure to snag a spot soon!

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