You know Birmingham’s food scene, and tech scene, and bar scene. One group you may not know? Game developers. These innovative individuals are pushing our Magic City forward in more ways than one. I caught up with six of them to get a look behind the screen—here’s what I learned, plus how you can get involved.Continue reading “A look into Birmingham’s game developer community: key players, projects + how to get involved”
The Iron Age Building’s list of creative and innovative tenants just keeps growing. The latest additions include a 14-year NFL veteran, a creative marketing agency, and a healthcare firm. Find out more about the full list of tenants, plus get an inside look and the complete renovation of the historic Downtown Birmingham building.Continue reading “Dansby Foods, AMD + more join impressive list of tenants in the completed Iron Age Building”
A west coast native and an investment banker turned tech entrepreneur—meet Peter Vogt, founder of Prepaid2Cash. The company is relocating its headquarters to Birmingham, AL—which means Peter is headed south. Keep reading to see his first impressions of the Magic City!Continue reading “Meet Peter Vogt, Silicon Valley tech CEO who’s coming to Birmingham”
In May 2019, we told y’all about a new $4.1m initiative to support southeastern women in tech.
The National Council for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) and the Cognizant Foundation, the backers of this initiative spoke at TechBirmingham’s Tech Tuesday. Read on to learn what we found out.Continue reading “NCWIT’s Alabama Digital Skills Initiative will get more girls and women into tech in Birmingham—3 reasons why it matters”
Think women don’t play a big role in tech here in Birmingham? Think again.
Sloss Tech 2019 has a rock-star panel of women trailblazers in leadership and tech roles lined up for this year’s event. You can get your ticket here.Continue reading “Sloss Tech’s Women in Tech panel on August 2 at The Lyric in Birmingham is gonna be awesome. Get your tickets now.”
Innovate Birmingham and Central Six AlabamaWorks are joining forces to get Birmingham working—specifically in tech. This fall, Central Six AlabamaWorks will launch their approximately 17 month long Information Technology Apprenticeship Program. And with the help of Innovate Birmingham, they’re getting local tech talent in the field, earning while they learn and on their way to a career in software development.Continue reading “Earn while you learn: Innovate Birmingham to team up with Central Six AlabamaWorks for IT Apprenticeship Program. Apply by July 26!”
Ever left a holiday party with a gift card you knew you would never use? Or maybe you have a stack of gift cards to Starbucks that could buy 100 lattes, but you really wish you could use that money to buy groceries for the month. Prepaid2Cash is a tech company in California that offers users a solution. They’re relocating to Birmingham, and we’ve got the scoop.Continue reading “Tech company to relocate from California to Birmingham – CEO is “blown away” by the city”
Are you needing a little help in using Google for work? A free training seminar (Yes, we said free.) will be held on Aug. 6 at the Birmingham Public Library. Register now, because classes are filling up fast! Continue reading “3 things you can learn at the FREE Grow with Google training on August 6 at the Birmingham Public Library”
In this week’s roundup of Birmingham tech news, we’re all about a startup focused on ride-sharing opportunities, a company that builds startups and an app for businesses that works like an in-house diversity coach.
It was the hottest place to be in Birmingham for techies, innovators, entrepreneurs, social media marketers and marketing professionals this week. Continue reading “3 takeaways from Birmingham’s Sloss Tech, including Mayor Randall Woodfin’s poignant message”
Birmingham innovator, Covalence has recognized the need for a fast-track method to train the next generation of software developers, right here in Birmingham.
Matt Landers, Will Johnston and Matt Morgan, founders of Covalence, began the coding boot-camp after realizing how difficult it was to find qualified developers in Birmingham for their software company, Platypi. Continue reading “Birmingham’s Covalence launches new Catalyst program”
Alabama Launchpad announces Finale Startup competition winners and they are Birmingham startups; Pointz and O3 Solution.
Birmingham won a Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge Grant!
This is the type of initiative that could really set us apart, Birmingham: growing the Southeastern tech ecosystem by promoting diversity and finding economic opportunities.
Innovation Depot had a party to celebrate the beginning of its Velocity Accelerator Program. Get to know the founders and companies here!