In the guest chair:

Adam Walker, Jeff Hilimire, Dana Barrett & John Zegers

Adam Walker, Jeff Hilimire, Dana Barrett & John Zegers

We had a great Tech Tuesday on the show as Adam Walker and Jeff Hilimire, 48in48 co-founders joined us along with John Zegers, Director with Georgia Center of Innovation for Manufacturing

48in48 is a special event taking place this Fall at General Assembly in Ponce City Market with the goal to build 48 custom websites for 48 nonprofits within 48 hours.

The Georgia Center of Innovation for Manufacturing builds multi-disciplinary teams that bring together industry, government and higher education to help Georgia’s manufacturers solve problems and seize opportunities.

In the headlines:

  • Tripwire, a cybersecurity firm out of Portland, is expanding it’s Metro Atlanta R&D hub. Tripwire will relocate to Avalon in Alpharetta where it has leased close to 15,000 square feet. 
  • AT&T has announced it’s first TV, Wireless phone package deal. Good for consumers?  Or more tom-foolery?
  • Scoutmob’s CEO and Co-Founder is stepping down as the company is now mostly an e-commerce site, having just a few daily deals remaining. The current CFO will be taking the reins.
  • Taste of Atlanta is going high-tech this year. The event will be using Intellitix RFID wristbands for cashless payments (and, of course, data collection!).
  • And there’s a new documentary in the works about the gender gap in the tech business. The film was partially funded by GoDaddy CEO, Blake Irving and will be released on DVD in the spring. One very surprising note from the film… there were a higher percentage of female coders in the 1980s than there are now!

Other stuff:

Join us on Monday, August 10th for the next Dana Barrett Show Business Book Club! Our August selection is Coined by Kabir Sehgal. If you’ve been meaning to read this, now’s your chance! Or, if you’ve read it before, time to refresh! We will meet at American Food & Beverage in Buckhead. Get all the details and sign up to attend here:

For other events and appearances, check out Dana’s event calendar:

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