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Memphis tech company is training new developers for Williamson County’s tight labor market

An instructor gave some directions to students in the FastTrack'D program before they started working on a final project. / Photo Matt Blois By MATT BLOIS A Memphis tech company is training new developers to fill information technology jobs in Williamson County’s tight labor market. Cook Systems’ FastTrack’D program trains students to code. The trainees

By | 2018-12-07T17:00:20+00:00 December 9th, 2018|Categories: BW-News, BW-Tech|Tags: |Comments Off on Memphis tech company is training new developers for Williamson County’s tight labor market

Tennessee Board of Regents meet to roll out new warranty for technical training programs

TENNESSEE BOARD OF REGENTS The Tennessee Board of Regents will hold its quarterly meeting Thursday, Dec. 13, with an agenda that includes a formal rollout of its new Warranty for graduates of technical programs, revised budgets, new academic and technical programs, new and revised policy proposals and updates on various initiatives. The new Warranty for

By | 2018-12-06T22:08:24+00:00 December 6th, 2018|Categories: BW-News, BW-Tech, Schools|Comments Off on Tennessee Board of Regents meet to roll out new warranty for technical training programs

Focus on computer science, coding, builds student interest from Kindergarten to career

By MELISSA HAMBRICK Williamson County students and students from all over the world this week have been celebrating the 112th birthday of a woman they may not have ever heard of, but who influences their daily lives and might even shape their futures. Computer Science Education Week is held annually in recognition of the birthday of Admiral

By | 2018-12-05T18:08:32+00:00 December 5th, 2018|Categories: BW-News, BW-Tech, Featured, Featured - SHHP, Schools|Comments Off on Focus on computer science, coding, builds student interest from Kindergarten to career

Tech job growth is strong, but Middle Tennessee median salaries lag

MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY The number of tech jobs has grown in Middle Tennessee by 30 percent since 2012 — double the growth rate for all jobs overall — and is expected to grow another 16 percent by 2022, according to a new MTSU report. Entitled “The State of Middle Tennessee Tech,” the report was

By | 2018-10-23T17:14:51+00:00 October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Business, BW-News, BW-Tech|Comments Off on Tech job growth is strong, but Middle Tennessee median salaries lag

Franklin kids coding center will be first location in state at grand opening October 13

The first Code Ninjas location in Tennessee is set to open its doors in Franklin at its grand opening event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 13. Owned and operated by August and Jeff James of Arrington, the center will use an engaging, game-based curriculum to teach essential programming skills to children

By | 2018-10-04T21:11:06+00:00 October 5th, 2018|Categories: BW-Tech, Featured, Franklin, Schools|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Franklin kids coding center will be first location in state at grand opening October 13

Hytch Rewards wins a 2018 Tennessee Sustainable Transportation Award

Hytch, LLC, the Nashville-based social impact technology company behind the smartphone app Hytch Rewards, has earned a 2018 Tennessee Sustainable Transportation Award for its role in changing transit behavior and improving public health and safety across the state. The award was presented by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Tennessee Department of Transportation and

By | 2018-09-23T21:01:40+00:00 September 24th, 2018|Categories: BW-News, BW-Tech|Comments Off on Hytch Rewards wins a 2018 Tennessee Sustainable Transportation Award

European electrical muscle stimulation method Manduu makes inroads in Williamson County

PHOTO: A client trains with electrical muscle stimulation at Manduu in Cool Springs on Monday, September 10, 2018. / Brooke Wanser By BROOKE WANSER When the Austrian-based electrical muscle stimulation method Manduu first came to the United States, studios opened in Santa Monica and Miami. Jason Ritzen heard of the concept from a friend and

By | 2018-09-18T14:51:56+00:00 September 11th, 2018|Categories: Business, BW-News, BW-Tech, Featured, Featured - SHHP, More News|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on European electrical muscle stimulation method Manduu makes inroads in Williamson County

Just say “Hey Alexa” or “Hey Google” to find your home’s value, says local Realtor

By MELISSA HAMBRICK Put Amazon Echo in “Away Mode” and your digital helper plays a recorded conversation designed to trick burglars into thinking someone’s home. Google Home now recognizes six languages, and can not only tell you Shark Week facts, but provide the surf report in Hawaii. And now without raising a finger, both can provide Brentwood and

By | 2018-09-03T16:27:28+00:00 September 5th, 2018|Categories: BW-News, BW-Real-Estate, BW-Tech|Comments Off on Just say “Hey Alexa” or “Hey Google” to find your home’s value, says local Realtor

Hytch Rewards extends benefits to riders who also use WeGo, RTA or Music City Star

Hytch, LLC, the Nashville-based social impact technology company, together with WeGo Public Transit and the Music City Star with the Regional Transportation Authority of Middle Tennessee, announce today their partnership to reward commuters who share a ride by taking public transit rather than driving alone. Through this new partnership, individuals who take the public transit

By | 2018-08-29T19:49:20+00:00 August 30th, 2018|Categories: BW-News, BW-Tech|Comments Off on Hytch Rewards extends benefits to riders who also use WeGo, RTA or Music City Star

After planting its flag with remote staff, tech company CDW wants to bring its office culture to Nashville

By MATT BLOIS A large technology company opened a new office near Brentwood earlier this month, attracted in part by the many healthcare companies that call the area home. CDW — a fortune 500 company that provides IT products and services — opened the new office because the number of employees and customers in the

By | 2018-08-24T21:25:18+00:00 August 27th, 2018|Categories: Business, BW-News, BW-Tech|Tags: |Comments Off on After planting its flag with remote staff, tech company CDW wants to bring its office culture to Nashville