Archive for July, 2013

Tech village creates Atlanta IT jobs

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

The Atlanta Tech Village is busy expanding and creating Atlanta IT jobs.

The village has been a startup hub for 180 days.

It calls itself “a progressive community hub that houses the largest coworking environment for emerging technology companies and tech startups in the Southeast.”

Atlanta Tech Village’s goal is to retain local talent and grow startups by building a community of entrepreneurs and supporters to increase collaboration and capital investment.

Atlanta Tech Village has grown from 20 village members to 300, representing more than 90 companies. While roughly 80 percent of Village members are technology companies, 20 percent of occupants provide critical services like funding and marketing to the emerging startups. Atlanta Tech Village caters to a wide cross section of the emerging technology community by providing a collaborative co-working space optimal for small startups.

The tech village offers mentoring series, Startup Chowdown community-wide meals and free member event opportunities. In spring 2014, Atlanta Tech Village will add an Octane coffee bar, 300-person rooftop deck, a state of the art 400-person conference center among other new building facilities.

“Atlanta currently ranks 12th in the nation for number of technology startups and we aspire to be in the top five,” says Atlanta Tech Village Founder, David Cummings. “At the Village we are challenging the norm and going outside the traditional mentality when it comes to fostering a strong and successful startup community. There are people and companies in our city that are doing remarkable things and our mission is to put Atlanta on the map to elevate the awareness of innovation emerging from our region. A diversified economy, top ranking national universities and high access to equity make our city a prime environment for entrepreneurial success.”

Company recruits for IT jobs in Atlanta

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Expansion means hiring, and one company is expanding by hiring people for IT jobs in Atlanta.

Shadow-Soft, a provider of open systems integration, has hired Kevin O’Neal as Principal Solutions Architect and Matt Dugan as Middleware Solutions Architect.

O’Neal is a subject matter expert on emerging technologies in server, desktop, application consolidation and virtualization; with proven core experience with infrastructure projects, storage, networking, DR, migrations and deployments. O’Neal has been tasked with delivering long term strategic guidance to IT Executives, including enterprise level clients, on Data Center and Cloud-based technologies.

O’Neal has been a long time member of VMware’s exclusive Partner Technical Advisory Board (PTAB). He is also aligned with several teams at VMware and other partners, with product specializations in vSphere, View, XenDesktop, XenApp, NetApp, HP servers, Cisco Network Infrastructure, Cisco UCS and large virtualization projects.

Dugan supports sales efforts in the commercial and government sector. He began his career as an Engineer with BellSouth Telecommunications working in the electrical engineering and circuit planning centers spanning North Florida, Southern and Middle Georgia. Dugan has more than a decade of experience in application development, Java based middleware (JBoss, Weblogic and Websphere), PaaS, Linux systems and full-stack web architecture.

“Shadow-Soft is growing around the cloud, which is the present and the future of corporate and government software solutions,” said James Chinn, Shadow-Soft CEO. “Our partners like Red Hat, JBoss and Puppet Labs are on the cutting edge of long-term, secure and efficient open source solutions. These hires ensure Shadow-Soft’s clients are ahead of the curve.”

Based in Atlanta, Shadow-Soft was formed to help enterprise and government clients realize the benefits of open source.

SPOON hires for event planner jobs in Atlanta

Monday, July 8th, 2013

SPOON Exhibits & Events has brought on new hires for event planner jobs in Atlanta.

The integrated marketing, exhibits and events company, headquartered near Rochester, NY, continues to experience growth and expand operations across the country, hiring new employees in account management, corporate event planning and design services. Offices in San Francisco and Dover, NH support clients on the West Coast and New England.

A few hires include:

Kevin Beck joins SPOON as an event planner, with a background in marketing and event production. Kevin supports meeting and event logistics and on-site event management.

Shannon Byrd joins SPOON as an event planner with experience in media relations, integrated marketing and events. She works with the events team in coordinating communications, event theming and décor.

Trevor Cranmer joins SPOON as a CAD design engineer, supporting the production department. Trevor brings over a decade of engineering experience to the team with an emphasis on quality fabrication and project installation.

Herb Besaw, CEO of SPOON Exhibits & Events states, “We continue to experience exponential growth, and our newest hires add creative depth and versatility to the team.

CEIR President and CEO Doug Ducate states, “The 2014 and 2015 outlook is really quite positive.” Ducate points out that 11 of the 14 industry sectors in the annual report saw positive growth.