Posts Categorized: Atlanta

Google Fiber is Coming to Atlanta

have you heard the news about Google Fiber

The time for Google Fiber is finally here! Well, sort of… Google recently announced they will be launching their high-speed fiber-optic internet service in four new metro areas: Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham, Nashville, and Atlanta (Home to Ripple HQ). This is the latest step in a very careful expansion of Google Fiber, which is currently offered in Austin,… Read more »

Emory Hackathon

Hack the planet!

Emory University is hosting a Hackathon this April in their Math and Science Building. Whether you’re a veteran hacker who has seen it all or a computer science novice who has yet to learn how to code, this Hackathon promises something for people of all backgrounds. The Emory Hackathon will feature a competition with prizes… Read more »

ATV Hosts Lunch & Learn on Cyber Risk Management

WarGames | The Ultimate Reason for IT Security | Ripple

Yes, cyber security threats are real. And many small businesses at risk are unaware of the danger that a lack of policies and procedures concerning IT security can have. In fact, according to a report from Symantec, a cyber security firm based in California, attacks on small businesses with fewer than 250 employees made up… Read more »

Atlanta Tech Village Hosts Hadoop Users Group Meetup

Hadoop User Group | Atlanta GA

The Atlanta Hadoop Users Group meets on a monthly basis at the Atlanta Tech Village, and next week on Thursday, September 26th, they’ll be welcoming Google’s Big Data and Cloud Platform Expert James Chittenden, who will examine in depth what it takes to succeed in deriving business value out of Big Data. This meetup will… Read more »

Tech Cocktail Mixer & Startup Showcase

Tech Cocktail Atlanta | Ripple IT

Photograph courtesy of Go Mojo Bags. The Tech Cocktail Mixer & Startup Showcase is coming to Atlanta in October, and companies interested in showcasing their products have until September 25th to submit an application for review. If the powers that be decide your product or company fits the bill, you’ll get an opportunity to demo your stuff,… Read more »

5th Annual Atlanta BBQ Festival at Atlantic Station

Atlanta BBQ Festival | Ripple IT

Tis the season to eat outdoors in Atlanta, at least for a few more weeks. And just in time the 5th Annual Atlanta BAR-B-Q Festival plants down in Atlantic Station. The world of BBQ will be on display today and Saturday as participating teams serve up the many styles, cooking techniques and flavors in a 2-day celebration… Read more »

National Day of Civic Hacking 2013

National Day of Civic Hacking | Ripple IT Atlanta

National Day of Civic Hacking is an event taking place June 1st and 2nd in cities across the US. NDCH will bring together citizens, software developers, and entrepreneurs from all over to collaboratively create, build, and invent new solutions using publicly-released data, code and technology to solve challenges relevant to our neighborhoods, our cities, our… Read more »

Makerspace Open House in Atlanta

Freeside is a makerspace in Atlanta GA supported by Ripple Free WiFi.

Coders, creatives and entrepreneurs in Atlanta should be interested to know that Freeside hosts a free open house every Tuesday beginning around 7:30 PM. Located in The Metropolitan warehouses, Freeside is the largest makerspace in the the southeast. We’re talking 6,000 sq/ft, featuring 3D printers, an electronics lab, a classroom, workshop, media lab, two auto… Read more »