Our New Digs!

New Diggs

It’s official! We have moved our main offices from Athens the Atlanta! It’s been a long time coming, but we’re here now and settled in on the 8th floor of Ponce City Market in Atlanta!

The space has a beautiful view overlooking the Buckhead skyline with hipster exposed brick walls. This was once the Sears Roebuck distribution center, and there are rumors that there is even a spring under the building that may be uncapped to open up a new small lake here. We’ll see if they actually do it though.

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The Peabody Awards: A New Site, A New Face

If asked to describe the Peabody Awards three years ago, one might have used one of these words: prestigious, academic, and niche. Popular among a highly academic sub-culture, the Peabody Awards started as a ceremony to award those in radio broadcast and a few other forms of journalistic media. As time progressed, the Awards grew to include online broadcasts, documentaries, and nontraditional media that wouldn’t typically garner attention at functions such as the Emmys, Academy Awards or Golden Globes.

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Learning to Code with Liz Norton

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This is the third entry in our “Learn to Code” series. You can find our other entries over here. In each post we ask programmers and developers to share their biggest learning experiences. If there’s one thing I’ve learned interviewing these experts, it’s that there are tons of opportunities out there to get involved in the development community. I hope this series inspires you try out something you thought you’d never be able to do!

Liz NortonLiz Norton is learning code on top of working full-time as a manager at a coffee shop. She blogs over at www.lizcod.es. And we are very grateful she took time out of her busy schedule to answer our questions.

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Learning to Code with Travis Douce

learn-codeThis is the second entry in our Learning to Code series.

TTravis_Douceravis Douce got into programming while working in the field of Geographical Information Systems (GIS). A natural problem-solver, he knew there had to be a better way than manually creating thousands of GIS files for datasets. All he had to do was learn how to code. Fast forward a couple of years: Travis is now a software developer for Big Nerd Ranch, a Rails for Girls coach volunteer and an active participant in the Athens developers’ community. 

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Working Out Regularly Makes You a Better Business Owner

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Our CEO Jason is always working out. Even though his schedule is slammed, almost every day he finds time to run or go to the gym. I asked him, “Other than the obvious health benefits, why do you work out so much?”

“Working out saved my life,” he said. “Literally. I was in a really bad car accident five years ago. If I hadn’t been really fit, I would not have survived.”

Obviously, there is no way to predict when trauma will happen, but exercising keeps the body in a condition that can be the difference in the Emergency Room. There are also more subtle ways exercising saves your life when you are a super-busy, stressed-out business owner. 

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