October’s Digital Nashville Column

So I met yesterday with Elin Mulron and Clay Willingham, both members of the leadership team over at Digital Nashville, to discuss story ideas for an upcoming feature/column I am writing for Digital Nashville’s e-newsletter. I wanted to make the ideas public in case you fellow Nashville digital folks have ideas, contacts, etc.

Coworking in Nashville

coworking

For the uninitiated, Coworking involves freelance, start up and entrepreneurial-minded folks who rent office space on the cheap from a partnering organization. Where Coworking differs from, say, just simply renting office space from any old random company, however, is that coworkers value collaboration and the benefits of sharing space with like-minded individuals.

So what do you think? Interesting? Uninteresting? What questions come to mind?

Social Media Marketing

startups

Marketing via social media sites (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.) gets a lot of press these days, so I’m looking for innovative examples from the area that are helping company’s bottom line. (Think “boring” companies doing interesting things or small companies doing big things.)

Got any examples? Send them my way.

Entrepreneurship/StartUps/Product Launches in Nashville

entrepreneurship

I’ll be following area blogs (both niche and company) for news, but if you have any tips, send them along.

Web Development

web-development

This is for all you Web Dev shops out there. Up to anything interesting? Pitch me.

Gaming

video-games

Nashville isn’t viewed by many as a gaming town, but more and more developers are getting into it based on the existence of great distributive platforms (think gpsAssassins for the iPhone, or Klouds on addictinggames.com).

Any other Nashville examples?

And for the rest of you Digital Nashville folks – anything else you’d like to see covered? Trending topics? Interesting stories?

Send them my way…

4 thoughts on “October’s Digital Nashville Column

  1. Hi Matt!

    We’re a local based company, and are in the process of heavily launching Raven Internet Marketing Tools. If you’re looking to do a piece on a local startup, we’d love to talk with you!

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  2. There are a couple of coworking groups floating around. I meet with a group (most web-devs) once a week on Tuesday afternoons at either Ugly Mug or Portland Brewery (on Eastland). There is also a group that’s in the works organizing an effort to lease out a larger office where freelancers can work on a regular basis.

    As for web-devs, there is everything from the freelancers to agencies. If you hit up some of the groups, I’m sure they’d be happy to talk to you. Check out the Nashville Ruby group (on meetup), Nashville Dynamic Languages (on irc.freenode.net #nashdl), Enterprise LAMP (.org), Nashville Symfony Group… there’s a lot of them out there, and they’re all good places to start asking about interesting development projects.

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