Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Beer Conference Coming to Asheville in March of 2017

Marketing = analytics = technology tools
"This new event aims to raise awareness of beer tourism and promote ways of beer marketing, said organizer Allan Wright." 
http://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2016/06/14/beer-conference-coming-asheville/85859402/

Beer Marketing and Tourism Conference website:
http://bmtcon.com/

Amazon debuts a dedicated shop for Kickstarter products

"Amazon announced it’s teaming up with Kickstarter to offer those successful Kickstarter products a way to reach more customers through a dedicated section on Amazon’s website."



https://techcrunch.com/2016/07/27/amazon-debuts-a-dedicated-shop-for-kickstarter-products

Monday, July 25, 2016

Grammar lovers slam Trump for error-riddled tweet

Social media is global and although it does provide an opportunity for every individual to 'speak-up;' we should all be grammatically correct; especially as a leader.


http://mashable.com/2016/07/24/trump-grammar-fail

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Your Cause, Your Social Media

Live, learn, and breath your cause with social media.  

It is your passion that you want to engage friends, family, and businesses (including non-profits) by liking, sharing, and/or commenting.

Learn more at UNCA OLLI 


#OLLISocialMedia

Friday, July 22, 2016

Charlotte’s a high-tech hotbed, report says

" research shows Charlotte increased its tech talent by nearly 75% in five years, adding 20,220 new tech jobs from 2011 to 2015."
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 http://developclt.com/charlottes-high-tech-hotbed-report-says/

Friday, July 15, 2016

Local climate science industry primed for takeoff (Mountain Xpress)

"COLLISION COURSE: The Collider, located in downtown Asheville, aims to be a hub for science-based industries looking to take advantage of the city’s repository of climatological data and a place where like-minded professionals can collaborate. 
Opened earlier this year, it already hosts the American Association Of State Climatologists, UNC Asheville’s National Environmental Modeling and Analysis Center and a variety of established and start-up companies working in the climate industry. Photo by Jared Kay"

Tech comes out against Donald Trump

Tech CEOs are proclaiming:
“We have listened to Donald Trump over the past year and we have concluded: Trump would be a disaster for innovation. His vision stands against the open exchange of ideas, free movement of people, and productive engagement with the outside world that is critical to our economy — and that provide the foundation for innovation and growth.
Immigration drives entrepreneurship, noting that 40 percent of Fortune 500 companies are founded by immigrants and the children of immigrants.
We believe that America’s diversity is our strength"

https://techcrunch.com/2016/07/14/tech-against-trump

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Learn More About Your iPhone and/or iPad

New device giving you trouble? Check out upcoming AB Tech Continuing Education iPhone/iPad Intro class and learn the newest iPhone/iPad operating system. 

Students will learn to navigate and utilize the key features of an iPhone/iPad including the Native Apps, Messaging, FaceTime, Email, Calendar, Safari, Siri, and Photography. Students are encouraged to bring their devices to class.

M/W , 7/18-7/27, 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., CIS-7515-103CO
RM 126, Birch, Asheville Campus
Fees: Course: $70 Tech: $5

https://www.abtech.edu/sites/default/files/coned/spring-summer/2016/index.html