3 Reasons We’re Looking Forward to Sloss Tech

audience members pay attention during a tech conference in a theatre with colored lights on stage

My inner nerd gets really excited by the future of tech — which is why I’m geeked to attend this year’s Sloss Tech at Birmingham’s Lyric Theatre on July 14.

I may work at a tech company now, but in all honesty I couldn’t get out of computer science fast enough back in eighth grade. Since then, I’ve mostly embraced (or at least adapted to) the innovations technology has brought us in my lifetime. And even though I can’t code to save my life, I’m excited to work with talented designers and web developers who are on the forefront of innovation right here in Birmingham.

It’s no secret that the Magic City has established itself as a powerhouse for tech companies and creatives in the Southeast. From Tech Birmingham to Innovation Depot, to the makers’ spaces offering creative havens for new ventures to take flight, to UAB and the Birmingham Business Alliance’s commitment to developing, attracting and retaining tech talent, we have many reasons to be proud of Birmingham. How can you join the movement? And where is it headed, anyway? Inquiring minds want to know — and I suspect we’ll hear some thought-provoking answers at Sloss Tech.

The Sloss Tech Mission

Sloss Tech offers “thought-provoking presentations and workshops covering the latest in creative thinking and emerging technologies.” Expect to leave with a road map to help you harness the big ideas Birmingham’s tech doers and creative thinkers share at Sloss Tech.

Sloss Tech 2017 Speakers

Where else can you hear from tech’s movers, shakers, dealmakers and disrupters in one place? Check out who’s slated to attend: Thuzio, Inc. co-founder, author and New York Giants legend Tiki Barber. YouTube personality and Beme co-founder Casey Neistat. Shipt CEO and founder Bill Smith. Mental Floss co-founder Will Pearson. Momentum Telecom, Inc.’s Chair of the Board Elizabeth Pharo. Need I continue?

The Sloss Tech Venue

If you haven’t visited Birmingham’s historic Lyric Theatre, here’s a great opportunity to do so. The theater embraces the past while providing a comfortable, intimate setting to watch history happen right in front of your eyes. By sitting in the audience you become part of a “century-old story in live entertainment.”

Need more convincing? Get ready for this year’s event by watching the 2016 Sloss Fest recap. We hope to see you there on July 14, but if you can’t be there in person, follow us on Twitter (@infomediadotcom) as we live-tweet the action.

Now who has tickets to see the Alabama Shakes at Sloss Fest on July 16?

Journalist and blogger Alexis Barton has loved language and the written word for as long as she can remember; she earned her Masters in Journalism from the University of Alabama before joining us here at Infomedia where she puts her skills to work researching, interviewing and writing web copy for our clients, our own blog and our social media channels. She might be a self-described “grammar nerd,” but she promises she isn’t judging your texts, emails or emoji usage. When she isn’t at the keyboard, Alexis loves shopping, napping and obsessing over Alabama football.


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