Colorado Tech Weekly #284: Amazon Finally Makes a Decision and It’s Not Colorado
Colorado Tech Weekly brings you the top 10 technology stories of the past week and the best upcoming local tech events every Monday morning!
The startup I work for (I keep wanting to say “My company” but I don’t want people to think I’m in charge) is hiring for a front-end engineer/designer, a full stack .NET engineer and a software implementation engineer. Infinicept is a very small company so we don’t have a single person to do recruiting and hiring, we just have us and it’s made me appreciate what work is done by a good “people person”. It’s also a great place to work (although I’m admittedly biased)!!
After months of speculation, hot-takes and wild-ass guesses, the Amazon HQ2 search is finally over. I could not be happier that it’s over. I don’t even care about the decision made by Amazon.
Colorado was one of the many reported options not chosen by Amazon and I don’t have much of a reaction to the news. I’m not sure that having a big Amazon tech office here would make much of a difference. We are not hurting for smart, innovative people who want to do new and amazing things with technology. We will just continue to grow our tech community with our patented inclusion and I’m very happy with that.
It’s getting close to the holidays so events are going to be sparse. If you have a tech event or a meetup group you want to promote, now is the time! Have a great week!
Top Colorado Technology News
- Centennial health tech startup MDValuate files for bankruptcy [BizWest]
- Homegrown wunderkind also a savvy entrepreneur[GJSentinel.com]
- It’s official: Amazon passes on Denver splits HQ2 between Northern Virginia New York City [DBJ]
- Boulder-based Automox secures $9.3M Series A investment funding [Automox]
- Denver fintech company SRS Acquiom acquired by private equity firm Lovell Minnick Partners [DBJ]
- From hardware to software: How Colorado continues to innovate to fight wildfires [ColoradoInno]
- WeWork-backed bootcamp coding school opening in Denver [DBJ]
- Denver-based Ping Identity adds two to executive leaders team [InnovatioNews]
- Facebook opens new office in Lower Downtown Denver [DenverPost]
- 9 Colorado companies make Deloittes list of fastest-growing tech companies [DBJ]
Top Upcoming Events
- 11/21 – CiGDA – Casual Downtown Denver Meetup
- 11/26 – Denver Visual Studio User Group – JSON Web Tokens / .NET and Kubernetes
- 11/27 – Boulder UI/UX – Designing for Blockchain with Zach Herring
- 11/27 – She Does Data – She Does Data Kickoff Event
- 11/27 – General Assembly – Crafting Stories with Data
Thank you for reading!
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