Microsoft Expands its Data Center Operations in San Antonio

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In 2008, Microsoft opened a $550 million, 470,000 square foot data center in the Westover Hills area of San Antonio. At the time, a Microsoft executive said that was just the beginning of Microsoft’s investment in San Antonio. She was right. This week, Microsoft announced a $1 million donation to the University of Texas at […]

Agile Immersionists Meetup Offers “Hands-On” Experience at Geekdom

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By ZACH REED Reporter with Silicon Hills News After work, Punit Sheth taught himself how to build mobile apps. “It all started when I realized how much we rely on mobile applications; in almost any industry, you can see how mobile apps have helped streamline and optimize the processes they’ve been using for many years.” […]

FreeFlow Research Works to Recruit More Tech Talent to the U.S.

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By JONATHAN GUTIERREZ Reporter with Silicon Hills News A growing skills gap exists in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics fields for workers in the U.S. One reason for this is because there is a lack of U.S. born students pursuing STEM degrees. Peter French believes something needs to be done to fill this gap. […]

Silicon Hills News’ First Print Magazine

Thank you to all of our Kickstarter backers for making the first print edition of Silicon Hills News possible and to all of our advertisers a big thank you. The magazine was a huge success at South by Southwest Interactive in March. On April 18th, we’re hosting a celebration at Ino’z in downtown Wimberley. We’ll […]

Codeup Bootcamp Aims to Turn Non-techies into Web Programmers

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By ZACH REED Reporter with Silicon Hills News Nathaniel Medrano wrapped up a recent internship feeling that, while the experience gave him great exposure, the job’s DIY learning model-via telecommute no less-still had him looking for ingrained traction in the technology. His work setting up search engines for local directories at a telecommunications company had […]

Coworking Options for Yogis, Dog-Lovers and Everybody Else

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By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News Picking a co-working space is like a cross between choosing a place to work and finding your favorite hangout. What’s important to you? Ergonomic chairs? Community? The vibe? The snacks? Or, as one Yelper explained, the fact that they “play the same tunes I have on my […]

Codeup Wins the 2014 San Antonio InnoTech Beta Summit

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By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News Codeup, a 12-week boot camp to teach technical skills to people, won the 2014 InnoTech Beta Summit on Wednesday afternoon. Michael Girdley launched Codeup last year and the first class of 28 men and women is about to graduate. The startup, based at Geekdom, charges $9,850 per […]

Soloshot, BiblioTech, Cloud Academy and SMSGate at SA New Tech

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By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News On the first Tuesday of every month, a group of people interested in the latest technology developments in San Antonio gathers at Geekdom for the San Antonio New Tech meetup. The hour-long program showcases some of the latest startups in the city along with other interesting projects. […]

ENTvantage Diagnostics of Austin Wins the Emerging Medical Technology Symposium’s Pitch Competition

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BY LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News ENTvantage Diagnostics won the Emerging Medical Technology Symposium’s pitch competition on Tuesday afternoon. “ENTvantage Diagnostics provides primary care and ENT physicians with critical information on the causes of ear, nose and throat illnesses,” said Joseph Skraba, its CEO. The Austin-based company’s first product is a test its […]

Seven San Antonio Startups to Pitch at the InnoTech Beta Summit

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By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News Seven startups will pitch at the eighth annual InnoTech Beta Summit on Wednesday. The event, which takes place at 3 p.m. at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, will showcase some of the best and brightest new technology startups in San Antonio. Each team will have five […]