Through a partnership between The Enterprise Center and Birmingham-based company Covalence, a new 10-week coding school program will launch starting in spring of 2017. The program offers an accelerated coding curriculum in an effort to provide valuable IT training to more Chattanoogans as well as meet the local demand for skilled employees in the technology sector. Using a highly-effective, boot-camp style, Covalence teaches aspiring developers how to code by offering accelerated, demand-driven full stack and front end coding programs.
Covalence will occupy the first floor of the former Municipal Water building located at 1001 Lindsay St. in the heart of Chattanooga’s Innovation District.
Made possible by the Chattanooga Gig, EPB is providing the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) with an ideal testbed for smart grid research.
With support provided by DOE’s Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, an effort was launched in 2014 to advance the state of the power grid in Tennessee. Oak Ridge staff scientists, working closely with EPB, use their expertise to test new technologies, examine the use of microgrids, develop new analytics that will allow EPB to unlock the power of its smart grid data to improve operations, and use high-performance computing to perform modeling and simulations.
Through their partnership, ORNL and EPB are learning how to best apply sensors, controls, secure communications, and other technologies allowing a power grid to function more autonomously and reliably as it grows and becomes more complex.
Harvard's Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society Publishes Case Study on Chattanooga's Smart Grid Payback
A case study released by Harvard Unversity's Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society Business on Chattanooga's gig and smart grid shows that the savings produced by the smart grid, plus revenue from access fees paid by the utility’s Internet access business, more than cover the capital and operating costs of the smart grid. What’s more, the report estimates this would still be true even if the utility hadn’t received a $111.6 million federal stimulus grant, and instead borrowed the extra amount.
On February 15, a Request for Proposals will be presented to developers at a Reverse Pitch event for three smart gigabit applications. These apps will be created over the next several months with competitive compensation, funded in part by $20,000 from US Ignite.
Mozilla has announced nineteen grant award recipients in Austin, Kansas City and Chattanooga that will receive support from the Gigabit Community Fund, including The Enterprise Center's initiative to bring LOLA to Chattanooga school classrooms. LOLA (short for LOw LAtency) allows for unnoticed transmitted delays via the internet, allowing for students to interact with research facilities and art programs in schools throughout the country in real time.
Grantees across the three cities will receive funding for a 16-week pilot period beginning January 30. The Gigabit Community Fund, a collaboration with National Science Foundation and US Ignite, is investing in projects that utilize gigabit technology to impact learning.
Grantees will utilize the awarded funds to build, pilot, and scale gigabit-enabled applications and associated curricula that have immediate, measurable effect on classrooms and informal learning organizations.
Hamilton County Department of Education, the Enterprise Center and the Public Education Foundation are using LOLA technology to expand access to arts education across the city of Chattanooga, and beyond.
Randi Zuckerberg- The New York Times best-selling author, founder and CEO of Zuckerberg Media, former Director of Marketing at Facebook, SiriusXM business talk show host, and Emmy-Nominated powerhouse will be the guest speaker at the upcoming Chattanooga Women's Leadership Institute's Impact Dinner on February 23. Randi is passionate about the intersection of technology and our modern lives and a strong advocate for women in entrepreneurship and leadership, working closely with Fortune 500 companies to close the gender and diversity gap.
Local entrepreneur Stephen Culp shares the rise of Chattanooga's startup ecosytem and the role of innovation in shaping our city. Watch the video below:
In a recent article, The Wall Street Journal featured Chattanooga's newly opened Tomorrow Building, a co-living concept development with 39 fully furnished units ranging from 300-700-sq ft with shared kitchen, living space and laundry for tenants. Located in the heart of the Innovation District, the Tomorrow Building is appealing to professionals in the district's startup and tech industry.
The National League of Cities (NLC) is the nation’s leading advocacy organization devoted to strengthening and promoting cities as centers of opportunity, leadership and governance. Through its membership and partnerships with state municipal leagues, NLC serves as a resource and advocate for more than 19,000 cities and towns and more than 218 million Americans. NLC’s Center for City Solutions and Applied Research provides research and analysis on key topics and trends important to cities, creative solutions to improve the quality of life in communities, inspiration and ideas for local officials to use in tackling tough issues and opportunities for city leaders to connect with peers, share experiences and learn about innovative approaches in cities.
During Startup Week, The Chattanooga Public Library hosted an amazing long distance music collaboration between the visiting international OneBeat Fellows and Miami-based Fellows of the New World Symphony. Using ultra high speed connectivity of Internet 2 and the low latency LoLa software inside the library, the one-of-a-kind, collaborative music event featured young gifted musicians over 700 miles apart.