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We’re looking forward to @Adobe’s #UXdesign #CreativeJam this Thursday 5/24 at @thechicory in New Orleans! 
We can't wait to see what the designers come up with & connect with fellow #NOLAtech #creatives. Our VP of Product Management, Christopher Homberg will be one of the judges.
🥂 Cheers to our most recent Badass LookFarians! As Interactive Designer and Frontend Developer, V keeps the software we build looking on point. 👌 As Lead QA Engineer, Eric ensures that our products function as intended and that users will get an amazing experience! 💯 
Eric recently wrote a post for our blog about how well-defined user stories and acceptance criteria not only save our team a lot of time during the software development process, but how they can save a lot of money and prevent headaches for the startup founders we work with. Check it out via the link in our profile!
A new $50M @kochindustriesinc backed #venturecapital fund, a @wearegreensky IPO and a $44M Series A for @doshapp. Between big news like this, and the big wins by @hellomixtroz, @livenickson and @soundwaysaudio at the recent @riseofrest pitch competitions in Birmingham, Dallas, and Memphis, we’re excited about the current state of Southern #startups! 
To read our latest edition of the Southern Startup Report and learn more about how the underdogs are winning across the South, head to the link in our profile! #StartupYall
Work hard, play harder. Our team is taking the afternoon off to enjoy Jazz Fest. We love our hometown of New Orleans! #StartupYall
As #CollisionConf wraps up, we’re thinking back on all of the incredible startup founders and technologists we’ve met over the past few days. 
Our very own Lead Developer, Michael Arnold, showed off his tool, AppPile, in the Alpha area. We spent some time in @bookingcom’s Women in Tech lounge and connected with so many impressive #womenintech. (Stayed tuned, as we’ll open up nominations for our Ada Lovelace Awards - honoring Gulf South women in tech - later this summer.) And, of course, we passed out bookmarks and spread the word about our Southern Startup Report, the 2x monthly newsletter that brings together the latest news, funding rounds and events related to tech startups in the southeastern U.S. 
If we met you at Collision, please stay in touch! If we missed you, please reach out! We love building software for #startups, but more importantly, we love seeing the startup ecosystem in this region grow. Collision’s time in New Orleans may be coming to an end, but we’ve only just begun. #StartupYall
Today is GiveNOLA Day! 
GiveNOLA Day is a 24-hour event hosted by @gnofoundation to inspire people to give generously to #NewOrleans nonprofits making our region stronger, and creating a thriving community for all.

There are 772 worthwhile organizations participating today, including a few of our favorite #STEMeducation & #entrepreneurship non-profits: @electricgirlsed, @operationspark, @nolacode504, @yepnola, @ideavillage, @camelbackventures, @stemnola, @fund_17, @janeworleans, @gopropeller, 
and New Orleans BioInnovation Center. 
Learn more & donate at GiveNOLA.org
We love calling New Orleans home, and we’re proud to show off our hometown to #CollisionConf attendees. We’re looking forward to showing you how we #StartupYall and why we #lovenola!
Push on through to the weekend. 💻📲
The latest edition of our Southern Startup Report is out now, with recent news trends showing a surge in tech jobs across the South, as iMerit Technology Services, @homedepot, and @terminus_abm all announced plans for expansion and new hiring. 
There's also big money being invested in Southern startups, with @bigcommerce, @thewavevr, PullRequest, and @ceterusinc topping the list of recent funding rounds.

Read all the latest news & sign up to get the Southern Startup Report delivered direct to your inbox via the link in our profile! #StartupYall
Throwback to last month at @hellonoew, when our President Chris Reade joined a panel of local entrepreneurs and business leaders at @janeworleans’ Trust Your Crazy Ideas Challenge Young Entrepreneurs’ Forum to share insights & lessons learned with the next generation of startup founders. 💡 We love it when future leaders get involved in tech and entrepreneurship at an early age! #StartupYall
Our LookFarians have been busy today! 
While our Lead Engineer Ken was on @wwltv this morning talking about #bitcoin and #blockchain, our Software Engineers Elizabeth and Chester + Director of Marketing Mallory headed to Belle Chasse High School to talk about careers in #softwaredevelopment. 💻📲🖥
Every other week, we send out our Southern Startup Report, a collection of the latest tech startup news from across the southeastern United States. Last fall, we added a feature called “What I Wish I Knew Then” where Southern founders share lessons learned from starting their companies. 
The latest edition went out today, with advice from Aleshia Howell, the CEO of Codebase in Savannah, GA. Codebase’s iOS Training Lab offers paid apprenticeship opportunities for their top developers, and they are currently gearing up and accepting applications for their Spring 2018 session. 
Learn more & discover upcoming startup events, recent funding rounds, and regional tech news in our latest Southern Startup Report. The link is in our profile!