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Welcome to Atlanta

David Politis

May 6, 2013

3 minute read

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Last week, BetterCloud’s New York team spent the week at our Atlanta office in the Atlanta Tech Village and it inspired me to put my thoughts about the city and the tech scene down in a blog post.

Southern Roots

BetterCloud has always had two homes, one in New York City and the other in Atlanta. We knew from the beginning keeping the offices and teams connected would be a challenge, but after more than a year and a half of working at both ends of the east coast, we’ve maintained our groove. Our dev team calls Atlanta home while Marketing, Support and our leadership team have established BetterCloud’s headquarters in the Big Apple.

Atlanta has always had a special place in my heart – I graduated from Emory and spent 7 years working in the city before moving back to New York. Atlanta has incredible engineering talent, great schools, restaurants and culture, but the city’s underdeveloped VC scene has caused too many good technologists and entrepreneurs to leave the city…but that’s all changing.

Building the Atlanta Tech Community

While Atlanta hasn’t seen the same kind of growth that cities like San Francisco, Boston and New York have experienced, the city has managed to churn out successful tech companies, especially in the enterprise and business to business arena. Companies like MailChimp, Pardot and SecureWorks are all born and bred in Atlanta, proving the region can produce innovative, industry leading tech companies. And now, with the establishment of David Cummings’ Atlanta Tech Village, the area has the backbone it’s been missing to create a true technology community.

Cummings is taking it upon himself (and his wallet) to personally revive and grow the tech scene in Atlanta. ATV, located in Buckhead, sits in a 100,000 square foot building and is designed to service tech companies in the area. ATV provides not only space for your desk, but an actual community where entrepreneurs can learn from one another to build Atlanta into one of the nation’s top startup centers.

The early success of the Village and corresponding community events show that people were eager for someone or something to step up and provide the support the area’s tech scene needed. Ultimately, ATV and the community and companies that spring up around it are going to put Atlanta on the map as the southeast’s foremost technology hub. And we’re proud to call the Village our home in the south.

As for BetterCloud itself, we’re doing our part to grow Atlanta’s tech community and will continue to invest as our presence expands. We’re proud to have participated in an Atlanta Startup Village meetup, we recently sponsored an Eco Hackathon at Clayton State University and will be holding regular customer user groups for Atlanta-based FlashPanel users – the first took place this past February. And, most importantly, we’ll be tripling our team this year.

BetterCloud in Atlanta

From bottom left clockwise: BetterCloud office opening party, renovation plans for ATV, team meeting, BetterCloud ATL bowling night, FlashPanel user group, Atlanta Startup Village.

Opportunities at BetterCloud

A huge part of our early success comes from the deep talent that exists in the Atlanta metro area – BetterCloud’s engineers come from Georgia Tech, Georgia State, University of Georgia and Georgia Southern. And our location in one of the country’s fastest growing cities has helped us recruit talent from all over the country and world.

We’ve built a great team in Atlanta and are always looking to add talented new members. Our engineers specialize in Java, GWT, CSS, Maven and GIT and we’re constantly improving our application with new functionality and improvements on a weekly basis.

If you’re interested in joining our team, you can view all of our current openings here.

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