Colorado Tech Weekly #226: Overexertion and the Idea of an Amazon HQ2 in Colorado
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Everyone says they want Amazon’s second headquarters to be in Colorado. I admit, it’s a cool idea but I wonder if it’s a good idea. I am wondering a lot of things today, mainly because I overexerted myself last week and I’m super tired, but the question still lingers in my head. What kind of effect would having a large Amazon campus in Colorado have on our tech community? Or a more fun question to consider would be, “What kind of effect would our inclusive tech community have on Amazon?” I think I like considering that question more.
Pro-tip: Don’t renovate a third of your house in 4 days while taking online senior-level college courses and working a more than full-time, high-stress job while managing contract work and a job search. It’s not healthy.
Have a great week!
Top Colorado Technology News
- California GPS tech company, Trimble, plans big new Westminster building [DBJ]
- Golden-based HomeAdvisor completes purchase of Angie’s List, goes public, grows 33 percent in a day [DenverPost]
- Feds clear CenturyLink to buy Broomfield’s Level 3, but with conditions to keep internet competitive [DenverPost]
- All Colorado Congress members to Jeff Bezos: Build Amazon HQ2 here [DBJ]
- Colorado Springs-based Rim Technologies Partners with Denver’s SecureSet Academy for cybersecurity Education and hiring [RimTech]
- Colorado loses a corporate headquarters and a satellite imaging pioneer as Westminster-based DigitalGlobe is purchased [DenverPost]
- Opportunity awaits: 7 Colorado tech companies hiring top talent now [BuiltinColorado]
- Colorado Technology Association adds four new members to board [InnovatioNews]
- Big month for big hires: 6 Colorado tech companies welcome new leaders this September [BuiltinColorado]
- Denver Startup Week 2017 hit record attendance (again) [DenverPost]
Top Upcoming Events
- 10/11 – Boulder Ruby Group – Monthly Presentation Night
- 10/11 – Denver Java Users Group – Lightning Talks!
- 10/11 – Denver R User Group – Lightning Talks
- 10/11 – DTC Go (Programming Language) Meetup – Programming Challenges?
- 10/14 – CiGDA – Halloween Social
- 10/15 – Boulder Blockchain Meetup – Kevin Owocki presenting Gitcoin
- 10/17 – Angular Boulder – Web Service Workers for Mobile and Angular (by Jesse Sanders)
- 10/17 – ReactJS Denver – Browsers Behind the Scenes and Offline Only Websites
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