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Why I Moved to Detroit from Silicon Valley (And You Should Too)

By Kristin Hope | PIXO Group | 3/15/2017

PIXO Group Marketing Strategist Kristin Hope shares why she picked up her career in tech and made the move from Silicon Valley to Detroit, and why this decision could be the right one for many Millennials who are “low on funds but big on dreams.”

Southeast Michigan: The best place to grow your tech career

By Automation Alley Staff | Automation Alley | 2/24/2016

A situation at Yelp this week has shined a national spotlight on the cost of living disparity across America’s major technology hubs, and it highlights the hardships faced by many employees who are struggling to make ends meet while working and living in the country’s most expensive cities. According to Automation Alley’s 2016 Technology Industry Report, there is one major U.S. city where the technology industry is thriving, and its employees can enjoy a high standard of living: Detroit. 

Robots: The Destruction and Restoration of the American Imagination

By Addie Langford | TechShop Detroit | 10/7/2015

One of my favorite stories told by my father was the only time he recalls seeing his mother in the buff. She flew from the bath at the sight of my father, then seven, who had carved a deep gouge in his neck while shredding her rubber galoshes to craft a slingshot. This toy/weapon would accompany the motorized go-cart, the handmade printing press, an elaborate treehouse, and a basement full of eviscerated toasters and wiring. 

Creating an American Brand: The Story of Shinola

By Automation Alley Staff | Automation Alley | 7/1/2015

We’re all about a great business success story at Automation Alley, and Detroit bicycle and watchmaker Shinola has one for the books. It’s the kind of story that’s generated national attention because it’s the epitome of Detroit’s comeback. 

10 Things We Learned from #hack4detroit

By Automation Alley Staff | Automation Alley | 6/17/2015

A wrap up of our hackathon experience. 
 

Empowering Detroit’s civic tech community

By Beth Niblock | City of Detroit | 6/3/2015

Beth Niblock, CIO for the City of Detroit and #hack4detroit judge, discusses how civic hacking can lead to the development of community-changing ideas.

5 Reasons to #hack4detroit

By Automation Alley Staff | Automation Alley | 5/5/2015

Back by popular demand, Automation Alley is inviting the region’s brightest and best computer programmers and coders to compete in a 24-hour #hack4detroit event in downtown Detroit! If you’re a coder, here are five reasons why you should participate:

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