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Floridians in need can now use a mobile app to locate food banks and support services across the state. 

Morgan Danford

Florida ranks among the top four states for high-tech employment, cutting edge technology and innovation, according to the Tallahassee Technology Alliance, and its TechExpo is one way they are making sure that ranking continues.

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A plan to regulate ridesharing companies statewide is heading to the Governor’s desk. After years of debate, the bill flew through the Senate Wednesday with virtually no complaints.

Perspectives: Tech Expo

May 1, 2014

Some leaders of the TalTech Alliance talk about how their organization promotes technology-related activity in the Tallahassee area, along with the group’s upcoming Tech Expo, May 8 at FSU’s Turnbull Center.  The guests are: TalTech Alliance Chair Marc Paul; John McFarlain, Alliance immediate past chair; and Jason Staff, chief strategist at MASSIVE Corporation.

Fiscal Impact Of Tech Agency Still Uncertain

Mar 5, 2014
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Florida lawmakers are hoping the creation of a new state information technology agency might save taxpayers money. But, despite a unanimous vote of support, not everyone is certain that it will and some are questioning the bill’s chances of becoming law.

Margate Democratic Senator Jeremy Ring gave the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government a deluge of reasons for consolidating the state’s technology within a single, standalone agency. Ring mentioned how Florida is the only state without a Chief Information Officer.

New IT Agency Haunted By Past Failures

Feb 14, 2014
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The state of Florida is one step closer to creating an agency dedicated to streamlining how the state implements technology. But, this is the Sunshine State’s second crack at an IT Agency – its last ended in disappointment. Now, some wonder if this iteration is doomed to repeat past failures.

411 Teen: Godby IT Program

Jun 13, 2013

Join host Dr. Liz Holifield for "411 Teen", a locally produced program created with teen input for a teenage audience. Guests provide insights into topics that concern adolescents.  This week Dr. Liz takes a look at Godby High School's Information Technology Career Academy.

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Two local startup businesses will walk away with $15,000 grants after an "elevator pitch" event tonight. The event, put on by the Leon County Research and Development Authority, awards the money partly based on audience response.

The finalist businesses will each have five minutes to present their plans before members of the community at the Governor’s Club in downtown Tallahassee. R&D Authority Executive Director Ron Miller says, it’s an innovative way to choose who gets the $30,000 up for grabs.

Innovation Park, the science incubator run by Leon County and Tallahassee, could see major organizational changes after an embezzlement scandal shook up leadership three years ago. Newly appointed chairwoman Kristin Dozier is proposing to transfer over most of the park’s buildings to private businesses and universities.  

Sign Asking for Ideas
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Tallahassee Community College is seeking input from the public on how it can better serve and partner with private businesses, government and nonprofits. The college held the first of three town halls on Tuesday night.

TCC administrators are trying to craft a strategic long-term plan for how to stay relevant in the Florida Panhandle community.  Among those who shared their ideas at Tuesday’s town hall in Tallahassee were business owners, directors of nonprofits and government employees.