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Old 10-09-2015, 08:37 PM
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Between the growing tech community, Cyber Command and Augusta University, Augusta won't look the same in 15 years. I honestly feel there is a new positive vibe in the area.

Eric Harrison, Board Member of Hack Augusta has seen firsthand how the tech community has grown in the last few years. He said, “It went from being a small group of companies that did some type of engineering to, now we’ve got RSI that’s got almost a hundred plus employees, tax slayer is here… The community itself has grown almost out of nowhere and it’s happened very organically”

Hack Augusta, a non-profit that helps grow local companies from the ground up and helps educate members on cyber related subjects, has seen its membership grow exponentially. Harrison explains, “We went from a few guys in a room saying hey we should all get a space together to being, we’ve got about a hundred members now they’re all paying and we’ve got some 400-500 people that come to our space every month.” The companies that have come out of Hack Augusta range from Woodham’s electronics to Sumo Robot League, and they say their members are just as diverse.

Gaming in Augusta has grown hand in hand with tech enthusiasm. Level Up Owner Robert Steele says, “Gaming is where a lot of people with similar interests meet and then they discover that they have other things in common too. And that’s really what I think has changed over the last couple of years, is not so much the games that we play but the way that we play them.”

Level Up caters to people from all walks of life and are passionate about video games. But Steele thinks the gamer stereotypes are all wrong. He claims, “A lot of people think that gamers aren’t social. That’s not the case. A lot of these games you have to have other people to play with to get the full experience.” Steele’s business has doubled in the last year alone.. He says his place is very popular with college students and the military members stationed here.

If you would like to know more about HACK Augusta’s events you can go to their website here
Tech community growing in Augusta
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Old 10-11-2015, 02:49 PM
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Augusta does have the potential to grow into a prosperous major city, in a few years downtown I believe will start to grow and expand with higher and more skyscrapers.
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Old 10-13-2015, 10:04 PM
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When I moved here 6 years ago I would have bet you money the ride wouldn't last thing long but more and more opportunities keep popping up and its a good place to raise a family.
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Old 11-16-2015, 06:51 AM
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It's an exciting time to be in Augusta right now. I can't wait to see how the area transforms over the next 20-25 years.
“Cyber is going to give golf a run for its money in Augusta,” said Patterson, who recently left his home in Palo Alto, Calif., to relocate to the Garden City.

“We came to Augusta with our eyes wide open,” he said.

That’s because he sees Augusta as the future for cyber technology.

There are already several hundred people working at building on the downtown Riverwalk now. Patterson said the location was a no-brainer for the company, and he hopes it turns the Riverwalk in a bustling location.

We got an exclusive look inside the facility, which resembles work spaces at Silicon Valley giants like Facebook and Google.

“Cyber is gonna grow astronomically across the world over the next few years,” he said “But the center of it will be here, in Augusta, Georgia.”
Augusta Close To Becoming Cyber Hub, Says Unisys VP | WJBF-TV
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