Technology Association of Iowa Launches a New Social Network to connect Iowa's Technology Community - IowaTechLinkz.com 8/16/2009 8:31:53 PM
From the Des Moines Register Article:
There are technology clusters around Des Moines and Cedar Rapids, but nearly half of Iowa's technology jobs are spread across a rural landscape that covers roughly 150,000 square miles.
That dispersion means that most Iowa techies can't just drop into a favorite restaurant or coffee bar to talk shop and solve problems with coworkers, the way counterparts do in Silicon Valley or Seattle.
Few people realize how many Iowans have technology jobs.
If lawyers who work on intellectual property rights and others whose jobs depend on technology workers are included, the total can reach 150,000, which is one of every 10 jobs in Iowa.
That lack of collaborative opportunities was a shortcoming, said Leann Jacobson, president of the Technology Association of Iowa.
So, the group stepped in and did the next best thing.
It has used social-networking technology to create a Web site, IowaTechLinkz, that is sort of a Facebook on steroids for Iowa techies.
Visit IowaTechLinkz.com, the sponsoring Technology Association of Iowa, or read the rest of the Des Moines Register Article here:
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