ATL Tech Gives Back Returns This October
Volunteer event aimed to harness the power of Atlanta's flourishing technology and startup ecosystem towards community impact returns for second edition
ATLANTA, Sept. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- ATL Tech Gives Back, a quarterly event series that harnesses Atlanta's passionate technology community for the greater good of the City, will hold its second edition on Thursday, Oct. 19. Hosted by social service platform Community Bucket and startup technology publication Hypepotamus, ATL Tech Gives Back is powered by Cox Enterprises and brings Atlanta's tech and startup community together to volunteer in a fun, social setting.
The inaugural ATL Tech Gives Back event engaged over 160 attendees from 40 companies in a volunteer project with Park Pride. In the second edition, 130 participants will have the option to volunteer with one of three nonprofits (Park Pride, Medshare or Historic Westside Gardens) and then join together for a social activity.
John Ahern, Volunteer Manager at Park Pride said "Volunteer engagement in parks is not only critical to keeping them looking great and helping to meet the needs of its neighbors but is also a great way to build communities. Partnering with Community Bucket on engaging the local tech sector in Tech Gives Back Day not only brings a ton of positive energy, enthusiasm and needed attention to our local parks, it also fosters an incredible team building atmosphere where folks from all over come together over a shared mission. While working together conversations happen, networks are expanded and community is built."
The schedule for the day is as follows:
- 1:00 p.m.: Volunteers meet at service project location
- 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.: Service project
- 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.: Social gathering at Monday Night Brewing
"At Cox, we know that volunteering is a meaningful way to connect with others," said Jami Buck-Vance, Cox Enterprises' director of corporate responsibility and community partnerships. "ATL Tech Gives Back is a great way for startups and technology companies to give back to the community and make a larger collective impact for our city."
Cox Enterprises is an avid supporter of Atlanta's entrepreneurial ecosystem through its participation in Techstars Atlanta, Engage, Endeavor and The Bridge.
Tickets for ATL Tech Gives Back are $15 per individual and include all tools for the service project and admission and drinks at the after-event social. Enterprises, startup incubators and co-working spaces are also able to purchase tickets as a group by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more details on ATL Tech Gives Back, please visit the event website here. Participants are invited to join the conversation via #ATLTechGivesBack on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
About Community Bucket:
Community Bucket is all about improving Atlanta – encouraging more volunteerism, creating more interesting ways to meet people, and tapping into the power of crowds to create positive change. Community Bucket started in the Summer of 2012 with a clear and simple mission – Service Made Social – and the vision to transform how the millennial generation connects in this city. The organization celebrated its' 5th anniversary last month, and has since exceeded 12,000 service hours with more than 2,000 passionate volunteers. To learn more or get involved, visit communitybucket.com.
About Cox Enterprises:
Cox Enterprises is a leading communications, media and automotive services company. With revenues exceeding $20 billion and approximately 60,000 employees, the company's major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications (cable television distribution, high-speed internet access, telephone, home security and automation, commercial telecommunications and advertising solutions); Cox Automotive (automotive-related auctions, financial services, media and software solutions); and Cox Media Group (television and radio stations, digital media, newspapers and advertising sales rep firms). The company's major national brands include Autotrader, Kelley Blue Book and Manheim. Through Cox Automotive, the company's international operations stretch across Asia, Australia, Europe and Latin America.
Fueled by the same entrepreneurial spirit that drives the folks we cover, Hypepotamus generates awareness about the south's innovative tech & creative community to retain local talent by connecting them with opportunities. Hypepotamus.com is the go-to source of news, events, job listings and resources for the flourishing southern tech industry. We showcase the students, innovators, companies and venture capitalists that are proud to call it home.
SOURCE ATL Tech Gives Back; Cox Enterprises
For further information: Elizabeth Olmstead, 678-645-0762
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