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Senior Interaction Designer at Google & Google Home UX Design Lead
Partner at Foundry Group
and former CEO of
Mayor of Birmingham
Founder and CEO of Shipt
Executive Director at
Cofounder and COO
Director of Innovation
and Economic Opportunity,
City of Birmingham
Sloss Tech teamed up with Sloss Music Festival to offer an inspiring weekend that provided a venue for thought-provoking presentations and workshops covering the latest in creative thinking and emerging technologies. Sloss Tech's mission is to become a hub for our technological community to network, share ideas, and push boundaries of innovation.
"If we can look at Birmingham as the city of the future – because of its past – that is tremendous. I think it’s a real opportunity to lean into what the city is known for and use it to catalyze what is going to happen in the future."
" I hate when people say that they’re “a perfectionist” I can’t stand that because if you’re a real perfectionist, your work is perfect. And no one’s work is perfect. So if you’re work is not perfect then what you’re really saying is that you're just going to keep tweaking it and modifying it until you feel good about it, and in that time, the other person who’s hustling as hard or harder may have put out ten things. And maybe that tenth thing was the thing that worked for them."
"The most humbling thing about working on Google Home is the potential for people to express themselves and express their lifestyle and the way they want to live their life and this tool can be something that really aids that."
"It’s really a new era here in Birmingham and in the state. We’ve got people really supporting technology companies and I hope that what we see here is similar to what happened in the auto industry when we recruited Mercedes here a few years ago."
"For me what really impressed me was the energy of the city. There are great startup communities being built all across this country and really all across the world but when you go to certain places and there’s this energy and this excitement."
“We don’t have to be the next Austin or Chattanooga. We have to be the next best version of ourselves.”
“Bottom line: you’ll not find a more inspiring event, and when you’re done with it, you’ll be ready to rock.”
“This is Birmingham’s opportunity to shine.”
“It was the hottest place to be in Birmingham for techies, innovators, entrepreneurs, social media marketers and marketing professionals this week.”
“People are the key to success. Innovative cities and corporations are made up of people, creating within collective groups.”