Tuesday marked the kick-off of Dig South, a two-day gathering of representatives from technical and creative companies from across the Southern United States.
The event will run through April 28 at the Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun St., Charleston, South Carolina. The more than 200 presenters scheduled to appear will include representatives and leaders from Google, TechCrunch, Twitter, Facebook, Re/code and Hubspot.
On the heels of Dig South, SyntaxCon code and craft convention, the southeast region's largest progammer's code gathering, will take place May 6-7 at the College of Charleston North Campus. That event will cover such topics as mobile, front-end and back-end development, content management systems, cloud-hosted services and infrastructure and will feature presenters from Microsoft, Netflix, The Iron Yard and EventBrite.
Charleston's business and tech sectors are growing: the city is ranked 12th by Brookings for first fundings and fourth for tech GDP growth by Milken; more than 20,000 new jobs are expected to be created there in the next two years. The city is home to more than 200 tech companies that employ more than 11,000 workers.
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