Amiia Jackson [Humanoids of Huntsville]

Amiia Jackson [Humanoids of Huntsville]

If you come to CoWorking Night these days, you’re almost guaranteed to see Amiia Jackson – whether she’s greeting people at the front desk or polishing her networking skills among Huntsville’s startup community. What you might not see is the impression it’s all making on the 17-year-old.

“CoWorking Nights inspire me,” she says. “I sit at the front desk and greet people as they come in. I like how everyone wants to be there to talk about their ideas or help people with theirs.”

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Meet our Humanoid of Huntsville; Jonathan Heath!

Meet our Humanoid of Huntsville; Jonathan Heath!

The Real Superman: Jonathan Heath

Jonathan Heath was involved with a startup before he decided to move on to a more established company. His reasoning? It was the best way to eventually get back to startup life. 

“I knew that startup was now in a different phase and was not a growth environment for me any longer,” Jonathan says. “I wanted to learn a bit more about how product development can be done before using that in any new ventures."

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Huntsville planners tap into city's geeky side with Reddit Q&A input [RocketCityNow.com]

Planning for the future means talking to the people and in this Rocket City tech town, those in charge are doing that in a way they haven't before. The Huntsville subreddit has almost 14,000 people using it. City planners are tapping into Huntsville's geeky side to reach more people across platforms.

At local tech and business nonprofit Urban Engine, thinking about the future is the name of the game and using Reddit makes sense. The city just launched their BIG Picture master plan digitally. Now they need to know what questions and concerns you have about your city for the future. 

"I think that's Huntsville's personality," said Toni Eberhart, the Executive Director of Urban Engine. "We've got a lot of people [in the area] who are into technology and they're online."

Read the full story on RocketCityNow.com.

Kevin Fernandez [Humanoids of Huntsville]

Kevin Fernandez [Humanoids of Huntsville]

Back when Kevin E. Fernandez was studying sports entertainment and management in Rhode Island, he probably never figured he’d end up in the insurance and financial services business. Or, for that matter, in Alabama. But one thing he always knew for sure…

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Ben East [Humanoids of Huntsville]

Ben East [Humanoids of Huntsville]

For Ben East, being a gamer has always meant more than just playing games. “It left such an impact on my life as a child,” he says. “It was like that thing that you tried to leave so many times but it just kept coming back.”

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