I am often amazed at some of the companies that call Atlanta home…and I (or maybe YOU) don’t even know it. This story comes on the heels of my post about Atlanta Top 10 City for Technology Mergers and Acquisitions!
Well if you are a tech person, and develop apps for the mobile world, then this may NOT be news for you, but considering I was just at an event this past weekend where Big Nerd Ranch was a sponsor, I’m getting double exposure to this Atlanta company…
Big Nerd Ranch Plants Big Footprint with Atlanta HQ
Big Nerd Ranch (BNR) is an app development company that is just way too cool. (Personal opinion based solely on the fact they train on a ranch..more on that in a moment!)
Founded some 12 years ago, The company is adding 9,250 square feet, according to a building permit filed with the city. In August they moved to a new site in Kirkwood Ironworks development. (Hey guys…just a hop, skip and a jump from ultra-cool Midtown Atlanta!
BNR’s customers are pretty much Fortune 100 companies. With more and more people ( including employees) relying on mobile devices to do their work, a company like BNR can help develop those needed applications. I guess so…revenues have grown in the area of 45 percent in the past year.
High tech companies are known for being cool. And Big Nerd Ranch is no exception….and the ranch part of their name is important. Developers attend training sessions for 5 or 7 days at “The Ranch.” In looking at the website, it appears the company currently holds camp at an existing conference retreat facility Southwest of Midtown Atlanta. But a further review of their site shows they are building their OWN ranch facility for these training events. The “13 acre location offers up serenity and focus, it also offers a state-of-the-art classroom for 20 students as well as fine dining and exercise facilities. Which makes it an ideal place to learn. Oh, and did we mention that the new ranch will be a quick 20-minute drive from the Atlanta airport? We think that makes it a pretty ideal location, too,” says the company’s website.
Really? Who knew such a cool company was right here in Atlanta! If you find a job at Big Nerd Ranch, and want to live in an equally cool part of Atlanta, I’d be happy to help you settle in!