09-26-16: Atlanta’s Eco-Friendly Food Truck; Food Climate Tech Company comes to Midtown; Honey Bees help Web hosting ; plus the Food Service Hiring App Hirewire.>>
FOOD DAZE: Dates to Celebrate
- National Key Lime Pie Day September 26
- National Chocolate Milk Day September 27
- National Drink a Beer Day September 28
- National Coffee Day September 29
- National Mulled Cider Day September 30
Yumbii, Atlanta’s first food truck, has introduced a state-of-the-art “Super Food Truck” to its fleet. The first of its kind on the East Coast, the eco-friendly, low-emissions Super Food Truck runs on diesel. Its highly fuel-efficient engine employs a state-of-the-art technology that converts exhaust into harmless nitrogen gas and water vapor, thereby reducing emissions and lessening the vehicle’s environmental imprint. Founded by native Atlantan Carson Young (32-years-old), Yumbii pioneered Atlanta’s food truck movement, rolling out the city’s first food truck in 2010.
Emerson recently celebrated the opening of The Helix Innovation Center at Georgia Tech, a new collaboration and innovation space located in Technology Square. The new facility will serve as the focal point of Emerson’s development and collaboration on big data and Internet of Things concepts. Emerson employs more than 200 management, engineering, technical support, sales and manufacturing associates at its Kennesaw location, which focuses on serving the retail supermarket, convenience store, refrigerated transport and foodservice industries.
A system described by Cornell bee expert Thomas Seeley for how foraging bees in a honeybee colony distribute themselves among flower patches has been adapted and applied to the $50 billion web hosting industry. Now, Seeley and four engineers from Georgia Institute of Technology will share the Fifth Annual Golden Goose Award for the “honeybee algorithm,” honoring their work to understand how honeybee colonies are organized to optimally forage for nectar, which unexpectedly led to the development of an algorithm used by major web hosting companies to streamline internet services.
Alpharetta-based Agilysys, Inc. a leading global provider of next-generation hospitality software solutions and services, has been named ‘Official Hospitality Technology Partner’ for the International Luxury Hotel Pinnacle Summit 2016 going on this week in Washington, D.C. The event is the premier gathering for the luxury hospitality and wellness travel industry. Agilysys offers a wide array of best-of-breed software solutions and services to the luxury hotel market, including systems for property management, point-of-sale, inventory and procurement and more.
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