PUDDLE HOPS: Tech jobs; Oracle considers Nashville; Blockchain & Tulsa

Flyover Country sees surge in tech openings

FLYOVER: The race to find tech talent is heating up across the U.S. Here’s a look at the midmarket metros that have seen a surge in tech openings so far this year. Cities mentioned include Milwaukee, Detroit, and Des Moines.

Oracle considers Nashville for tech hub

NASHVILLE: Tech giant Oracle Corp. is considering Nashville’s riverfront for the location of a massive 8,500-job tech hub. If Nashville is chosen it would mean a record-breaking economic development announcement for the city and state.

Blockchain research lab in Tulsa

TULSA: AppSwarm, Corp. announced the development of a blockchain research lab with the intention of bringing together global minds and insights to Tulsa’s surging tech community.

Fintech innovators in Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK: Little Rock, AR, has served as the launching pad of global players in fintech and Big Data and now there is a new generation of innovators developing in the city.

TechPoint’s 22nd Mira Award winners

INDIANAPOLIS: Socio, Malomo, Eli Lilly and Co., GadellNet Consulting Services, 3oe Scientific, PIER Group, NearWave and IU Ventures were among the winners at TechPoint’s 22nd Mira Awards.

Scholarship for AI students

NATIONAL: A bill sponsored by Senators Gary Peters of Michigan and John Thune of South Dakota will provide scholarships for students studying AI, as long as they agree to work for the government after graduation.