Courtney Boyd Myers, once named the “blogger everyone knows” in the New York tech scene by Betabeat, is moving on and across the pond to take a job as General Assembly’s Director of Audience Development for the new London and Berlin campuses.
Ms. Myers, who happens to be a bikeriding, globetrotting yogi, joined The Next Web a year and a half ago. She’s written features about startups, the culture of innovation and the intersection of technology and education, including Are New Technologies Making us Happier?, Why Online Education is Ready for Disruption, Now and How the Internet is Revolutionizing Education.
The New York tech scene will lose a vocal advocate. Ms. Myers is spotted everywhere from parties to demo days, and has spent many days behind her MacBook on the couches of General Assembly. She also appeared in the campy lip-synching video made for the tech-leaning charity event Raise Cache that Forbes called the “unofficial music video of New York tech.”
“I feel very much a part of the spirit of NYC’s startup scene,” Ms. Myers wrote in an email. “It’s been a wild two years of growth and now it seems our friends in Silicon Valley can no longer ignore us. I feel like New York has come into its own and is able to soar just as I’m leaving to nurture another ecosystem that’s still in its early growing stages.”
General Assembly made a strong impression on Ms. Myers when she first wrote about it for TNW. “I immediately saw the impact that a global network of campuses for individuals seeking education and opportunity in technology, business, and design could have on future innovation,” she said. “Few places blend public and private partnerships, community, and education so seamlessly.”