At The Beacon, we shine a light on trending tech stories and the tech tools you use every day. Learn the cultural history of common technologies, and understand how they work through interactive infographics.
On The Beacon, you can read about topics ranging from women leaders in tech to responsibly run charities to the periodic table of tech. Find out what bandwidth really means. Learn how netiquette made the web more friendly. Or discover the next-generation propulsion that will take us to Mars in 40 days.
Sam graduated from NC State University with a degree in Meteorology. He loves to take casual hikes to Crowders Mountain and is often told he looks like the actor Woody Harrelson.
Jermaine graduated from Herzing University with a Bachelors in Homeland Security and Public Safety. He is a huge science fiction/fantasy nerd and an avid video gamer.
Chris loses track of time when he writes, reads internet articles, rock climbs or rides his bike. He consumes approximately 57 gallons of green tea a year.
Meg graduated with a BA in English from Flagler College and an MFA in Creative Writing from Hamline University. She loves staying current on new developments in the tech world and writing about those that interest her. A soon-to-be published author, she’s passionate about storytelling and finding new ways to procrastinate on deadlines.
Chelsea studied English and Sociology at the University of Georgia. Her interests change daily and span from tech to searching for the perfect cookie recipe.
Kara graduated from Clemson University with degrees in English and Communication Studies. As any good Tiger alumna would, she live-tweets every Clemson football game and wears way too much orange. When she’s not training to become a Pokémon master, she creates content to help bridge the gap between the real world and the virtual world.
Brittany studied English at Grove City College. She loves a good short story collection and writing about how technology shapes the world around us. Also, French fries.
Erica graduated from Appalachian State University with a degree in journalism. She loves coffee, binge-watching TV shows, and traveling and exploring new places.
Rob graduated with a Journalism degree from the University of Missouri and obtained an MBA from The University of North Carolina – Charlotte. He enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, craft beer, and weekends.