Lauren Kinsey to speak on Feb. 18.

To complement Columbus CEO's latest print feature, Tech Talk, we're bringing you a weekly roundup of Columbus tech news to recap the latest on the scene. Miss the Tech Talk debut in the February issue? Look no further.

Startup Envy: A Priceline for Clothing

The youngest panelist in the Columbus Metropolitan Club's recent Rev1 Venture's Revs Up event is founder and CEO of TacBoard. Disha Shidham just graduated from high school in 2015. Shidham's app allows consumers to save clothing items that they're interested in buying while at the same time noting at what price point they would purchase the items. When the item falls at or below that price, the consumer's notified and voilà, both parties win.


iCal: How Men in Tech Can Better Support Women in Tech | Feb. 18

Lauren Kinsey spoke at the 2015 TEDx Talk on "How Women Can Hack into Tech" and now she's ready to speak again, making this event truly iCal-worthy. Kinsey's made a website to help women find alternative pathways into tech careers, and she blogs about gender balance in the tech industry at laurenkinseyblog.wordpress.com. For more info on the event, visit meetup.com.


Data Privacy Day Recap: If you missed Data Privacy Day last Thursday, not to fear. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has a tip for celebrating all year: "If you use free public Wi-Fi, assume everyone can see what you are doing. Avoid disclosing personal information, such as logins, passwords, or credit card numbers, when using public Wi-Fi." You can catch up on more ways to be cyber secure with guest blogger Nick Glimsdahl.


Inventors Needed: As we compile our upcoming Tech Talks, we're looking to feature more Columbus inventions that are in the midst of funding and ready to hear the remarks of our sharks. Email me at jfrance@dispatch.com if interested in being featured.