The birth of the Rutgers tech scene
When we started covering the tech scene at the University in September 2013, we didn’t really know what we were getting into. Believe it or not, one of our initial fears was that we wouldn’t have enough content to fill a weekly column.
As it turns out, the opposite was true. We were flooded with pitches, ideas and stories — all of which were worthwhile. As we dug deeper into these stories, we uncovered a narrative that was much larger, spanning several years. Through our tech column, we had been unintentionally chronicling the emergence of a young but bustling tech scene.
We were inspired to interview some of the students and alumni who were involved in the formation of this community. This is their story.