Mil­lener among top Net­work 50

Chattanooga Times Free Press - - BUSINESS -

Thanks to Geoff Mil­lener, fourth-graders can watch sharks, sea tur­tles and salt­wa­ter reef fish in real-time on 4K ul­tra-high-def­i­ni­tion TV in Masey Stub­ble­field’s class­room at Red Bank Ele­men­tary School.

That’s the sort of work that got the at­ten­tion of the Mozilla Net­work, an off­shoot of the com­pany that cre­ated the Fire­fox In­ter­net browser. It honored Mil­lener by listing him as one of “50 Peo­ple Who Made the In­ter­net a Bet­ter Place in 2016.”

Mil­lener, 28, grew up in Chat­tanooga and had a va­ri­ety of tech jobs here. They in­cluded help­ing peo­ple learn 3D print­ing on the 4th Floor of the down­town Chat­tanooga Pub­lic Li­brary, be­ing a pro­gram man­ager at DevDev, a dig­i­tal lit­er­acy pi­lot pro­gram, and his cur­rent job as in­no­va­tion and tech­nol­ogy pro­grams man­ager at the Pub­lic Education Foun­da­tion.

Mil­lener was mod­est about mak­ing Mozilla’s Net­work50 list, say­ing ev­ery­thing he did here was in part­ner­ship with other peo­ple and or­ga­ni­za­tions.

“It’s all in part­ner­ship. Chat­tanooga works in part­ner­ship,” Mil­lener said.

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