It is interesting to learn that Google believes Atlanta important enough to have a real office here now. Cool as Google is they are actually in the city too, unlike Microsoft who recently moved to the SUV swamped suburbs of North Atlanta. The Atlanta office seems mainly to be sales staff but they are also hiring engineers:

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2006/08/google-in-atl.html

I wonder how long until we meet an ATL Googler at our Architects meeting? If they want to make real tech-connections in town, I imagine it will not be long.