Posts in category "development"

TechWeek 2013 improved; influences can be seen now in other areas outside of tech

TechWeek 2013 improved; influences can be seen now in other areas outside of tech
  TechWeek 2013 took place this past weekend from June 27th to 29th, and was a showcase for Chicago technology. This event is takes place every year inside The Merchandise Mart  in downtown Chicago and this exposition-style event also featured many speaker panels and conferences throughout the three days. There are many different angles and topics... Read more »

New Views Into Analytics: Infographics and Text

Narrative Science is a local Chicago company that turns complex data into visual layouts. Andy Crestodina, Priciple and Strategic Director of Orbit Media in Chicago, recently wrote some impressions on the company, and what it means for the Internet. Below are his insights as a guest blogger:   New Views Into Analytics: Infographics and Text... Read more »

TechWeek 2012 in Chicago under way

TechWeek 2012 in Chicago under way
TechWeek 2012 in Chicago officially kicked off on Friday, June 22nd, and is currently under way. This event is taking place inside The Merchandise Mart  in downtown Chicago and will continue through Tuesday, June 26th. TechWeek is an expo event that showcases technology from Chicago companies by having several special panels and conferences. There are... Read more »
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TechWeek 2012 coming up, and special discount for passes

TechWeek 2012 coming up, and special discount for passes
TechWeek Chicago officially kicks off on Friday, June 22nd. Through June 26th, this event is taking place inside The Merchandise Mart  in downtown Chicago. TechWeek is an event that showcases technology from local Chicago companies by having several panels and conferences. There are many different angles and topics being discussed, all with the main focus on technology.  ... Read more »

Summary of Adobe Flash Tour in Chicago

Summary of Adobe Flash Tour in Chicago
Adobe made a stop in Chicago for their North American Flash Tour, which took place at the Leo Burnett offices. Adobe evangelists Mike Chambers and Lee Brimelow were on hand to talk about the future of Adobe Flash and what was upcoming for the technology. During the tour, Chambers and Brimelow both spoke on the topic of Flash’s... Read more »

North American Flash Tour comes to Chicago

North American Flash Tour comes to Chicago
Adobe plans to make a stop in Chicago for their North American Flash Tour. Adobe evangelists Mike Chambers and Lee Brimelow will both be on hand to talk about the future of Adobe Flash and what’s new and upcoming for the technology, which is widely used for online advertising, as well as the videos you watch on YouTube.... Read more »
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Chicago becomes a hot spot for technology entrepreneurs and incubator spaces

According to a recent article from the Wall Street Journal, Chicago has recently become home to a number of co-working spaces and incubators, for entrepreneur-types who are looking for places to establish their technology ideas in physical spaces. Pointing to the successes of Groupon and GrubHub, the WSJ article mentioned a list of newly formed... Read more »

Rich media exists as the best of both worlds, Part 2: Tools and examples of Rich media conversions from Flash to HTML5 and jQuery

Rich media exists as the best of both worlds, Part 2: Tools and examples of Rich media conversions from Flash to HTML5 and jQuery
As rich media designers and developers are expanding their skill sets to include Flash, HTML, and Javascript/jQuery, there is good news for all. There are currently several methods and tools available to make this job easier. The job being to either make a rich media experience in Flash, or make the Flash compatible with more... Read more »

Rich media exists as the best of both worlds, Part 1: Future of Flash and advancement of HTML5 and jQuery

Rich media exists as the best of both worlds, Part 1: Future of Flash and advancement of HTML5 and jQuery
The popularity of the Adobe Flash platform came from the endless possibilities and ease of creating rich, interactive experiences for the Web. The Flash technology has a deep Web penetration since it has a very accessible interface that allowed artistic designers as well as skilled programmers a wide range of options in the type of... Read more »
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Reflection on uses of open city government data, including apps, from Chicago Chief Technology Officer

Reflection on uses of open city government data, including apps, from Chicago Chief Technology Officer
There was a new post on the first day of the new year in 2012, Ascent Stage, the official blog Web site of John Tolva, who is the Chief Technology Officer for the city of Chicago. In the post, entitled Open Data in Chicago: progress and direction, he reflects on the last year, 2011, and... Read more »