Posts in category "education"

TechWeek 2014 Conference and Expo begins with an educational angle

TechWeek 2014 Conference and Expo begins with an educational angle
TechWeek 2014 in Chicago officially kicked off on Monday, June 23rd, and will continue through Sunday, July 29th. The event is currently under way, taking place inside The Merchandise Mart in Chicago. TechWeek is an exposition event showcasing technology from Chicago companies by having several panels and conferences. While many discussions will be discussed throughout... Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

‘Apps for Metro Chicago’ contest final Grand Challenge winners announced

‘Apps for Metro Chicago’ contest final Grand Challenge winners announced
The “Apps for Metro Chicago” contest began earlier this year in 2011 now it came down to the best of the best. Chicago app developers created apps based on city of Chicago data, and entered their app in hopes to win prizes, creating a large list of impressive app entries. Ten of them were previous... Read more »
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Chicago Game Jam was a success; brought together city game developer scene

Chicago Game Jam was a success; brought together city game developer scene
IGDA Chicago had recently held an event that brought all game developing enthusiasts together for a “Chicago Game Jam“. Or, in other words a gathering of all people for a competition to develop games in a two-day period taking place at Toy Studio, a social media and mobile game development studio, in the Wicker Park... Read more »

Weekly Tech Event Week of October 2: Navteq Developer Day

Weekly Tech Event Week of October 2: Navteq Developer Day
This week is all about location, location, location! On Thursday, October 6, starting at 9 a.m. Navteq will be having an all day event for developers of all kinds. Located at 425 W. Randolph St. in Chicago, Navteq’s headquarters will be the location for the day-long event. As Navtaq is well known for their location... Read more »

Social Media Week underway in Chicago, active online and off

Social Media Week underway in Chicago, active online and off
This week of September 19th has a host of several different networking events all around Chicago. As part of an international conference, Social Media Week brings together social media enthusiasts and technologists in a week-long series of events in cities around the world. It is a fairly unique event as the only cities other than... Read more »
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'Apps for Metro Chicago' gets focus at SocialDevCamp; winners announced

'Apps for Metro Chicago' gets focus at SocialDevCamp; winners announced
This weekend, the SocialDevCamp conference featured speakers from well-known companies such as Google, Knight-Mozilla News Technology Partnership, Tribune Media Group, Reddit, and Groupon. There was also another program present that could impact the city of Chicago itself and its’ many developers in positive ways and place a spotlight on social developers apart from the major... Read more »