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eLearning Technology Showcase takes place in Chicago

eLearning Technology Showcase takes place in Chicago
The 6th Annual eLearning & Technology Showcase took place on Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 at the Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago. The conference was focused on the eLearning industry, and was for professionals in the area to network and learn more through breakout sessions. There were panels on instructional design, eLearning technology, and... Read more »

What is UX Design, and what's it mean for Chicago tech? Do you want to learn it?

What is UX Design, and what's it mean for Chicago tech? Do you want to learn it?
UX Design is becoming a popular phrase in the technology these days. This area of design has actually been around since Donald Norman presumably coined the term in 1995 while working at Apple. UX Design stands for “User Experience Design”, and is a broad topic. So what does it mean exactly? This design discipline has... Read more »

Super Bowl 2013 commercials use Web video technology, social media to further engage viewers

Super Bowl 2013 (XLVII) featured a host of advertisements from movie trailers to uniquely creative commercials selling cars. In case you happened to miss a few, which is very likely during any Super Bowl no matter how attentive one is, you can always brush up and watch all of the commercials online now afterwards. For... Read more »
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A look at Adobe Edge, HTML and Adobe Flash: How they can work together with rich media and mobile tech

A look at Adobe Edge, HTML and Adobe Flash: How they can work together with rich media and mobile tech
During Social Media Week in Chicago, there was the monthly Chicago Flex gathering at the TechNexus downtown. As part of the meeting, the new Adobe Edge was shown off and discussed. During this, several things came to mind of the possibilities with Edge. The Web design industry and the Web itself is thriving with the... Read more »

Social Media Week ends on a social note with media industry veterans

Social Media Week ends on a social note with media industry veterans
Social Media Week was a success in Chicago, and also around the world. Hosted by the Zócalo Group and The Chicago Tribune, the weeklong focus on social media ranged from discussion topics on mobile applications and the newest technology, to also focusing on how the traditional media (such as radio, TV and newspapers) are currently... Read more »

'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 »
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Introducing Media Tech Connection blog app for Android mobile devices

Screenshot of Media Tech Connector app
Get connected to your tech news with Media Tech Connector! Introducing Media Tech Connector, a new application for Android smartphones that supplies news headlines from the Media Tech Connection blog, and what appears to be the first app available for a ChicagoNow blog. Media Tech Connector will now also provide the top ten technology news... Read more »

Future of Publishing, Part 1: E-books and apps gain major steam in digital publishing push

The next couple of blog articles will focus on exploring a topic that is close to many people and which seems to be on many peoples’ minds in the industry of publishing. We are in the middle of a great transition, regardless if it’s apparent to many on a day-to-day basis. Mobile designers and developers... Read more »

Weekly Social Media and Tech events for week of January 17

  Social Media is the name of the game this week, along with mobile apps and technology which is hot right now. Social Media Club returns to the Morningstar building this Thursday, January 20 from 5:30 to 8:00pm. Morningstar, Inc. is found at 22 W. Washington St. in Chicago, and for those who need a map to find it, enjoy. ... Read more »
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CTA Train Tracker service live

The CTA’s Train Tracker service has finally gone live. Now in a Beta phase, the service couldn’t have come at a better time. It helps commuters know when to leave their warm houses to avoid standing for long periods of time in the snow and cold for a train to arrive. The service so far... Read more »