Posts in category "Digital Excellence & Literacy"

Fight for Net Neutrality - Now!

Fight for Net Neutrality - Now!
Net neutrality isn’t just a good idea – it’s the very concept that keeps us connected. When the current head of the FCC jokes about being a “puppet” chair while threatening to revoke prior protections, he’s not just being unprofessional – he’s showing contempt for the free expression of ideas and digital access for everyone.... Read more »

The Thrill of It All: Five Years of Blogging

I’ll be honest, I’ve been so involved in the thrill of it all, I missed celebrating an important milestone: five years ago in August, I posted for the first time on this blog. When I started co-writing Chicago Now’s Job Stalker blog, I saw it as a way to build upon my personal blog. I... Read more »

Cyber Security Chicago Wrap-Up: Final Thoughts

(Special thanks to Cyber Security Chicago for the complimentary pass, and please be sure to read our pieces on Kevin Mitnick, Rotem Katsir, and Mark Lambiase. And please don’t forget the Puerto Rico relief fundraiser on October 27th) When I first considered attending Cyber Security Chicago, I must admit that I felt like I “knew... Read more »
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Cyber Security Chicago Wrap-Up: Mark Lambiase of Fox Technologies

(Special thanks to Cyber-Security Chicago for complimentary access and Mark Lambiase of Fox Technologies for his time and insight. For other highlights, please check out part one with Kevin Mitnick and part two with Rotem Kasir) Please don’t forget about the Puerto Rico relief fundraiser at Uncommon Ground on October 27th). According to Mark Lambiase of... Read more »

Cyber Security Chicago Wrap-Up: Rotem Katsir of Votiro

(Special thanks to Cyber Security Chicago for providing a complimentary pass and Rotem Katsir of Votiro for her time and insight. Please be sure to check out our first installment on Kevin Mitnick here.) Chicago-area nonprofits, social enterprise, and other mission-driven businesses have a special stake in cybersecurity. After all, mission-driven organizations deal with sensitive... Read more »

Cyber Security Chicago Wrap-Up: Kevin Mitnick

When I learned about last week’s Cyber Security Chicago conference via Twitter, I thought this would be a great opportunity. After all, how frequently does someone from the nonprofit or social enterprise community get to focus on security and data issues? (Plus, Cyber Security Chicago was making its debut this year, so I felt it... Read more »
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Tech Inclusion Chicago: Wrap Up

Tech Inclusion Chicago: Wrap Up
(NOTE: A complimentary pass was provided for purposes of review. My opinions are my own). Last week, I was fortunate enough to attend Tech Inclusion Chicago, a conference held at 1871 focusing on diversity in the technology workplace Part of Tech Month Chicago, Tech Inclusion Chicago provided insights, knowledge,  and individuals bringing real-world insights into the... Read more »

Sign Up Now: App Camp For Girls

Sign Up Now: App Camp For Girls
App Camp for Girls is a non-profit,week-long camp that teaches middle-school aged girls app development, introduces them to leaders in the tech field, and encourages them to explore careers in software and technology. It’s also a great effort to counter gender inequality in a highly prominent industry. Recent statistics reveal that women represent 56% of the workforce, but... Read more »

Meet Your Neighbor: Youth-Led Tech

(Special thanks to Toni Irving of Get IN Chicago and Kyla Williams of Smart Chicago Collaborative for their time and insights). On August 5th, graduation ceremonies were held for a group of 100 teenagers who learned web coding and other computer skills. These teens participated in a program called Youth-Led Tech, which provided seven classes... Read more »
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Millennial Trains Project (Follow-Up)

Millennial Trains Project (Follow-Up)
As mentioned in last week’s post, the Millennial Trains Project pulled into Chicago on Tuesday morning. With its focus on encouraging Millennials to get involved with social innovation, Millennial Trains Project shows incredible promise in terms of engaging individuals. Holding a small reception (with speakers) at Coalition: Energy, we were graciously invited to witness the event.... Read more »