Posts tagged "net tuesday"

Chicago Net Tuesday & The Broadband Vision

Broadband access is a very hot topic in Chicago, with efforts to make access available to all. From efforts to expand free access on the north side (concurrent with similar efforts on the south side) to news that the Chicago Public Library has received funding to allow patrons to “check out” hotspots, there’s never been... Read more »

Chicago Networking Events For the Social Good

Chicago is a city where various networking events focused on technology and social benefit efforts thrive and flourish. Although several Meetup groups were featured last week, there are other groups that provide great informational and networking opportunities. (And unlike other networking groups, focus more on delivering value than driving a high number of attendees). This... Read more »

Leaving Net2Chi

I hope you’ll forgive the late nature of this week’s post, but I have been busy doing something that….well, I’ve been reluctant to do, but need to do nonetheless. As many of you know, I’ve been co-organizer of Net Tuesday Chicago or “Net2Chi” for the past six years – sole organizer for the past year... Read more »
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Networking Events for Social Good in Chicago

Chicago contains a variety of networking opportunities – mostly “big ticket” events that focus more on socializing than building professional networks and businesses. However, next week will bring three events which focus exclusively on businesses and social good….and are well worth checking out. On Tuesday, July 23rd, there will be a networking session focusing on... Read more »

Net2Chi & NTEN - Know the Difference!

Net2Chi & NTEN - Know the Difference!
As the organizer for Net2Chi (aka “Chicago Net Tuesday” or “Chicago Netsquared”), I often hear about other organizations that are doing similar work….and the conversation always turns to the obvious question: “Why don’t you work with NTEN?” This is a very ironic question, because both organizations are branches of a larger non-profit….and both branches are doing some... Read more »

Networking In the New Year

Networking In the New Year
One of the great things about writing on tech and social good in Chicago is the number of great opportunities to learn, network, and gain insight into how non-profits, social ventures, and other organizations are working towards driving efforts towards the common good. With 2013 off to a strong start, there are several events that... Read more »
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Helping Non-Profits Get Hands On With Tech

Helping Non-Profits Get Hands On With Tech
For many non-profits in the Chicago area, making the transition to using technology – including hardware, software, and even web-based tools – can be a very daunting and intimidating task. It’s not just about affordability or digital literacy – it’s about navigating a relatively new field. Thankfully, there’s a really great player in the field... Read more »

DexCon - Driving Digital Excellence In Chicago's Neighborhoods

DexCon - Driving Digital Excellence In Chicago's Neighborhoods
Driving digital excellence and literacy in the Chicago area is a key undertaking for many groups. I’m fortunate to be part of one of them – another is the Chicago Digital Access alliance. Thankfully, they’re going to be putting on an event on November 10th, and this is a great opportunity for community-minded people, neighborhood... Read more »

Blog Action Day: The Power of We

Blog Action Day: The Power of We
(This post is part of Blog Action Day, a global effort to bring awareness about the social good. For more information, please visit http://www.blogactionday.org) The Power of We. A simple phrase, but one which has very obvious implications. It’s especially true here in Chicago, where we are developing an incredibly diverse tech scene, with non-profit social media... Read more »
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Film Fun Friday Through Tuesday for Non-Bears Fans

Film Fun Friday Through Tuesday for Non-Bears Fans
So we’re all familiar with the news that the Chicago Bears trounced the Dallas Cowboys and will be playing the Dallas Cowboys….but for those who have an interest in socially aware events, there are some great events starting Friday – and ending on Tuesday – that will be of great interest. “Visual storytelling” is one... Read more »