I see a lot of Facebook posts, inspirational word-illustrations and other types of one-thought memes that encourage people to “pursue their passion” in business. This is for those of you who already have taken the jump and are starting to see the cracks and for those of thinking about starting. It’s a noble pursuit and yes, it feels great when you take that first leap, but it’s going to take a whole lot more than passion to develop a thriving, profitable business that makes an impact. It’s going to take confidence, difficult decisions, learning to deal with major failure, and a whole bunch of other stuff. What else?
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Smart Chicago Collaborative held their first annual Chicago School of Data Days conference on September 19th-20th. The two-day conference brought together more than 200 Chicago organizations, and caught the attention of many more nationwide. Sessions covered all things nonprofit technology, and showcased the amazing work that design studios, data scientists, developers, and nonprofits are doing together everyday to improve Chicago.
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On September 19th-20th, Smart Chicago Collaborative hosted their first annual Chicago School of Data Days conference, a meetup of Chicago nonprofits, civic hackers, designers, and more. For those of us lucky enough to attend the free two days, it was an amazing opportunity to learn from the work that is happening in our Chicago nonprofit tech community. Read More »
Out of 100 + applicants, our entire design team (ok, there’s only two of us), was selected to participate in 2 Night Stand, Event #5, September 5th-7th. The event is hosted every year by the Chicago design firm Bright Bright Great. Read More »