Come join a group of passionate folks working at the intersection of open government, cities, and technology. This will be an evening of civic tech hacking.
This event, organized by civic tech group Open City, is for those who want to:
get work done on open gov projects
start a new project, or find one to join (non-coders very welcome!)
bounce ideas and get help from tech and gov experts
learn about open data, smart cities, and open gov
There will be food! A $5 donation is much appreciated.
Workshop: WordPress for Online Marketers (members only)
Starts: 12:00 pm
Ends: March 12, 2014 - 1:30 pm
Description: WordPress for Online Marketers: An in depth look at the plugins available for lead-generation, email marketing, analytics, a/b testing, and social media integration. We will also explore how WordPress currently supports popular 3rd party marketing platforms like AWeber, OfficeAutoPilot, Infusionsoft, and HubSpot.
Taught by 1871 Member Brian Busche.
HomeGrown Chicago: Raising a Company in the Windy City (Sponsored by Microsoft)
Starts: 6:00 pm
Ends: March 12, 2014 - 8:00 pm
Location: 1871, West Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL, United States
Description: With the startup scene having officially exploded in Chicago, Tech in Motion thought it would be interesting (and useful) to hear from some companies that have “made it” and have moved past the startup stage. We often focus on the creation of companies, their ideas, their business models, but what happens next?
Maria Katris, the CEO of Built In, will be moderating the event and asking our panelists about the struggles of growing a company in Chicago. We want to hear what worked for them, and what didn’t, and if choosing to headquarter in Chicago played into their success, or hindered it. We’re welcoming panelists from Belly (Craig Ulliott), BenchPrep (Ujjwal Gupta), GiveForward (Desiree Wrigley), and Jellyvision (Amanda Lannert).
6:30 Panel Presentations Begin
7:15 Panel Opens for Audience Q&A