IT KAN presents Open Data with Socrata

by Pat Maher on March 20, 2014

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OVERVIEW:

Join us on Thursday, April 10th as we explore Open Data which revolves around helping governments publish their transactional data externally for citizens and developers. Socrata produces software that helps others unleash the power of data to improve the world. Tyler Masterson, the Director of Sales for the East Region, will introduce Open Data, drill down into the Socrata framework, and showcase Socrata’s tools. Tyler was recently paralyzed and continues to bring value to Socrata and its customers. So, come see how you can share data to change the world.

The next meeting will be:

April 10, 2014, 5-7PM
Aon Tower
Microsoft Technology Center, 2nd floor
200 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60601

Same time and place each month

Microsoft Technology Center, 2nd floor of Aon Tower
2nd Th. 5-7PM

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IT KAN March 2014 Meeting

by Pat Maher on February 25, 2014

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OVERVIEW:

Join us on Thursday, March 13th as we delve deeper into the functionality of WordPress. Our own Brian Chorba of MPS Partners will explain in more detail how to create and edit content for a blog, manage your site, add even more flair to your blog, and will answer questions from our members. WordPress is a free, open source, intuitive tool for anyone who has considered creating their own blog. There’s no time like the present…join ITKAN at our March meeting and extend your knowledge on the tool that’s behind many of the most popular blogs on the web – WordPress!

The next meeting will be:

March 13, 2014, 5-7PM  Aon Tower 
Microsoft Technology Center
, 2nd floor
 
200 E Randolph St
 
Chicago, IL 60601

Same time and place each month

Microsoft Technology Center, 2nd floor of Aon Tower 
2nd Th. 5-7PM

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On the heels of Senator Harkin

February 17, 2014

In doing some on line research and review of initiatives aimed at this seemingly endless effort to bring employment figures among persons with disabilities closer to those of the general population, I found myself reading an expansive report out of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions – HELP – committee of the US Senate published […]

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IT KAN Intro to WordPress

January 23, 2014

Click here to register for the meeting! OVERVIEW: Join us on Thursday, February 13th as we explore WordPress, one of the most widely used blogging tools and content management systems! Our own Brian Chorba of MPS Partners will walk us through some of the basics of creating content for a blog, editing content, adding some flair to […]

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If Business Culture had Shifted, Section 503 Might not Need Updating

January 20, 2014

As Section 503 of the Rehab Act of 1973 goes into effect on March 1, 2014 for all federal contractors or subcontractors with at least $10,000 in contract value from the federal government, we are republishing this post from 2012. For all of the sophistication of the current breed of car, there is still a rather […]

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Megatrends Year in Review

January 2, 2014

Click here to register for the meeting! OVERVIEW: Join ITKAN to kick off 2014 with a Megatrends Year in Review. As we shake off the dust…SNOW…from the holiday season and ring in the New Year, we’ll review our IT Megatrends from 2013 – Mobile, Social, Big Data and Cloud. See which lived up to their hype and […]

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2014 IT KAN Planning Meeting

November 27, 2013

Click here to register for the meeting! OVERVIEW: Would you like to experience the Microsoft Envisioning Center, explore Windows 8, take a look back at 2013′s IT megatrends, and experience cutting edge technologies? Interested in understanding Bizspark or WordPress? At our next ITKAN meeting, join us as we plan our programs for 2014! The next meeting will […]

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ITKAN Megatrends 2013 Closes Year with Cloud Cover!

November 21, 2013

First published by Bill O’Connor on 11/15/13. Republished with permission. ITKAN’s last “Megatrends” meeting was an outstanding discussion based on “Cloud Computing”, led by Chris Kabat, Vice President and Co-Founder of MPS Partners. Starting from a more general perspective on how cloud computing works well for small to mid-sized business to the “how” of the cloud, […]

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Technology leads the way at United’s NOC

October 11, 2013

  Recently I had a wonderful opportunity to attend and speak at the 55th Annual World-wide Aviation Customer Relations Association (WACRA) meeting in Chicago. As the outgoing chair of Delta Airlines Advisory Board on Disability and Air Travel, I was invited to participate in this global conference and present on some important challenges of travelers […]

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ITKAN Focused Big Data Workshop

September 26, 2013

Click here to register for the meeting! OVERVIEW: At our next IT KAN meeting we will engage in a focused Big Data workshop. We had some new members join us for last month’s meeting, and it went so well that we decided to explore a bit further in October! The next meeting will be: October […]

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