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Obama Dominates the Nerdiest Election Ever

Using Analytics and Big Data to Get the Vote

by Brian Ryback, Business Development Manager, Tue, 9/3/2013

Last week, I attended a great event at 1871 called Big Data Through the Lens of the Obama for America Tech Team. As you can guess, this forum tackled the increasingly popular topics of big data and business intelligence, and how they played a part in President Obama’s bid to get both elected and re-elected.

Is the Common Core Standards movement ramping up to fast?

Common Core Consortium States Putting on the Brakes?

by Kate O'Connor, Business Development Manager, Fri, 8/23/2013

Now that the excitement of being part of the new Consortia formed around the Common Core State Standards has begun to wear off, some of the states that are participating are beginning to realize they may not be ready to administer the new high-tech online assessments these Consortia are designing.

Winners from last year's event at Google

Show Chicago You Care at CNT’s Urban Sustainability Apps Competition in October

by Michelle, Wed, 8/7/2013

Over 2.7 million people call the City of Chicago their home. Living in such a large, diverse city inevitably includes challenges as well as benefits that local government cannot always manage. For those residents who wish to volunteer their time, improve their neighborhood or city environmentally and economically but don’t know how to contribute: enter civic hacking.


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