TABLE XI Search Results: “software development”

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Telling Technical Stories


Noel Rappin is a Senior Developer and Table XI's Agile Coach. Noel has more than a dozen years of professional development experience, with successful projects ranging from brand new startups to Fortune 500 clients. He has experience in the entire life cycle of a software project, from initial conception and planning through development, to deployment and maintenance of legacy projects. Noel also has a history of teaching and mentoring developers, helping them improve their skills.

A respected member of the web development community, Noel has authored five technical books, including "Rails Test Prescriptions" and "Master Space and Time With JavaScript." Noel is also the author or co-author of "Professional Ruby on Rails," "wxPython in Action," and "Jython Essentials."
Before joining Table XI, Noel spent time running internal training at Groupon, was a Senior Consultant at Obtiva and Pathfinder, and has lead teams on a variety of web development projects.

Noel has a Ph.D. in educational technology and user-centered design from the College of Computing and the Graphics, Visualization, and Usability Lab at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where his work centered on the intersection of education, user experience, and mental modeling.

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Crossover Innovation


MINIMAL is a Chicago-based studio creating iconic, disruptive, brand-building products and experiences that connect emotionally with users. We are a top collective of multi-disciplinary talent consistently delivering new products and brands that translate into sustainable market successes regardless of category or industry.

From brand-defining icons and game-changing new product ecosystems for companies like Xbox, Microsoft, Google, Dell, Nike, Coalesse and Apple, to exploring uncharted territory on riskier ventures with start-ups and entrepreneurs, our award-winning work spans a diverse range of industries from technology, medical and consumer products to lifestyle, furniture and environments.

This presentation was recorded at March's Table Talks, a "Powered by PechaKucha" event series hosted by Table XI in Chicago. View more Table Talks presentations on the Table XI Channel.

"Presentation of the Day" on June 1, 2013.

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Learn Like A Beginner


Vincent Cabansag knows all too well that learning as a beginner in web development and design can be overwhelming. He speaks of cultivating a culture that is welcoming, engaging, and one that makes learning easier. Check out some of the techniques that The Starter League uses to teach raw beginners.

"Presentation of the Day" on July 4, 2013.

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Hacking Your Education


Isaac Sanders has worked for 6 software companies in the past 2 years, is going to be a Sophomore at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in the Fall and is only 19 years old. He is a Software Craftsman, a Voracious Learner, and an Open Source Contributor. 


SITEWIDE Search Results: “software development”

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Powered by PechaKucha Channel

"Powered by PechaKucha" events are one-off events that are separate from regular city-based PechaKucha Nights, and that are usually held as part of festivals and conferences, but can also act as standalone events. These events include presentations that use the PechaKucha 20 images x 20 seconds format.

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Table XI Channel

Table XI is a custom software development firm based in Chicago, and is the web development team behind the newly launched website. "Table Talks" is a recurring series of PechaKucha-style lightning talks held over lunch at our office. The event is designed to foster idea exchange, collaboration and learning, and features a lineup of top-notch entrepreneurs, technologists, designers and storytellers from Chicago and beyond.

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Autodesk Channel

Autodesk is changing the way the world is designed and made. Everyone—from design professionals, engineers and architects to digital artists, students and hobbyists—uses Autodesk software to unlock their creativity and solve important challenges. Autodesk's partnership with PechaKucha includes a presence at design weeks and festivals around the world through special PechaKucha Night events

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In the wake of devastation wreaked by natural disasters globally, PechaKucha seeks to assist in the re-development of all affected regions via the INSPIRE initiative. The road to recovery is a long one, and YOU can help inspire regrowth by sharing your stories here. Get in touch with us via to begin.


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Call for Participants

@ VOL 5 ON AUG 15, 2014

Matt Terrell, from Call from Participants, they develop softwares for academics to recruit people for their researches. They have associated with social enterprises, local communities and charities, so we can help their projects as well.

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Gadget Obsessions

@ VOL 30 ON JUN 03, 2014

Sanjib Sahoo tells the story of how a self proclaimed "guy from a small town in India" gets to do something pretty amazing and changes the way Wall Street does business.

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Bridging Gaps


Victor Sardenberg talks about the variety of projects he has worked on from architectural to software development.  explores the steps and thought process behind all of his work.

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What Europe could learn from nerds

@ VOL 32 ON FEB 06, 2017

The European Union is facing a crisis. A large part of the population either does not understand it, finds it intrusive, or even thinks that it is simply not needed, sometimes all of the above. Thankfully, nerds are here to help, says Valentin Calomme. Not with a magical app or piece of software, but with the wisdom of mathematics.

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TIF for housing development and the use of the one year extension for housing

@ VOL 7 ON NOV 07, 2018

Tax incentives drive housing development. Learn how from Jon Cameron.

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Développer un logiciel en open-source et en mode participatif!

@ VOL 8 ON FEB 13, 2019

Cytomine is a free software allowing to navigate in very large bio-medical images via a web interface, and to annotate collaboration structures of interest. When the question of creating a spin-off was addressed, the open source nature of the software led the team to create a social purpose cooperative. 

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The Human Side of Software

@ VOL 39 ON MAR 21, 2019

Kristofer Carta has a winding past, moving from politics to sociology to software development. Kristofer feels that people do not understand software well enough - Who it comes from, and what that means.

If software is just theories written down in code, then what happens when the core of writers is almost uniformly from the same demographic? "Software is people", Kristofer says, as he urges us to focus on getting all children and especially women interested in this field.

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Simplification through Automation

@ VOL 40 ON MAY 10, 2019

In the times when doing repeated tasks can affect productivity and time management, automation can be used to simplify and accomplish tasks faster.

Namrata Mahesh Kumar shares her experience in the software industry, where she learnt how things can be simplified in daily life with minimum software skills.

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Guimaraes as Capital of Culture, Plzen's Urban Development, and Photos from Tijuana

Presentations For 2012, the historical city of Guimaraes (Portugal) has become the European Capital of Culture. During this time, the city is full of hope, energy, creativity, and it is also full of brand new 6'40'' narratives to share. Active since October 2011, the PechaKucha Night Guimares experience has had so many stories, and in this presentation (from PKN Tokyo Vol. 94), the city's organizers, José Martins and João Rosmaninho, will introduce and chat about the Country, the City, and its PechaKucha Night. Bohdan Bláhovec's presentation (in Czech, from PKN Plzen Vol. 1) is titled "The Vision of Developers and City Municipality," and as a representative of an unnamed developer, he covers the vision of future development in Plzen. In just 6 minutes and 666667 hundreds of seconds he undresses the city and thus exposes its pure beauty. Posters We have two new flyers to share today on the Tumblr blog: PKN Hanoi Vol. 5 (pictured above), happening this Thursday, and PKN Williamsburg Vol. 3, set for November. Photos Tijuana held its very first PKN back in July, and here's a small photo gallery [Flickr] to give you an idea of what that event looked like. No word yet on when Vol. 2 will take place, but it shouldn't be too long before an announcement is made. Calendar There are no events happening tonight, but here's what's in store for tomorrow (September 25): PKN Bowling Green Vol. 1, PKN Birmingham Vol. 6, PKN Huddersfield Vol. 6, PKN Lyon Vol. 4, and PKN Nantes Vol. 4. 

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Charting Sioux Falls Development, Creation Concepts of a Painter, and PKN Charleston Goes Outdoors

Presentations TJ Olson uses his presentation (from PKN Sioux Falls Vol. 1) to take us on a tour of the development of Sioux Falls, by way of Google Earth. This presentation (in Czech, from PKN Znojmo Vol. 1) by Paulina Ebringer covers various concepts used by the artist when preparing and painting portraits. Posters Today's additions to the Tumblr blog includes posters for PKN Charleston Vol. 15 (pictured above), PKN Las Palmas Vol. 8, and PKN Glasgow Vol. 11. That Charleston event was held last night, and we quickly started seeing photos all over Instagram of the outdoor PKN, with two examples pictured below (see larger versions here and here). Calendar Tonight (October 10) you can catch PKN Hawkes Bay Vol. 4 and PKN Auckland Vol. 31, while tomorrow takes the form of yet another big Thursday: PKN Salzburg Vol. 14, PKN Regensburg Vol. 10, PKN Augsburg Vol. 2, PKN Kosice Vol. 24, PKN Norrkoping Vol. 20, PKN Utrecht Vol. 5, PKN Omaha Vol. 16, and PKN Kyiv Vol. 9.

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Developer Education Table Talks: Powered by PechaKucha

Software development is one of the fastest growing industries in the country, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics projecting a 30% increase in jobs by 2020, more than double the average growth rate for all occupations. We’ve certainly seen an explosion in Chicago’s tech scene over the past several years, and along with this goes the issue of education. Who is going to train this next wave of developers, and what are the best teaching tools? How can we use mentorship to promote continued learning and improvement internally, and ensure current devs stay on top of the latest technologies and innovations? How will we reach groups typically under-represented in the dev world, like lower income individuals, certain ethnic minorities, and women? At Table XI we’ve been thinking a lot about the role of education and mentorship in this community. On Thursday, June 13, for our June Table Talks: Developer Education, we’ll be hearing PechaKucha-style presentations from some of Chicago’s best: Ray Hightower, organizer of ChicagoRuby and WindyCityRails - @rayhightower Paul Pagel, CEO and Co-founder of 8th Light - @paulwpagel Vince Cabansag, Director of Operations at The Starter League - @vcabansag Michael D. Hall, Founder of UGtastic - @just3ws Mike Busch, Instructor at Dev Bootcamp - @mikelikesbikes Isaac Sanders, Table XI development intern and mentor at Dev Bootcamp - @isaacsanders Stay tuned for these presentations on this channel, and in the meantime follow along at #TableTalks.

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Sustainable development

Viacheslav Rudnytskiy is trainer at Success Technology Training Company in Dniproperovsk, Ukraine and he travels all over the world. After last trip he considered why there are clean streets in one place and dirty streets in another place. Theory of sustainable development is based on combination of economy, environment and social community factors of every phenomenon. 

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What IT Companies Can Do Together?

Turn knowledge into action! Ian Chernov, IT project manager, market analyst and researcher, Yalantis, in his presentation from PKN Dnipropetrovsk IT::Reality Vol.10 invited all to join forces and to establish cooperation and co-working. He highlighted that unique feature how to gain this – the creation and development of IT-CxO community in Dnipropetrovsk.

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Urban City Development in China

If there ever was a crystal ball into China's urban future, this is it: Thomas Hussey discusses China's current growth in urbanization. As we see in "Urban City Development in China" from PKN Chicago Vol. 25, although there are several challenges, such as outdated buildings, over-engineered highways, and pollution to deal with, they hope to redevelop the city, connect cities together, and create new cities entirely that would come to be potential solutions to those probelms. 

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Creating A Healthy City

We have a wonderful list of presenters on a range of topics. Come check out the event Tuesday night!

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The Gentleman Honey Farmer

Pecha Kucha Volume 1 - Creating A Healthy City Urban beekeeping, along with other urban agriculture practices, has been on the rise in recent years. Drastic declines in honey bee populations over the last decade have severe economic and environmental implications. Honey bee colonies have demonstrated higher survival rates in urban settings. Many world-class cities have adopted policies that allow for reasonable beekeeping practices, while other municipalities maintain policies that are detrimental to the survival of a creature whose existence is critical to a healthy ecosystem. This presentation aims to provide a general overview of urban beekeeping practices. Come hear more from Adam Nelson is the founder of GeoBees, an early-stage software development company dedicated to apicultural research using geospatial analysis.  

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Community Development and the Power of Small Scale Change

"Small scale changes starts with a group of people who want to make a collective change for the greater good." In Community Development and the Power of Small Scale Change, from Markham, Vol. 7, Town Planner, Administrator, and dreamer Joanne Dang shares how much she loves cities and believes that they are living ecosystems. She discusses her journey in many places around the world and the power of small-scale, community-based changes that lead to vibrant cities. Here she poses the question, "what is your dream for your city?"    

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Site-Based Performance: Development of a Process

“We devised a few rules: Start with the architecture. Consider its history. Draw from its mythology.” In "Site-Based Performance: Development of a Process" fromPechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 17, Artistic Director and Co-Founder of Torn Space Theatre in Buffalo, NY, Dan Shanahan, reveals Torn Space's process of developing site-based performance. Drawing from over 10 years of experience and eight original pieces for non-traditional performance venues, Shanahan addresses the influences, aesthetics, and rules for Torn Space's site-based performances.