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Building a sweet looking site, setting up Facebook and Twitter profiles, even ranking well in search engines doesn't mean a thing if customers aren't lining up to buy your products or services. This Monday, July 18th, we are exploring the strategies of an successful online presence.
Our presenter will be Tim Frick, author of Return on Engagement: Content, Strategy, and Design Techniques for Digital Marketing. Tim will talk about strategy, tools, a variety of tactics for iterative measurement and analytics, and break down some simple techniques you can use to improve your own online business objectives. He'll use several case studies where all these elements work in tandem to build business.
Success requires equal parts engagement, marketing, community management, measurement, content strategy, and of course a kick-ass web/mobile site. So whether you are a d eveloper, designer, or managers, t his presentation will be beneficial for the entire web team. Make plans to join us.
Increasing Online Engagement
BARcamp Chicago is a FREE computer technology and startup focused "unconference" where the attendees give the talks. BARcamp is a lot less formal than other conferences and is always a lot of fun for everyone involved.
BARcamp Chicago 2011
July 9th & 10th
What is a BARcamp?
A BARcamp is a participation oriented event focusing on some of the best parts of conferences: between session discussions, knowledge sharing and socializing. All the talks are given by attendees and the schedule is decided the day of the event. The event is FREE and open to the public.
What Can I Expect at BARcamp Chicago?
You can expect great discussions, presentations, workshops and demos from some of Chicago’s brightest minds and technology companies. Attendees are encouraged to participate by giving talks, asking questions, having side discussions, sharing ideas and knowledge. Alongwith talks there are people working together on projects, ideas and companies.
When is BARcamp Chicago?
BARcamp Chicago 2011 will be held from 10:00 AM on July 9th through 7:00 PM on July 10th. BARcamp Chicago is a continuous event. Feel free to bring a sleeping bag and spend the night if you wish.
Where is BARcamp Chicago?
This year BARcamp Chicago will be located at our friendly neighborhood hackerspace, Pumping Station: One. Pumping Station: One is located at 3354 North Elston, Chicago, IL 60618.
How Much Does BARcamp Chicago Cost:
Thanks to our sponsors, BARcamp Chicago is 100% FREE. Free food and drink will also be provided.
For registration and updated information please visit our website at http://barcampchicago.org/. Registration is recommended but NOT required.
Do you think you know something that others might like to learn about? Of course you do! Consider giving a talk about it at BARcamp Chicago. All types of presentations are welcome as long as they are educational and interesting. While presentation slides are by no means required, we will have projectors available for those who which to use them.
Create a startup in a weekend! BARcamp Chicago is not only a great place to find business partners; it is also an excellent place to prototype your first product. Attendees are encouraged to work with others to form and create a business before the end of the weekend. At our closing event, your startup will demo your prototype to BARcamp
attendees and our judges. Our judges will then vote on the best, most feasible new business.
Flourish is a FREE conference hosted by the University of Illinois at
Chicago Association for Computing Machinery (UIC-ACM) and the
University of Illinois at Chicago Linux User Group (UIC-LUG). The
goal of Flourish is to promote Free and Open Source Software and Open
Culture. We have a variety of talks, sprints and other activities
that you can participate in. Check out our website at
Dates and Venue:
April 1st through 3rd at the University of Illinois at Chicago. More
information about the venue is available here:
http://www.flourishconf.com/2011/directions/. Our schedule is posted
Highlights from our Speaker Line-up:
We have an exceptional lineup of speakers this year:
- Ryan "Icculus" Gordon - Will talk about Gaming on Linux
- Italo Vignoli - Founder & Steering Committee member of The Document
- Chris Palmer - From the Electronic Fronter Foundation
- Mitch Altman - A famous open source hardware hacker and creator of
- Chris McAvoy - VP of technology at Threadless and founder of the
Chicago Python Users Group
- Gregory Miller - From Open Source Digital Voting
More speakers are listed on our website here:
Registration is now open! You can register at
attendance is FREE!
night is the Chicago Dev Happy Hour, sponsored by Digital Primates
After tonights Adobe User Group meeting , the Chicago Dev Happy Hour is holding their meetup at the Exchequer, starting around 8:30. If you can join us, look for a group of shaggy software developers ready to slug it out about the current state of affairs with AT&T and T-Mobile. Check out our website: www.chicagodevhappyhour.com, and join the meetup: www.meetup.com/chicagodev
Thanks for everyone who came out to our February meeting. You can now download Allans "Introduction to Objective-C Programming" presentation slides here:http://www.augchicago.org/presos/AUG_iOS_%20Lecture_Slides.pdf
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