Built in Chicago: 9 Chicago Companies Hiring Engineers Right Now

During their weekly team lunch, VSCO Staff Engineer Stephen Mullins said work talk is socially prohibited. The ritual allows employees to connect with each other in a way they otherwise wouldn’t. Developers are also encouraged to take mental breaks throughout the day, whatever that means for them.  “It may sound silly or unproductive, but sometimes stepping away […]

ABC 7 Chicago: Chicago-Based Tech Company, Otus, Launches Free Access To Virtual K-12 Classes During COVID-19 Crisis

Schools across Illinois are closed as officials employ efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19. The adjustment from in-person to online coursework can be hard for some students and parents. To help parents keep their students on track with their school work, Chicago-based educational tech company, Otus, is offering free access to their K-12 e-learning […]

Block Club Chicago: Chicago To Buy More Computers And Ramp Up Virtual Learning, With Details Coming This Week

Denver Public Schools is gearing up to launch virtual training for teachers to help shift instruction online. New York is handing out 300,000 computers, with about 175,000 distributed so far. Until now, Chicago Public Schools has been largely mum about the district’s plans to ramp up remote learning — though officials promised more details later […]

Built In: Tech Companies Are Finding New Ways To Help Communities Address COVID-19 Challenges

In February, before the first case of COVID-19 community spread in the United States was documented, the World Health Organization convened a meeting with a few prominent tech companies at Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park. Companies including Amazon, Google and Twitter met to discuss how to slow the spread of misinformation about COVID-19. As an estimated 1.5 billion […]

Chicago Business Journal: A Resource Guide For Chicago Small Businesses During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Widespread closures to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic are having devastating effects on Chicago’s businesses. The city and various organizations are working together to provide resources to assist small businesses seeking help to survive the disruption. Here are a few services available to businesses and their workers. View full article in Chicago Business […]

Built in Chicago: Leadership In Uncertain Times, Part I: Advice From The Chicago Tech Scene

When a business selects its leaders, a “proven ability to lead an organization during a global pandemic” is not a traditional prerequisite. But as the novel coronavirus rattles families, healthcare systems and economies across Chicago and the wider world, that’s exactly what executives and team leads are being asked to do. During times of crisis or heightened […]

Chicago Inno: Chicago Tech Steps Up During Coronavirus

As coronavirus drags on, tech and startup communities across the U.S. are struggling to remain steady. Businesses everywhere are facing unprecedented challenges as they navigate remote work, abruptly changing consumers habits and an unsteady economy. Closer to home in Chicago, local tech and startup companies have already begun to feel the consequences of coronavirus’ impact. […]

Block Club Chicago: Have A Laptop Or Tablet You’re Not Using? Let Chicago Kids Borrow It To Keep Up With Classwork

With area schools out until April 21, many Chicago students will be taking their lessons online. But a lot of them don’t have access to the technology necessary to keep up with educational enrichment activities. Tamar Manasseh, founder of Mothers Against Senseless Killings (MASK), hopes to bridge the digital divide. The activist is calling on neighbors to […]