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September 29, 2014 - No Comments!

Table XI’s Guide to Chicago Ideas Week

unnamedChicago Ideas Week is just a few weeks away! If you’ve been following our blog, or recent tweets, you’ve heard us talking a lot about the upcoming events. Not sure what to attend this year? We’re happy to share our cheat sheet. Here are some of the places you'll find us, and some of our top picks for 2014:

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September 26, 2014 - No Comments!

Tech Done Right at Chicago Ideas Week

Table XI joined forces with Chicago Ideas again this year, this time as the organization’s official technology partner. We’re proud to be so closely associated with an iconic Chicago organization associated with innovation, thought leaders, and a community of curiosity.

When you attend an event this year, you might see our logo up in lights. And when you do, you may notice something different: We’ve added a tagline, “Tech Done Right.” But what does that mean, exactly?

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September 25, 2014 - No Comments!

Biggest Mistake Night: Spend an Evening Celebrating Failure

Biggest_Mistake_Poster_FinaleChicago Ideas Week begins October 13, and before we kick off a week that celebrates innovation and the exchange of good ideas, we invite you to help celebrate some of the ideas you won't hear about.

Join us on Wednesday, October 8 for an entertaining evening of “Biggest Mistakes.” Eleven prominent Chicagoans will take the stage to share their stories. We’ll hear from everyone from entrepreneurs, to CEOs, to comedians and journalists.

The event is produced by Table XI, the official technology partner for Chicago Ideas Week, in collaboration with The Second City. The ability to embrace failure is a key value for both organizations, and "My Biggest Mistake Night" plans to celebrate it boldly.

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August 15, 2014 - No Comments!

HTTPS as a Ranking Signal: What Does This Mean for Your Website?

securityLast week the Webmaster Central blog published a post about using “HTTPS as a Ranking Signal.” What does this mean for you and the websites you access? I’ve broken it down below.

What’s the difference between HTTP and HTTPS?

HTTP (HyperText Transfer Protocol) is the underlying protocol used by the Web. Whether you know it or not, as soon as you open a web browser, you’re using HTTP. When you type in a URL an HTTP command is sent to the web server to retrieve the data and transmit the requested page. In short, HTTP defines how data is transmitted and determines how web browsers respond to commands.

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July 21, 2014 - No Comments!

Learn Agile with LEGO

TXI Lego LOGOAt Table XI playing with LEGO is nothing new. In fact, many of us spent the better part of our childhood honing our LEGO craft. As adults our tendency to tinker has led us to build with code, not plastic, but there’s still something satisfying in the familiar click associated with creating something from nothing.

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June 13, 2014 - No Comments!

Tech Tip: Dayboard Chrome Extension

cat_in_a_box"Today is going to be a productive day. Yep. today is going to be the day I complete my entire to-do list. Knock it out of the park, that's what I'm going to do. Here we go, just going to boot up and…

What?! That cat can fit into that tiny box? Surely it must be magic! 

There’s a quiz to teach me what Disney Princess I am?

According to science, plants have feelings?!"

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April 17, 2014 - No Comments!

Technology for Social Good: April Table Talks

Technology for Social Good: April Table Talks

Technology has afforded us innumerable perks, improvements, and efficiencies that have changed our professional and personal lives for the better (and, sometimes, for the worse). But how can we move past our own self-serving application of technology and use it to enact positive social change?

Table Talks, our quarterly speaking series, returns next week with the topic "Technology for Social Good." Our incredible lineup this month features Obama for America's Michael Slaby, the University of Chicago's Matt Gee, user experience designer Carolyn Chandler, and Twilio's (and former TXI-er) Greg Baugues. They'll be discussing the ways in which they use technology to make positive impacts.

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