Chicago 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:
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?
Chicago 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.
Over the past several months you may have heard lots of mention of the new Universal Analytics, the latest-and-greatest version of Google Analytics that left beta testing in April. This update includes new features that provide better insight into how users interact with your website.
But is it worth the time and effort to upgrade? This is the question that many of our clients have asked. Short answer: Yes.
After months of anticipation it's finally here: Today kicks off Madison+ Ruby in Madison, WI. I had the chance to sit down with Table XI Senior Developer Noel Rappin to find out makes Madison+Ruby a truly special conference.
Last 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.
International marketing and SEO is important. More people are accessing information through search engines, making it crucial that businesses be found in Google by potential clients or customers. Before designing and developing a new website, it’s important to know the specific SEO steps that will set up the site for future success.
At 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.
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.