The ITF Fifty for the Future

Nominations Now Open

The Illinois Technology Foundation (ITF) is pleased to announce that the search for this year’s Fifty for the Future® has begun.

The ITF Fifty for the Future® mobilizes academia and industry to support students across Illinois universities who aspire to greatness in the field of technology. Faculty are invited to submit nominations for individual students or the student can self- nominate and have the nomination supported by faculty. Submitted students will be reviewed by a team of industry leaders, highlighting those who compel the technology industry forward.

In its 8th year, this event will honor Illinois students who have proven determination and foresight through their education and deeds in the application and development of technology. This annual competition culminates in an evening of celebration, highlighting the students themselves and the Foundation’s work with industry and academia in bringing real world experiences into the classroom to assure a steady stream of future technology workers and leaders for Illinois.

The awards are open to all students from high school juniors to graduate students that do not graduate before December 1, 2014.

The nomination process will remain open until October 1, 2014. Students can Self-Apply and learn more here.

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Adler Planetarium is hosting Civic Hack Day on May 31 – June 1, 2014

Find out full details HERE.

On May 31 – June 1, 2014 the Adler Planetarium is hosting Civic Hack Day presented by Teza, a science and technology driven global quantitative trading business led by Misha Malyshev, as part of the nation-wide National Day of Civic Hacking. Taking place in major cities throughout the United States and around the world, the National Day of Civic Hacking brings together problem owners and problem solvers to work together in developing solutions to the challenges faced by our local neighborhoods, cities, states and country. Collaboratively participants create, build, and invent using publicly-released data, code and technology. The National Day of Civic Hacking provides citizens an opportunity to do what is most quintessentially American: roll up our sleeves, get involved and work together to improve our society and the place we call home.

Civic Hack Day at the Adler Planetarium is unique because it focuses on youth engagement by bringing together young people and adults to work together in creating solutions to issues effecting the lives of Chicagoans. Young people participating in the Youth Civic Innovations and Hacking Initiative, a partnership between the Adler Planetarium, Mikva Challenge, and Free Spirit Media will pitch issues to hackers using websites they’ve researched, designed, and built. Additional young people ages 12 to 20 are invited to participate in a series of free workshops designed to demonstrate hacking as a form of quick and creative problem-solving. These workshops, hosted by Adler’s Youth Leadership Council, will happen on Saturday May 31st.

Privacy in a Mobile World: A much needed discussion

Significant update to Monday’s Program: We now have three speakers on this topic. See below for schedule details:

This information is also on the Chapter website at: http://chicagoacm.org/

A joint Chicago Chapter ACM / Loyola University Computer Science Department meeting
and special joint meeting with Mobile Monday Chicago:


Speakers:
Jim Lai, Motorola
Prashant Kaushik, Motorola
Daliah Saper, Saper Law Offices


Monday, May 19, 2014

5:45pm-6:20pm: Registration and networking /Social Hour

6:20pm-6:30pm: Introductions by Dr. Ronald Greenberg and Todor Krecu

6:30pm-7:00pm: James Lai with Motorola

7:00pm-7:30pm: Prashant Kaushik with Motorola

7:30pm-7:40pm: Daliah Saper with Saper Law Offices

7:40pm-8:00pm: Q&A, wrap up

Loyola University Water Tower Campus (Chicago/Michigan Area)

111 E. Pearson Street, Chicago IL 60611
Beane Ballroom (13th Floor, Lewis Towers)

Admission: Free, Reservations Requested, General Admission, open to the publicRSVP on the Chicago ACM meetup site

Privacy in a Mobile World: A much needed discussion

This information is also on the Chapter website at: http://chicagoacm.org/

A joint Chicago Chapter ACM / Loyola University Computer Science Department meeting
and special joint meeting with Mobile Monday Chicago:


Speaker: Jim Lai

Monday, May 19, 2014
5:45 pm – Social Time, light refreshments
6:30 pm – Presentation

Loyola

University Water Tower Campus (Chicago/Michigan Area)
111 E. Pearson Street, Chicago IL 60611
Beane Ballroom (13th Floor, Lewis Towers)

Admission:

Free, Reservations Requested, General Admission, open to the publicRSVP on the Chicago ACM meetup site