CIO Hack-a-Thon: My First Design Thinking Experience

Last Friday, June 23, I was able to participate in Accenture's CIO Design Thinking Hack-a-Thon. Originally, I was going to help facilitate with one of my managers, Patrick Leinen, but I was able to join a team and experience Design Thinking firsthand. After frequently seeing and hearing the buzzword in the Tech Garage office where … Continue reading CIO Hack-a-Thon: My First Design Thinking Experience

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The Chicago Connectory: Bosch & 1871’s New IoT Incubator

I work with Accenture at 1871, Chicago’s leading tech incubator. 1871 is growing and has collaborated with Bosch to open a new Internet of Things incubator, the Chicago Connectory. Also located in the Merchandise Mart, the Connectory is aiming to be the main Midwest Co-Creation Space for the Internet of Things (IoT). I was lucky enough … Continue reading The Chicago Connectory: Bosch & 1871’s New IoT Incubator

I Ate Dessert Everyday for a Week: Here’s What Happened

I work full-time in tech, but outside of the 9-5, I’m a fitness trainer and overall fitness junkie. I workout most days of the week, always something different. I struggled with disordered eating in college, and I strive to empower people to be more than the obsessive eating habits that we develop from media. I … Continue reading I Ate Dessert Everyday for a Week: Here’s What Happened

Conservative vs. Progressive: Sometimes You Have to See Change to Believe It

I've never been a fan of the bipartisan politics in the United States. After learning about how most other countries elect politicians, I've never understood why we choose to limit ourselves. That being said, I've always struggled to identify with a party. Both of my parents are 100% Republicans, which is not surprising, especially coming … Continue reading Conservative vs. Progressive: Sometimes You Have to See Change to Believe It