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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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Vanilla: The Demise of all Adventure

A few weeks ago, I completed my CPR re-certification at Rush University Medical Center. As a fitness trainer, I'm required to maintain this cert. It's a bit of a pain, cost-wise and time-wise, but it's necessary and aside from the trip out to Rush, only an hour of my Saturday. At the beginning of class,… Continue reading Vanilla: The Demise of all Adventure

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Toronto: A Weekend Getaway with the Falls and Donuts

Every summer, Marc, Garett, Kylie, and I take a trip together. We were RAs together at Loyola and remain best friends. Two years ago, they traveled to New York City but I was in the hospital with my sinus surgery, and last year we went to Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon. This year, we… Continue reading Toronto: A Weekend Getaway with the Falls and Donuts

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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