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Lollapalooza 2017: Thriving in VIP

Lollapalooza was my first ever music festival last year, and it was amazing. It was also amazing because I received a free four-day pass as a participant in ThinkChicago. As fun as it was, I knew I would never pay for a ticket. This year, I lucked out again when one of my best friend’s… Continue reading Lollapalooza 2017: Thriving in VIP

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Balancing Your #SideHustle: An 1871 Workshop

For many people, long gone are the days of working one standard 9-5 job. According to CareerBuilder, nearly a third of workers have a side gig. Yeah, we're broke because of student debt etc. etc. etc. but 25% of workers making more than $75K have a side gig, too. People of all incomes are working… Continue reading Balancing Your #SideHustle: An 1871 Workshop

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All Our Wrongs Today: The Value of Love in Tech

When I heard about the book "All Our Wrongs Today," I knew I was going to love it. The protagonist is from the *future* we imagined with flying cars and Jetsons-worthy tech, but in 2016. He messes up his father's time traveling machine and ends up in *our 2016* and discovers it to be a… Continue reading All Our Wrongs Today: The Value of Love in Tech

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Weekends Aren’t Only For Rest: How to Balance Your Training Schedule

The last few months, I've been trying to workout less and recover more. As someone who enjoys exercising and trying new workouts constantly, this isΒ hard! Even if I know I'm doing too much, it's difficult to try to balance your workout schedule to avoid burnout and/or injury. Often, weekends are considered resting periods. "You work… Continue reading Weekends Aren’t Only For Rest: How to Balance Your Training Schedule

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Storytelling 2.0: An 1871 Workshop

1871 hosts a plethora of workshops for the many startup members, and we're also fortunate enough to be able to attend at the Tech Garage. I attended a workshop in July called Storytelling 2.0 with Brice Clinton. Storytelling presentations are often repetitive and overdone, but he provided great insight on the story arc when dealing… Continue reading Storytelling 2.0: An 1871 Workshop