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Vincent Cabansag

Director of Operations, Starter League in Chicago

Vincent Cabansag knows all too well that learning as a beginner in web development and design can be overwhelming. He speaks of cultivating a culture that is welcoming, engaging, and one that makes learning easier. Check out some of the techniques that The Starter League uses to teach raw beginners.

"Presentation of the Day" on July 4, 2013.

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Telling Technical Stories

BY NOEL RAPPIN
@ JANUARY TABLE TALKS ON JAN 16, 2013

Noel Rappin is a Senior Developer and Table XI's Agile Coach. Noel has more than a dozen years of professional development experience, with successful projects ranging from brand new startups to Fortune 500 clients. He has experience in the entire life cycle of a software project, from initial conception and planning through development, to deployment and maintenance of legacy projects. Noel also has a history of teaching and mentoring developers, helping them improve their skills.


A respected member of the web development community, Noel has authored five technical books, including "Rails Test Prescriptions" and "Master Space and Time With JavaScript." Noel is also the author or co-author of "Professional Ruby on Rails," "wxPython in Action," and "Jython Essentials."
Before joining Table XI, Noel spent time running internal training at Groupon, was a Senior Consultant at Obtiva and Pathfinder, and has lead teams on a variety of web development projects.


Noel has a Ph.D. in educational technology and user-centered design from the College of Computing and the Graphics, Visualization, and Usability Lab at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where his work centered on the intersection of education, user experience, and mental modeling.

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Crossover Innovation

BY STEVE CHRISTOPHER
@ MARCH TABLE TALKS ON MAR 14, 2013

MINIMAL is a Chicago-based studio creating iconic, disruptive, brand-building products and experiences that connect emotionally with users. We are a top collective of multi-disciplinary talent consistently delivering new products and brands that translate into sustainable market successes regardless of category or industry.

From brand-defining icons and game-changing new product ecosystems for companies like Xbox, Microsoft, Google, Dell, Nike, Coalesse and Apple, to exploring uncharted territory on riskier ventures with start-ups and entrepreneurs, our award-winning work spans a diverse range of industries from technology, medical and consumer products to lifestyle, furniture and environments.

This presentation was recorded at March's Table Talks, a "Powered by PechaKucha" event series hosted by Table XI in Chicago. View more Table Talks presentations on the Table XI Channel.

"Presentation of the Day" on June 1, 2013.

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Data-Driven Design for Chicago Energy

BY AARON WOLF
@ MAY TABLE TALKS ON MAY 23, 2013

Aaron Wolf is a partner at Datascope Analytics, a data-driven consulting and design company in Chicago. At Datascope Analytics, Aaron leverages his background in operations and business to ensure complex analyses are valuable and communicable.

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Teach Yourself Beginning Community in 24 Months

BY MIKE HALL
@ JUNE TABLE TALKS ON JUN 13, 2013

The best way to learn is by doing and I'll describe how you can get started with building your own technical community with 5 easy steps that only takes about 24 months.

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The Most Valuable Skill

BY MIKE BUSCH
@ JUNE TABLE TALKS ON JUN 13, 2013

Mike Busch talks about why feedback is the most valuable skill to teach to learners and how it has impacted his life and enriched his relationships.

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Practice Begins with Play

BY RAY HIGHTOWER
@ JUNE TABLE TALKS ON JUN 13, 2013

It takes 10,000 hours of practice to achieve mastery in a given subject. How does a novice get started, and how does an intermediate keep going? By remembering that practice begins with play.

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Hacking Your Education

BY ISAAC SANDERS
@ JUNE TABLE TALKS ON JUN 13, 2013

Isaac Sanders has worked for 6 software companies in the past 2 years, is going to be a Sophomore at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in the Fall and is only 19 years old. He is a Software Craftsman, a Voracious Learner, and an Open Source Contributor. 

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Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time

BY KATE GARMEY
@ OCTOBER TABLE TALKS: MY WORST IDEA ON OCT 14, 2013

Kate Garmey is a self-proclaimed expert in the area of "bad ideas." She goes through a laundry list of her trials and triumphs, and discusses how she came to work at Table XI. 

"Presentation of the Day" on October 22, 2013.

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Looking for Developer: What, Why and How?

BY OLEXIY BUGRIM
@ VOL 10 ON DEC 14, 2013

Trust your team and make friends with experts from HR!

Olexiy Bugrim, Software architect in ISD, shared secrets of finding a qualified developer at PKN Dnipropetrovsk IT::Reality Vol.10. His tips for creating effective teams became simply priceless, even for people who are far from the world of programming, information systems and computer technologies. Olexiy explained employee motivation techniques, how to optimize the number of "runners" in the companies working in the field of IT-technologies and a lot of other useful advices.