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Mike Hall

Founder, UGtastic in Chicago

Teach Yourself Beginning Community in 24 Months

PRESENTED ON JUN 13, 2013
@ JUNE TABLE TALKS

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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Process Hacks: Iterating to Excellence

BY JOSH GOLDEN
@ MARCH TABLE TALKS ON MAR 14, 2013

What's the ROI on employee benefits? Josh Golden explores the business case for employee perks, and the iterative process of building company value (and culture) throughout 11 years in business.

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 May 6, 2013.

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Sprinkling Pixie Dust

BY GREG BAUGUES
@ APRIL TABLE TALKS ON APR 18, 2013

Greg Baugues is the Director of Client Service at Table XI, but his training started decades ago, at Disney, where he served as a janitor and got an unexpected education in customer service.

"Presentation of the Day" on May 7, 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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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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Learn Like A Beginner

BY VINCENT CABANSAG
@ JUNE TABLE TALKS ON JUN 13, 2013

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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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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Pioneers of Programming

BY PAUL PAGEL
@ JUNE TABLE TALKS ON JUN 13, 2013

Paul Pagel gives us an in-depth historical look at some of the pioneers of programming: among them the first programmer, the first group of professional programmers, and the first compilers.

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The Importance of Being Empathetic

BY BO PENG
@ TECHNOLOGY FOR SOCIAL GOOD ON APR 25, 2014

Data scientist Bo Peng offers a few lessons from her personal experiences on how and how not to use data to solve problems. She emphasizes the need to focus on the end user, and how putting yourself in their shoes can dramatically improve your work.

"Presentation of the Day" on May 20, 2014.