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Enova is a web-based consumer short-term lending company located in downtown Chicago. Founded in 2004, Enova has grown at a tremendous pace since its inception. Today, Enova has over 800 team members providing trusted online financial services to millions of hardworking people in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and Canada. Enova Technology is a place where top talent gets to operate as an owner. With a technology stack built on open-source software — particularly Ruby on Rails, PostgreSQL and Linux — developers and engineers have the opportunity to implement innovative solutions on cutting-edge technologies while driving results through customer-friendly applications and systems.
Centro (www.centro.net) partners with advertising agencies to improve their campaign performance and digital media teams’ productivity in order to better manage costs and maximize profitability. Centro is the only provider that offers both managed services and cloud software options to simplify and streamline the full campaign life cycle to meet the unique requirements of every agency. Since 2001, Centro’s media logistics specialists have successfully planned and executed more than 20,000 local and national campaigns across all digital display platforms and ad media types. Headquartered in Chicago with 30 offices nationwide, Centro’s success and commitment to culture has led to many accolades, including #1 on Crain’s Best Places to Work in Chicago in 2011, 2012 and 2013.
Thunderbolt Labs builds data platforms for companies that compete with information. We bring together user-centered design, deep experience in data analysis, and the know-how required to move analytic systems from daring idea to practical production. Thunderbolt Labs’ process combines world class software engineering with the proven ability to synthesize challenging requirements into effective software. We deliver elegant, highly scalable solutions that help businesses of all sizes build bridges between what they know, and where they want to go.
Table XI is a Chicago-based digital consultancy that specializes in working with small and midsize organizations and start-ups to build technology solutions that solve real business problems. We work closely with our clients on everything from strategy and marketing to custom application development, design, deployment, and hosting. We’re engineers at heart: whether we’re building mobile apps, Ruby sites, or the Star Wars Imperial Shuttle in LEGO, we love what we do. Visit http://tablexi.com for details.
What We Do
Twilio is powering the future of communications software by enabling voice, VoIP, and messaging to be easily embedded into applications.
How We Do It
Twilio virtualizes all infrastructure needed for business communications – hardware, software, carrier connectivity, and phone numbers – in a cloud-based, on-demand, global environment, exposed through a simple-to-use communications API platform.
Why We Do It
Mobile, social and the cloud are commanding new ways to communicate, driving the expectations of an entirely different business communications user experience. Twilio is uniquely capable of enabling this new experience, bridging the gap between the traditional communications and software worlds.
Canvas by Instructure
Instructure is a technology company committed to improving education. We provide teachers and students with modern tools and resources that empower and simplify the learning experience. Instructure offers Canvas, the open, easy-to-use, cloud-native learning management system, as well as Canvas Network, an index of open, online courses by educators everywhere — from Ivy League institutions to community colleges. Check it out on github.com/instructure.
Bloomberg, the global business and financial information and news leader, gives influential decision makers a critical edge by connecting them to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas. The company’s strength - delivering data, news and analytics through innovative technology, quickly and accurately - is at the core of the Bloomberg Professional service, which provides real time financial information to more than 315,000 subscribers globally. Through Bloomberg Law, Bloomberg Government, Bloomberg New Energy Finance and Bloomberg BNA, the company provides data, news and analytics to decision makers in industries beyond finance.
Masters Program in Computer Science at the University of Chicago
The Masters Program in Computer Science at the University of Chicago provides students a deep foundation in computer science and the skills required for an exciting career in software engineering, finance, trading analytics and more.
Course work is tailored to the career goals of their students, regardless of previous computing experience, career paths and scheduling obstacles. They offer full-time and part-time options to meet the needs of their students at both their Hyde Park and Downtown Chicago locations.
Graduates of the program are highly sought after and find positions with technology companies, software developers, algorithmic trading houses and consulting firms.
Pivotal Labs is at the forefront of modern software development having built some of the world’s most effective and innovative business platforms. We provide expertise in design, development and product management to deliver applications and enterprise systems that perform reliably, scale easily and adapt quickly to changing demands. We partner with technical teams ranging in experience from the newly minted to the seasoned; together we’ve launched hundreds of web and mobile products and built complex enterprise infrastructures.
Engine Yard is the leading Platform as a Service empowering developers to plan, build, deploy and manage applications in the cloud. Providing unmatched control and choice, Engine Yard delivers a trusted, complete application cloud and expert developer support that enables organizations to focus on creating great applications, instead of managing their platform. Thousands of customers in 58 countries, from explosive-growth Web startups to Fortune 500 enterprises, run on Engine Yard. Headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., Engine Yard is backed by Benchmark Capital, New Enterprise Associates, Oracle and Amazon. For more information, visit www.engineyard.com.
Deforest Group is a unique combination of high energy creatives, service-focused sales staff, and business-savvy partners. We take pride in delivering award winning design and photography to clients in many diverse industries. Discover… Focus… Create… Our team uses its creative energy to discover client needs, focus on their goals, and create lasting impressions of their brands through creative design and photography. For more information visit DeforestGroup.com.
Cathedral Shelter of Chicago
Cathedral Shelter was founded in 1915 as a storefront mission of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago, providing food and clothing to the hungry, homeless, and poor. Today, Cathedral Shelter provides programs and services targeting the homeless and at-risk of homelessness populations. Cathedral Shelter’s community outreach programs include our legacy Christmas Basket Program providing Christmas gifts to individuals, families, and seniors who cannot afford to buy presents.
O’Reilly Media spreads the knowledge of innovators through its books, online services, magazine, and conferences. Since 1978, O’Reilly has been a chronicler and catalyst of leading-edge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter and spurring their adoption by amplifying “faint signals” from the alpha geeks who are creating the future. An active participant in the technology community, the company has a long history of advocacy, meme-making, and evangelism. Visit www.oreilly.com for details.
The Pragmatic Programmers is an agile publishing and training company. We’re here because we want to improve the lives of developers. We do this by creating timely, practical books and working with The Pragmatic Studio to create the best developer training there is. The stuff we produce is timely and relevant because it’s created by programmers for programmers. We have launched a new series of screencasts on various topics including Ruby, Rails, and Erlang. You can download and watch $5 episodes when and where it’s convenient for you, in DRM-free formats. Check out some of our new screencasts at http://pragmatic.tv.