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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 was founded in 2001 with the goal of making it easier to buy and sell digital media. For the last ten years we’ve helped hundreds of companies manage their media logistics and create advertising that makes an impact.
Technology is at the core of our company’s success. Transis, our proprietary software, is a workflow software that streamlines the media planning and collaboration process. Transis allows agencies to spend more time planning strategically and less time buying so they can focus on creating great campaigns for their clients.
We envision an industry where media logistics is executed flawlessly and efficiently. Now Transis is helping our agency and publisher partners make that a reality.
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.
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.
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.