• Night at The Nerdery — Enabling Innovation Through a Connected Office

    Do you want to create a culture of innovation at your organization? Are you interested in technology like AI, RFID and IoT? Have you wondered what it’s like to be a Nerd at The Nerdery? We’re excited to continue our summertime tradition of opening our doors for an evening of innovation, tech-industry networking, refreshments, music and more. Join us at our Chicago office on Thursday, July 19 from 6-10 p.m. as we take you on a journey through our connected office with apps, AI, IoT and RFID. Our Nerds will share the following innovations, and you’ll learn more about what it’s like to work at The Nerdery — as well as how to create a culture of innovation within your organization. NerdPass NerdPass turns the office into an active participant as Nerds scan RFID wristbands at connected devices throughout the space, encouraging participation and making everyday interactions a bit more fun. NerdPass also provides easy access to data tracking for things like high scores and dedicated bike commuters. NerdBoard View what's going on around the office with the NerdBoard dashboard — a web-app hosted on monitors around the office — and a computer. Nerds can view everything they need to know about the Chicago location, from announcements to transit times to tech news to birthdays. NerdHunt The NerdHunt app allows our guests to explore our office by completing a scavenger hunt that uses a phone camera and machine learning to recognize various objects we are particularly nerdy about. Guests can also read more about each of our exhibits and the tech that went into building them. Use the app to check in to an exhibit by entering a code found at each exhibit location for a chance to win a prize. NerdSign NerdSign began as an effort to create a better interface for controlling the LED strip powering both of The Nerdery's signs. The original, pre-packaged device had a poor interface and bad user experience. Our goal was to replace this with a system that was easier to access, would not suffer as many of the poor connections as the original system, and wouldn’t require a climb up to the roof every time it needed to be changed. Check out our solution powered by a raspberry pi, a web application backend and a react native mobile app. VeeR Pong Play America's university past time virtually with the HTC Vive. It's been a year since VeeR Pong made its debut at Techweek and since then, Nerds have worked tirelessly to make VeeR Pong 2.0 better than ever. Whether you're a veteran of the original or brand new to VeeR Pong, check out the enhanced graphics and improved workflow for picking up and throwing a ball. Nerd Wall This is not your grandmother’s phone book — unless your grandmother has a phone book with a touch screen and UI animation. Our team in Chicago has been growing so rapidly that we needed a bigger and better way to put names to faces. With data from an in-house API, the Nerd Wall projects the Chicago staff in a communal area by reception. Using a nearby tablet, you can filter, select and read more about individual Nerds. board.shuffle() We may not be the Chicago Cubs, but accurate scorekeeping is pretty important to us. A team of Nerds created board.shuffle() as part of a vision to incorporate the potential of motion-sensing technology with our competitive nature. With a Kinect camera for motion tracking and a touch screen for player input, Nerds and our guests can play shuffleboard without thinking about scorekeeping. A custom-built Windows application does the heavy lifting so all you have to do is, well, shuffle. Bring your entrepreneurial spirit and we’ll provide the innovations, music, appetizers and drinks — including a whisky tasting from Aberlour. See you there!

  • June Nerd Interface: Rust — Safety and Performance, a Match Made in Heaven!

    Are you looking to learn a new language this summer? Do you want to write programs that are as maintainable as they are fast? Are you interested in a language that can be used for desktop or web apps? Rust will change the way you think about programming. - It guarantees safety without sacrificing performance. - It’s versatile enough to create operating systems, games, web apps and services. - It protects developers from falling into common programming pitfalls. Whether you're a front-end or back-end developer, join us for a talk on that will examine how to use Rust to create safer, faster, and more maintainable programs. During the talk we will explore: - Where the Rust language started. - What is safety, and why is it important to me as a developer? - What is weird and/or special about Rust? - Who is using Rust in production and why did they choose it over other languages? - Some experiments and solutions in Rust that Jake and Zelda from The Nerdery are currently working on. Agenda: 5:30-6 p.m.: Food, drinks, networking and craft beer tasting 6-7 p.m.: Nerd Interface 7-8 p.m.: Drinks, craft beer and more networking Nerd host: Gregg Walrod - Head of Software Engineering, Chicago Gregg is a proven business leader that focuses on the employee and client experiences. He works as the Head of Software Engineering where he leads and supports the Chicago-based team. He has worked in numerous leadership roles in his 12-year services business career, which includes leading Geek Squad in China. In his spare time, Gregg is an avid music lover and loves to travel abroad. Nerd: Zelda Hessler - Software Engineer, Front-End Zelda was born and raised on Nantucket Island, MA. She loves video games, music, and movies. She loves making stuff even more. Be warned: if you ask her opinion of something, she will talk forever. Jacob Gardner - Sr. Software Engineer, Front-End Jacob has been passionate about building software since high school, but he can best be defined by his love of dogs. He is the proud father of Keelie, an Australian Cattle Dog mix, who he rescued in 2013 from the streets of Kansas City. He also loves board games, table-top role-playing games, audio books, and anything else stereotypically nerdy. Ask him about any of these things! Sponsors: About The Nerdery: (http://www.nerdery.com/) We are a custom software design and development company built on the belief that passionate nerds are the driving force behind business breakthroughs. Our vision is to be the best place in the world for Nerds to work; our purpose is to redefine what’s possible through technology.

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  • April Nerd Interface: Designing with Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Mind

    How do you ensure the products you’re designing are inclusive and work well for all types of people and situations? One way is to introduce diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) principles into your design and development process. DEI is often talked about in relation to hiring and company culture and not tied back to the day-to-day work of designers and developers. Join us for a discussion and hands-on workshop centered around integrating DEI principles into design work and teams. We will explore: - Definitions of diversity, equity, and inclusion and how it applies to design - Examples of products that had DEI in mind and those that did not - Methodology for ensuring your design considers real people and situations Agenda: 5:30-6 p.m.: Networking, Food, Drinks and Craft Beer Tasting 6-7 p.m.: Nerd Interface 7-8 p.m.: Continued networking and Drinks Nerd host: Gregg Walrod - Head of Software Engineering, Chicago - The Nerdery Gregg is a proven business leader that focuses on the employee and client experiences. He works as the Head of Software Engineering where he leads and supports the Chicago-based team. He has worked in numerous leadership roles in his 12-year services business career, which includes leading Geek Squad in China. In his spare time, Gregg is an avid music lover and loves to travel abroad. Nerd speaker: Natalie Yee - Senior Experience Designer, The Nerdery Natalie designs native mobile apps and leads DEI initiatives at The Nerdery. She finds joy in choosing the perfect emoji reaction in Slack and only uses dot grid notebooks. After work, she likes eating Japanese food, hanging out with her cat, and reading (preferably all at the same time). About The Nerdery (http://www.nerdery.com/): We are a custom software design and development company built on the belief that passionate nerds are the driving force behind business breakthroughs. Our vision is to be the best place in the world for Nerds to work; our purpose is to redefine what’s possible through technology.

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  • March Nerd Interface: Functional Android with Victoria Gonda

    Programming in Android has, for the most part, meant living in the imperative programming world. Recently, many aspects of functional programming have become standard with the adoption of Kotlin and RxJava. What does it mean to use functional paradigm properties in our Android code, and how can it help us? Join us for an exclusive event featuring Victoria Gonda where we will: - Learn about what the functional programming paradigm is, where it comes from, and some defining characteristics - See how it’s being used in Android, along with what tools and libraries are available to help accomplish it - Discover the benefits, such as ease of testing and concurrency, that comes from using functional programming ideas Agenda: 5:30-6 p.m.: Networking, Food and Craft Beer 6-7 p.m.: Nerd Interface 7-8 p.m.: Continued networking and Craft Beer Nerd host: Gregg Walrod - Head of Software Engineering, Chicago - The Nerdery Gregg is a proven business leader that focuses on the employee and client experiences. He works as the Head of Software Engineering where he leads and supports the Chicago-based team. He has worked in numerous leadership roles in his 12-year services business career, which includes leading Geek Squad in China. In his spare time, Gregg is an avid music lover and loves to travel abroad. Speakers: Victoria Gonda - Android Engineer - Buffer Victoria was drawn to programming because of its potential to help people in a meaningful way. She is currently an Android Engineer at Buffer (https://buffer.com/), and author for Ray Wenderlich (https://www.raywenderlich.com/). The events she has spoken (http://www.victoriagonda.com/talks) at have been an enjoyable way to connect with the technical community and exchange information with others. In her spare time, Victoria enjoys dancing, board games, and curling up with a good book. About The Nerdery (http://www.nerdery.com/): We are a custom software design and development company built on the belief that passionate nerds are the driving force behind business breakthroughs. Our vision is to be the best place in the world for Nerds to work; our purpose is to redefine what’s possible through technology.

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  • February Nerd Interface: Artificial Intelligence, Mobile and Beyond!

    We’re all familiar with science fiction definitions, but what are we really talking about when we say A.I.? How is mobile A.I. different than traditional A.I.? How is A.I. utilizing sensory data to learn and impact user experiences? With A.I. developing so quickly, how can businesses implement this technology appropriately and in a way that can stay current? Is A.I. and machine learning a development fad or the result of continuing trends that will continue to evolve? With the advancement of artificial Intelligence and machine learning, there are possibilities within mobile and web applications that have never been available before. From simple phone-based voice-recognition technology to cloud-based image recognition, these tools can open doors for your business and ultimately service your customers better. Please join us for an exclusive Nerd Interface as thought leaders from both The Nerdery and Microsoft’s Global Black Belt team introduce how to utilize artificial intelligence, machine learning and cognitive services to create applications that can transform digital experiences for you, your employees and your customers. Agenda: 5:30-6 p.m.: Networking, Food and Craft Beer catered by Crafty (https://craftydelivers.com/) 6-7 p.m.: Nerd Interface 7-8 p.m.: Continued networking and Craft Beer Nerd host: Gregg Walrod - Head of Software Engineering, Chicago Gregg is a proven business leader that focuses on the employee and client experiences. He works as the Head of Software Engineering where he leads and supports the Chicago-based team. He has worked in numerous leadership roles in his 12-year services business career, which includes leading Geek Squad in China. In his spare time, Gregg is an avid music lover and loves to travel abroad. Speakers: Rohail Kidwai - Senior Software Engineer, Android - The Nerdery Rohail likes working on different types of projects. He enjoys learning and doing new things. Rohail is not good at writing about himself in third person. Erik Polzin - Director, Global App Innovation Partners (GBB) - Microsoft With 10+ years of experience in Enterprise IT, Erik have served in a variety of roles including; consulting, business development and strategic alliances. Since 2009, he has worked with enterprise organizations and partners on defining and implementing successful mobile transformation. In 2013 Erik joined Xamarin to lead the Xamarin Consulting Partner Program, growing the program to over 350 worldwide partnerships in 3 years. With the acquisition of Xamarin by Microsoft he is honored to be leading an exceptional team in their continued effort to support their worldwide consulting partners and drive mutually beneficial business opportunities. Sponsors: About The Nerdery (http://www.nerdery.com/): We are a custom software design and development company built on the belief that passionate nerds are the driving force behind business breakthroughs. Our vision is to be the best place in the world for Nerds to work; our purpose is to redefine what’s possible through technology. About Microsoft (https://www.microsoft.com/): Microsoft's mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. In a Mobile First, Cloud First world, Xamarin makes it fast, easy and fun to build great mobile apps.

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  • January Nerd Interface: Building Blocks of Quality Accessibility Practices!

    Topic: Do you want to introduce accessibility into your project processes? Are you looking to understand the benefits of automated vs manual accessibility testing? Do you have questions about the requirements and tools needed to create an accessible product? During this meetup our Nerds will share how The Nerdery prioritizes and executes accessibility standards through a hands-on workshop. We will explore: - The process we use to thoroughly adhere to accessibility standards - The importance of collaboration between development and quality assurance - Scoping for accessible projects - The best tools and tips for working more efficiently Agenda: 5:30-6 p.m.: Food, networking, craft beer tasting and photo booth 6-7 p.m.: Nerd Interface 7-8 p.m.: Craft beer, networking, and photo booth Nerd host: Gregg Walrod - Head of Software Engineering, Chicago Gregg is a proven business leader that focuses on the employee and client experiences. He works as the Head of Software Engineering where he leads and supports the Chicago-based team. He has worked in numerous leadership roles in his 12-year services business career, which includes leading Geek Squad in China. In his spare time, Gregg is an avid music lover and loves to travel abroad. Nerd speakers: Laura Shields - Senior Software Engineer, Front-End Laura spends most of her time enhancing web accessibility and promoting environmental conservation. She is an avid planner and organizer who loves riding bikes, volunteering at museums, and trying new things. Katy Jones - Senior Quality Assurance Engineer Assures quality in the realms of accessibility and automation. Passionate about admittedly terrible television, hockey, and karaoke. Aspires to one day successfully use a seesaw. Sponsors: About The Nerdery (http://www.nerdery.com/): We are a custom software design and development company built on the belief that passionate nerds are the driving force behind business breakthroughs. Our vision is to be the best place in the world for Nerds to work; our purpose is to redefine what’s possible through technology. About Extra Life ( http://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.participant&participantID=212325 ): Extra Life is a worldwide organization that raises money for the Children’s Miracle Network. We do this by asking for sponsorships and donations as we play games for 24-hours straight. Team Nerdery has been involved in Extra Life since 2012 and over these past three years, we’ve raised more than $30,000 for sick children. This year, each Nerdery office will be matched up with their local Children’s Miracle Network hospital, ours being the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

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  • November Nerd Interface: Championing the Era of Ambient Computing w/ Joe Toscano

    Topic: We're entering an era of ambient computing driven by massive amounts of data flowing through artificially intelligent, digital ecosystems. The days of being glued to a screen are coming to an end. Are you and your team ready for the transition or will you be left behind? Join us for an exclusive event featuring author of Designing Intelligence (http://www.designingintelligence.com/), Joe Toscano, where we will: • Help you understand what's happening in the artificial intelligence space now, where it's been, and where it's going • Explain why you'll be making one of these systems sooner than you think • Teach you how to create products that will thrive in the age of automation • Provide you with language to help you sell ideas to your team and enable you to bring them to life Agenda: 5:30-6 p.m.: Food, networking, craft beer tasting and photo booth 6-7 p.m.: Nerd Interface 7-8 p.m.: Craft beer, networking, and photo booth Nerd host: Gregg Walrod - Head of Software Engineering, Chicago Gregg is a proven business leader that focuses on the employee and client experiences. He works as the Head of Software Engineering where he leads and supports the Chicago-based team. He has worked in numerous leadership roles in his 12-year services business career, which includes leading Geek Squad in China. In his spare time, Gregg is an avid music lover and loves to travel abroad. Featured speaker: Joe Toscano - Author & Speaker, Designing Intelligence (http://www.designingintelligence.com/) Joe is a former Experience Design Consultant for Google, currently writing a book called Designing Intelligence. He’s currently speaking at venues across the world — ranging from professional conferences and student-filled classrooms to private events with individuals, teams and larger groups — in order to educate the public about artificial intelligence and the age of automation. Joe’s goal is to help create a more meaningful, inclusive world through technology by using artificial intelligence to amplify human intelligence and create systems that allow us to focus on the things that truly matter to us. Sponsors: About The Nerdery (http://www.nerdery.com/): We are a custom software design and development company built on the belief that passionate nerds are the driving force behind business breakthroughs. Our vision is to be the best place in the world for Nerds to work; our purpose is to redefine what’s possible through technology. About Extra Life (http://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.participant&participantID=212325): Extra Life is a worldwide organization that raises money for the Children’s Miracle Network. We do this by asking for sponsorships and donations as we play games for 24-hours straight. Team Nerdery has been involved in Extra Life since 2012 and over these past three years, we’ve raised more than $30,000 for sick children. This year, each Nerdery office will be matched up with their local Children’s Miracle Network hospital, ours being the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

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  • October Nerd Interface: Android Architecture Components—A Better Path Forward

    Topic: How do we balance pragmatism and thoughtful code? When will we move away from reinventing the wheel for the structure of our apps? And how do we write codebases that will be clear and easy to work on for those who inherit it in the future? For years Android engineers have struggled with the complications of how to properly design and architect their app. With the introduction of Architecture Components at this year’s Google I/O, Google hopes to better solve this common issue. After a couple-month hiatus, we are back! This month we feature our Chicago Android team. We’ll discuss how Android developers can utilize Android’s new Architecture Components to help mitigate frequent issues with data and lifecycle integration. Agenda: 5:30-6 p.m.: Food, networking, craft beer tasting and photo booth 6-7 p.m.: Nerd Interface 7-8 p.m.: Craft beer, networking, and photo booth Nerd host: Gregg Walrod - Head of Software Engineering, Chicago Gregg is a proven business leader that focuses on the employee and client experiences. He works as the Head of Software Engineering where he leads and supports the Chicago-based team. He has worked in numerous leadership roles in his 12-year services business career, which includes leading Geek Squad in China. In his spare time, Gregg is an avid music lover and loves to travel abroad. Nerds: Ryan Perkins - Senior Software Engineer and Team Lead, Android Ryan has over 9 years of professional development experience and is a leader in our growing Chicago mobile division. In his free time he can be seen scaling large rock formations as a passionate rock climber and touring the midwest as an avid cyclist. Jonathan Petit-Frere - Software Engineer, Android Jonathan is part of the Android team in Chicago at The Nerdery. Jonathan’s portfolio consists of a wide variety of projects from client-side to backend using languages like PHP, Javascript and Java. During his free time, Jonathan likes to explore the city of Chicago and see what else it has to offer. Rohail Kidwai - Senior Software Engineer, Android Rohail likes working on different types of projects. He enjoys learning and doing new things. Rohail is not good at writing about himself in third person. Sponsors: About The Nerdery (http://www.nerdery.com/): We are a custom software design and development company built on the belief that passionate nerds are the driving force behind business breakthroughs. Our vision is to be the best place in the world for Nerds to work; our purpose is to redefine what’s possible through technology. About Extra Life (http://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.participant&participantID=212325): Extra Life is a worldwide organization that raises money for the Children’s Miracle Network. We do this by asking for sponsorships and donations as we play games for 24-hours straight. Team Nerdery has been involved in Extra Life since 2012 and over these past three years, we’ve raised more than $30,000 for sick children. This year, each Nerdery office will be matched up with their local Children’s Miracle Network hospital, ours being the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

  • July Nerd Interface: Nerds Unleashed—Creating an Interactive Tech Filled Office!

    Topic: Have you ever talked to a holographic dog? Played virtual Jenga with the HoloLens? Dreamt of teleporting to the Louvre from your phone? Taught a computer to keep shuffleboard score using a Xbox Kinect? Created a digital wall to bring your team to life? Developed a scavenger hunt to teach customers about your business using a progressive web app? We love to create Nerdy things and our Nerds are always dabbling with the latest technologies. We recently created an office full of innovative tech for Techweek. Please join us for a behind-the-scenes peek during a combined Nerd Interface and Nerd Therapy. Our Nerds will give lightning talks on the following tech they created: • Holodog: Meet Charlie, our holographic dog • HoloTower: The fun of Jenga, without the setup, played using Microsoft HoloLens • Televort: Turn your phone into a teleportation device • board.shuffle(): Motion sensing shuffleboard scorekeeping • Nerd Wall: Floor-to-ceiling interactive Nerdery directory • Nerdery Tour: An interactive exhibit and office guide built with progressive web app technology Our Nerds will share how they came up with the ideas and iterated on them, the technology that makes each product work and how they made it work on a short timeline. Following the lightning talks we will have a Nerd Therapy-style panel for Q&A. As always, attendees are encouraged to come prepared with questions. Agenda: 5:30-6 p.m.: Food, networking, craft beer tasting and photo booth 6-7:30 p.m.: Lightning Talks and Q&A Panel 7:30-8:30 p.m.: Craft beer, networking, photo booth and demos of the tech discussed Your host: Gregg Walrod — Head of Software Engineering, Chicago Gregg is a proven business leader that focuses on the employee and client experiences. He works as the Head of Software Engineering where he leads and supports the Chicago-based team. He has worked in numerous leadership roles in his 12-year services business career, which includes leading Geek Squad in China. In his spare time, Gregg is an avid music lover and loves to travel abroad. Panelists: Dan Schmitz — User Experience Designer — Holodog & Televort Dan is the founder of Hacky Hour, a research and development club formed for Nerds to experiment with new technology and share knowledge. He formed and leads our user experience laboratory and speaks at events. Ask him about prototyping, interaction design or mixed reality. Id Raja — Software Engineer, iOS — HoloTower Id is an iOS Engineer who spends too much time with his phone. When not gazing at a screen, he enjoys playing the guitar and pretending he can sing. Before becoming an iOS developer, he was in the data world working for a startup in San Francisco. He prefers the command line over guis, and vim over everything else. Jim Butts — Principal Software Engineer, PHP — Nerd Wall Jim leads the Chicago PHP team in building custom websites and applications. Unofficially, he serves as the office's creative voice and enjoys improving the space and promoting the Nerd culture. His wife Jessica is an honorary Nerd, and his son Nolan is no stranger to the Nerds in Chicago. Also, his dog Castle is a good boy. Jason Kinney — Sr. Software Engineer, Front-End — Nerdery Tour Jason is a Senior Software Engineer specializing in Front-End. He enjoys working on collaborative projects to help solve client problems with a focus on building scalable and maintainable applications. Outside of The Nerdery, Jason likes to travel and visit as many breweries as possible. Sponsors: About The Nerdery (http://www.nerdery.com/): We are a custom software design and development company built on the belief that passionate nerds are the driving force behind business breakthroughs. Our vision is to be the best place in the world for Nerds to work; our purpose is to redefine what’s possible through technology. About Extra Life (http://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.participant&participantID=212325): Extra Life is a worldwide organization that raises money for the Children’s Miracle Network. We do this by asking for sponsorships and donations as we play games for 24-hours straight. Team Nerdery has been involved in Extra Life since 2012 and over these past three years, we’ve raised more than $30,000 for sick children. This year, each Nerdery office will be matched up with their local Children’s Miracle Network hospital, ours being the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

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  • June Nerd Interface: An Optimistic Proposal for Making Horrible Code Bearable

    Topic: How do we cope with really bad code? How can we give our teams the confidence to work with legacy code that we don’t fully understand? How can we stop the bleeding when we don’t have time to stop shipping? The attempted rewrite is over, the dust has settled, and the monolith isn’t going away. After all, it’s still the app that makes all the money. On the other hand, nobody wants to work on it, every new feature takes forever, and your entire team is afraid of making any change for fear of the whole thing collapsing in on itself. Join us for an exclusive event featuring Joe Mastey. During this event, we’ll walk through some of the technical and social problems that arise from difficult codebases. We’ll learn to stop making things worse, to measure what we need to change, and start making progress. Agenda: 5:30-6 p.m.: Food, networking, craft beer tasting and photo booth 6-7 p.m.: Nerd Interface 7-8 p.m.: Craft beer, networking, and photo booth Nerd host: Gregg Walrod - Head of Software Engineering, Chicago Gregg is a proven business leader that focuses on the employee and client experiences. He works as the Head of Software Engineering where he leads and supports the Chicago-based team. He has worked in numerous leadership roles in his 12-year services business career, which includes leading Geek Squad in China. In his spare time, Gregg is an avid music lover and loves to travel abroad. Speaker: Joe Mastey (http://josephmastey.com/) - Independent Consultant - Joseph Mastey LTD Joe Mastey has been a software engineer for over 12 years and has worked on Rails codebases from 1.2 to 5.0. He's been spending his time lately teaching organizations to build fantastic internal education programs. He also digs rock climbing and kayaking, despite Chicago’s reluctance to help on that front. Sponsors: About The Nerdery (http://www.nerdery.com/): We are a custom software design and development company built on the belief that passionate nerds are the driving force behind business breakthroughs. Our vision is to be the best place in the world for Nerds to work; our purpose is to redefine what’s possible through technology. About Extra Life (http://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.participant&participantID=212325): Extra Life is a worldwide organization that raises money for the Children’s Miracle Network. We do this by asking for sponsorships and donations as we play games for 24-hours straight. Team Nerdery has been involved in Extra Life since 2012 and over these past three years, we’ve raised more than $30,000 for sick children. This year, each Nerdery office will be matched up with their local Children’s Miracle Network hospital, ours being the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

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