Dine at The Nerdery for the Perfect Cause

You’re invited to a semi-formal, four-course dinner and silent auction presented by The Nerdery and Extra Life Nerds on Saturday, October 17 at 5 p.m. at The Nerdery’s Bloomington office.

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Helping Sick Kids – One Video Game At A Time

Over the past three years, Extra Life Nerds has raised more than $30,000 for sick kids by playing games for 24-hours straight as part of Extra Life.

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Chicago Pentathanerd 2014 – Final Results!

The Chicago office wrapped up their second Pentathanerd over the week of December 1st through the 5th.  4 teams competed against each other in some Nerdy and fun events to determine the champion for 2014.  The 4 teams were (with honorary members in parenthesis):

2PMs and 1QA – Travis, Ryan, Joe

In the .NET – Andy, Ben, Ken, (Michael), (Curtis)

Molly and the Spicy Tuna Crunch – Molly, Martin, Jim, (Gary), (Burton)

Team Greggani – Dani, Gregg, (Jabari)

And they competed in the following events:

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NerdCast #50: An Honest Discussion About Cross-Platform Mobile Development Tools

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In this episode of the NerdCast we interview Benny Thompson and Chris Black, two experienced mobile developers here at The Nerdery. We talk about mobile development tools like PhoneGap, Xamerin, and Adobe Air and how they have used these publishing tools for specific cross-platform projects. Hear more about what makes a good candidate for these tools, how it impacts the project cost and delivery, and the implications for ongoing maintenance and updates.

HostRyan Carlson

Guests: Benny Thompson & Chris Black, Mobile Developers at The Nerdery

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Running Time: 0:21:57 / Subscribe on iTunes

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NerdCast #49: Confessions of a Cross-Platform Mobile Developer

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In this episode of the NerdCast we interview Ellen Shapiro, a Mobile developer from our Chicago office, that specializes in both Android and iOS development. She has an amazing story to tell about working in the entertainment industry and her career switch to become a skilled cross-platform mobile developer at The Nerdery.

HostRyan Carlson

Guests: Ellen Shapiro, Interactive Developer at The Nerdery

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Running Time: 0:24:55 / Subscribe on iTunes

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NerdCast #48: Managing and Making User Experience Designers – The UX Apprenticeship Edition

In this episode of the NerdCast I interview Fred Beecher, the Godfather of the UX Apprenticeship Program here at The Nerdery. Hear about his recent article published in Boxes and Arrows, and his thoughts on what it was like creating and growing a UX Apprenticeship program, its curriculum, and the impact it’s had on its participants.

HostRyan Carlson

Guests: Fred Beecher, UX Designer at The Nerdery

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Running Time: 0:23:56 / Subscribe on iTunes

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Nerdery Webinar: Content Strategy Without a Content Strategist

Principal UX Designer and content strategy expert Meghan Casey pulls back the curtain on content strategy, detailing what needs to be done – and why – as you prepare for your next project.

You will learn:
• What content strategy is (and what it isn’t)
• Different types of content strategy engagements
• When content strategy should happen on a project
• The symptoms of not having a content strategy
• The Nerdery’s content strategy checklist

NerdCast #47: Nerdery Webinar Q&A – Content Strategy Without a Content Strategist

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In this episode of the NerdCast we invite Meghan Casey and Frost Simula back into the studio to go over the questions that we didn’t have a chance to address during our live webinar. We take the next 20 minutes to continue our conversation about content strategy. We take a deeper look into some topics and talk about some of the procedural aspects and challenges of managing the overall content conversation within an organization.

Watch their webinar on Content Strategy.

HostRyan Carlson

Guests: Meghan Casey, Principle UX Designer & Frost Simula, Front-End Developer at The Nerdery

Want to talk about renting our brains to help with your content strategy for your next digital project? Contact us and we can take a peek and give you an idea where you sit.

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Running Time: 0:22:31 / Subscribe on iTunes

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NerdCast #46: Content Strategy Jam Session – The CS Forum Helsinki Edition

In this episode of the NerdCast we get to talk about the CS Forum that was was held this year in Helsinki. Principle UX Designer Meghan Casey and Front-End Developer Frost Simula, both of The Nerdery, were speakers at the conference and contributed to the conversation going on internationally about Content Strategy and its future. UX nerds, developers, and those that are curious about how Content Strategy fits into a project will get a lot of value from this conversation.

We also talk a little bit about their webinar on Content Strategy.

HostRyan Carlson

Guests: Meghan Casey, Principle UX Designer & Frost Simula, Front-End Developer at The Nerdery

Want to talk about renting our brains to help with your content strategy for your next digital project? Contact us and we can take a peek and give you an idea where you sit.

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Running Time: 0:27:31 / Subscribe on iTunes

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NerdCast #45: Programming In The Dark – A Developers Tale

 

In this episode of the NerdCast we interview Aaron Canon a talented developer here at The Nerdery who turns out high quality code, is a champion for building accessible websites, and does this without the benefit of being able to see. Tom O’Conner, Aaron’s Development Manager joins us on this episode and shares some of his experiences working with a blind developer on his team.

HostRyan Carlson

Guests: Aaron Canon, Developer & Tom O’Conner, Development Manager at The Nerdery

Curious to know if your website is accessible? Contact us and we can take a peek and give you an idea where you sit.

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Running Time: 0:21:45 / Subscribe on iTunes

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