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Illinois Technology Association Announces IoT Award Winners

The Illinois Technology Association (ITA) announced today the winners of the Midwest IoT Innovation Awards. Nominated and selected by the ITA’s IoT Council, the awards were designed to highlight leaders in the Midwest IoT community, award excellence in the development and adoption of IoT innovations and send a strong message about the strength of the Midwest IoT ecosystem.

The winners will be recognized at The Sixth Annual IoT Summit, presented by CDW, in Chicago on Nov. 27-28 at The W Chicago City Center, 172 W. Adams Street.

IoT Advancement - Government/Academia/Non-profit: This award will go to a public sector organization that is enhancing our IoT ecosystem either through the development of IoT solutions or their implementation. Strong candidates in this category will be pushing the envelope of IoT itself or applying IoT to public sector process to drive better outcomes. Winner: The Array of Things

2018 NCWIT National AiC Educator Award Winner Jeff Solin

NCWIT Aspirations in Computing is pleased to announce that Lane Tech High School Computing Instructor Jeff Solin has been named the recipient of the 2018 NCWIT Aspirations in Computing (AiC) National Educator Award!

This year’s recipient, Jeff Solin, left a career in the tech industry 17 years ago on what he describes as “a quest to help change Computer Science education.” After several years at Chicago’s Northside College Prep, Jeff joined the faculty at Lane Tech to help develop that school’s computer science department. Since he began teaching at Lane Tech, the department has grown from a single computer science teacher serving a student body of 4,400 to a robust staff of 10 full time teachers of different genders and backgrounds who offer a total of 12 different computing classes.

27 of the Most Inspiring Designs From 2014

Source: Liz Stinson, Wired

There’s nothing like the impending new year to prompt self-reflection. What did you do over the last 12 months that mattered? What will you absolutely not ( you swear) do again next year? The design world isn’t immune to this annual rite of navel gazing. Like Santa, we’ve kept a watchful eye, taking stock of the good, the bad, the really, truly ugly design over the last 365 days. We’ll spare you the bad stuff (you’re welcome!) and leave you with some of our favorite projects, concepts and ideas from 2014.