Tim Courtney is a long time Tech Cocktail Chicago supporter. He has organized SocialDevCamp Chicago, Chicago Tech After Hours (ChiTAH), and was an original co-founder of Silicon Prairie Social. You can follow him on Twitter at: @timcourtney.

 

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UX4Good: A Designers’ Hackathon to Solve Social Problems

Last weekend I had the privilege of participating in UX4Good. UX4Good is self-described as a: “wildly ambitious effort to design systemic solutions for some of the most vexing social challenges.” Produced by our agency partners Manifest Digital, the weekend brought together 40 top user…

Mobile OS Fragment as the Mobile Web Converges

In an O’Reilly Radar report, mobile evangelist Jason Grigsby (@grigs) captures two mobile trends that might be surprising. Much unlike the desktop market, which has long been dominated by Windows with MacOS running a distant second, mobile devices are seeing increased fragmentation in operating…

WinkVid Launches Web Video Speed Dating

WinkVid is a fun, new startup in Chicago that offers singles an alternative to profile-based dating sites by introducing video chat. The concept itself was conceived at SocialDevCamp Chicago in November 2009, when partners Jake Lumetta and Jordan Fulghum teamed up to build a…

Release of Google NexusOne Adds Momentum & Focus for App Developers

Last week, Google boldly released the Google-branded NexusOne phone (manufactured by HTC), the closest device to date to compete with the iPhone in terms of features and flexibility. By now, critics and users have discussed the phone on its merits and by how its…