QArea delegated a few team members to take part in Techweek Chicago 2014, a huge IT festival held on June 23-29.
What is it?
Techweek in Chicago is but one in a series of annual Techweek 7-day long gatherings for tech funs and IT businesses from all over the world. Starting with 2011, the event gathers thousands of attendees and hundreds of speakers and exhibitors. The festival provides a great experience with its versatile schedule which contains panel discussions, parties, expos, happy hours and other in-between opportunities for meeting potential customers, business vendors, discovering new IT innovations and just having fun. Top 5 industries the Techweek events cover include IT, advertising, communications, e-commerce and services.
What was it like?
This time Chigaco’s Merchandise Mart Plaza welcomed tech enthusiasts, speakers and businessmen to attend technology summits in development, education, women in IT, fashion, finance, media trends, networks, social innovations, startups, and health industry. The week-long event also featured the amazing Future Sound music festival and the exposition of innovative tech products presented by over 150 companies, as well as treated its participants at the Food Truck Face-Off gathering.
What we liked about it
What we found unique about the event is a wonderful sense of unity within the world’s huge IT community and discovering the human face of modern tech innovations. It was definitely a great event with lots of communication and learning opportunities for tech people of every field and level. We’ve got much valuable insight in UX methodology, marketing and development trends to apply to our services.
Looking forward to more opportunities like this!