[Chicago] Chicago Tech Community Resource

Zishan Ahmad zishan.ahmad at gmail.com
Thu Feb 25 21:47:48 CET 2010

Hi everyone.

For those of you who don't know, I'm trying to create a site for Chicago the
likes of http://seattle20.com.  I think what they did is absolutely great.

Why do this?  Because we have a vibrant startup / tech community and
ecosystem in Chicago, but we have to rediscover it every few months!  Also,
I feel that if the investment, development and media community at large knew
of the size and talent of our tech community here, we would collectively
make large strides to change our status as a tech hub.

I put up a basic site back in January to gauge public interest. We now have
1K+ followers on twitter, ~70 on facebook and ~70 on linkedin, and roughly
100 entries in the directory on the site (startups, people, blogs,
calendars, etc).  However, there is still a lot to be developed (i.e. blog
aggregator, extended company profiles, "cofounder" match, startup job
listings, etc).

There is an obvious need in the community for a resource such as this, and I
absolutely want this to be a community endeavour, community owned, and
maintained by the community.

If you are interested in contributing, please let me know in the next day so
I can set up a time and place for us to meet accordingly.  Also, if you have
any advice or suggestions for existing software that can be integrated, that
would be awesome.

I look forward to hearing from all of you!


Chicago Tech Scene - Founder - http://chicago.techscene.us
Chicago Tech Meetup - Co-Organizer -
LinkedIn - http://www.linkedin.com/in/zishanahmad
Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/zishanahmad
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