James Risley

James Risley

Writer
Built In
West Suburbs

Introduction

Writer for Built In. Always looking for my next favorite gadget or productivity app. Adopter of three-legged cats. I think Twitter is neat.

I'm up for

General networking
Meeting other founders
Sharing ideas

Interests

Cloud computing
Data visualization
Writing/Blogging

Expertise

Marketing & PR 1-3 years
Community Management Basic
Copywriting Intermediate
Public & Media Relations Intermediate
Search Engine Optimization Basic
Social Media Marketing & Strategy Basic

Companies

2016 - current
Writer

Other web profiles

Connections

Evan La Ruffa
Founder | Executive Director | Lead Curator | IPaintMyMind
Lindsay Saewitz
GM, Origin Ventures Network | Origin Ventures
Jess Waldeck
CEO Founder | Maven
Michelle Joseph
CEO & Founder | PeopleFoundry

my activity

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recent blog posts

James Risley
Technology moves fast — sometimes too fast. With many Chicago startups focused on iterating and improving their products, they often need some structured time to step away and think of other problems they can be solving. We talked to three Chicago companies about how their hackathons work and...
04/06/2017
VIEWS: 863
James Risley
Chicago has long been a hub for the tech industry. From the early days of Motorola, Bell Labs and Western Electric, the Windy City has helped drive transformations in tech — even if today’s tech pillars aren’t always as well known as their counterparts in the Valley.
04/05/2017
VIEWS: 3,113
James Risley
Product managers are often the glue that holds a company together, facilitating communication between stakeholders and ensuring deadlines are met. But the role can be vastly different depending on where you work, so we talked with four Chicago tech companies to learn more about what the job really...
04/04/2017
VIEWS: 2,204
James Risley
Our youngest generation is almost certainly going to grow up learning some elements of coding, but a new startup based in Chicago may have them starting sooner than you’d expect.
04/03/2017
VIEWS: 939
James Risley
Each week, we let you know about the best tech events happening around the city. This week, we have a networking event with VCs, Coding Dojo’s launch party and an iOS coding course. Check out the top events below, or head over to our events calendar for everything going on this week.
03/31/2017
VIEWS: 813

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