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

“ 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 Chic... ”
“ 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 a... ”
“ 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 c... ”
“ 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.Codeverse is creating a custom coding language for children as you... ”
“ 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 cal... ”
James created a new company profile: Cards Against Humanity
“ A party game for horrible people. ”
James created a new company profile: Satira
“ Up and coming diverse talent in all major U.S. cities are waiting for your next ad agency project, television pilot season, private party, conference, business workshop, cruise ship contract, and more. Be the first to discover and book the next comed... ”
“ Chicago’s history as a tech hub goes back pretty far, but its reputation as a center for comedy is arguably stronger. The city has some of the best comedy clubs in the world and has been the starting place for world-famous comedians, inclu... ”
“ When a tech company is just starting out, it’s all about the development of the product. Early employees are often dedicated to building great stuff at a breakneck pace, developing culture organically and on the fly. But as a company grows, the... ”
“ Each week, we bring you the top events happening around Chicago. This week, we have a workshop on how to create digital video content, a talk on how to build teams and everybody’s favorite tech get-together, Built In Brews. Check out our top pi... ”

recent blog posts

James Risley
In some cases, a company’s mission statement can feel to employees like corporate mumbo jumbo. But at Placester, engineers see clearly how their day-to-day work ties to the company’s vision and the users they serve.  
05/10/2017
VIEWS: 1,862
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: 2,131
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: 4,572
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: 3,644
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: 1,482

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