Weekly Refresh: PEAK6’s New COO, IIT’s New Tech Lab, and More

by Anna Holmquist
November 16, 2020


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Chicago providing free tech training. In June, the city launched Chi Cods, which aimed to increase Black and Latinx representation in programming and data-oriented professions. Its first cohort is set to graduate in early December. [Built In Chicago]

NoonChorus launched in response to the pandemic. The livestreaming platform started as a way to help musicians make money. So far, it’s worked with 120 venues to put on 300 virtual shows. [Built In Chicago]

Illinois Institute of Technology to establish tech lab. Trimble gifted the funds to create the new Technology Lab for Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering. In the lab, students will have access to a range of Trimble’s solutions. [PRNewswire]

PEAK6 Capital Management appointed chief operating officer. The investing and technology company developed their first tech solution in 1997. Sam Mehta joined the team in the new role. [Businesswire]

Key offers new livestream possibilities. Its pay-per-stream platform lets celebrities, politicians, influencers and more host streaming events for their fans. Events can be anything from performances to interactive meet-and-greets to virtual backstage passes. [ChicagoInno]

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