I met with two members of MonkeyBars, Taylor Harvey and Rani Shaw, who also happen to be an IIT alum and student. It's really awesome to see some of my fellow students going out in the world and being successful at what they called "crowdsourcing innovation consulting". In layman's terms, hackathons that extend beyond coding. Rani and Taylor let us pick their brains about the events they've had so far to see if we could get any insight or advice as we move forward planning our BarnRaise event for October. We also got the opportunity to talk with Aaron Schleichkorn about some of our communication efforts. Just like the event itself, all of this organizing is pushing us to reach out to all areas of Chicago to learn from everyone in order to connect everyone.
All for now,