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John Polacek
Works at AuctionsByCellular
Attended Northern Illinois University
Lives in Chicago
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Lead Web Developer
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JavaScript, CSS, HTML, HTML5, Web Development, Web Design, jQuery, Animation, Illustration, Git, AWS, JSP, Corona SDK, Lua, Flash, Actionscript, Apps
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  • AuctionsByCellular
    Lead Web Developer, present
  • Draftfcb
    Web Developer and Illustrator, 1999 - 2013
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Western Springs, IL - Chicago, IL - Darien, IL
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Web Developer and Illustrator In Chicago
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I'm lead web developer at AuctionsByCellular, the premiere mobile bidding and fundraising platform for charities. I like to do open source projects and have built stuff like Scrollorama, BigVideo.js, Responsivator and Channel of Awesome. I also keep track of all the best Chicago tech and startup events at chicagotechevents.com.
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  • Northern Illinois University
  • Lyons Township High School
  • McClure Junior High
  • Forest Hills Elementary
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Guide to the Chicago Tech and Startup Scene —  http://chicagotechevents.com/chicago.php
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I'm very excited to FINALLY be able to talk about the secret project I've been working on for the last month. My company has a new name, new look, new mission and a new website. I now work for Gesture, and we Make Hope Happen — http://gesture.com
Gesture (formerly Auctions By Cellular) provides a team and mobile bidding technology to power silent auction charity events all over the USA.
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In just over three years, AuctionsByCellular (ABC) has helped raise over $140 million for its expanding number of charity partners. Using its innovative Mobile Bidding technology where donors bid easily and efficiently via any mobile device, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer from anywhere in the world, ABC’s mission to foster generosity and deliver affordable charity ...
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Over the weekend I built a video game with my son. He came up with the idea and all the drawings, and I did all the coding and such. You can play it here: http://johnpolacek.github.io/free-summer/ and read about it here: http://johnpolacek.com/2014/11/29/building-game-6-year-old/
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I get to use my knowledge of technology to help charities, and so in the spirit of that, I have picked 3 apps can come in handy when you are planning your next charity event.
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Thanks Jim. It's really been a great year! 
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Keep up with all the Chicago tech, web and startup events happening in the city this summer. Sign up for the Chicago Tech Events Weekly Newsletter at http://eepurl.com/57PPP
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Enjoy the crazy RUN game with new fantasy theme and environments.FEEL the r...
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At her 2013 gala fundraising event, which included a silent auction, Jayne Drew noticed people checking their phones as they sat down to dinner.
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Auctions By Cellular featured in The Wall Street Journal Select

“What makes our company unique is that we enhances lives. We do this by delivering user friendly solutions and services that foster generosity." Jim Alvarez CEO and Founder of ABC.

Read more: http://buff.ly/1xpEKTG
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If you work with any fundraising events that do silent auctions, +AuctionsByCellular  is here to bring the tech to take it to the next level! http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/2131139
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How to Start a 501c3 Nonprofit Organization 1) Determine what type of nonprofit organization you want to create. Choose an issue that is important to you or something that is a matter of public interest. Such issues may include arts, charities, education, politics, religion, research or some other non-commercial endeavor. 2) Choose a name for...
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