Experimental Station Web Optimization

The Experimental Station is working to build independent cultural infrastructure on the South Side of Chicago by fostering a dynamic ecology of innovative educational and cultural programs, small business enterprises and community initiatives. TechTeam is implementing a series of optimizations on Experimental Station's website to increase visibility and web traffic from paid (using Google AdWords) and unpaid (search engine) results.

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Experimental Station: Blackstone Bicycle Works Web App

Blackstone Bicycle Works is a community bike shop and youth education program of the Experimental Station. The mission of Blackstone is to provide educational and vocational opportunities to youth from some of Chicago's most underserved neighborhoods. Blackstone is structured as a retail, full-service bike shop that offers an "earn and learn," hands-on bicycle mechanics curriculum to its participants. TechTeam is working to create a web app that would allow students to check-in/check-out when they volunteer their time, an easier hour-tracking method than paper logs. This web app will also include the tracking of the youths' skills and achievement levels. Storing this information with Google Firebase, our team is working on grabbing this data and placing it on their Squarespace website.

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