Chicago is the home of one of the very first e-commerce sites in the country, Peapod.com. Who knew? Thirty one years later, people are still using Peapod to get their groceries delivered. Peapod is not alone in the Chicago e-commerce scene and shares the space with companies like Interior Design, Pampered Chef and Zoro. And then there is Cleverbridge, who offers a cloud-based platform providing simplified billing, customer service, and payment options to tech giants like Sony and Dell. With the abundance of e-commerce opportunities in the city, it’s not surprising that Chicago is home to a thriving and dynamic technology community.