July

Woman Made Gallery + Sugar Gamers Present: Insane in the Game

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Woman Made Gallery
685 North Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL
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Woman Made Gallery is pleased to present the second edition of Insane in the Game, in collaboration with Sugar Gamers. We're teaming up with game developers who have created bizarre, unique, and interesting games that aren't yet available to the masses.

Cost: Donation

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On Twitter: @WomanMade

August

Introduction to Product Management

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General Assembly at SPACE
444 N. Wabash Ave. 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
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Product Management: the process of working with designers and developers to successfully build and launch digital products. In this class, we introduce you to the key product management concepts. Learn how to analyze the market, flesh out your ideas, identify risks, and validate assumptions.

Cost: $40

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On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Land The Job You Love Breakfast

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Startup Institute Chicago @ 1871
222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza, Floor 12
Chicago, IL
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Ready to land you a job you’ll be passionate about? Hear how Startup Institute's immersive training program will catapult you into the growing innovation community in the areas of web development, web design, digital marketing and sales. Breakfast will be provided.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @StartupInst

Art of Awesome Personal Branding Workshop

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General Assembly at SPACE
444 N Wabash Ave 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
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How did people like The Rock, Jay-Z, and Tina Fey become dynamic personalities who constantly innovate, while people like Hulk Hogan and Vanilla Ice stay stuck in the past? The former built incredible personal brands. It's easier to become a Hogan or Vanilla Ice than you think.

Cost: $40

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On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Technically Speaking hosted by Dev Bootcamp Chicago

Dev Bootcamp
351 West Hubbard
Chicago, IL
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Technically Speaking is a technical demo night that celebrates tech talent from underrepresented communities in tech including, but not limited to, blacks, latino/as, women, and the lgbt community.

Cost: $15

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On Twitter: @DevBootcamp

Bootcamp Confidential w/ Guest Speaker Chase Penelli

Coding Temple
222 W Ontario
Chicago, IL
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Bootcamp Confidential - A real look inside bootcamps and why they can be the best ROI of your life with Guest Speaker Chase Penelli.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @coding_temple

Chicago AEC Hackathon 3.5

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BuiltWorlds Media
1260 W Madison St
Chicago, IL
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The AEC (Architecture, Engineering, Construction) Hackathon was created to give those designing, building, and maintaining our built environment the opportunity to collaborate with cutting edge technologies and its developers and designers.

Cost: $45 Tech/Developers

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On Twitter: @aechackathon

Adobe Illustrator & Adobe Photoshop Bootcamp

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General Assembly at SPACE
444 N Wabash 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
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Learn the basics of Adobe Illustrator & Adobe Photoshop in one day. Bring your creative ideas to life with Adobe® Illustrator®, the industry-standard vector graphics software, used by designers and illustrators who want to create digital graphics, logos, illustrations, and original typography.

Cost: $175

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On Twitter: @GA_chicago

ClueCon 2016

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Swissôtel Chicago
323 E Upper Wacker Dr
Chicago, IL
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ClueCon was designed to bring developers in technology-driven communication to one place to share ideas and build the tools needed to succeed. ClueCon has a collection of speakers and technology presentations that continue to inspire and create the bleeding edge of telecom.

Cost: $1,299.99

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On Twitter: @cluecon

Chicago Blog Week

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Various locations

Attend Chicago Blog Week and learn from various entrepreneurs, bloggers, brand ambassadors and influencers. Get inspired and empowered to setup and produce content for your blog, then witness how to monetize and increase your blog's revenues.

Cost: FREE - $200

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On Twitter: @ChicagoBlogWeek

Driving Forward: The Future of the Roadways

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Gleacher Center
450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive
Chicago, IL
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Today, the transportation system is on the cusp of some of the greatest changes since the invention of the Model T. New technologies—such as automated and electric vehicles—stand to offer consumers greater mobility and less congestion, all with reduced fuel consumption and emissions.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @UChiEnergy

Lightning Swift Talks

WeWork (Fulton Market)
220 N Green St
Chicago, IL
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Lightning Talks (5-10 minutes), followed by a hiring opportunity for people looking to hire and looking to get hired! We’ve got a few speakers but we’re always looking for more!

Cost: FREE

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Summer Talent Expo

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Startup Institute @ 1871
222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza; Floor 12
Chicago, IL
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Together with our network of founders, investors, and tech experts you’ll have the opportunity to watch each student give a 60-second pitch about what they can uniquely contribute to your team, what they’ve accomplished during the 8-week program, and what they have to offer the larger innovation community in Chicago.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @StartupInst

Tales From The Trenches: Rishi Shah & Shradha Agarwal of ContextMedia

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MATTER
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza Suite 1230
Chicago, IL
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Rishi Shah and Shradha Agarwal, CEO and president of ContextMedia, respectively, both found their entrepreneurial drive and voices at a young age.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @contextmedia

F.A.M.E. The Uncommon Social

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Uncommon Ground
1401 W Devon Ave
Chicago, IL
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Come experience a new movement of green entrepreneurs  and startups at an awesome rooftop venue. Enjoy socializing and connecting with a like-minded community of passionate young environmentally conscious people in a relaxed atmosphere, mixed with a little bit of art, fashion and music.

Cost: FREE

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Level Up Your Career: Personal Brand Bootcamp

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General Assembly at SPACE
444 N Wabash Ave 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
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Experimenting with your personal brand? Thinking about reinventing yourself? Looking to get to the next level? In this bootcamp you'll get your brand into tip top shape so that you become confident wherever you go, stand out during interviews, make networking easy, and set yourself up to become influential.

Cost: $80

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On Twitter: @GA_chicago

Adobe InDesign Bootcamp

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General Assembly at SPACE
444 N. Wabash Ave. 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
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Bring your creative ideas to life with Adobe InDesign, the professional page layout standard, used by designers and production professionals to design, preflight, and publish a broad range of documents such as brochures, catalogs, magazines and books. InDesign allows you to lay out and design multiple page documents.

Cost: $175

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On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Introduction to Gamification & Design

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General Assembly at SPACE
444 N Wabash Ave 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
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Gamification is changing the way organizations of all sizes attract, retain, engage and monetize their customers & employees. Bringing together the best concepts from games, loyalty programs and behavioral economics, gamification is the art and science of designing for engagement.

Cost: $40

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On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Wearable Tech & Sports

1871
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1212
Chicago, IL
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The We Are Wearables Chicago Q3 meetup focuses on how wearables are changing the world of sports and is in partnership with friends from Rithimo.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @WeAreWearables

How To Master Instagram

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General Assembly @ SPACE
444 N Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL
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The class provides business owners and social media managers and overview of the basics and strategies of one of the fastest growing networks, Instagram. It'll also take an in-depth look at growing your account, network’s best practices, content ideas and strategies of Instagram Ads.

Cost: $40

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On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Podcasting Fundamentals: How to Develop, Produce + Launch Your Own Podcast

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General Assembly @ SPACE
444 N Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL
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Podcasts are bigger than ever now, from Serial to Radiolab to WTF with Marc Maron. In fact, a recent Pew Research Center study stated that about a third of all Americans have now listened to at least one podcast. Which means there's never been a better time to launch your own podcast. This course will teach you how.

Cost: $40

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On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Chicago Inno's Chicago Fest 2016

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Revel Fulton Market
1215 W Fulton Market
Chicago, IL
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Chicago Fest is our summer celebration of and for the city's Innovation Class. Chicago is one of the best cities in the world to live, work, and play. From tasty eats to local music, the best employers and beloved brands, Chicago Fest is our can't-miss celebration of everything we love most about the city.

Cost: $30 - $40

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On Twitter: @chicagoinno

UX Design Essentials

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Clique Studios
410 South Michigan Avenue #801
Chicago, IL
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Do you want to better understand your users, improve communication with your technical colleagues, double the conversion of your marketing materials or transition to a UX role? At User Experience Design: The Essentials, spend two days learning a repeatable UX design and research process.

Cost: $500 & Up

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On Twitter: @CliqueChicago

Visual Design Fundamentals

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General Assembly at SPACE
444 N Wabash Ave 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
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The goal of visual design is to communicate a specific message to a targeted audience. Through the intentional and aesthetic manipulation of elements, one is able to influence and inspire. Color theory, layout and typography are among the many areas covered in this course, as well as common practices.

Cost: $40

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On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Introduction to Data Analysis

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General Assembly at SPACE
444 N Wabash Ave 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
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Regardless of your job function and industry, it is becoming increasingly crucial to be able to make better decisions based on data. Data analytics allows you to understand, draw insights from, and leverage your data more effectively. This short class is an introductory, conceptual overview of what analytics entails.

Cost: $40

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On Twitter: @GA_chicago

Getting Started with React.Js

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General Assembly at SPACE
444 N Wabash Ave 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
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Facebook's React JS might be the hottest Javascript library for building dynamic web applications. With a large community and support for mobile applications with React Native, it's a great tool for both beginners and experts to build awesome user experiences.

Cost: $60

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On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Summer in the City Social

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Island Party Hut
355 East Riverwalk South
Chicago, IL
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Now is a great time to get together! August is the best month for sunshine and summer heat. ABI.ChI'micago welcomes all community technology groups to celebrate the accomplishments in the industry. But if you're not in the tech industry, still feel free to stop by.

Cost: $20

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On Twitter: @anitaborg_org

CodePen Chicago Meetup

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Capital One
77 W Wacker Dr, 22nd Floor
Chicago, IL
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This meetup is going to be small, and informal — just another chance for Chicago CodePen friends to hang out together, share some pens, gain some followers, and check out what other folks are working on.

Cost: FREE

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Improv for Communication: Going Beyond Business As Usual

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Chicago GA
444 N. Wabash Ave. 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
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In every company, we need creative ways to solve challenges, stand out in a saturated marketplace, and leverage our networks to create new opportunities for fun, profitable projects. Come learn from professional improvisors on how to approach networking, personal branding, and presentations.

Cost: $40

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On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Chicago Tech Rocks

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Metro
3730 N Clark
Chicago, IL
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An exclusive and memorable night of rock music performed by your friends and colleagues from the tech community

Cost: $100

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On Twitter: @ChiTechRocks

2nd Annual Chicago Timmy Awards

1871
222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, 12th Floor Chicago, Illinois 60654
Chicago, IL
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We're excited to present Chicago’s 2nd Annual Timmy Awards in an effort to recognize the best places for technology professionals to work. The evening will begin with cocktails, hor d'oeuvres, music and product demos from the best of the best in Chicago tech.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @Tech_in_Motion

Connecting Artificial Intelligence with the Internet of Things

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Tech Nexus (Conference Room A/B)
20 N Upper Wacker Dr #1200
Chicago, IL
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As the IOT continues to provide for Sheer volume of Data. The Data that contains treasure chest of insights that of what works and what does not. The goal is to increase the speed and accuracy of the Big Data for IOT to continue delivering its value.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @softwebchicago

Sketch for UX

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General Assembly at SPACE
444 N Wabash Ave 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
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Users will be walked through Sketch design and workflow elements, tools, and other UX/UI essentials. We will also discuss best practices, workflow strategy, and current resources. Start designing apps immediately with this in-depth exploration and workshop.

Cost: $60

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On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

An Event Apart Chicago

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The Westin Chicago River North
320 N Dearborn
Chicago, IL
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An Event Apart Chicago is an intensely educational learning session for passionate practitioners of standards-based web design. If you care about code as well as content, usability as well as design, An Event Apart is the conference you’ve been waiting for.

Cost: $499 - $1290

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On Twitter: @aneventapart

DevOpsDays Chicago

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Summit West
500 W Madison, 6th Floor
Chicago, IL
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DevOpsDays is involved in the cutting edge of driving collaboration and inclusion of developers, operations, system administrators, and anyone else that interfaces with technology as part of their responsibilities.

Cost: $99 - $199

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On Twitter: @devopsdayschi

Agile DevOps

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ITA
20 N. Wacker Drive Suite 1200
Chicago, IL
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Is your team really Agile without automated DevOps?  Join our Agile and DevOps industry experts for a thought-provoking presentation and demo addressing the latest best practices and tools of Agile DevOps.

Cost: FREE

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Web & Android Developers - Meet & Hire @ General Assembly

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20 N. Wacker Drive (ITA)
Suite 200
Chicago, IL
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General Assembly, in partnership with the Illinois Technology Association, invites you to GA’s Meet & Hire event. Our Web and Android Developer graduates will be showcasing their projects, and will be available to chat about job opportunities (GA does not charge any placement fees).

Cost: FREE

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September

Introduction to Product Management

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General Assembly at SPACE
444 N Wabash Ave 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
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Product Management: the process of working with designers and developers to successfully build and launch digital products. In this class, we introduce you to the key product management concepts. Learn how to analyze the market, flesh out your ideas, identify risks, and validate assumptions.

Cost: $40

Event link:

On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Downtown Futures Series: Experiential City

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Columbia College Conaway Center
1104 S Wabash
Chicago, IL
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Historically the regional market place, downtowns have evolved as places with unique experiences beyond commerce. What are the future experiences necessary for a competitive downtown?

Cost: FREE or $20

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On Twitter: @ChiLoopAlliance

Saying 'No' to the CEO: Dealing with Distractions to Realize the Product Vision

WunderLand Group
200 West Jackson Blvd., Floor 13
Chicago, IL
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How do you say 'no' to the CEO? Learn from a group of seasoned panelists who have lived through a barrage of constant distractions, diversions, and delays along the road to successfully converting product vision to reality.

Cost: $10

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On Twitter: @ChicagoPMA

WindyCity DevCon

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Google Chicago
320 North Morgan Street #600
Chicago, IL
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WindyCity DevCon is a one-day conference bringing together developers, designers and technology enthusiasts from the Midwest and beyond.

Cost: $35

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iOS App Development Crash Course

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General Assembly @ SPACE
444 N. Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL
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In this workshop, you will learn how to build an app in Xcode using the latest techniques and tools. You will be working with Storyboards and Swift source code to rapidly build an app where you will learn the essential concepts of iOS user interface development.

Cost: $175

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On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Level Up Your Career Personal Branding Workshop

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General Assembly @ SPACE
444 N Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL
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Experimenting with your personal brand? Thinking about reinventing yourself? Looking to get to the next level? In this bootcamp you'll get your brand into tip top shape so that you become confident wherever you go, stand out during interviews, make networking easy, and set yourself up to become influential.

Cost: $80

Event link:

On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

2016 Data and Analytics Conference

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Hilton Chicago
720 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL
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Hear how Cisco, our partners, and customers are developing and utilizing new solutions for data and analytics, the Internet of Things, cloud, edge analytics, data preparation and data virtualization.

Cost: Starts at $399

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On Twitter: @ciscoanalytics

Maximizing Performance Under Duress with Rob Raux, Chief Architect of QuikOrder

Braintree
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Floor 8, Chicago, IL 60654
Chicago, IL
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A crash course in performance optimization in Node.js; there’s more to it than avoiding parsing huge JSON payloads or implementing your own recursive Fibonacci server. Learn how to record and use metrics to unlock the event loop and trim the call stack to optimize your application under load.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @ChicagoNodeJS

Your Logo Looks Great, How's Your Brand?

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General Assembly @ SPACE
444 N Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL
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Creating a strong brand might be the single most important thing you can do for your company. It’s just as important for early-stage companies as it is for century-old multinationals. Learn what makes a strong brand, what it takes to build one and how you can use smart time-tested methods to build your company’s brand.

Cost: $40

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On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Collab/Space Chicago

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TechNexus
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 1200
Chicago, IL
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How can we help VR-related startups survive and thrive as a business? That will be the focus of our Collab/Space Chicago 2016 workshop. It will be an all-day, hands-on workshop focused on entrepreneurship, with 8 VR startups and projects presenting.

Cost: $99 early bird; $129 regular registration.

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On Twitter: @mediashiftorg

October

Elastic{ON} Tour - Chicago

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Venue SIX10
610 S Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL
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A dynamic opportunity to learn more about Elasticsearch 5.0 release, understand and hear about existing use cases, plus a two-hour technical training session. We will have Elastic Subject Matter experts onsite to address questions.

Cost: Early Bird $125

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Getting started with Node.js C++ Addons

Braintree
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Floor 8, Chicago, IL 60654
Chicago, IL
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One of Node's most powerful features is its ability to wrap calls to C/C++ code.  This means you can wrap existing legacy code or write super fast functions to process data. The possibilities are endless.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @ChicagoNodeJS

November

2016 Young Tech Challenge

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Navy Pier, Festival Hall A
600 E Grand Ave
Chicago, IL
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Young Tech Challenge is an opportunity for creators aged 8-22 to show off a playful tech product. Submissions can be built on any platform available; mobile, console and PC will surely be popular, but entrants can also build with lego, robotics, or any techy fun you can find.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @chicagotoyngame