January

Open Gov Hack Night

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1871
222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, 12th Floor
Chicago, IL
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Come join a group of passionate folks working at the intersection of open government, cities, and technology. This will be an evening of civic tech hacking, collaboration, learning and networking.

Cost: Free

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On Twitter: @opencityapps

CloudCamp Chicago

TechNexus
20 N Wacker, 12th Floor
Chicago, IL
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What happens when the cloud meets the groud? Where does your data live, and who can touch your servers? We'll look at the "guts" of the cloud, from datacenters to fiber and from servers to switches in real life.

Cost: Pitch in for Beer

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On Twitter: @cloudcamp_Chi

Dev Bootcamp January Info Session and Tour

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Dev Bootcamp
351 W Hubbard, 7th Floor
Chicago, IL
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Thinking about switching careers and becoming a software developer? Dev Bootcamp is a 19-week intensive program for beginners, dabblers, and those with some prior programming experience.

Cost: Free

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On Twitter: @devbootcamp

CHIHTML5 Lightning Talks

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VSA Partners
600 W Chicago Avenue #250
Chicago, IL
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We're going to kick off 2015 with multiple presenters from the CHIHTML5 community. Each presenter will have a maximum of 10 minutes to present on there favorite dev, design or UX topic.

Cost: Free

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Technology, Innovation and the Digital Consumer

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Tribeca Flashpoint Academy
111 West Washington
Chicago, IL
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Join Digital Professional Institute as they welcome top executives from Keeper, Groupon, GrubHub and Blitsy for an evening discussion and Q/A about how technology has affected the business landscape.

Cost: Free

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On Twitter: @ChiDPI

Built In Brews: Braintree

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Braintree
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1800
Chicago, IL
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Kick off the new year by helping break in Braintree's cutting-edge office in the Merchandise Mart. As always, you can expect beer from your favorite local breweries and delicious comfort food to battle the winter cold.

Cost: $10

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On Twitter: @builtinchicago

Charting Your Product's Course: What Comes Next?

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kCura
231 S LaSalle, 8th Floor
Chicago, IL
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Join Chicago Product Management Association and their expert panel, who will reveal strategies distilled from real-world experience for providing direction on product.

Cost: $10 - $15

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On Twitter: @ChicagoPMA

Node.js Under Water by Ray Hightower

Groupon Chicago
600 W Chicago
Chicago, IL
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OpenROV is an underwater robot running Linux and Node.js. This talk will describe the internal workings of OpenROV, possible uses, and potential future

Cost: Free

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On Twitter: @ChicagoNodeJS

Startup Grind Chicago Hosts Al Goldstein (AvantCredit.com)

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Pivotal Labs
Merchandise Mart, Suite 1212
Chicago, IL
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Fireside Chat and networkin with the co-founder and CEO of AvantCredit.com, one of the fastest growing national online providers of consumer loans.

Cost: $10 - $25

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On Twitter: @tomdenison

7 Key Ingredients To a Responsive Site

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Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy
111 W Washington #500
Chicago, IL
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Want to discover what responsive design really means? Digital Professional Institute is excited to welcome Shannah Segal, Principal at Usability Matters, for an evening workshop that teaches how to understand the role content plays in responsive design.

Cost: Free

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On Twitter: @chidpi

Bootstrappers Breakfast

Caffe Baci
2 N Lasalle
Chicago, IL
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Come join entrepreneurs who eat problems for breakfast. Serious conversations about growing a business based on internal cashflow and organic profit: this is for founders who are actively bootstrapping a startup.

Cost: $5 - $10

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On Twitter: @bootstrappers

Making the Most of Email Marketing

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Tribeca Flashpoint Academy
11 W Washington
Chicago, IL
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Join Digital Professional Instituteand as they welcome Jason Abrahams, the vice president of marketing for Root3 Growth Marketing, who will discuss how to utilize the powerful tool of email marketing.

Cost: Free

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On Twitter: @chidpi

February

Successful Marketing in the Google Ecosystem

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Tribeca Flashpoint Academy
111 W Washington
Chicago, IL
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Analytics, Adwords, Google+ …Google provides tons of tools and methods you can use to promote your business and drive sales. Join Eric Metelka, Product Analyst at Cars.com, as he covers the tips and best practices for navigating through the Google Ecosystem.

Cost: Free

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On Twitter: @chidpi

Break Into UX

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GA Chicago @ 1871
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, 12th Floor
Chicago, IL
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Join us for a panel to learn more about what a UX designer does day-to-day, and what skills you’ll need to be successful in the field.

Cost: Free

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On Twitter: @ga

Chicago WebConf 2015

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Holiday Inn Merchandise Mart
350 W Mart Center Dr
Chicago, IL
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An epic conference on web technologies: HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, design, UX, and related webby goodness.

Cost: $99 - $250

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On Twitter: @ChicagoWebConf

May

GOTO Chicago

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Westin Chicago River North
320 N Dearborn
Chicago, IL
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GOTO Chicago is created "by developers, for developers" where the emphasis is placed on presenting latest developments as they become relevant and interesting for the software development community.

Cost: $950 = $2700

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On Twitter: @GOTOchgo