August

Weathering the Storm with Customized Severe Weather Forecasts and Analytics

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Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL
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AccuWeather Senior Expert Meteorologist, Tyler Dewvall, will provide an in-depth outlook on the this upcoming seasons forecast and what it will mean to those in the retail, supply chain, event management, energy, insurance, and business safety industries.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @accuweather

Getting Started with React.Js

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GA @ SPACE
444 N Wabash, 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

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

Unit Testing with React and Redux by Nik Brendler & Isaah Forrest

ReviewTrackers
320 W Ohio, Suite 2W
Chicago, IL
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We'll go over how we unit test our components, action creators, and reducers and the advantages provided by the Redux architecture, and discuss how we organize tests within our modules, techniques for async tests and measuring code coverage.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @ReactJSChicago

ChiVR - Virtual and Augmented Reality Meetup

The Creative Group - Robert Half International
205 North Michigan, Suite 3301
Chicago, IL
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Drinks, demos, speakers and network in sharing the innovative developments in the VR/AR community.

Cost: FREE

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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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Improvisation for Communication: Going Beyond Business as Usual

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GA @ SPACE
444 N Wabash, 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 in a very different way.

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

Nerd Therapy: Why Everyone Hates Your Website

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The Nerdery
1033 W Van Buren, Suite 700
Chicago, IL
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In this meetup attendees are encouraged to bring their biggest and most common concerns with their site. Our panel of experts will be their to guide you on what upfront work can be done to avoid these tech woes in the long run.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @the_nerdery

Mastering LinkedIn (For Women)

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Blue1647
1647 S Blue Island Ave
Chicago, IL
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Would you like to find new opportunities where you are appreciated and compensated for what you are worth? Would you like to meet new business partners and clients without leaving the comfort of your home or office? Join us at the LinkedIn workshop August 25th!

Cost: $10

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On Twitter: @deena_mckay @atkcoinc3 @stemgirlsnet

Introduction to Google Adwords

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GA @ SPACE
444 N Wabash Ave, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
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Google AdWords is designed to help you reach potential customers at the exact right moment. This workshop will walk you through what you need to know to get started with this highly powerful, highly technical, advertising platform.

Cost: 60

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On Twitter: @GA_chicago

Startup Grind Hosts Kayne Grau, CEO of DRIVIN

1871
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza #1212
Chicago, IL
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Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs.

Cost: $10 - $20

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On Twitter: @StartupGrind

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

Intro to HTML/CSS (one-day workshop)

InContext Solutions
300 West Adams Street, Suite 600
Chicago, IL
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If you've experienced frustration when trying to build your own websites before... have no fear! Girl Develop It will help you tackle the basics of HTML and CSS without breaking a sweat. This beginner-level program will teach you the basics and help you along the way as you develop your own website.

Cost: $90

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On Twitter: @gdichicago

Sketch for UX

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GA @ 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

Code in One Day: HTML & CSS Crash Course

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GA @ SPACE
444 N Wabash Ave, 5th floor
Chicago, IL
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HTML and CSS are the fundamental building blocks of the web. Whether you're a beginner who wants to get started in web development, a designer looking to hand-code their concepts, or a marketer who wants a little more control over their CMS, you'll need to know HTML and CSS to get the job done.

Cost: 175

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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

Project Exploration....Brewing for Science

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Vice District Brewing
1454 S Michigan Ave, Suite 1
Chicago, IL
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Come join Project Exploration for a night of fun, laughs, games and enjoy craft beer while supporting us as we change the face of science.

Cost: $10 - $30

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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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Technori & WTF present: Wearable Tech

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Chase Auditorium
10 South Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL
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Why is wearable technology so exciting? What exactly makes a wearable work? And, how do we integrate it with our daily activities? Come to this month's Technori Showcase to find out.

Cost: $15 - $20

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On Twitter: @technori

Introduction to Javascript

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GA @ SPACE
444 N Wabash Ave, 5th floor
Chicago, IL
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Join us for this workshop on the JavaScript programming language aimed at beginners with little or no prior experience. This workshop provides an introduction to the JavaScript programming language and jQuery fundamentals needed to create rich, professional, and relevant web applications.

Cost: 60

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On Twitter: @GA_chicago

An Evening with Derek Featherstone

Critical Mass
225 N Michigan Ave # 2050
Chicago, IL
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Derek Featherstone is an internationally known authority on accessibility and web design. He was an Accessibility Group Lead for the Web Standards Project and leads the team at Simply Accessible, delivering accessibility consulting to Fortune 500 corporations, educational institutions, government agencies & more.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @a11ychi

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

MATTER Workshop: Creating and Maintaining a High-functioning Team

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MATTER
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza Suite 1230
Chicago, IL
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Join Michelle Joseph, founder of PeopleFoundry, to learn how to build and manage your team. Michelle will cover topics like how to attract talent, when to build out your team, how to get to the real person during a interview, how to balance between compensation and equity for founders and more.

Cost: FREE or $25

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On Twitter: @MATTERChicago

MATTER Workshop: Visual Design Basics

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MATTER
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza Suite 1230
Chicago, IL
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In the first part of this workshop, Vincent Cabansag and Arvind Dang will dive into the marriage of functionality and beauty as the basics of visual design. The second part will be hands on critiques of your website, marketing collateral & branding.

Cost: FREE - $25

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On Twitter: @MATTERChicago

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

Table XI Breakfast - Engineering Culture for Developers and Designers

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Table XI
328 South Jefferson Street #670
Chicago, IL
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Join us at Table XI for a FREE homemade breakfast prepared by our in-house chef, Mark Estabrook! While we eat, we'll enjoy a short presentation by our CEO, Josh Golden on building a culture that attracts, retains and empowers top talent. Afterwards, we'll host a question & answer session.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @tablexi

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

#HRUChicago - People Analytics

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General Assembly
444 N Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL
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Join us at HR Unconference #HRUChicago – People Analytics on September 15th! This is a great place to learn more about Data Analytics in HR & Recruitment via innovative, networking based Unconferences format.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @hruchicago

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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Technology and Social Innovation with Steve Case, Co-Founder of AOL

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Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 East Upper Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL
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Steve Case is one of America’s best-known and most accomplished entrepreneurs and a pioneer in making the Internet part of everyday life. Proceeds of Luncheon will benefit INVEST Chicago (Women's Innovation Fund) an initiative of Goodcity Chicago.

Cost: $65 - $125

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On Twitter: @goodcitychicago

Learn A Language Series: Intro to Python

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Roosevelt University
430 S. Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL
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This tutorial provides a look at the Python language. We'll go over the DLE environment, control flow constructs, strings, language components, the I/O, collections, classes, modules, and regular expressions. This class is organized by ABI.Chicago and sponsored by Allstate Insurance & Roosevelt University.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @anitaborg_org

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

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On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

TechAroundTown: Black Tech Showcase

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MillerCoors
250 South Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL
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Join the Chicago Urban League and MillerCoors as we celebrate the black tech ecosystem! This event will feature an exhibit of some of the hottest black technology companies in the city, as well as pitches from exhibitor firms.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @ChiUrbanLeague

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

Implementing EMV at the ATM

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Rosemont Hilton, Chicago O’Hare
5550 N River Rd
Chicago, IL
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Independent ATM owners, banks and credit unions preparing to migrate to EMV chip technology at their ATMs can get important planning information and implementation best practices by attending a U.S. Payments Forum workshop in Chicago this September.

Cost: FREE

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The 2016 Vision Critical Customer Intelligence Summit

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The Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
2233 South Dr. Martin Luther King Dr.
Chicago, IL
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Hear thought-provoking keynotes from industry-leading experts, as well as exemplary stories on how companies establish meaningful and authentic relationships with their customers by gathering and utilizing valuable customer feedback.

Cost: Single ticket $799, Group tickets $499

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On Twitter: @visioncritical

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

Innovation and Impact: A Future Founders Event

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1871
222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, 12th Floor
Chicago, IL
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Join Future Founders to celebrate its 5th Anniversary, network with others in the entrepreneurial community, enjoy local food and drinks, and learn how you can be a part of creating the next generation of entrepreneurs! 100% of the proceeds will help underserved students in Chicago.

Cost: $50 - $200

Event link:

On Twitter: @futurefounders

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

Built In Brews: Managed by Q

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Managed by Q
358 W Ontario Suite 3W
Chicago, IL
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Join us for a Built In Brews at Managed by Q's River North Office complete with beer, wine, and passed apps.

Cost: $10

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On Twitter: @ManagedbyQ

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.

Event link:

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

emerge/NEXT Chicago

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Lacuna Lofts
2150 S Canalport
Chicago, IL
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Join emerging Leaders (Creatives, Technologists, and Entrepreneurs) in a day of discovery, conversation, and collaboration, all fused by a pop-up art gallery and fresh sounds from energetic deejays, performers and dynamic hosts. Learn how to take your idea to the next level and make powerful connections.

Cost: $30 Early-bird, $75 after 9/15

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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

Event link:

On Twitter: @chicagotoyngame