March

Coffee Chat: Become a Web Developer

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GA Chicago @ Buzz in Wicker Park
1644 N Damen
Chicago, IL
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Drop in anytime between 1:00 and 3:00 PM for an intimate coffee chat with the GA team and learn all about the path to becoming a full-time web developer, and how General Assembly can help you get there.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @ga

General Assembly Open House

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GA Chicago @ SPACE
444 N Wabash, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
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Check out our General Assembly’s new space, meet community members, have a beer (or two) on us, and learn more about General Assembly's tech courses and discover what it's like to be a GA student.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @ga

Intro to AngularJS Workshop

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1871 Chicago
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, 12th Floor
Chicago, IL
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AngularJS is a JavaScript framework by Google that can make the building of dynamic web apps much easier and more enjoyable. It has become extremely popular in a short time, and many tech companies have adopted it as part of the technologies that power their own web based programs.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @ACLearnToCode

DBCx Speaker: Lauren Scott

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Dev Bootcamp
351 W Hubbard, 7th Floor
Chicago, IL
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So what can we take from study of the arts that would illuminate our own paths as developers? In this talk, Lauren Scott will go through some poetic principles that clarify ideas about software development, both in the way we write our code and the way we grow as creators and teammates.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @devbootcamp

Hyde Park Angels & 1871 Entrepreneurial Education Series: Are you Ready to Raise?

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1871
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Floor 12
Chicago, IL
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Hyde Park Angels is bringing together successful, influential entrepreneurs and investors to teach you everything you need to know about early-stage investment.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @hydeparkangels

Bridging the Gap Between UX Design and Dev for Responsive Web Applications

VSA Partners
600 W Chicago Avenue #250
Chicago, IL
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Starting with very clean, precise HTML, Interactive Architect Jeremy Bierly will walk through getting the most out of popular browser's development tools to bring the design to life in the environment that it will ultimately live.

Cost: Free

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On Twitter: @mattienodj

BuiltWorlds | AEC Hackathon

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BuiltWorlds HQ
1130 W Monroe, Suite 220
Chicago, IL
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For three days, the friendly hackapalooza will bring together the area's sharpest and most skilled technologists, divide them into teams, and ask them to compete for prizes while solving real industry problems posed by local firms invested in the built environment.

Cost: $50 - $150

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On Twitter: @BuiltWorlds

Chicago Founders' Stories @1871 with George Bousis, Founder of Raise

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1871 Chicago
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, 12th Floor
Chicago, IL
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Meet George Bousis, founder and CEO of Raise, which helps users to buy and sell gift cards online. Raise has seen steady growth since its launch in 2013, and recently landed a $56 million dollar Series B funding round in January. This brings it to over $81 million raised since its launch.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @1871Chicago

MidCamp

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UIC Student Center East
750 S Halsted
Chicago, IL
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MidCamp (also known as the Midwest Area DrupalCamp) is an annual event held in Chicago that brings together people who use, develop, design, and support the Web’s leading content management platform, Drupal.

Cost: $40 - $60

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On Twitter: @MidwestCamp

DBCx: Griffin Caprio

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Dev Bootcamp
351 W Hubbard, 7th Floor
Chicago, IL
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Griffin Caprio, founder of Eldest Daughter, will speak about several topics including entrepreneurship, lean software development, motivation and creating efficient technology teams.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @devbootcamp

University of Chicago Masters Program in Computer Science Info Session

UChicago Gleacher Center
450 N Cityfront Plaza Drive, Room 308
Chicago, IL
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Information sessions are a great way for interested students to learn more about the benefits of a masters degree in computer science, the 9 and 12 course programs, the curriculum, jobs our graduates get, and more.

Cost: Free

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Build Your Buzz: How to Grow an Online Community

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Grind
2 N LaSalle, 14th Fl
Chicago, IL
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Building an online community is one of the most powerful tools for your business. Learn how to leverage social media, email marketing, and analytics effectively so you can grow an engaged client or fan base.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @wix

Tech in Motion: The Internet of Things

TechNexus
20 N Wacker, Suite 1200
Chicago, IL
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For this event, we're talking to several panelists whose companies specialize in interconnected devices, whether they be for businesses, for the home, or wearables, and asking them the hard question: What is the Internet of Things to YOU?

Cost: Free

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On Twitter: @tech_in_motion

DBCx Speaker: Anthony Broad-Crawford

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Dev Bootcamp
351 W Hubbard, 7th Floor
Chicago, IL
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Meet and listen to Anthony Broad-Crawford, CTO at Fooda. Anthony has handled and built concurrent solutions to handle upwards of 80 million uniques a month, big-data before it was cool and called “big-data”, and leveraging dynamic elastic computing to process large scale tasks.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @devbootcamp

Become a Pro in Search Engine Optimization

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Tribeca Flashpoint Academy
111 W Washington
Chicago, IL
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Join the Digital Professional Institute as they welcome Leslie Herskowitz, Search Engine Optimization Expert at Performics, for a workshop that will show you how to use SEO in order to increase online search traffic and visibility to your website.

Cost: Free

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On Twitter: @chidpi

Internet of Things - Free Ideas and Drinks

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Tribune Tower
435 N Michigan #32
Chicago, IL
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Are you wondering about cyber-security concerns with the Internet of Things? Are you worried that without an iBoomerang, your iWatch, Fitbit, and Nest thermometer you will not have enough devices connected on your body? Come by for a drink and a friendly chat.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @domntom

XRay: Transparency for the Web by Marshall Shen

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Groupon, 3rd floor, Corky Romano
600 W Chicago
Chicago, IL
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Today’s Web services–such as Google, Amazon, and Facebook–leverage user data for varied purposes, including personalizing recommendations, targeting advertisements, and adjusting prices. XRay is a personal data tracking system that provides insight into how your data is being used.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @grouponeng

April

DBCx Speaker: Karl Hughes

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Dev Bootcamp
351 W Hubbard, 7th Floor
Chicago, IL
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While technical talent is certainly in demand,people who can bridge the gap between engineers and business people are often even more crucial to well-rounded teams. In this talk, Karl Hughes of Packback will go over some steps you can take to improve these "soft" skills.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @devbootcamp

Chicago Uncubed

Revel Downtown
440 W Randolph
Chicago, IL
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Connecting creators in tech, design and business with Chicago's most exciting companies.

Cost: $20 - $40

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On Twitter: @GetUncubed

CodePen Chicago

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Workshop Chicago
935 W Chestnut, Suite 530
Chicago, IL
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Come join us, hang out, and talk some web shop! We'll probably talk about, you know, <div>s, <span>s, and what happens when web components take over the world.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @CodePen

Mobile Camp

Harrington College of Design
200 W Madison
Chicago, IL
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Mobile Camp gets you up to speed on the mobile issues you need to know! Spend a Saturday with us and then spend your Monday applying what you’ve learned!

Cost: $60

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On Twitter: @chicagocamps

Chicago Startup Job Fair

Chez Chicago
247 E Ontario
Chicago, IL
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The Chicago Startup Job Fair aims to connect talented job seekers with the best Chicago-based startups. The event is largely run by volunteers looking to foster a thriving startup community and to raise awareness about startup jobs in Chicago.

Cost: Free

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On Twitter: @StartupJF

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