January

SSL is Broken, Now What? with Michael McCune

Groupon, 3rd floor, Corky Romano
600 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL
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SSL quickly became the most popular way to securely exchange data on the Internet, being used for Websites, email, e-commerce, and VPN. Recent attacks have broken SSL security, so what do we do now?

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @geekfest

Data & Tech at the Cook County Clerk's Office

Braintree office
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, 8th Floor
Chicago, IL
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Abdelnasser Rashid, Deputy Chief of Staff, and Tonya Rice, Elections Data & Technology Manager, will touch on the innovative ways the Clerk’s office has used technology to improve services, expand access and increase efficiency.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @chihacknight

UX Strategy Meetup

IIT Institute of Design
565 N Adams St, 7th floor
Chicago, IL
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As innovation evolves within organizations, expectations and requirements are becoming more clear. Assessing the raw materials of organizations, capacities for change, lessons learned from successes and failures, leadership, culture, etc. innovation practices can inform an organization’s appetite for growth and impact.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @UXStrategyChi

TechTeam Presents: Array of Things

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Rosenwald 015
1101 E 58th St # 105
Chicago, IL
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Did you know that Chicago has a new network of sensors that collects real-time data on the city? Data from AoT will be used for scholarly research, urban planning, public policy making, and projects to enhance the quality of life in Chicago. Come to this forum to learn more.

Cost: FREE

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CHIVR Virtual Reality Meetup @ AllState

Merchandise Mart (Allstate 8th Floor)
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago, IL
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The event will bring together technology enthusiasts, advertising and media professionals, software engineers, and artists and creatives to demo the latest virtual reality headsets, with featured software, media and games from Chicago-based companies.

Cost: FREE

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Level Up From Hardware Noob to Hardware Node with Gabrielle Crevecoeur

Braintree
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Floor 8, Chicago, IL 60654
Chicago, IL
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Go one step beyond the browser and leverage your existing JavaScript skills to explore the possibilities of hardware. Have an Arduino gathering dust waiting for an application beyond the hello world of blinking an LED? Time to take that hardware off the shelf and create interactive experiences in the physical world.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @ChicagoNodeJS

Chicago Women-in-Tech Kick-Off

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Brad's Deals
640 North LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL
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Whether you’re just beginning your coding journey or you’re a seasoned tech professional, join the women of Chicago Women Developers, Girl Develop It, PyLadies, RailsBridge, and Write/Speak/Code to start 2017 on the right foot! We will be gathering as a community to have fun, make new friends, and inspire each other.

Cost: FREE

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January Nerd Therapy: So..when are we gonna do this Internet of Things thing?

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The Nerdery
1033 W Van Buren St Suite 700
Chicago, IL
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Has your boss been asking you about the Internet of Things (IoT)? Ever wonder what it means when a product is called "Smart"? In the land of gizmos and gadgets it can be confusing. But don’t worry, we’re here to help you unwind the vast world of Internet of Things (IoT). We do it everyday.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @the_nerdery

Built In Brews at ReviewTrackers

ReviewTrackers
320 W Ohio #2W
Chicago, IL
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ReviewTrackers welcomes you to kick off the new year with startup cheers and beers at 2017's first Built In Brews. Meet the squad behind the award-winning customer feedback software that helps businesses transform the customer experience.

Cost: $5

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On Twitter: @BuiltInChicago

Skillshare: Squarespace - Learn How to Build a Website

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Art Room Events
1562 North Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL
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Learn how to build a successful beautiful website with zero programming skills using Squarespace platform.Coffee, juices, tea, and food are available for purchase, and ice/cups will be available if you decide to BYOB.

Cost: $5 - $10

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Going Reactive

Morningstar
22 West Washington Street
Chicago, IL
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Is "reactive" just a buzzword we ought to discard or is it backed by sound fundamentals and real demands of today’s mobile and IoT world? We will look at examples of what not to do and will help cut through the hype by focusing on concrete fundamentals some of which date back to 1970s.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @MStarTechTalks

Girl Develop It! Intermediate HTML/CSS

Dev Bootcamp
1033 W. Van Buren
Chicago, IL
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Have you experimented with basic HTML/CSS, but want to take the next step in learning how to make an interesting, modern website? Already have your own site and want to have more control over it? This class is for you!

Cost: $90

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On Twitter: @gdichicago

#LaunchLoveCHI : Startup & Small Business Branding Workshop

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Blue 1647 Tech Innovation Center
1647 South Blue Island Avenue
Chicago, IL
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This interactive branding intensive is an opportunity for aspiring and established entrepreneurs to learn the fundamentals of branding, how to refine their brand experience and to create compelling connections with their customers through content.

Cost: $27 - $197

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On Twitter: @BLUE1647

DevOps Book Club: The Art of Monitoring

Centro
11 E Madison, 6th Floor
Chicago, IL
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Join this round table discussion about ‘The Art of Monitoring’ and takeaways that we can use in respective environments. Food and beverages will be provided.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @DevOpsChicago

OpenHack

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DevMynd
2035 W Wabansia
Chicago, IL
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Come on out and hack on some code!

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @DevMyndSoftware

All Things Web Tech: KeystoneJS - A node CMS

Blue 1647 Tech Innovation Center
1647 S Blue Island Ave
Chicago, IL
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Learn about Keystone JS, the open source framework for developing database-driven websites, applications and APIs in Node.js.

Cost: FREE

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QTC 2017 Kick-off

TechNexus
20 N Upper Wacker Dr #1200
Chicago, IL
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Shake off the winter blues off by reconnecting with friends and colleagues and kick off a new year of Queer Tech Club!

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @queertechclub

Introduction to Webpack and VR for Web Developers

Enova
175 W Jackson, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
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Introduction to Webpack by Yi Chao will be about what webpack is and how to use it. VR for Web Developers by Rebecca Poulson featuring a brief overview of WebVR and a detailed explanation and demo of A-Frame, a framework developed by Mozilla that helps web developers create VR content today.

Cost: FREE

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React Chicago: Should we React to Static Typing?

Grub Hub Inc
111 W Washington St Ste 2100
Chicago, IL
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Static data typing is now a thing in Javascript. If not already should we adapt to using Static Typing? Are the likes of Flow and TypeScript the future of coding? How does React / Redux gel with Static Typing?

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @ReactJSChicago

Chicago Founders' Stories: Gian Fulgoni of comScore Inc.

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1871
222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1212
Chicago, IL
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Join Chicago's startup community to hear from Gian Gulgoni, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of comScore Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a new age cross-platform measurement company built on a precise, innovation-led understanding of audiences, brands and consumer behavior at massive scale.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @ChiFounders

Enterprise Tech Meetup: What VCs are looking for in 2017

TechNexus
20 N Upper Wacker Dr #1200, Chicago, IL 60606
Chicago, IL
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The conversation will center around trends they are seeing in the market and what investors are looking for in 2017. As always, food and drinks will be provided.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @ChicagoETM

Design for 3D Printing with Onshape

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Polsky Exchange South - Ellis Ave. Meeting Room
1463 E. 53rd St. 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL
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This workshop will get you started in OnShape, a free, cloud-based computer-aided design (CAD) software that can be used to model parts and create assembles.

Cost: FREE

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Evolution of Streaming Systems@Twitter - Apache Storm to Twitter Heron

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HERE Chicago
425 West Randolph Street
Chicago, IL
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Hosting Karthik from Twitter to discuss the evolution of streaming systems Apache Storm to Twitter Heron, the second generation streaming system.

Cost: FREE

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Legal Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs

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Polsky Exchange North
1452 East 53rd Street 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL
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The Legal Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs is an exclusive one-day program designed for those in the process of – or considering – starting a new venture.

Cost: FREE

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JavaScript Promises: A Promise Primer

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Fullstack Academy @ 1871
222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza #1212 12th Floor
Chicago, IL
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In this event we'll cover the what, why, and how of JavaScript promises. Attendees should have a strong understanding of JavaScript and programming fundamentals and should be able to explain asynchronicity.

Cost: $5

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On Twitter: @fullstack

Growth Tactics to Generate Revenue and Followers

1871
222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago, IL
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At this meetup, we'll hear from three growth hackers who have used growth tactics to generate thousands of dollars & followers for startups.

Cost: FREE

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Safely Compile your JavaScript with Madhav Srinivasan

Groupon, 3rd floor, Corky Romano
600 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL
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Static data typing is now a thing in Javascript. If not already, should we adapt to using Static Typing? Are the likes of Flow, Elm, and TypeScript the future of coding? How has Node Js community reacted static typing thus far? To get these queries and more answered, attend this meetup.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @geekfest

Impact Engine Community Showcase

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1871
222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago, IL
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Highlighting Chicago funds that invest for both financial and social return. Each fund will also highlight an investment that will demonstrate this focus on dual return.

Cost: $15

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On Twitter: @TheImpactEngine

Technori Showcase

Chase Auditorium
10 S Dearborn, Lower Lobby
Chicago, IL
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Meet some of the top entrepreneurs in the country as they showcase their startups at Technori.

Cost: $10 - $20

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On Twitter: @technori

February

The Future of Application Security

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1871
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza 1212
Chicago, IL
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Come together with the team of NXGN as we walk through the future of application security and how we can embed security into the process of building and shipping a lot of code and new software, without interrupting the cycle.

Cost: FREE

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Best Practices to Build a Successful Sales Career

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Victory Lap / ReviewTrackers
320 W Ohio St. #2W
Chicago, IL
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This free panel will focus on the many ways you can build success in sales from day one, and will feature Lindsey Kilbride (VP of Sales at Trunk Club), Todd Caponi, (SVP of Sales at PowerReviews, Kimberly Miller (CEO of OfficeLuv) and Brian Bar (CEO of Victory Lap).

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @VictoryLapHQ

Learn A Language Series: Intro to Cyber Security

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1871
222 W. Merchandise Mart, #1212
Chicago, IL
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This is an introductory Web Application Hacking module. Web applications and APIs continue to be a top target for attackers. They are connected to databases with lots of attractive data. Bring your laptop and get ready to learn about cyber security, preventive measures, and industry tools.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @abidotlocal

How Fortune 500 Companies and Startups Can Partner

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MHub
965 W. Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL
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Attend for a fun, interactive and unique event merging Chicago’s burgeoning tech scene with a nightlife atmosphere. Doors open at 6:00pm and the event starts at 6:30pm.

Cost: $10 - $15

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On Twitter: @Cre8tiveCapital

Dev Bootcamp's Rise & Hire

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The Nerdery
1033 West Van Buren, Floor 6
Chicago, IL
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Meet Chicago's Newest Tech Talent from Dev Bootcamp! Start your morning right with coffee & doughnuts while you meet and mingle with DBC's current job-seekers. If you are having trouble finding ambitious technical talent for your team, join us for the opportunity to connect with job-seeking Dev Bootcamp alumni.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @devbootcamp

Wireframing Essentials for Business

Tech Nexus (Conference Room A/B)
20 N Upper Wacker Dr #1200
Chicago, IL
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Learn about essential functions of wireframing and discuss the challenges and opportunities for including wireframing in a business's development lifecycle. By making wireframing part of the early sprint process, we build a swift momentum to finish projects for happy end users and successful businesses.

Cost: FREE

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Dashboard in a Day - Softweb Solutions @ Microsoft Chicago

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Microsoft Chicago
200 E Randolph, Suite 200
Chicago, IL
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Dashboard in a Day (DIAD) is a training event that Softweb Solutions is hosting in collaboration with Microsoft to educate professionals on how they can use Power BI in their businesses.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @softwebchicago

Dinner & Workshop: Google Design Sprints

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Table XI Partners, LLC
328 South Jefferson Street #670
Chicago, IL
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During this hands-on workshop the Table XI design team will take you behind the scenes of Google Design Sprints, a 5-day process that some of the most innovative tech companies in the world use for rapid product innovation.

Cost: $100

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On Twitter: @tablexi

Design for Sustainability

Mightybytes
4001 N. Ravenswood, Suite 404
Chicago, IL
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The internet is becoming the world’s largest source of CO2 emissions. Agencies around the world make decisions on behalf of their clients, impacting internet sustainability. By applying sustainability principles to the design digital products and services, we can make better decisions on behalf of people and planet.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @UXStrategyChi

March

Internet of Manufacturing North America

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Hyatt Magnificent Mile
633 N St Clair St
Chicago, IL
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Internet of Manufacturing North America is the only event bringing together C/VP Level business and technical executives from leading manufacturers, to share best practices and inspire new IoT revenue opportunities.

Cost: $899 - $1599

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April

AUTOMATE 2017

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McCormick Place
2301 S King Dr
Chicago, IL
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Automate 2017 showcases the full spectrum of automation technologies and solutions, from traditional industrial applications to cutting edge technologies.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @automateshow

June

MongoDB World 2017

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Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL
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MongoDB World is where the world’s fastest growing database community comes to connect, explore, and learn. Over 2 days we'll have 80+ in-depth sessions and workshops from MongoDB engineers, customers, and industry thought leaders on topics such as microservices, VR, machine learning, AI, DBaaS architectures, and more.

Cost: $300 - $500

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On Twitter: @MongoDB

Chicago Coder Conference

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Gleacher Center
450 N Cityfront Plaza Dr.
Chicago, IL
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The Chicago Coder Conference promises something for every developer featuring advanced topics along with more accessible content from renowned local and national industry experts. Attendees of the conference will have opportunities to interact with peers, industry experts and great Chicago area company representatives.

Cost: $400

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On Twitter: @coderconference

August

An Event Apart

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Westin Chicago River North
320 N Dearborn
Chicago, IL
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Three days of intense focus on digital design, UX, and more.

Cost: $549 - $1540

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On Twitter: @aneventapart