May

Fullstack Academy Information Session

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1871 Chicago
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza #1212
Chicago, IL
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If you have a passion for building things (especially with code) and are interested in breaking into the tech industry, we invite you to stop by 1871 at lunchtime on Friday, May 6 for a one-hour information session. Fullstack Academy, NYC's elite JavaScript coding bootcamp, is opening a Chicago campus - Learn more!

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @fullstack

Introduction to Node.js Weekend Workshop

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GA Chicago @ SPACE
444 N Wabash Ave, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
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Discover the Node.js platform by learning about its history and creation, and use it to build a web app of your own

Cost: $175

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On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

SQL Bootcamp Series

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GA Chicago @ SPACE
444 N Wabash Ave, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
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This two-part series will take absolute beginners through the basics of SQL to an ability to write queries with confidence.

Cost: $300

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On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Building the Chicago Tech Diversity Agenda

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Avant
640 N. LaSalle St #555
Chicago, IL
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Let’s gather, share a bite to eat, and talk about how we can improve our community! Who: Individuals who want to be part of building a Diversity in Tech agenda for Chicago (with an emphasis on diverse individuals who work in technology). Part of #onthetable2016

Cost: FREE

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Bootcamp Prep Workshop

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1871 Chicago
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza (#1212)
Chicago, IL
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Top coding bootcamps serve as a gateway for motivated students to get awesome jobs in tech, but most require applicants to pass a pretty difficult coding assessment. Fullstack Academy is offering a free "Bootcamp Prep" workshop. Attendees will pair program through beginner/intermediate level coding challenges.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @fullstack

Starter Stories: Finding your path to a tech career

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1871 Chicago
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza (#1212)
Chicago, IL
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The Starter League (acquired by Fullstack Academy in 2016) began in Chicago as the original 'coding bootcamp,' and changed the lives of those willing to take a risk, learn a new skill, and possibly fail but get back up to try again. Spend an evening learning from their experiences and ask relevant questions to you.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @fullstack

Learn from the Experts: Meet Creators of Software Apprenticeship Programs

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Dev Bootcamp
351 W. Hubbard
Chicago, IL
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Join for a panel discussion lead by experts on best practices when starting and running an apprenticeship program. Whether you're a company wanting to start a program or a person interested in becoming an apprentice, this discussion should be enlightening for you!

Cost: FREE

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Introduction to the Agile Development Process

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GA Chicago @ SPACE
444 N Wabash Ave, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
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Come learn how companies are using the Agile development process to get their product ideas developed into something a user can see on the webpage

Cost: $40

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On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Softweb Solutions is exhibiting at IoT World 16

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Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great America Pkwy
Chicago, IL
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Internet of Things World 2016 is the world’s biggest and most comprehensive IoT event, with over 10,000 attendees, 300+ industry thought leaders and 150+ exhibitors. Softweb Solutions is going to exhibit at this event to help enterprises monetize the IoT revolution and revolutionize their businesses.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @softwebchicago

All Things Web Tech: Linux Administration

Blue 1647 Tech Innovation Center
1647 S Blue Island Ave
Chicago, IL
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So we can do a chat about some super simple linux commands that will get you through the day (But also provide a more extensive list of commands that you may need to use on a random occasion).

Cost: FREE

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CHI-NOG 06

Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile
511 N Columbus
Chicago, IL
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The Chicago Network Operators Group conference will bring distinguished speakers from all over the country to present a wide range of interesting topics from network security, advance MPLS/BGP, peering/interconnection, automation, datacenter fabric and others.

Cost: $75 - $150

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On Twitter: @_CHINOG_

Access to Capital: Fostering Growth and Opportunity for Small Businesses

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Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
230 South La Salle
Chicago, IL
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Explore the various sources of capital available to small businesses, from seed capital, to growth equity, to accessing the public markets. Meet with lending professionals to discuss best practices for accessing credit and capital markets.

Cost: $20

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On Twitter: @ChiUrbanLeague

Disruptive Innovation: tested principles relevant to Product

Context Media
330 N. Wabash, 25th Floor
Chicago, IL
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The Innovator’s Dilemma suggests that successful companies can over-emphasize customers' current needs, and in so doing fail to innovate to meet customers' unstated or future needs. Join our panelists and come away armed with real-world insights.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @ChicagoPMA

Visual Design Fundamentals

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GA Chicago @ SPACE
444 N Wabash Ave, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
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This class teacher the basics of effective design by applying principles that have been mastered throughout the ages to the core concepts used in the industry today.

Cost: $40

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On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Mozilla Servo

The Nerdery
1033 W Van Buren Suite 700
Chicago, IL
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Servo is a new web rendering engine, designed to be safer and higher-performance. In this talk, learn about Servo's performance and dig into architectural details of maintaining 60 fps even while animating even the worst properties for other web engines from CSS Triggers.

Cost: FREE

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Startup Weekend Education

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LEAP Innovations
222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza - Suite 1212
Chicago, IL
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Startup Weekend Education (SWEDU) brings together people of all skillsets and experience levels to collaboratively launch tools, schools and learning spaces that reimagine the future of school and education more broadly.

Cost: $75 - $99

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On Twitter: @SWEdu_Chicago

Hack To The Future

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cleverbridge
350 N Clark, Suite 700
Chicago, IL
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Join educators and coders from the Chicagoland area to build next-generation technologies that extend learning in the classroom and beyond.

Cost: $5

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On Twitter: @cleverbridge

GET UNSTUCK with Startup Institute

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Coalition Energy
18 S Michigan
Chicago, IL
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Join Startup Institute for a workshop to help you design a career path that is rooted in personal clarity and strategic planning. Through a series of exercises & inspirational speakers, you’ll leave the day with a clear picture of what you’re great at, what you’re passionate about, and how to earn a living doing both.

Cost: $175

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On Twitter: @StartupInst

Chicago Science Festival

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Chicago Merchandise Mart
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago, IL
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A celebration of the wow-inspiring, mind-expanding, human-benefitting awesomeness that is S.T.E.M (science, technology, engineering & math) research in the Chicago area.

Cost: $30

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On Twitter: @IllinoisScience

Data Science with Python 2-Day Bootcamp

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General Assembly
444 N Wabash Ave, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
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Get in depth programming experience in Python that you'll be able to immediately apply in the real world. We'll cover fundamentals of Python & tools used in data science.

Cost: $300

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Open Code ( Front-End Web Developers)

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1871
222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago, IL
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Get your code on and join Tech While Black for Open Code at 1871. This event provides a fun, welcoming tech-focused space for coworking, collaboration, tutoring, mentoring, and just plain old hanging out with other awesome black techies. This is an open-ended event that is what you make of it.

Cost: Free

Event link:

On Twitter: @techwhileblack

Introduction to Prototyping with InVision

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GA Chicago @ SPACE
444 N Wabash Ave, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
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Learn the benefits of wire framing and how you can use it to get quick, actionable results.

Cost: $40

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On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

BKB and General Assembly Present: Business Fueled by Bike Power

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Brooklyn Boulders Chicago
100 South Morgan Street
Chicago, IL
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In honor of National Bike Month, join General Assembly at Brooklyn Boulders Chicago to learn from of Chicago’s leading organizations fueled by bike power. Free rock climbing to follow!

Cost: Free with RSVP

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On Twitter: @BKBChicago

Introduction to Product Management

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GA Chicago @ SPACE
444 N Wabash Ave, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
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Join us to learn the fundamentals of product management, and understand how product management is different at various stages of a product's maturity.

Cost: $40

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On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

The 2016 State of Innovation

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Venue SIX10
610 S Michigan
Chicago, IL
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This year's event will feature two tracks - Product (entrepreneurs, CEOs and businesses that define the ecosystem) and Pipeline (people and organizations that support it, like Universities, VCs and accelerators). Each track will feature one keynote and one to two panels. There will also be workshops, demos & more.

Cost: $25 - $50

Event link:

On Twitter: @ChicagoInno

General Assembly's Web Development Meet & Hire

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Illinois Technology Association
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 1200
Chicago, IL
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Meet the best and brightest Web Development talent at General Assembly's Meet & Hire event, co-sponsored by the Illinois Technology Association (ITA) Come and go as you please throughout the event, and enjoy lights snacks and adult beverages while you check out the projects showcased!

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @ITAbuzz

Leadership, Management, and Interpersonal Wizardry

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GA Chicago @ SPACE
444 N Wabash Ave, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
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This workshop offers helpful strategies and frameworks to take your leadership toolkit to the next level.

Cost: $40

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On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Component-Based Content Rendering with WindshieldJS with Mac Heller-Ogden

Braintree
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Floor 8
Chicago, IL
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Take a deep dive into Cars.com's new rendering platform and learn how its design enables us to deliver product faster than ever.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @ChicagoNodeJS

Chicago FinTech Innovators Launch Party

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Spot Trading
440 South LaSalle, Suite 2800
Chicago, IL
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Celebrate the launch of the FinTEx Innovator series, a bi-monthly profile of innovators and innovative companies in the Chicago FinTech ecoystem.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @FinTExChicago

Entering the "New Reality": An exploration of AR, VR, and MR

Solstice Mobile
111 N. Canal Street, Suite 500
Chicago, IL
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Join gaming development enthusiast and VR explorers Alex Graham, David Maslowski, Donald Johnson, and Ronald Hernandez as they get us up to date on the various “New Reality” technologies and what you will need to know to build an application of your own.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @solsticemobile

Culture - A New Approach to the Build-Measure-Learn Cycle

MakeOffices
1 N State St #1500
Chicago, IL
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Join Nick Sarillo, author of A Slice of the Pie, and Founder of Nick’s Pizza and Pub as he shares his success secrets to turning any small business into a successful, high-performance organization.

Cost: 10

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On Twitter: @ChicagoLean

Q2 2016: Everpurse, Proxfinity & Cubicle Ninjas Spectacle app for Gear VR

1871
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1212
Chicago, IL
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A night of wearable tech, networking, pizza and beer!

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @WeAreWearables

Creating Campaigns that Resonate

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GA Chicago @ 2112
4245 N Knox Avenue
Chicago, IL
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When planning a fundraising, social media, or marketing campaign-- make it count! Create a memorable campaign that resonates with your audience.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Palatine Mini Maker Faire

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Quest Academy
500 N. Benton St.
Palatine, IL
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Maker Faire is moving to the burbs! The Palatine Mini Maker Faire, hosted by Quest Academy, is giving opportunities to makers, inventors, artists, and tinkerers from Chicago, Northern Illinois, Southern Wisconsin and all over the Midwest the chance to share their inventions!

Cost: $4 for attendees, varies for Presenters

Event link:

On Twitter: @palatinemakers

Public Speaking Bootcamp: Presenting for Success!

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GA Chicago @ SPACE
444 N Wabash Ave, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
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Hands on intensive and interactive bootcamp to develop skills and strategies for effective oral communication.

Cost: $125

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On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Coffee and Conversations

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GA Chicago, Event Space
444 N. Wabash Ave, Level B
Chicago, IL
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Coffee & Conversation is a Chicago-based community of entrepreneurs and innovators who value collaboration. Recognizing we can do more together, we meet monthly to share ideas, resources, and inspiration.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Level Up Your Career: Personal Branding Bootcamp

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GA Chicago @ SPACE
444 N Wabash Ave, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
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In this bootcamp you'll get your personal 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 in your field

Cost: $80

Event link:

On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Open Code (Ruby on Rails Developers)

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1871
222 W. Merchandise Mart
Chicago, IL
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Join Tech While Black for Open Code at 1871. This event provides a fun, welcoming tech-focused space for coworking, collaboration, tutoring, mentoring, and just plain old hanging out with other awesome black techies.

Cost: FREE

Event link:

On Twitter: @techwhileblack

Girl Power Apps and Snacks

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Power Up Tech Academy
2867 N Clybourn
Chicago, IL
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A beginner-friendly mother-daughter coding workshop to make your first Android apps. For girls ages 10-13 and their mothers/aunts/grandmothers.

Cost: $40

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On Twitter: @powerupta

Junior GOTO Workshops for Kids

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Philip H. Corboy Law Center
25 E Pearson
Chicago, IL
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Afternoon workshops run by experienced trainers and kids get a chance to learn and play with software programming. There are four full day workshops to choose from and we will provide snacks and beverages for kids who attend.

Cost: $25

Event link:

On Twitter: @GOTOchgo

GOTO Chicago

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The Westin Chicago River North
320 North Dearborn Street • Chicago, IL 60654
Chicago, IL
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GOTO Chicago is the enterprise software development conference designed for team leads, architects, and project management and is organized by developers, for developers. As software developers and architects ourselves, we wanted to craft the ultimate conference.

Cost: $1250 for 2 days Conference

Event link:

On Twitter: @GOTOChgo

Art of Awesome Personal Branding Workshop

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GA Chicago @ SPACE
444 N Wabash Ave, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
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Want to improve your personal brand? This workshop will give you an actionable plan to take charge of your life and career, stay innovative an constantly ahead of the game.

Cost: $40

Event link:

On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Coding for Beginners: HTML and CSS

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GA Chicago @ SPACE
444 N Wabash Ave, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
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This session, designed for the beginner programmer, will assume no previous coding knowledge. Come along and get started with coding.

Cost: $40

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On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Indi Young on Practical Empathy

WunderLand Group
200 West Jackson, Floor 13
Chicago, IL
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Chicago Interactive Design & Development is co-hosting a remote presentation by Indi Young on practical empathy. Empathy has many definitions, two of which are applicable in your work in product development.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @CIDDmeetup

Road to Code

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The Nerdery
1033 West Van Buren, Suite 700
Chicago, IL
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The world of web development has a myriad entry points. You could start out learning to code in Ruby, Python, or maybe even Java. But which language will take you furthest toward achieving your goals?

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Getting beyond 60fps

Enova
175 W Jackson, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
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This talk takes a deep dive into how Javascript runtimes and browsers work, and how we can write code to make our app's do their work more intelligently.

Cost: FREE

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Lunch and Learn with Veeam, OffsiteDataSync and ExaGrid

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Sofitel Chicago Water Tower
20 E Chestnut Street
Chicago, IL
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You are invited to lunch on May 25 with Veeam®, OffsiteDataSync and ExaGrid. Talk tech with the IT gurus and earn how to safeguard your critical business assets against threats.

Cost: FREE

Event link:

On Twitter: @offsitedatasync

Brews+Startups

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Haymarket Pub & Brewery
737 West Randolph Street
Chicago, IL
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The ties between beer and entrepreneurs goes back to the dawn of civilization (approximately). We honor and deepen this bond as we kickoff our inaugural Brews+Startups. Join us this May 25th, during Craft Beer Week, and take a private tour at one of Chicago's leading urban brewers, Haymarket.

Cost: $16.69

Event link:

On Twitter: @heartlandmobile

React, Jeopardy-Style by Dean Radcliffe

Vivid Seats
111 N Canal
Chicago, IL
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Grow your knowledge of React via a a real-time Jeopardy-style game, played and hacked upon live. Get out your touch devices, and get ready to rumble!

Cost: FREE

Event link:

On Twitter: @ReactJSChicago

Introduction to Photoshop

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GA Chicago @ SPACE
444 N Wabash Ave, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
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Start using Photoshop to edit images and create visual design mock-ups - no design experience required

Cost: $60

Event link:

On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

AWS Chicago User Group: Humanized Driving (HUD) and Big Data

HERE offices
425 W Randolph
Chicago, IL
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Agenda: 5:30pm Mingle with beers and pizzas, 6:30pm Humanized Driving (HUD) and Big Data in AWS with Mahesh Ramananjauah, 7:30pm Q&A, 8:00 pm beers and more mingling

Cost: FREE

Event link:

On Twitter: @awschicago

Demos & Drinks: Is There an App for That?

Verizon Destination Store
840 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL
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In the age of convenience, apps to solve just about everything under the sun keep popping up. For this Demos & Drinks event, come learn about some of the hottest on-demand app companies who are making waves in Chicago tech!

Cost: FREE

Event link:

On Twitter: @Tech_in_Motion

Black Techs and Chill

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1871
222 W. Merchandise Mart
Chicago, IL
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Tech While Black wants to bring our network together for our community mixer at 1871. You are invited to mix and mingle with other awesome techies. Come into 1871, have a drink, some snacks and mingle with techies from the Tech While Black community. Our goal is to reunite you with old friends and new ones.

Cost: $10

Event link:

On Twitter: @techwhileblack

Future of Food

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The Hatchery
320 N. Damen Ave Chicago , IL 60612
Chicago, IL
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Our food system is rapidly changing and these innovators are staying ahead of the game. Join The Hatchery and General Assembly for a panel discussion exploring the future of the food industry as it intersects with technology and changing consumer behaviors.

Cost: FREE

Event link:

On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Write/Speak/Code Work Night!

Braintree Payments
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza Suite 800
Chicago, IL
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Come to this meet up ready to work on your writing, speaking, or coding and to give and get feedback from others.

Cost: FREE

Event link:

On Twitter: @wscchicago

Sketch for UX

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GA Chicago @ SPACE
444 N Wabash Ave, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
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Discover why Sketch is the best tool for UX professionals. Learn the interface, basic elements, best practices, workflow techniques, and best resources to get started

Cost: $60

Event link:

On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

iOS App Development Crash Course

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GA Chicago @ SPACE
444 N Wabash Ave, 5th Floor
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

Cost: $175

Event link:

On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Programming for Non-Programmers 2-Day Bootcamp

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General Assembly
444 N Wabash Ave, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
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Learn the fundamentals of front-end and back-end programming, plus try your hand at writing some code of your own

Cost: $300

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Logo Design in Adobe Illustrator

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GA Chicago @ SPACE
444 N Wabash Ave, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
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Learn to build a crisp, perfunctory logo that you can use for web and devices or as a stencil in Photoshop

Cost: $40

Event link:

On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Essentials of Startup Law

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GA Chicago @ SPACE
444 N Wabash Ave, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
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Legal mistakes can doom even the best startup concepts and founding teams. This class prepares you to deal with the essential legal issues that every startup faces.

Cost: $40

Event link:

On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

June

Ally Skills Workshop

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Catalyze Chicago
650 W. Lake St. #110
Chicago, IL
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Participants will learn techniques for supporting women that are relevant everywhere: at the office, at conferences, and online. At the end of the workshop, participants will feel more confident in speaking up to support women and be more aware of the challenges facing women in their workplaces and communities.

Cost: $40

Event link:

On Twitter: @allyskillswork

Chicago Coder Conference

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University of Chicago – Gleacher Center
450 N Cityfront Plaza Dr
Chicago, IL
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A 3-day conference with tracks on .NET, Java, Cloud, Big Data, Security, UX/Front End Dev, IoT, DevOps, Architecture/Integration, Mobile, Agile and Test Automation.

Cost: $400

Event link:

On Twitter: @CoderConference

UX: Usability & User Testing

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General Assembly Chicago
444 N Wabash ave, 5th floor
Chicago, IL
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Learn the fundamentals of user research, user testing, how usability fits as a part of the user-centered design process and techniques to assess changes in the user experience.

Cost: $40

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Fundamentals of Content Marketing

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GA Chicago @ SPACE
444 N Wabash Ave, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
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Content marketing is now an essential element of the digital marketing mix. This class will go over key elements of content marketing and will guide you in developing a content marketing plan.

Cost: $40

Event link:

On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

TechUP Career Fair

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1871
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza #1212
Chicago, IL
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TechUP intentionally recruits badass, underrepresented and strikingly talented tech professionals with a variety of skills. We especially seek women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, veterans, and people who live with a disability.

Cost: FREE

Event link:

On Twitter: @wetechup

Balancing Yourself: Find Work You Love

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General Assembly Chicago
444 N Wabash Ave, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
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This class will teach you how to build your inner strength in order to have the courage to balance your life and ultimately find work you love

Cost: $40

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Introduction to Gamification & Design

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GA Chicago @ SPACE
444 N Wabash Ave, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
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Learn to use gamification techniques to attract, retain, engage and monetize customers & employees

Cost: $40

Event link:

On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Downtown Futures Series: Our Cities’ Autonomous Futures

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Columbia College Conaway Center
1104 S Wabash
Chicago, IL
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New technology has presented new ways to access and experience cities, including how we get around, how we shop, and where we eat. How do these technologies impact human behavior? Are autonomous cities our future?

Cost: FREE or $20

Event link:

On Twitter: @ChiLoopAlliance

Hella Good Content

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General Assembly Chicago
444 N Wabash Ave, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
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FACT: People now have a shorter attention span than goldfish! So how do you, as a content creator, grab people's attention?

Cost: $40

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Turn a Profit: Introduction to Conversion Optimization

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GA Chicago @ SPACE
444 N Wabash Ave, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
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Learn how to increase profits to your online business by researching and testing what exactly makes your audience become customers.

Cost: $40

Event link:

On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Ally Skills Workshop

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Blue1647
1647 S. Blue Island Ave.
Chicago, IL
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Participants will learn techniques for supporting women that are relevant everywhere: at the office, at conferences, and online. At the end of the workshop, participants will feel more confident in speaking up to support women and be more aware of the challenges facing women in their workplaces and communities.

Cost: $40

Event link:

On Twitter: @AllySkillsWork

#ChiTech 2.0: Welcome to the Mecca

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Fremont
15 W Illinois
Chicago, IL
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We invite all BTM supporters, black tech community members, and loyal community allies to join us at our very first fundraising celebration. The event will include an introduction to our ecosystem, exciting updates on our 3 Big Bet Projects and of course tons of fun!

Cost: Earlybird: $25, General Admission: $50, VIP: $75

Event link:

On Twitter: @blacktechmecca

Diversity, Inclusion, & Life Sciences Symposium

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Drinker Biddle Law Offices
191 N Wacker Drive #3700
Chicago, IL
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An annual, interactive symposium for life sciences and healthcare executives, entrepreneurs, policymakers, researchers, scientists, technologists, academics, and service providers to discuss best practices, challenges and opportunities at the crucial interface of diversity, inclusion, and the life sciences industry.

Cost: $175 - $245

Event link:

On Twitter: @chisite

WindyCityThings

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South Shore Cultural Center
7059 South Shore Drive
Chicago, IL
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WindyCityThings will enable you to absorb a wide range of IoT information in rapid fashion. Get the maximum return for the time you invest. Move forward on your next IoT project with confidence.

Cost: $99 - $299

Event link:

On Twitter: @WindyCityThings

Introduction to Google AdWords

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General Assembly Chicago
444 N Wabash Ave, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
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Learn the basics of Google AdWords, including designing effective ad copy, keyword audience targeting, and estimating your ad's success

Cost: $60

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Write/Speak/Code Work Night!

Braintree Payments
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza Suite 800
Chicago, IL
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Come to this meet up ready to work on your writing, speaking, or coding and to give and get feedback from others. Let's get some stuff done!

Cost: FREE

Event link:

On Twitter: @wscchicago

2-Day User Experience Design Bootcamp

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General Assembly Chicago
444 N Wabash Ave, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
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Immerse yourself in this two-day user experience design bootcamp.

Cost: $300

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Ally Skills Workshop

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OSW Office Building
1 S. Wacker
Chicago, IL
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Participants will learn techniques for supporting women that are relevant everywhere: at the office, at conferences, and online. At the end of the workshop, participants will feel more confident in speaking up to support women and be more aware of the challenges facing women in their workplaces and communities.

Cost: $40

Event link:

On Twitter: @AllySkillsWork

Ally Skills Workshop: Focus on Tech Managers, Directors, & CTOs

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Catalyze Chicago
650 W. Lake #110
Chicago, IL
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Participants will learn techniques for supporting women that are relevant everywhere: at the office, at conferences, and online. At the end of the workshop, participants will feel more confident in speaking up to support women and be more aware of the challenges facing women in their workplaces and communities.

Cost: $40

Event link:

On Twitter: @AllySkillsWork

July

Ecommerce Tech at LYONSCG

Tech Nexus
200 South Wacker, 15th Floor
Chicago, IL
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LYONSCG is the industry’s premier eCommerce Digital Agency, serving brand, retail, and B2B organizations with tailored eCommerce solutions that maximize online potential. Headquartered in Chicago, we offer a full range of eCommerce consulting services, including design, implementation, hosting and support. Our approach is holistic—to provide every client with a creative, robust and increasingly profitable eCommerce website.

Cost: FREE

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From Flux to Redux: A Migration Story by Sandi Barr

GoHealth
225 W Superior
Chicago, IL
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Come along on a journey from Flux to Redux to discover how a single source of truth for application state and the available middleware will help avoid some antipatterns with async.

Cost: FREE

Event link:

On Twitter: @ReactJSChicago

August

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

September

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