August

Big Data Solutions in Azure with David Giard

Groupon
600 W Chicago, 3rd floor, Corky Romano
Chicago, IL
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In this session, you will learn what tools are available in HD Insight and how to use them to store, process, and analyze large amounts of data.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @geekfest

Write/Speak/Code Work Night!

Coding Dojo
213 W Institute Pl # 610
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

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On Twitter: @wscchicago

Strategizing for Social Impact

See3 Communications
4021 North Broadway
Chicago, IL
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In this talk we will discuss how to create a UX strategy for social impact by looking at the ongoing development of Compost Connect, an online platform that promotes food waste diversion and community composting.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @UXStrategyChi

Technori Legends

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700 W Chicago Ave
700 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
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Technori Legends is an EPIC outdoor showcase event celebrating our tech community. Join 1871 CEO Howard Tullman, Lightbank Managing Director Vic Pascucci, and a panel of fellow Legends, including; Genevieve Thiers, Jimmy Odom & Sai Rangachari as they welcome Seth Kravitz back to the stage.

Cost: $20 - $30

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Fullstack Academy Info Session - Learn how to become a web developer

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Fullstack Academy
222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza #1212
Chicago, IL
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Swing on by Fullstack Academy at the Merchandise Mart to learn how you can become a software engineer, update your current professional skill set, or simply learn about coding in general. At this free info session, we will cover Fullstack Academy's structure, curriculum, admissions process, and career outcomes.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @fullstack

Product Innovation: the process and strategy of value delivery

Pivotal Chicago
222 W Merchandise Mart Pl
Chicago, IL
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A panel of innovators with experience across product stages and innovation levels will engage you with insights on how to tackle innovation with process, strategy, and experimentation; along with how they considered extending their product life cycle, leveraging into a new space, and serving a new market.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @ChicagoPMA

Introduction to Python

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Cars.com
300 South Riverside Plaza
Chicago, IL
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Curious about programming? Want to learn one language that you can use to build websites, program robots, visualize data, run servers, and make art? Then you're ready to get started with Python.

Cost: 90

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On Twitter: @gdichicago

MIT Sloan Women's Alumnae Panel: Creating Ideas Made to Matter - Chicago

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Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
540 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL
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Stop wondering what life at MIT Sloan is like and ask the women of MIT Sloan themselves. Register here to attend a networking event featuring a panel of local Sloanies. Women leaders in attendance can discuss making ideas made to matter directly with MIT Sloan alumnae, during a reception. Admissions staff members will

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @MITSloanAdcom

Advanced Vue.js Workshop - Vuex

Outcome Health
330 N. Wabash, 25th Floor
Chicago, IL
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We are going to build a responsive website with more advanced features such as tracking states, and we will implement those features by using Vuex.

Cost: FREE

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The Ever-Changing World of FinTech

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Morningstar
22 W Washington St.
Chicago, IL
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Moderator: Pamela Quintero - Sr. Manager, Marketing Strategy, Alliant Credit Union. Panelists: Florence Hardy - CEO, TruCrowd, Palak Jain - Lead Software Engineer, PEAK6, Nicole Frapolly - Manager of Data Services, Enova. A Q&A session will follow. Appetizers and beverages will be provided.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @visuals4u

DevOps Book Club: Building MicroServices

Braintree HQ
8th Floor, 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago, IL
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Featuring a discussion of the book Building MicroServices by Sam Newman! Pizza and soft drinks provided by Braintree!

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @DevOpsChicago

Built In Brews at Trunk Club

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Trunk Club
325 W Ohio St
Chicago, IL
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Built In Chicago's Built In Brews is a monthly startup Happy Hour hosted by a different high growth tech company in Chicago every month.

Cost: $5

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Code & Coffee at eSpark

eSpark Learning
833 W Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL
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We're all learning to code, whether you've just decided to get started or you've been at it for years. Come hang out for a couple of hours with some friendly fellow coders.  All languages and skill levels welcome.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @gdichicago

Chicago Polyglot Mingle 2017

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Sully's House
1501 North Dayton Street
Chicago, IL
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Back again after a successful 1st round: Python, Java, and Ruby communities to throw after work social get together for nearly 300 tech folks. Dubbed "Polyglot," meaning: to know several languages.

Cost: FREE

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Google Design Sprints (August Dinner & Workshop)

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Table XI
328 S. Jefferson St, Suite 670
Chicago, IL
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During this hands-on workshop, our 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

Tech on Tap

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Grubhub
111 West Washington Street Suite 2100
Chicago, IL
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Join Grubhub and ITA for a night of networking with your Chicago tech peers. The event will be held at Grubhub’s office and consist of networking, along with a presentation by a Grubhub tech member.

Cost: FREE

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LEAP InnovatED Summit

Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
2233 South King Drive
Chicago, IL
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The LEAP InnovatED Summit is the convening for educators, edtech innovators, and civic and philanthropic leaders to inspire, imagine and innovate a new future for education.

Cost: $95 - $200

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On Twitter: @leapinchicago

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

September

Mindsight's 7th Annual Contact Center Roadmap Conference

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Cisco Briefing Center
9501 Technology Boulevard
Rosemont, IL
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Is your contact center ready? Join Mindsight for a full day of seminars at our 7th Annual Roadmap Conference in Rosemont, Illinois. We’ve designed the event to give contact center professionals a peek over the horizon at what customer experience challenges and opportunities await in the coming year.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @GoMindsight

Mindsight's 7th Annual Roadmap Conference

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Cisco Briefing Center
9501 Technology Boulevard
Rosemont, IL
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Join Chicago-based technology consulting firm, Mindsight, for our 7th Annual Roadmap Conference in Rosemont, Illinois. You and your team are invited to a full day of seminars designed to help you chart your IT environment’s future. This conference will help you save time budgeting and planning for 2018 and beyond.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @GoMindsight

Cyber Security: The Latest Trends

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The Standard Club
320 S. Plymouth Ct.
Chicago, IL
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The Chicago Finance Exchange hosts a dinner event with guest speaker, Diane Randolph, Chief Information Officer of Chicago-based Ulta Beauty.

Cost: Free for members. Contact to attend as guest.

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Visual Studio Live! Chicago

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Chicago Marriott Downtown - Magnificent Mile
540 N Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL
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Visual Studio Live! is thrilled to be returning to Chicago where developers, software architects, engineers and designers will be on a mission to code during four days of unbiased and cutting-edge education on the Microsoft Platform.

Cost: $550 - $2,195

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On Twitter: @VSLive

CampaignTech Chicago

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Venue SIX10
610 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL
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CampaignTech Chicago is a one day conference focused on the technology, tools, digital strategy and tactics that will shape the most competitive races up and down the ballot.

Cost: $299 - $499

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Chicago Women in Technology Conference - 2017

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1871
222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza Suite 1212
Chicago, IL
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A day dedicated to growing and investing in yourself and the Chicago Tech community. Open to all genders across platforms and technologies, ChiWiTCon will feature exciting speakers, plenty of built-in discussion time, a fireside chat and a fun and relaxing networking opportunity following the conference.

Cost: $75

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MarketingTech Smart: Navigate the Crossroads of Marketing and Technology

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Quinlan School of Business, Loyola University
16 East Pearson Street Wintrust Room
Chicago, IL
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AMA Chicago’s half-day, one-track conference will make you a pro at navigating the junction of marketing and technology.

Cost: $60 - $160

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Autumn 2017 Chicago Design System Meetup

Sprout Social
131 S Dearborn
Chicago, IL
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Quarterly gatherings of designers, developers, and designer/developers to share and compare experiences and techniques to deliver effective design systems. Speakers: Jon Donmoyer and Jennifer Stern

Cost: FREE

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October

Cyber Security Chicago

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McCormick Place
2301 S King Dr
Chicago, IL
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Cyber Security Chicago offers invaluable security insight for both IT managers & security specialists. Hear from cyber securities finest on how you can build stronger defenses against cyber-attacks & how to recover if your systems are breached.

Cost: Not specified

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On Twitter: @CyberSecChicago

November

Dare Mighty Things

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The Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University
50 E Congress Pkwy
Chicago, IL
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Listed by Inc. as one of “8 Top Tech Conferences You Can’t Miss”, Dare Mighty Things is the place to hear inspiring stories from 9+ pioneers who never gave up on their quest to build world changing innovations. Go on a journey you'll never forget & change the way you see the world.

Cost: $499

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On Twitter: @daremightythngs