February

Meet & Hire Chicago Web Developers

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Illinois Technology Association
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 1200
Chicago, IL
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GA Chicago’s Web Development Immersive program graduates will be showcasing their projects, and will be available to chat about job opportunities. Note: this is a hiring event for Junior Web Developers.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Intro to Java Programming for Android

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GA Chicago @ SPACE
444 N Wabash Ave, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
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Get acquainted with Java, one of the world;s most commonly used programming language

Cost: $45

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On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

MakeOffices The Loop Launch

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MakeOffices at the Loop
1 N State, Suite 1500
Chicago, IL
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Celebrate the opening of MakeOffices' Chicago locations, at The Loop and River North. Enjoy bites from popular Chicago eateries (Saucy Porka, Umami Burger, Firecakes & Parlor Pizza), speciality cocktails and beer, entertainment, and giveaways - including office space.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @MakeOffices

Chicago Foodpreneurs: Startup Edition

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The Hatchery
320 N Damen
Chicago, IL
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Join some of Chicago's early-stage food entrepreneurs and startups as they share their journeys, entrepreneurial struggles - including the business definition process, fundraising, and brand building - and what it really takes to launch and run a successful food and beverage business in Chicago.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Chicago Women Developers Hack Night

1871
222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, 12th Floor
Chicago, IL
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This weekly event gives ladies a space to code together. Whether you're just getting started, or are a veteran in the tech world, there's a seat for you at the table. BYOL: Bring your own laptop!

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @CWDevs

Chicago HTML5: Intersection of Development and Design

PowerReviews
180 N La Salle
Chicago, IL
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Brian Montana, Lara Kocab and Jamie Sanchez will be speaking on topics of development, design and ways to engage and educate stakeholders.

Cost: FREE

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Introduction to Javascript & jQuery

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GA Chicago @ SPACE
444 N Wabash Ave, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
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Cover the basics of Javascript and jQuery to dynamically update the appearance and content of a web page.

Cost: $175

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On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

User Experience Design Bootcamp

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GA Chicago @ Space
444 N Wabash Ave, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
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Prepare to dip your toes into an ocean of new concepts and ideas that will enlighten your perspective on the human-computer interaction experience.

Cost: $175

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On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Get Social: Understanding Social Media Strategy

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GA Chicago @ SPACE
444 N Wabash Ave, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
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Get an introduction to social media strategy and best practices for engagement on major platforms

Cost: $60

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On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Introduction to the Agile Development Process

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GA Chicago @ SPACE
444 N Wabash, 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

Making the Agility Shift: How Agile Practices Can Save Your Organization Time and Money

Mightybytes, Inc.
4001 North Ravenswood
Chicago, IL
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A lively evening with Pamela Meyer, author of The Agility Shift, as we discover how leaders, teams, and organizations are changing how they do business in a changing world.

Cost: $11.54 - $32.64

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On Twitter: @Mightybytes

Architecting Highly Scalable SaaS Application on Azure

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Illinois Technology Association
20 N Wacker, Suite 1200
Chicago, IL
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A 2 day workshop for Software Architects to learn from award winning SaaS product creators. Discuss real-world challenges & critical factors to develop a scalable and secure SaaS product with high availability.

Cost: $800

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On Twitter: @Aspire_SoftEng

Introduction to User Experience (UX) Design: A Free Class

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GA Chicago @ Space
444 N Wabash Ave, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
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The goal of this class is to help students understand the basic principles of User Experience. Great UX design creates pleasure, fun, and even delight for users.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Yan Pritzker Presents Domain Driven Rails

Wellspring
350 N LaSalle #1200
Chicago, IL
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Many Rails projects benefit from monolith architecture in the beginning. In this talk, Yan will present patterns for keeping your monolithic beast happy and maintainable for many years by distilling theoretical ideas like DCI and Domain Driven Design into simple language and practical applications.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @RefactORD

Coding for Beginners: HTML & CSS

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GA Chicago @ Space
444 N Wabash, 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

Chicago Founders’ Stories with Brandon Cruz of GoHealth

1871
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago, IL
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Brandon Cruz is the co-founder and President of GoHealth, a marketing and technology company that builds innovative products and solutions for the future of health care. GoHealth was named one of Chicago Tribune’s Top Workplaces, a Top 100 Digital Company by Built in Chicago.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @ChiFounders

CodePen Chicago

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The Uprising Creative
1936 W Division St, 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL
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A chance for Chicago CodePen friends to hang out together, share some pens, gain some followers, and check out what other folks are working on. Also a good chance you'll be able to snag some killer CodePen gear! Some beer and snacks will be provided by our generous hosts at The Uprising Creative.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @CodePen

Presentation Skills & Public Speaking

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GA Chicago @ SPACE
444 N Wabash, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
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Upon completion of this class, participants will have actionable strategies for leveraging strengths and addressing challenge areas when delivering presentations.

Cost: $40

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On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Who’s Who in Chicago Music Tech?

2112 inc
4245 N Knox
Chicago, IL
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Make yourself known, connect with colleagues, and welcome newcomers to the field or to Chicago. This meetup will spotlight music tech startups and investors, open the conversation for a pulse check on the scene, and leave plenty of time to schmooze one on one.

Cost: $0 - $22

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On Twitter: @fortknoxstudios

Chicago World Information Architecture Day

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FCB in the John Hancock Tower
875 N Michigan Ave, 20th Floor
Chicago, IL
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A one-day, annual celebration focused on the practice and education of Information Architecture. The Chicago event will feature several topics and speakers.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @wiadchicago

Introduction to Adobe Illustrator: Weekend Workshop

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GA Chicago @ SPACE
444 N Wabash, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
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Get up and running with Adobe Illustrator in just one day. Learn the basics: how to open a file, image trace, add text, use layers, the pen tool and brushes

Cost: $175

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On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Performant Web Animation and Redux & Routes

Enova
175 W Jackson, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
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This Chicago JavaScript Meetup will feature Performant Web Animations: Achieving 60fps by Emily Hayman and Redux & Routes by Nick Dreckshage.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @chicagojs

Designing your Service Around Experience - Workshop in UI UX

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Tech Nexus (Conference Room A/B)
20 N Upper Wacker Dr #1200
Chicago, IL
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This isn’t about user experience at the surface. This is about the in-depth relationships, emotions and contributions each user has to the success of a company’s services, branding and product. Learn about UX with Service Design and how it can shape the best experience for your company’s latest project.

Cost: FREE

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Tech Talks: The New Media Frontier

2112 inc
4245 N Knox Ave
Chicago, IL
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Join Jeff Becker, Chair of Swanson, Martin & Bell’s entertainment & media law practice group, and Bill Patterson, a partner in the firm’s technology and new media practice, as they discuss fundamental business and legal issues confronted by developing music-tech companies as they enter this “new media frontier.”

Cost: $0 - $16.82

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On Twitter: @fortknoxstudios

Windy City Digital Project Managers: Kicking Things Off!

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Leo Burnett
35 W Wacker, 21st Floor
Chicago, IL
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In the spirit of new beginnings in a new year, the topic for this meetup is “Kicking Things Off!” Discuss all the initial phases to a project, including scoping, planning, kickoff meetings, first impressions, and more. Enjoy some snacks and beverages and meet your fellow Windy City Digital Project Managers.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @WindyCityDPM

Getting Started with Wordpress

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GA Chicago @ SPACE
444 N Wabash Ave, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
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Create a professional-looking website in no time by learning all about the WordPress platform, from the basics to the most advanced features

Cost: $40

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On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

TECHknowledgey Chicago 2016

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New Horizons Computer Learning Center
525 W Van Buren, Suite 300
Chicago, IL
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A free technology expo that will introduce you to the very latest tools, products, and strategies that Modern IT Departments are using today, and what trends we can expect to see in the months ahead.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @NewHorizonsLS

Built In Brews: Morningstar

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Morningstar
22 W Washington
Chicago, IL
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Celebrate Mardi Gras with a Built In Brews at Morningstar! Gather up your beads and join us for the Mardi Gras edition of Built In Brews, complete with beer, wine, passed apps, and more!

Cost: $10

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On Twitter: @MorningstarInc

Introduction to Google Analytics

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GA Chicago @ Space
444 N Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL
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Get to know the basics of using Google Analytics to track and evaluate performance and draw insights to improve your business

Cost: $40

Event link:

On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Coding for Beginners: Ruby

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GA Chicago @ SPACE
444 N Wabash Ave, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
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An introduction to computer programming for complete beginners. Using Ruby, this class will give you a solid foundation to start the programming for fun or for use in your career.

Cost: $40

Event link:

On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Write/Speak/Code Work Night!

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Braintree
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

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On Twitter: @wscchicago

Cross Border Hackathon

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Illinois Institute of Technology - Idea Shop
3440 S Dearborn St, Suite #050
Chicago, IL
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For the 1st time ever, the Department of Homeland Security, State Department, the US Chamber of Commerce, Dickinson-Wright and Northof41.org have come together with the Tech Community in Chicago to develop APIs to allow entrepreneurs to develop software that simplifies the importing/exporting process.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @northof41

Product Management Bootcamp

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GA Chicago @ SPACE
444 N Wabash Ave, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
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Find out which of your ideas are most viable by learning how to test them quickly and efficiently

Cost: $175

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On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

User Research Methods

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GA Chicago @ Space
444 N Wabash, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
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Learn research methods for understanding what is important to your users and techniques for using those insights effectively

Cost: $60

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On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

March

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 leal issues that every startup faces.

Cost: $40

Event link:

On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Hyde Park Angels & 1871 Entrepreneurial Education Series: When to Raise Venture Capital or Bootstrap

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1871
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1212
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

Coding in One Day: HTML & CSS Crash Course

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GA Chicago @ SPACE
444 N Wabash Ave, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
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Get into front-end web development quickly and easily. Dive head first into HTML & CSS, skill up with live coding exercises, and build a basic web page from scratch.

Cost: $175

Event link:

On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Python for Data Science

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GA Chicago @ SPACE
444 N Wabash Ave, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
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Learn to use Python as a powerful tool for analyzing and exploring data

Cost: $175

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On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

The Founding Moms' Exchange: Chicago

Free Range Office
2141 W North Ave, 2nd Flr
Chicago, IL
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Hear from Mettacite founder Nancy Schuetz who will talk about how to assess and grow your business using quick and easy data analytics techniques!

Cost: $10

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On Twitter: @foundingmom

Ally Skills Workshop

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Enova
175 W Jackson
Chicago, IL
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The Ally Skills Workshop teaches men (in technology) simple, everyday ways to support women in their workplaces and communities. Participants learn techniques that work at the office, at conferences, and online.

Cost: FREE

Event link:

On Twitter: @alison985

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: $40

Event link:

On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Growth Hack Your Content Marketing

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GA Chicago Event Space
444 N Wabash Ave, Level B
Chicago, IL
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Growth hack your content marketing strategy. During this event you will find out how to come up with content ideas, write great content, and distribute it/get it seen.

Cost: FREE

Event link:

On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Experience Design for Physical Space

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GA Chicago @ SPACE
444 N Wabash Ave, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
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This class is ideal for people interested in exploring the intersection of user experience, architecture, and code.

Cost: $40

Event link:

On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Innovation Forum 2016

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Four Seasons Hotel Chicago
120 E Delaware
Chicago, IL
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The Economist Events' Innovation Forum will bring together leading thinkers and practitioners from around the world to envision what the company of the future will be like and how today’s companies can achieve the transformation they will need if they are to flourish.

Cost: $1100 - $1495

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On Twitter: @TheIdeasEconomy

Tech For Justice Hackathon

Chicago Kent Law School
565 W Adams St # 2
Chicago, IL
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Tech For Justice Hackathon+ ABA Tech Show will bring together Lawyers, Law Students, Technologists, Domestic Violence Experts, State and City Reps, Entrepreneurs and more to come up with a solution that will be implemented developing technologies and gathering in an online space for continued real-time problem solving.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @iboinstitute

Design Thinking Bootcamp

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GA Chicago @ SPACE
444 N Wabash Ave, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
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This hands-on workshop will lead you through the design thinking process, taught by design thinking professionals that live and breathe in this space.

Cost: $75

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On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Introduction to Ruby on Rails 2-Day Workshop

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GA Chicago @ SPACE
444 N Wabash Ave, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
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Learn HTML, Rails, and git basics that will get you moving in your app development process

Cost: $400

Event link:

On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

CCS Ethos 4.0

Venue One
1034 West Randolph
Chicago, IL
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Join leaders from Chicago's tech and creative community for Ethos 4.0. Enjoy an open bar and hors d'oeuvres as you meet hundreds of entrepreneurs, creatives, engineers, executives, and freelancers from Chicago and beyond.

Cost: $40 - $150

Event link:

On Twitter: @ChitownCreative

Sight & Sound Digital Media Youth Festival

Tribeca Flashpoint College
28 N Clark, Suite 500
Chicago, IL
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Tribeca Flashpoint College’s Sight & Sound Digital Media Youth Festival is designed for young creative talents to showcase their work in the areas of film, recording arts, animation, visual effects, and digital marketing. The theme for the 2016 Sight & Sound Festival is “Deadline.”

Cost: $10

Event link:

On Twitter: @tribecachicago

Java Fundamentals for Android 2-Day Bootcamp

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GA Chicago @ SPACE
444 N Wabash Ave, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
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This 2-day bootcamp teaches Java programming fundamentals for Android

Cost: $350

Event link:

On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

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

Salesforce World Tour Chicago

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Lakeside Center at McCormick Place
2301 S Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, IL
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Learn firsthand from leading customers how to sell, service, market, and succeed like never before.

Cost: FREE

Event link:

On Twitter: @salesforce

Programming for Non-Programmers 2-Day Bootcamp

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GA Chicago
210 N Green Street
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

Event link:

On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Data-Driven Decisions in Marketing & Sales

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GA Chicago Event Space
444 N Wabash Ave, Level B
Chicago, IL
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In this presentation/panel event, hear from marketing, sales, and startup experts on how to harness the power of data-driven decisions for just about all your business needs

Cost: FREE

Event link:

On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

April

Ally Skills Workshop

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Enova
175 W Jackson
Chicago, IL
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The Ally Skills Workshop teaches men (in technology) simple, everyday ways to support women in their workplaces and communities. Participants learn techniques that work at the office, at conferences, and online.

Cost: FREE

Event link:

On Twitter: @alison985

Think.Start.Do: A Conference for Women Entrepreneurs

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Locallective
1257 Milwaukee, 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL
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An event to empower women through learning and collaboration. Join 150 established and aspiring female entrepreneurs and allies in Wicker Park.

Cost: $200 - $525

Event link:

On Twitter: @ThinkStartDo

MedCity Invest

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Four Seasons Hotel Chicago
120 E Delaware
Chicago, IL
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Meet and connect with active investors, corporate development execs and healthcare’s most promising startups at MedCity INVEST.

Cost: $695.00 - $1095

Event link:

On Twitter: @medcitynews

The Data Science Conference

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Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
2301 S Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL
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The first and only vendor-free, sponsor-free, and recruiter-free data science conference for business analytics professionals working in data science, big data, data mining, machine learning, artificial intelligence, or predictive modeling.

Cost: $900 - $1350

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Psychology for Digital Behavior Change (2-day workshop)

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DePaul University
1 E Jackson
Chicago, IL
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Over two days, you’ll learn to build online products that are more motivating, usable, and persuasive, by harnessing digital psychology. Though this workshop is all based on science, the content is presented at a practical level designed to reinforce your understanding and to help you develop new skills.

Cost: $479

Event link:

On Twitter: @AlterSpark

UX Camp

Columbia College Film Row
1104 S Wabash, 8th Floor
Chicago, IL
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If you’re just getting your start in UX and you’re hoping to learn more, or you’ve been in the field awhile and want to stay current, UX Camp is for you. A full day–3 full tracks–of UX talks, surrounded by impressive keynotes and all for a great price that includes your lunch.

Cost: Only $60!

Event link:

On Twitter: @chicagocamps

June

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