September

Science Happy Hour

Lagunitas Brewing Company, The TapRoom
2607 W 17th St
Chicago, IL
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Join Illinois Science Council and other science-loving and science-curious folks for a happy hour with science-themed trivia (with prizes!) at Lagunitas Brewing Company.

Cost: $20 - $25

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On Twitter: @IllinoisScience

Technori: Knowledge Is Power

Chase Auditoreum
10 S Dearborn St
Chicago, IL
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Hear from some of the top startups in Chicago focused on shaping the future of education, including; Packback, Infiniteach, Classblox, The Graide Network, & WeSolv!

Cost: $10 - $20

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On Twitter: @technori

TechAroundTown: Women in Tech

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Polsky Exchange North
1452 East 53rd Street
Chicago, IL
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Join the Chicago Urban League Entrepreneurship Center and the University of Chicago Polsky Exchange for a candid conversation on women in technology.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @ChiUrbanLeague

Design Your Dream Job

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Space by Doejo
444 N Wabash Ave, 5th floor
Chicago, IL
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Individuals in today’s workforce will shift or change careers multiple times during their professional lives. With the myriad of options available, it’s important to make the right choices. Learn how to leverage your existing skillset and network to help you launch your dream job.

Cost: 40

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On Twitter: @GA_chicago

Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained: How to Get Where You Want to Go

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General Assembly
444 N. Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL
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Hear how five local creatives and entrepreneurs went against all odds to pursue their passion, career or side project and turn what they love into what they do.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Lightning talk: NativeScript, Cordova, Electron, Highland and many more

Enova
175 W Jackson, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
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6 fantastic speakers. 15-20 min each.

Cost: FREE

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Coding Temple Open House

Coding Temple
222 W. Ontario Street, Suite 450
Chicago, IL
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Coding Temple offers both Part-Time Full-Stack JavaScript courses and Full-Time Full-Stack ASP.NET MVC courses. Graduates range from 17 years old to 55 years old and have successfully landed in Jr. Level web development positions throughout the US.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @coding_temple

Food Inno, Presented by National Foodworks

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WeWork Grant Park
332 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60604
Chicago, IL
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We're going to celebrate and explore the past, present, and future of Chicago food innovation, cultivating dialogues with and demonstrations from entrepreneurs working across the entire supply chain.

Cost: $10

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On Twitter: @ChicagoInno

Intro to Test-Driven Development

Sandbox Industries
1000 West Fulton Market
Chicago, IL
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Test-driven development is the practice of writing your tests firsts, then using the tests to guide you as you write your production code. It provides a clear workflow and next steps while building and has the added benefit of producing a test suite you can have confidence in.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @ACLearnToCode

GWIS CHICAGO SCIENCE TALKS

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Wicker Park Library Room
1701 North Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL
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The goal of these seminars is to provide a spotlight for scientists to share their work with a diverse group of women in science and science enthusiasts.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @GWISci

Speaker Brian Lange "It's Not Magic: Explaining Classification Algorithms"

Datascope Analytics
16 N. Wabash #1250
Chicago, IL
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As organizations increasingly make use of data and machine learning methods, people must build a basic "data literacy". Data scientist & instructor Brian Lange provides simple, visual equation-free explanations for a variety of classification algorithms.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @PyLadiesChicago

Effective Management of API Data in a React Flux App

QuikOrder
444 N. Michigan Ave #2500
Chicago, IL
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Interacting and managing external API resources in a single-page react application can be challenging, particularly when working within any Flux framework. We will share some of the trials and tribulations we encountered along the way, what didn’t work, and what ended up working for us.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @ReactJSChicago

Young Entrepreneur Fireside Chat

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GA Chicago @ JLL
200 East Randolph Street, 44th Floor
Chicago, IL
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This event is for everyone from entrepreneurs to consumers. Come network and learn about Chicago's impressive entrepreneur community. Drinks and snacks to be provided.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

"Don't Do This in Your Pitchdeck" Bagels & Coffee

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Coalition: Energy
18 South Michigan Avenue Floor 12
Chicago, IL
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A presentation and roundtable about the best way to structure your pitch as a startup.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @EnergyFoundry

Ed Tech Mentor Mixer

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222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza
222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza Suite 1212
Chicago, IL
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Meet educator and tech mentors and mingle with new and longtime innovators as we celebrate the back-to-school season. 

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @leapinchicago

Built In Brews: Managed by Q

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Managed by Q
358 W Ontario Suite 3W
Chicago, IL
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Join us for a Built In Brews at Managed by Q's River North Office complete with beer, wine, and passed apps.

Cost: $10

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On Twitter: @ManagedbyQ

Chicago End of Summer Soiree

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Space by Doejo
444 N Wabash Ave, 5th floor
Chicago, IL
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Meet our community of smart and innovative creatives and technologists at the Chicago End of Summer Soiree! SPACE by Doejo is revealing their brand new space, and trust us it's gorgeous! Join us for a night of: Dancing to Chicago DJ GOLDHOUSE Custom booty portraits by RADillustrates Local craft beer Good times!

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Collab/Space Chicago

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TechNexus
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 1200
Chicago, IL
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How can we help VR-related startups survive and thrive as a business? That will be the focus of our Collab/Space Chicago 2016 workshop. It will be an all-day, hands-on workshop focused on entrepreneurship, with 8 VR startups and projects presenting.

Cost: $99 early bird; $129 regular registration.

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On Twitter: @mediashiftorg

October

Agile Planning: From Boardroom to Code (and Back!)

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ITA
20 N. Wacker Drive Suite 1200
Chicago, IL
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At this event, learn how to bring your business imperatives and requirements into your agile programs and projects, track their realization, and how you can provide your business with the portfolio reports and project reports that they need.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @Herzum

Coding Bootcamp Prep Course

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Fullstack Academy
222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza #1212
Chicago, IL
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Advanced coding bootcamps can produce outstanding career results, but selective admissions are quick to eliminate those without enough coding knowledge. This 4-week, part-time course focuses on intermediate programming in JavaScript and coding challenges to pass bootcamp admissions.

Cost: $450 deposit, $2,750 total

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On Twitter: @fullstack

Elastic{ON} Tour - Chicago

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Venue SIX10
610 S Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL
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A dynamic opportunity to learn more about Elasticsearch 5.0 release, understand and hear about existing use cases, plus a two-hour technical training session. We will have Elastic Subject Matter experts onsite to address questions.

Cost: Early Bird $125

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UX Designers Meet & Hire

General Assembly
444 N Wabash Ave, Level B
Chicago, IL
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General Assembly welcomes you to our hiring event for our new graduates of our User Experience Design Immersive Program. Our graduates will be showcasing their projects throughout the event, and will be available to chat about job opportunities (GA does not charge any placement fees).

Cost: FREE

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eGain Digital+AI Day

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Hyatt Regency O'Hare
9300 Bryn Mawr Ave
Chicago, IL
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At this event you will hear about trend tsunamis, 2016 CX performance of various industries, and real-world success stories in digital CX, AI, analytics, & knowledge management!

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @egain

Ada Lovelace Celebration: Screening of Code: Debugging the Gender Gap

ThoughtWorks
200 East Randolph
Chicago, IL
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This event is free and open to everyone. Celebrate Ada Lovelace Day by screening the documentary: "Code: Debugging the Gender Gap" followed by a fishbowl discussion.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @wwcchicago

Technically Speaking hosted by Jellyvision

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Jellyvision
848 West Eastman Street
Chicago, IL
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Technically Speaking is a technical demo night that invites tech teams from Chicago's diverse technology community to share the motivation behind the project, the thought process behind the architecture, project challenges, and other important project aspects. Attendees will get inspired as they learn about resource

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @techwhileblack

All Things Web Tech: Create a Desktop App with Electron

Blue 1647 Tech Innovation Center
1647 S Blue Island Ave
Chicago, IL
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Electron is a framework for creating native applications with web technologies like JavaScript, HTML, and CSS. Let's put it to the test and build a desktop app.

Cost: FREE

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ACT-W Conference to Advance Careers of Technical Women

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Chicago School of Professional Psychology
325 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60654
Chicago, IL
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Join us for speaking sessions, hands-on workshops, one-on-one coaching sessions, a career fair, and so much more. This regional, two-day conference focuses on providing content that addresses the unique women in tech landscape in the Chicago area.

Cost: $75

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On Twitter: @ACT_WConf

Web Developer Recruiting at Fullstack Chicago Hiring Day

Fullstack Academy
222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, #1212
Chicago, IL
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Fullstack Academy is Chicago's premier coding bootcamp that teaches an advanced JavaScript curriculum. Graduates have been hired by companies like Adobe, Google, and Amazon, as well as large companies and startups across a broad spectrum of industries. Build your engineering team at our one day event.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @fullstack

Fireside Chat with Terry Howerton and Chris Gladwin

TechNexus
20 N Upper Wacker Dr #1200, Chicago, IL 60606
Chicago, IL
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Terry is the founder and CEO of TechNexus, a Chicago-based venture development firm and incubator. Chris is the founder and CEO of Ocient and previously founded and led Cleversafe as the President and CEO.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @ChicagoETM

Getting started with Node.js C++ Addons

Braintree
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Floor 8, Chicago, IL 60654
Chicago, IL
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One of Node's most powerful features is its ability to wrap calls to C/C++ code.  This means you can wrap existing legacy code or write super fast functions to process data. The possibilities are endless.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @ChicagoNodeJS

Open Sourcing Microsoft

Make Offices
1 North State Street, Suite 1500
Chicago, IL
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From adopting and standardizing MVC within ASP.NET, moving towards single page and Microservices, acquiring and open sourcing Xamarin, and embracing a Linux environment in its latest version of Visual Studio and .NET. How has the closed Microsoft environment become more “open” and in what direction is it going?

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @Tech_in_Motion

Git and Github: Source Control Basics and Advanced Techniques

Dev Bootcamp
1033 W. Van Buren
Chicago, IL
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While this class covers advanced topics, it is suitable for beginners with no experience with Git or Github. Source control is an essential skill for any software developer to manage their code base, keep track of changes, and coordinate major revisions with other team members.

Cost: 40

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On Twitter: @gdichicago

Codepen Chicago Meetup

Backstop Solutions Group
233 S Wacker Dr #3960, Floor 39
Chicago, IL
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A show-and-tell style meetup where all are welcome (and encouraged) to get up and share a pen you've created with the group, but with a Halloween theme.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @CodePen

Neurochemistry for Interactive Design & Marketing (1-day workshop)

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DePaul University
1 E Jackson Blvd. 8th floor
Chicago, IL
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In this workshop, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of human-centered design, by learning the neurochemical factors that shape your users’ emotions, motivation, cognition, and behavior.

Cost: $399 (20% early bird discount and special pricing for students, nonprofits...)

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On Twitter: @cugelman

November

Science Cocktail Party

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D.I.R.T.T. Environmental Showroom
325 N Wells, 10th floor
Chicago, IL
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There will be smart people and beautiful people and interesting people (often the same people), hors d’oeuvres, open bar with our signature Pop-Rock Cocktail, cool science experiments you'll participate in, plus a photo booth, and raffle prizes all in the name of science and fun.

Cost: $60 - $75

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On Twitter: @IllinoisScience

2016 Young Tech Challenge

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Navy Pier, Festival Hall A
600 E Grand Ave
Chicago, IL
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Young Tech Challenge is an opportunity for creators aged 8-22 to show off a playful tech product. Submissions can be built on any platform available; mobile, console and PC will surely be popular, but entrants can also build with lego, robotics, or any techy fun you can find.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @chicagotoyngame