September

Brew Your Skill & Network: Public Speaking

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Goose Island Brewing
1800 N Clybourn
Chicago, IL
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If you are an expert in your field and want to learn how to demand an audience, join us for this month’s workshop. Learn skills and tools that will decrease your anxieties while increasing your effectiveness in your presentations, meetings, or facilitations.

Cost: $30

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On Twitter: @BrewYourSkill

Tech Tuesday by InstaBottles

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Graffiti Lounge
116 W Hubbard
Chicago, IL
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An exciting evening of startups, cocktails, and conversation! This Tuesday will feature Instabottles - The Complete Way to Enjoy Nightlife

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @graffitichicago

Chicago Creative Space Tour with Dialogtech and Earles Architects + Associates

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DialogTech
300 W Adams
Chicago, IL
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Get an Architect's point of view at the brand new Chicago office space of DialogTech, the global leader in call analytics and automation during this tour and Q&A.

Cost: $10

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On Twitter: @chitowncreative

All Hands On Tech

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Builtworlds Media
1130 W Monroe
Chicago, IL
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BuiltWorlds hosts the companies with technology that will to push this industry forward. Put all hands on tech as these forward thinking businesses take center stage to showcase how their products will continue to cause commotion as they shape the look of tomorrow.

Cost: $25

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On Twitter: @builtworlds

The Hardware-Software Imperative: the Internet of Things, 3D Printing & More

The 3D Printer Experience
333 N LaSalle
Chicago, IL
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Join some of Chicago’s pioneers in this space as they share their perspectives on the opportunities and threats that low-cost embedded sensors, 3D printers/scanners, and other disruptors are presenting to software product managers. And get a close-up look at some of the latest in 3D printing technologies.

Cost: $10

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On Twitter: @ChicagoPMA

Code for the Coders

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1871
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago, IL
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A Saturday afternoon mini-hackathon is for web professionals who want to donate their time and skills to an active web development project while making an impact on both local and global black in tech community.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @codewhileblack

Open Code Saturday

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1871
222 W Merchandise Mart
Chicago, IL
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Get your code on with Coding While Black every Second Saturday for Open Code. This event provides a fun, welcoming tech-focused space for co-working, collaboration, tutoring, mentoring, and just plain old hanging out with other awesome black techies.

Cost: Free for CodingWhileBlack Members

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On Twitter: @codewhileblack

User Research Methods Workshop

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GA Chicago @ SPACE
444 N Wabash, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
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This workshop consists of two parts: The first part will concentrate on user research methods.The second part will focus on making sense of research findings, answering the important question: What can I do with all these insights?

Cost: $30

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On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Chicago Black Techies Happy Hour

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WeWork Chicago
220 N Green
Chicago, IL
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Join hundreds of techies for an evening of networking, career services, drinks and snacks as Coding While Black kickoffs a fundraising campaign towards providing convenient, affordable education for black web professionals and entrepreneurs.

Cost: $10 for CodingWhileBlack members

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On Twitter: @codewhileblack

Codefident Soirée

Galleria Marchetti
825 W Erie
Chicago, IL
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Join Chicago's finest in tech for an evening of drinks, hors d'oeuvres, and dancing. All proceeds will go to ChickTech. ChickTech facilitates hands-on technology-centric events to empower, support, and increase the confidence of women and girls.

Cost: $65 - $75

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On Twitter: @ChickTechOrg

Built In Brews: Gogo

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Gogo
111 N Canal
Chicago, IL
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We are ready to kickoff Oktoberfest with a Built In Brews at the new Gogo Building in the West Loop! Prepare yourselves for appetizers, brews, and wine at the stunning new headquarters.

Cost: $10

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On Twitter: @Gogo

JoomlaDay Chicago

Donald E. Stephens Conference Center
5555 North River Road
Rosemont, IL
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Providing a full day of Joomla! discussion, panels and presentations from top Joomla experts and community leaders. A premier showcase for Joomla — one of the web's leading content management systems.

Cost: $50 - $65

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On Twitter: @jdaychicago

Startup Grind Chicago Hosts Kent Nielsen (Fort Knox Studios)

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Pivotal Labs
Merchandise Mart, Suite 1212
Chicago, IL
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Fireside chat interview with Kent Nielsen, a serial entrepreneur focused on improving the processes, solutions and viability for professional artists in the music, film/video and creative tech sectors. Kent is co-owner of Fort Knox Studios, the world's largest music studio in Chicago.

Cost: $10 - $20

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On Twitter: @tomdenison

VMUG UserCon

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
9291 Bryn Mawr
Rosemont, IL
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Created by VMware Users for VMware Users, VMUG UserCon brings together a community where users can learn from VMware employees, VMware partners and each other.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @MyVMUG

WebVisions Chicago

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Siskel Film Center
164 N State
Chicago, IL
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WebVisions explores the future of design, content creation, user experience and business strategy in an event that inspires learning, collaboration and entrepreneurism.

Cost: $275 - $500

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On Twitter: @webvisions

SmartWorlds: Future Energy

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Builtworlds Media
1130 W Monroe
Chicago, IL
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The emergence of Distributed Energy Resources and micro-grids into our energy chain is changing the way power is managed, distributed and used. This event is designed to help the AEC community gain valuable insights and connections to meet the challenges and opportunities these fundamental changes represent.

Cost: $20

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On Twitter: @builtworlds

Create a mobile-friendly website in 6 hours

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1871
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago, IL
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This class will teach participants with some beginner html/css experience how to quickly build mobile-friendly websites using the Foundation framework and learn how to tell when it's more appropriate to use Bootstrap or Foundation.

Cost: $20 for CodingWhileBlack members

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On Twitter: @codewhileblack

Technori: Female Founders

Chase Auditorium
10 S Dearborn, Lower Lobby
Chicago, IL
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500 impassioned entrepreneurs, developers, designers, investors, and tech enthusiasts gather to watch five female startup founders present for exactly five minutes each, with an interactive Q&A session that involves the entire Technori audience.

Cost: $10 - $20

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On Twitter: @technori

October

Psychology for Digital Behavior Change

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Lewis Center at Depaul University Loop Campus
25 E Jackson
Chicago, IL
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During this workshop, you’ll learn how to apply psychological strategies that drive the world’s most successful websites, apps, and social media campaigns. By the end of the workshop, you’ll understand over 50 principles of persuasive psychology, and possess design resources you can implement immediately.

Cost: $479

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On Twitter: @cugelman

Front-end Camp

Harrington College of Design
200 W Madison
Chicago, IL
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If you want to ramp up your HTML, CSS, Javascript, and throw in a bit of UX and Design for good measure, Front-end Camp is the event you won’t want to miss!

Cost: $60

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On Twitter: @chicagocamps

FUND Conference

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UIC Forum
725 Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL
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Thought leadership conference bridging the gap between early stage investors and growing companies.

Cost: $195

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On Twitter: @FUNDConference

City Code Chicago

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Second City
1616 N Wells
Chicago, IL
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A one day immersive technology conference for programmers to spark creativity and innovation. We invite brilliant speakers from Chicago and around the country to share important ideas — and let those flame into deeper exchange, with you involved in the discussion!

Cost: $79 - $119

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On Twitter: @CityCodeConf

Chicago Uncubed

Revel Downtown
440 W Randolph
Chicago, IL
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Uncubed connects forward thinking folks with a new generation of companies, their fulfilling jobs, and the digital skills they’re built on.

Cost: $20 - $35

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On Twitter: @GetUncubed

Chicago Erlang Workshop

National Association of Realtors
430 N Michigan #4
Chicago, IL
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An intensive, one day, Erlang workshop in the heart of Chicago! This year, Chicago Erlang is shifting to a hands-on, write-some-code workshop edition. Choose from 2 tracks, Erlang Essentials and Internet of Things App Buildout.

Cost: $49 - $69

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On Twitter: @gar1t

Barnraise 2015

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IIT Institute of Design
350 N LaSalle
Chicago, IL
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A uniquely structured maker-conference that connects design firms, community-based organizations and participants to address a social topic in the Chicago community. Facilitated by a design firm, registrants work in teams to develop a user-centered understanding of a problem and prototype solutions.

Cost: $150 - $630

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On Twitter: @BarnRaiseID

Chicago Startup Job Fair

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1871
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, 12th Floor
Chicago, IL
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The Chicago Startup Job Fair connects top talent with Chicago's thriving startups. Over the past year, more than 400 companies and 9,000 job-seekers attended Startup Job Fair events across the country.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @StartupJF

Data Visualization Crash Course (D3.js & Processing)

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The Franklin Center
222 W Adams
Chicago, IL
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After this hands-on workshop you should be able to create basic custom visualizations as well as edit complex visualizations to display your data. Note: basic JavaScript knowledge is helpful but not necessary.

Cost: FREE

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Coding While Black Relaunch Event

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1871
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago, IL
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Coding While Black will unveil some exciting changes at this relaunch event. Their mission of connecting, educating, and empowering black web professionals and entrepreneurs.

Cost: $10 Donation

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On Twitter: @codewhileblack

Intro to Git and Github

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1871
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago, IL
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This class will introduce participants to Git and GitHub through an interactive workshop. This course will cover all of the essentials for understanding and using Git from a basic to intermediate level.

Cost: $10

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On Twitter: @codewhileblack

November

Big Data TechCon

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Chicago Mart Plaza
350 West Mart Center Drive
Chicago, IL
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Big Data TechCon features practical, how-to classes and tutorials for IT and Big Data professionals, including data and business analysts, developers, software architects, data scientists, and project managers.

Cost: $995 - $1495

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On Twitter: @bigdatatechcon