March

Ember Workshop

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Enova
200 W Jackson, 13th floor conference center
Chicago, IL
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In this workshop, we will be demoing a small Ember application covering the basics of the framework and allowing time for attendees to get hands-on with the code and add some features.

Cost: FREE

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Agile 3.0: Fast Development. Automated DevOps. Agile Portfolios. Free Beer.

Haymarket Pub & Brewery
737 W Randolph
Chicago, IL
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Our experts and partners will share with you some fascinating insight on The Agile 3.0 Revolution, Fast Development, Automated DevOps and Agile Portfolios. After the presentation, join us to celebrate Herzum’s 15th anniversary and network with our experts and industry partners over free food and drinks.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @Herzum

VC Insights: Rishi Shah

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Polsinelli
161 N Clark 41st Floor
Chicago, IL
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An opportunity to gain insight on the entrepreneurial journey, fundamentals of funding, and what the process is really like. Hear from Rishi Shah, CEO and Co-Founder of Context Media, a health information services company built in Chicago.

Cost: $15

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On Twitter: @VentureConnects

XRay: Transparency for the Web by Marshall Shen

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Groupon, 3rd floor, Corky Romano
600 W Chicago
Chicago, IL
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Today’s Web services–such as Google, Amazon, and Facebook–leverage user data for varied purposes, including personalizing recommendations, targeting advertisements, and adjusting prices. XRay is a personal data tracking system that provides insight into how your data is being used.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @grouponeng

Technori Pitch: Travel Startups

Chase Auditoreum
10 S Dearborn, Lower Lobby
Chicago, IL
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A monthly showcase of Chicago’s most innovative startups, showcasing their latest technologies. This time 5 travel startups will give their pitches.

Cost: $10 - $20

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On Twitter: @technori

April

Venture Connects: VC Access - for Entrepreneurs & Investors

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Highline Bar + Lounge
345 N Wells (private entrance)
Chicago, IL
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A casual evening with people in the biz - both entrepreneurs & investors. No selling or pitching please - just good old fashioned networking with good people, passed apps, and amazing drink specials!

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @VentureConnects

Geekfest Lightning Talks!

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Groupon, 3rd floor, Corky Romano
600 W Chicago
Chicago, IL
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Quick presentations from technologists, developers and designers at this Groupon Engineering event. Food is always provided!

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @grouponeng

Animation Q&A with Jack Doyle and Jeremy Kahn

Razorfish
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza #1200
Chicago, IL
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In this CHIHTML5 Event, Jack Doyle (@greensock) and Jeremy Kahn (@jeremyckahn) will present brief talks about their animation tools followed by audience Q&A.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @greensock

Engaging Your Facebook Audience Through Organic Reach And Paid Ads

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The Shift
4101 N Broadway
Chicago, IL
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Attendees will learn valuable techniques and communication strategies to reach and engage the right customers, donors, and supporters for your business or nonprofit on Facebook.

Cost: $15

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On Twitter: @TheShiftChi

DBCx Speaker: Karl Hughes

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Dev Bootcamp
351 W Hubbard, 7th Floor
Chicago, IL
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While technical talent is certainly in demand,people who can bridge the gap between engineers and business people are often even more crucial to well-rounded teams. In this talk, Karl Hughes of Packback will go over some steps you can take to improve these "soft" skills.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @devbootcamp

Flashpoint Chicago Demo Day

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1871
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago, IL
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At this event, the founders in Flashpoint's latest batch will present, and share where they are headed next. Introductory remarks will be given by Merrick Furst, Flashpoint's Director and Distinguished Professor of Computing at Georgia Tech.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @FlashpointGT

Chicago Uncubed

Revel Downtown
440 W Randolph
Chicago, IL
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Connecting creators in tech, design and business with Chicago's most exciting companies.

Cost: $20 - $40

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On Twitter: @GetUncubed

The Venture+ Forum

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Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Prairie Room
2233 S Martin Luther King Dr
Chicago, IL
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Explore emerging business opportunities and discover the latest trends in health technology funding from leading investors. Hear presentations by innovative health companies and the entrepreneurs behind them.

Cost: $295 ($325 on site)

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On Twitter: @himss

Startup Boot Camp

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Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Prairie Room
2233 S Martin Luther King Dr
Chicago, IL
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Join us for an interactive session presented by StartUp Health that will explore your startup’s place in the diverse digital health market. Discover strategies for building a successful business, learn from experts about industry funding trends and gain tips for increasing the equity value of your startup.

Cost: $125 ($150 on site)

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On Twitter: @himss

CodePen Chicago

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Workshop Chicago
935 W Chestnut, Suite 530
Chicago, IL
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Come join us, hang out, and talk some web shop! We'll probably talk about, you know, <div>s, <span>s, and what happens when web components take over the world.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @CodePen

Lightning Talks: Highs and Lows

Digitas Chicago
180 N La Salle
Chicago, IL
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This Girl Develop It! event is a series of lightning talks with folks from all walks of life as they share some of their high and/or low moments, how they got through them and the lessons they learned.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @gdichicago

Spring Tech Networking Event

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Plymouth Grill
327 S Plymouth
Chicago, IL
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Bring your IT friends and join us for networking, drinks and appetizers. Plus you will have the chance to win Chicago Cubs Tickets and/or a GoPro camera!

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @advresources

Code Fellows Chicago Info Session

1871
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, 12th Floor
Chicago, IL
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Come have a beer, meet new people, and find out more about our Code Fellows classes in Chicago.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @CodeFellowsOrg

Mobile Camp

Harrington College of Design
200 W Madison
Chicago, IL
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Mobile Camp gets you up to speed on the mobile issues you need to know! Spend a Saturday with us and then spend your Monday applying what you’ve learned!

Cost: $60

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On Twitter: @chicagocamps

Continuously Optimized Customer Experiences

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Soho House Chicago
113 N Green
Chicago, IL
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Join Qubit at Soho House Chicago for a look at personalization and testing strategies used to consistently delight customers with Ramy Badie, CEO/Founder of TeeTurtle apparel and Matt Wishnow, CEO/Founder of Clearhead, a digital optimization agency whose clients include Adidas, Fresh Direct, Patagonia & Ralph Lauren.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @qubitgroup

Chicago Startup Job Fair

Chez Chicago
247 E Ontario
Chicago, IL
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The Chicago Startup Job Fair aims to connect talented job seekers with the best Chicago-based startups. The event is largely run by volunteers looking to foster a thriving startup community and to raise awareness about startup jobs in Chicago.

Cost: Free

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On Twitter: @StartupJF

Chicago State of Innovation

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1871
222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago, IL
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State of Innovation is an event and forum evaluating the key issues and trends facing Chicago's startup and business communities. SOI takes you inside the innovation economy with candid commentary from the most influential thought leaders in the area's fastest growing sectors.

Cost: $20 - $35

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On Twitter: @ChicagoInno

How to Use Twitter Effectively to Promote your Business or Nonprofit

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The Shift
4101 N Broadway
Chicago, IL
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nterested in gaining more followers on Twitter? Want to know how to reach and engage your target audiences, and covert those followers into customers or donors? Wondering how advertising on Twitter works, and if you should use it? Then this class is for you!

Cost: $15

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On Twitter: @TheShiftChi

May

INTXHACK

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1871
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago, IL
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24-hour hackathon competition taking place in conjunction with INTX that challenges developers to create apps-from-scratch using the latest APIs, tools, data and content from a huge list of today’s leading tech, media and entertainment companies.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @intxNCTA

INTX: Internet & Television Expo

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McCormick Place West
2301 S Indiana
Chicago, IL
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INTX is a fresh new take on a live industry event, where you’ll learn, network and do business in the global Internet and Television economy. With attractions, events, presentations and surprises, it’s a bold new model for attaining access, making connections and building visibility.

Cost: $250 - $1200

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On Twitter: @intxNCTA

GOTO Chicago

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Westin Chicago River North
320 N Dearborn
Chicago, IL
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GOTO Chicago is created "by developers, for developers" where the emphasis is placed on presenting latest developments as they become relevant and interesting for the software development community.

Cost: $950 = $2700

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On Twitter: @GOTOchgo

Identity & Mobility Forum

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City Winery
1200 W Randolph
Chicago, IL
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Learn how to securely connect your employees, customers and partners to more applications, simplify and accelerate the development of cloud and mobile apps and make mobile apps and devices as easy to manage and secure as web apps on PCs.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @okta

CHI-NOG 05

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Conference Chicago University Center
525 S State
Chicago, IL
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Chicago based Network Operators Groups presents CHI-NOG 05, a one-day conference featuring a rich set of topics with latest technical trends from the technology leaders throughout the country.

Cost: $65 - $85

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On Twitter: @_CHINOG_

June

Techweek Chicago

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Merchandise Mart
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago, IL
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5 days of events culminating in a 2-day conference and technology expo. Events include the LAUNCH startup competition, FashionTECH Runway Show, Techweek GT Office Tours, and music, film, and food festivals.

Cost: $50 - $495

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On Twitter: @techweekchi

August

An Event Apart Chicago

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Westin Chicago River North
320 N Dearborn
Chicago, IL
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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 - $1390

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On Twitter: @aneventapart