January

Making the Most of Email Marketing

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Tribeca Flashpoint Academy
11 W Washington
Chicago, IL
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Join Digital Professional Instituteand as they welcome Jason Abrahams, the vice president of marketing for Root3 Growth Marketing, who will discuss how to utilize the powerful tool of email marketing.

Cost: Free

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On Twitter: @chidpi

Demo Day Featuring ITU GATE Startups

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1871
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago, IL
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This Demo Night will showcase some of the country’s most successful startups, along with top investors, CEOs and thought leaders from Chicago, as we explore the growing success of foreign entrepreneurs in the USA.

Cost: Free

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On Twitter: @itugate

Educelerate XXI: Tech Trends in Medical & Health Education

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ContextMedia
330 N Wabash Ave, Suite 2500
Chicago, IL
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Join ContextMedia for the first Educelerate meetup of 2015 at their cutting edge offices for a veritable MedEdTechTedX! featuring a great panel of experts.

Cost: $4

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On Twitter: @Educelerate

February

Solving the Impossible: A Conversation with Mick Ebeling

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Tribune Tower, Campbell Hall
435 N Michigan
Chicago, IL
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Join Chicago Ideas as Ebeling, author of Not Impossible, sits down with Northwestern University researcher and designer Jeanne Marie Olson to discuss where maker culture and science collide —and the joy of doing what couldn’t be done.

Cost: $15

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On Twitter: @chicagoideas

Women Who Code: Raspberry Pi Hack Night

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Enova
200 W Jackson, Floor 9
Chicago, IL
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Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that can run programs, connect to the Internet, and do many of the things that your desktop computer does. ALL LEVELS of programming experience are welcome.

Cost: Free

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On Twitter: @wwcchicago

Break Into UX

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GA Chicago @ 1871
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, 12th Floor
Chicago, IL
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Join us for a panel to learn more about what a UX designer does day-to-day, and what skills you’ll need to be successful in the field.

Cost: Free

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On Twitter: @ga

Successful Marketing in the Google Ecosystem

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Tribeca Flashpoint Academy
111 W Washington
Chicago, IL
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Analytics, Adwords, Google+ …Google provides tons of tools and methods you can use to promote your business and drive sales. Join Eric Metelka, Product Analyst at Cars.com, as he covers the tips and best practices for navigating through the Google Ecosystem.

Cost: Free

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On Twitter: @chidpi

Learn at Lunch: Matt Greenfield and the Rethink Education Team

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Educelerate @ TCS
325 N Wells
Chicago, IL
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Join the team of Rethink Education for a brown bag lunch session (we'll order pizza too) on what they're seeing in the Edtech markets through their current portfolio companies and what they look for in making new education industry investments.

Cost: $10

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On Twitter: @Educelerate

TECHstars Open House

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Techstars Chicago Office at 1871
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago, IL
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We invite you to come show-and-tell the most interesting technical problems you've recently solved and demo how you solved them - or just show off a cool hack and learn from how other Chicago technologists have done so themselves.

Cost: Free

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On Twitter: @techstars

Women 2.0 City Meetup

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Pivotal Labs
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1214
Chicago, IL
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City Meetup is a Women 2.0 networking event to promote new networks amongst the entire technology ecosystem in innovative cities around the world. This event is open to those who work, start, and fund tech companies. Both women and men are invited to attend.

Cost: $5 - $15

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On Twitter: @women2

Introduction to Arduino

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WindyCityLab @ Assemble
1165 N Clark, Suite 700
Chicago, IL
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In this workshop we go from blinking an LED to virtual prototyping in seven hours and still have time to eat lunch! This class is for anyone who has never played around with Arduino before and those who have played around a little bit but aren’t entirely sure about how the basics work.

Cost: $195 (includes Sparkfun Inventors Kit, a $100 value)

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On Twitter: @windycitylab

Design Concepting - Habits for Collaborative Ideation

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WunderLand Group
200 W Jackson, 13th floor
Chicago, IL
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Come learn how incorporating a Conceptual Design practice into your everyday projects can significantly accelerate your team's capability.

Cost: Free

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On Twitter: @wunderlandgroup

Brew Your Skill & Network: Marketing Online Workshop

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Goose Island
1800 N Clybourn
Chicago, IL
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If you have questions on your marketing/brand/website, our panel will talk you through best practices, tips & tricks on how to produce results for your business!

Cost: $30

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On Twitter: @brewyourskill

Chicago Innovation Foundation Scholarship Ceremony

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Tech Nexus
20 N Upper Wacker #1200
Chicago, IL
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Watch students present their winning innovations to receive cash scholarships and listen to a panel of Chicago innovators discuss how they achieved success. Includes appetizers, drinks and networking.

Cost: $20

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On Twitter: @Chi_Innovation

Web Accessibility with Laura Shields and Martin Duran

VSA Partners
600 W Chicago, #250
Chicago, IL
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Front End Developers Laura Shields and Martin Duran from The Nerdery will be presenting a talk on Web Accessibility for CHIHTML5’s February event.

Cost: Free

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On Twitter: @mattienodj

Startup Grind Chicago Hosts Marc Kiven (Signal)

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Pivotal Labs
Merchandise Mart, Suite 1212
Chicago, IL
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As the Founder and Chief Revenue Officer of Signal, Marc Kiven brings a wealth of digital marketing domain expertise from senior executive roles at aQuantive (Avenue A | Razorfish and Atlas), Right Media and Centro.

Cost: $10 - $25

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On Twitter: @tomdenison

The Decoding of Apple WatchKit

Solstice Mobile
111 N Canal, Suite 500
Chicago, IL
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Come join iOS enthusiast and extraordinaire Justin Baumgartner as he decodes the Apple WatchKit, shows us just how to get your iOS applications ready for the release of the long awaited Apple Watch, and takes a look into the future of what to expect from Apple.

Cost: Free

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On Twitter: @solsticemobile

Built In Brews: IFBYPHONE

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IFBYPHONE Office
300 W Adams, Suite 900
Chicago, IL
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Grab your masque and party beads to celebrate Mardi Gras with the folks at IFBYPHONE in their stunning new space. We'll be serving up jambalaya while you sip on brews from your favorite local breweries.

Cost: $10

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On Twitter: @BuiltInChicago

Discussion Panel: The Web and Mobile Development Process

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Tribeca Flashpoint Academy
111 W Washington
Chicago, IL
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As web and mobile continue to grow, the market for talented people to develop creative and unique digital products is in high demand. The process of creating a successful product is more than just coding; a panel of experts will walk you through the entire process of developing for web and mobile, from start to finish.

Cost: Free

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On Twitter: @chidpi

Chicago WebConf 2015

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Holiday Inn Merchandise Mart
350 W Mart Center Dr
Chicago, IL
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An epic conference on web technologies: HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, design, UX, and related webby goodness.

Cost: $99 - $250

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On Twitter: @ChicagoWebConf

Startup Weekend FIN TECH Chicago

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SPACE by Doejo
444 N Wabash
Chicago, IL
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A 54 hour event that brings together Chicago designers, developers, entrepreneurs, and experts from all domains to do amazing things. This event will be geared towards companies and products in the Financial Tech industry.

Cost: $75 - $99

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On Twitter: @SWChicago

Psychology for Digital Behavior Change

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DePaul University
2400 N Sheffield
Chicago, IL
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If you’re looking to design more engaging digital technologies and want quick results, then this workshop is for you. Over two days, you will learn to recognize and apply over 50 psychological principles that will help you build more engaging websites, mobile apps, wearables, and digital campaigns.

Cost: $479

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On Twitter: @alterspark

Meet the Mobile Makers

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Mobile Makers Academy
223 W Erie, Suite 4NW
Chicago, IL
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Our students have spent the past eight weeks -- that's more than 500 hours -- coding their hearts out to build mobile apps they can be proud of. Now they want you to see them!

Cost: Free

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On Twitter: @theMobileMakers

March

Bridging the Gap Between UX Design and Dev for Responsive Web Applications

VSA Partners
600 W Chicago Avenue #250
Chicago, IL
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Starting with very clean, precise HTML, Interactive Architect Jeremy Bierly will walk through getting the most out of popular browser's development tools to bring the design to life in the environment that it will ultimately live.

Cost: Free

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On Twitter: @mattienodj

Tech in Motion: The Internet of Things

TechNexus
20 N Wacker, Suite 1200
Chicago, IL
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For this event, we're talking to several panelists whose companies specialize in interconnected devices, whether they be for businesses, for the home, or wearables, and asking them the hard question: What is the Internet of Things to YOU?

Cost: Free

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On Twitter: @tech_in_motion

Become a Pro in Search Engine Optimization

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Tribeca Flashpoint Academy
111 W Washington
Chicago, IL
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Join the Digital Professional Institute as they welcome Leslie Herskowitz, Search Engine Optimization Expert at Performics, for a workshop that will show you how to use SEO in order to increase online search traffic and visibility to your website.

Cost: Free

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On Twitter: @chidpi

April

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

May

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