March

Technical Intricacies of Delivering Value in a Sprint with Max Lamers

Groupon, 3rd floor, Corky Romano
600 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL
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This session will explore are some of the more technical facets of creating high performing teams that support deliver in two week increments. It will focus on Test Automation, Ci/CD and Continuous Refactoring as technical intricacies that a team must implement in order to comfortably deliver value in any given sprint.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @geekfest

Cyber Essentialiam and Q&A w/ Ben Johnson

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Make Offices
1 N State St. Suite 1500
Chicago, IL
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Evolve Security Academy Presents Cyber Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less with Ben Johnson.Ben is a trusted Advisor of Evolve Security, the Co-Founder of Carbon Black, and just recently, an Executive in Resident at 10-11 Ventures.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @theevolvesec

Covalent Marketing Mar-Tech Exchange Series

WeWork Chicago
20 W. Kinzie Street, Chicago
Chicago, IL
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A special evening of networking and conversation featuring special guests from Humana, a leading health insurer serving nearly 15MM members, and Allocadia, a cloud software company leading the Marketing Performance Management category.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @Covalent_Mrktng

How to Put People First: A Talk on Team Craftsmanship with Gregg Pollack

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1871
222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, 12th Floor
Chicago, IL
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In this talk Gregg will tell some stories and share 22 principles which anyone can apply in their own team to be more effective, and thus more successful.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @devbootcamp

Instructor & TA Info Session

Strive Consulting
222 N LaSalle St Suite 200
Chicago, IL
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Are you an enthusiastic person with experience in the web and software development? Want to pass on your knowledge and help others learn? Attend this info session on becoming a teaching assistant or instructor with GDI Chicago.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @gdichicago

Mobile Growth Chicago

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WeWork Grant Park
332 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL
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Come out for an awesome discussion about how to grow your mobile business and meet some cool people involved in apps.

Cost: FREE

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Windy City Digital Project Manager Meetup

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Eight Bit Studios
350 W Erie St Suite 300
Chicago, IL
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What does it mean to be empowered at work? How do we make our teams, and ourselves, feel empowered to make decisions or raise issues? In this meetup, we'll ask our panelists how they approach empowerment on projects, techniques for instilling confidence with a not-so-confident team, and knowing when to

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @windycityDPM

Girl Develop It: Intro to Web Concepts

Braintree
222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 800
Chicago, IL
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In this class, we will walk through the fundamentals of the web in layman terms. We won't be writing code, this is intended as a lecture to take you through various components of the web and how they work together.

Cost: $20

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On Twitter: @gdichicago

Migrating a Production Angular App to React/Redux Piece by Piece

Grub Hub Inc
111 W Washington St Ste 2100
Chicago, IL
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In this talk, Bryan Wain of Grubhub will go over some of the things his team learned throughout the migration process. He'll talk about what worked, what didn't, and general best practices we learned for migrating apps to new technologies.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @ReactJSChicago

Meetup with Yello &UX

Yello
55 E. Monroe, #3600
Chicago, IL
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Join Yello and &UX for a studio tour, lively conversation, and of course... a UXercise. Food and drink will be provided.

Cost: FREE

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MidCamp 2017

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DePaul University
Lincoln Park Campus
Chicago, IL
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An annual event that brings together people who use, develop, design, and support the Web’s leading content management platform, Drupal.

Cost: $0 - $125

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On Twitter: @MidwestCamp

Built In Brews at Vivid Seats

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Vivid Seats Corporate Headquarters
111 North Canal Street #800
Chicago, IL
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Come see inside Chicago's best sports themed office and celebrate March Madness in full swing. Vivid Seats is opening their doors for a night of cold beers and hot tech networking.

Cost: $5

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On Twitter: @BuiltInChicago

Explainable ML: Connecting Business Users with Data Science Deployments

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Tech Nexus, (Conference Room C/D)
20 N. Wacker, Suite 1200
Chicago, IL
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The effectiveness of current AI systems is limited by the machine’s current inability to explain their decisions and actions to human users.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @softwebchicago

ChicagoRuby: Building iOS and Android Apps with Rails 5 and Turbolinks

1871
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, 12th Fl (IMSA Room)
Chicago, IL
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From `rails new` to App Store: Building iOS and Android Apps with Rails 5 and TurbolinksRails 5 ships with with Turbolinks 5, a ground-up rewrite that integrates with iOS and Android adapters, enabling you to build native apps with your HTML views.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @ChicagoRuby

Designerly Thinking and Doing Workshop

Fuzzy Math
811 W Evergreen Ave #305
Chicago, IL
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The purpose of this workshop is to provide a deep understanding of what designerly thinking and doing as a way of navigating a complex world means. As you engage in discussions and exercises, you will learn how to develop your designerly thinking so you can push and lead yourself to become creative and innovative.

Cost: $300

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On Twitter: @UXStrategyChi

April

ChicagoRuby – A New Era in Web Development: WebAssembly

Northbrook Public Library
1201 Cedar Lane
Chicago, IL
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WebAssembly brings us a new language platform that enables the ability to compile binary bundles within a browser. Brad Beiermann will be walking us through an overview of this exciting new browser language.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @ChicagoRuby

AUTOMATE 2017

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McCormick Place
2301 S King Dr
Chicago, IL
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Automate 2017 showcases the full spectrum of automation technologies and solutions, from traditional industrial applications to cutting edge technologies.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @automateshow

Bootcamp Prep Course

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Fullstack Academy
222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, #1212
Chicago, IL
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Bootcamp Prep will take you from beginner to intermediate level programmer in 4 weeks. At the end of this course you’ll have a strong grasp of JavaScript fundamentals and be prepared to pass selective bootcamp admissions processes. If you’re accepted to Fullstack Academy’s immersive program, all tuition will rollover.

Cost: $750

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On Twitter: @fullstack

Intro to Java

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Coding Dojo
213 W. Institute Pl., #610
Chicago, IL
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This introductory workshop focuses on students with no programming experience in Java. Basic Core Java concepts will be taught. We plan on covering Inheritance, Encapsulation, Primitive types and Wrappers, Packages and Access control, Polymorphism, Collections Framework and Exceptions.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @abidotlocal

Use Vue.js to Animate the Web: No Build Required

Critical Mass
225 N Michigan Ave # 2050
Chicago, IL
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Zach Briggs will cover motion design and some simple, focused workflow for creating animation in your UI with Vue.

Cost: FREE

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DeVry Bootcamp Full-stack JavaScript Coding Bootcamp Open House

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DeVry University Loop Campus
225 W. Washington St, Ste. 100
Chicago, IL
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Attend this event to learn more about the DeVry Bootcamp Experience. Meet one of their instructors and other members of the DeVry Bootcamp Team while enjoying food, refreshments, and great conversation

Cost: FREE

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1 Million Cups Chicago

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1871, 222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza, 12th Floor
ROOM 2.03
Chicago, IL
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1 Million Cups is a free, national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Coffee inspires daily, but especially Wednesday mornings.

Cost: FREE

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How the Media Works: PR for Startups

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Polsky Exchange - Washington Park Classroom
1452 E 53rd St Second Floor
Chicago, IL
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During this 90-minute seminar, attendees will learn how the media decides what to cover and how reporters execute their ideas. We'll go over the basic principles of news judgment using real pitches sent to reporters, sharing ones that were accepted vs. discarded and why.

Cost: FREE

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Fullstack Academy (Coding Bootcamp) Info Session

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Fullstack Academy
222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, #1212
Chicago, IL
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Swing on by Fullstack Academy at the Merchandise Mart to learn how you can become a software engineer, update your current professional skill set, or simply learn about coding in general. At this free info session, we will cover Fullstack Academy’s structure, curriculum, admissions process, and career outcomes.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @fullstack

Google Cloud Platform User Group - Introducing Cloud Spanner

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Google Chicago Office
320 N Morgan
Chicago, IL
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Google has turned the database service it uses to run its mission-critical products into an offering for its public cloud customers. That means you can take advantage of it and we can show it off! Join us at The Google Office in Fulton Market where Google Engineer Tim Kresler will present this exciting technology!

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @aptitive

How to use Watson Data Platform to gain business-changing results

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Tech Nexus (Conference Room C/D)
20 N. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL
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The event will discuss how data engineers, data scientists, and developers can make use of Watson Data Platform to gain business-changing results.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @softwebchicago

Chicago Coding Dojo Launch Party

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Coding Dojo Chicago
213 W Institute Place Suite 610
Chicago, IL
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Come celebrate the grand opening of our brand  new, fully renovated Chicago Dojo: one of the newest of our eight campuses nationwide!

Cost: FREE

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Software Social

Henry's Bar
18 W Hubbard
Chicago, IL
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Come out and talk shop. Whether you need to vent about your current project or geek out on a new framework, have a drink and make friends.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @devmyndsoftware

Increase Sales (FAST) as a Technology Startup: Workshop

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WeWork Kinzie
20 W Kinzie St 13E (13th floor)
Chicago, IL
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FREE workshop: Hazel Butters - who has worked with hundreds of startups and global Fortune 1000 companies, will share sales tactics and ideas for startups including: - How to set sales objectives and revenue targets - Which sales habits every founder should develop - Best practices for networking events, email, phone

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @promptsales

Free Coding Bootcamp Admissions Workshop

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Fullstack Academy
222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, #1212
Chicago, IL
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In this three hour workshop, you will learn how to solve coding challenges similar to those seen in technical interviews and selective coding bootcamp admissions processes. This workshop will be lead by a Fullstack Academy instructor. Participants are encouraged to know programming fundamentals before attending.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @fullstack

Deus Ex Scala: Finding a Home for Scala in the Corporate Machine

Groupon, 3rd floor, Corky Romano
600 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL
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In an environment where performance is king, and "zero garbage" and "lock-free" algorithms are the norm, come hear how one team decided to take a different approach using Scala. This talk is part technical case study, part project postmortem, and part reflections on building a Scala team from the ground up.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @geekfest

Anirudh Kubatoor - Java Development with AWS Cloud and Gogo DevOps

Gogo
111 N Canal St Ste 1500
Chicago, IL
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This presentation talks about Gogo's DevOps culture and how Java engineers are benefited by making use of tools provided by Gogo’s DevOps team to remain truly agile.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @DevOpsChicago

Dynamic World of Digital Marketing Workshop

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TechNexus
20 N Wacker Dr., 12th Floor, Chicago
Chicago, IL
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Come take a deep and wide look at the ever-changing world of digital marketing. It can be difficult to keep up with all the changes at Google, Bing, Facebook, Twitter, SnapChat and LinkedIn. This program is targeted for those with less than three years of general marketing experience or less than one year of digital.

Cost: Member cost: $50 Non-member cost: $100

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On Twitter: @ITABuzz

Microsoft - Making IoT Real using Azure IoT suite

Tech Nexus (Conference Room A/B)
20 N Upper Wacker Dr #1200
Chicago, IL
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David Giard and Vibhu Bhutani will be giving a presentation on building IoT solutions in the cloud using Microsoft Azure IoT. This presentation will cover what you need to get started building IoT solutions using the Microsoft Azure platform.

Cost: FREE

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How to design and build IoT solutions based on Azure IoT Suite

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Tech Nexus (Conference Room A/B)
20 N Upper Wacker Dr #1200
Chicago, IL
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In this event, we demonstrate the capabilities of Azure IoT Suite including Stream Analytics, IoT Hub, Event Hubs, several cloud storage services and data visualization approaches using Power BI.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @softwebchicago

Writing a Chat Application in (less than) 50 (readable) Lines!

ContextMedia
330 N. Wabash #2500
Chicago, IL
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This talk will present a message-broker backed websocket chat application in a 50 line single file.The app uses Vue for front-end rendering, Postgres as a message-broker and Mojolicious for the backend.Mojolicious is a non-blocking web framework for Perl with native websockets and other handy features.

Cost: FREE

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Chicago Tech Security Conference 2017

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The Drake Hotel
140 East Walton Place
Chicago, IL
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Between the educational sessions that go throughout the day, there will be time to visit vendor booths to obtain information regarding product and service offerings.

Cost: $50

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Industrial IoT Summit

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Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
540 N Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL
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The second annual event in a global series highlighting the digital transformation taking place across industry through implementation of the Industrial Internet of Things.

Cost: $3000

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On Twitter: @QatalystGlobal

Scala Days Chicago

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Swissotel
323 E. Upper Wacker Dr.
Chicago, IL
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This conference brings together developers from all corners of the world to share their experiences and new ideas around Scala and related technologies, like Akka and Play Framework. Scala Days provides a unique opportunity for Scala users to interact with the contributors to the language and fellow devs.

Cost: $1050 - $2450

Event link:

On Twitter: @scaladays

Chicago Bootcamps Info Session + Panel

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1871
222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza #1212
Chicago, IL
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Please join us to meet a variety of bootcamp programs that are available in the Chicagoland area which cover cyber security, software/web development, and UX/UI design. There will be both full-time and part-time programs being represented. Powered By Evolve Security Academy.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @evolvesec

Why BFF (Backend for Frontend) Is Key to Your Microservices Journey

Morningstar
22 West Washington Street
Chicago, IL
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In this talk, you will learn about how Morningstar's mobile team adopted the BFF (Backend for Frontend) strategy as microservice patterns evolved in the organization.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @MStarTechTalks

All Things Web Tech: React Native App

Blue 1647 Tech Innovation Center
1647 S Blue Island Ave
Chicago, IL
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React Native is a platform that allows a developer be able to make mobile apps with React/JS. In this meetup, learn the steps of creating an app.

Cost: FREE

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Chicago Roboto Android Conference

W Hotel City Center
172 W Adams St
Chicago, IL
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With 28 speakers presenting and more than 25 sessions over two days, Chicago Roboto is going to be an amazing event. This awesome conference is right here in town, show your support so it can come back next year and every year after that!

Cost: FREE

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Weaving Together IoT Devices

1871
222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago, IL
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Google Weave is an open communications platform designed to provide a language for smart devices to connect with apps and Google services. We will explore the Weave platform and how developers can get started.

Cost: FREE

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Summertime Chi Demos & Drinks

WeWork
20 West Kinzie Street, 17th floor
Chicago, IL
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Come out and see some of the hottest lifestyle apps that will help you plan and discover Chicago summertime fun!

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @Tech_in_Motion

Why I Ruby: A Night with Liz Abinante

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Dev Bootcamp
1033 W. Van Buren St., Floor 3
Chicago, IL
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I write Ruby because the community helped me be a successful beginner when I was struggling alone after more than 10 years of writing HTML & CSS and knowing no one else who wrote code. This talk is an ode to Ruby and the wonderful things we’ve done together, and a little flash back to my first program ever.

Cost: FREE

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Microsoft IoT and Analytics Summit - Chicago

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Microsoft Office - AON Center
200 East Randolph Drive Suite 200
Chicago, IL
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You're invited to the Microsoft Internet of Things (IoT) and Analytics Summit, a multi-session event exploring the ever-growing field of the Internet of Things, Predictive Analytics and Machine Learning featuring experts from Concurrency and Microsoft.

Cost: FREE

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Maker Faire Chicago

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Lakeside Center at McCormick Place
2301 S King Drive
Chicago, IL
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Maker Faire is the "Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth"—a family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the maker movement.

Cost: $12 - $55

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On Twitter: @makerfaire

Coffee & Content: The Latest in Content Creation and Strategy

WunderLand Group's Conference Center
200 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL
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Hear from a panel of industry-leading content strategists and creators from some of the nation's leading organizations to learn more. Enjoy coffee and bagels, networking, and our panel discussion including audience Q&A.

Cost: FREE

Event link:

On Twitter: @CIDDmeetup

The Antares Architecture & High Performance Finance Data Viz w/ React

Backstop Solutions Group
233 South Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL
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Two presentations for the next React Chicago Meetup.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @ReactJSChicago

FinTech Exchange 2017

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Venue SIX10
610 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL
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The leading FinTech Conference in Chicago will feature an expanded program and a chance to talk with innovative firms about challenges, opportunities, and new services.

Cost: $249 - $349

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Microsoft – Adapting experiences for Virtual and Mixed Reality

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Tech Nexus (Conference Room C/D)
20 N Wacker, Suite 1200
Chicago, IL
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This session will explain how to consider these concepts during development as well as introduce the new medium of building 3D Mixed Reality applications and games using C#, Visual Studio, and Unity.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @softwebchicago

May

GOTO Chicago 2017

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Swissotel
323 E. Upper Wacker Dr.
Chicago, IL
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GOTO Conference is a software development conference designed for developers, team leads, architects, and project managers and is organized "for developers by developers". As software developers and architects ourselves, we wanted to create a great social and learning experience. Fifth year!

Cost: $1195 - $2695

Event link:

On Twitter: @GOTOchgo

The Escape Conference 2017

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Robert Morris University
401 South State Street
Chicago, IL
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The Escape will feature hands-on demonstrations, keynote speakers, open forums and case studies that showcase the latest storage, processing, data mining, visualization, cloud computing, and predictive modeling technologies.

Cost: $25

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The Chicago Tech Summit

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Chicago History Museum
1601 N Clark
Chicago, IL
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The most interesting innovations are found where disciplines, industries, and cultures intersect. The CHICAGO TECH SUMMIT was designed to spur those innovations forward here in Chicago. The summit will tackle technology trends that are having an impact on the local ecosystem. Please visit the website to request an invite.

Cost: FREE

Event link:

On Twitter: @ITABuzz

SEJ Summit 2017

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Navy Pier
600 E Grand Ave Chicago, IL 60611
Chicago, IL
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Actionable Marketing Education: For SEOs, By SEOs

Cost: $405 - $605

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On Twitter: @sejournal

Science in the City Gala

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Chicago Sports Museum
835 North Michigan Ave. Water Tower Place, Level 7
Chicago, IL
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Meet researchers and mingle with area business leaders and young professionals while you enjoy food and drinks. This fundraiser will provide C2ST with much-needed financial resources to help support its mission.

Cost: $150

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June

Front-End Camp

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Columbia College Film Row
1104 S Wabash, 8th Floor
Chicago, IL
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Front-end Camp will bring you presentations that help you level up. Enjoy a full-day of presentations on the topics that are important to you, from speakers who bring the front-end knowledge and all for a great price that includes your lunch.

Cost: $60

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On Twitter: @ChicagoCamps

Driving Manufacturing Innovation with Digital Design & Simulation: Challenges, Strategies & Best Practices for Business Success

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DMDII
1415 N Cherry Ave
Chicago, IL
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Interested in finding out how model-driven engineering strategies and solutions will enable ongoing product & manufacturing innovation to create competitive advantage? If so, plan to join your peers to discuss all the key topics and more at our upcoming workshop.

Cost: $595 - $1295

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MongoDB World 2017

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Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL
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MongoDB World is where the world’s fastest growing database community comes to connect, explore, and learn. Over 2 days we'll have 80+ in-depth sessions and workshops from MongoDB engineers, customers, and industry thought leaders on topics such as microservices, VR, machine learning, AI, DBaaS architectures, and more.

Cost: $300 - $500

Event link:

On Twitter: @MongoDB

Chicago Coder Conference

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Gleacher Center
450 N Cityfront Plaza Dr.
Chicago, IL
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The Chicago Coder Conference promises something for every developer featuring advanced topics along with more accessible content from renowned local and national industry experts. Attendees of the conference will have opportunities to interact with peers, industry experts and great Chicago area company representatives.

Cost: $400

Event link:

On Twitter: @coderconference

August

An Event Apart

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Westin Chicago River North
320 N Dearborn
Chicago, IL
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Three days of intense focus on digital design, UX, and more.

Cost: $549 - $1540

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On Twitter: @aneventapart

October

Cyber Security Chicago

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McCormick Place
2301 S King Dr
Chicago, IL
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Cyber Security Chicago offers invaluable security insight for both IT managers & security specialists. Hear from cyber securities finest on how you can build stronger defenses against cyber-attacks & how to recover if your systems are breached.

Cost: Not specified

Event link:

On Twitter: @CyberSecChicago