December

Blue Sky Innovation: Launch Your Blog in Less Than a Day

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Tribune Tower
435 N Michigan
Chicago, IL
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This intense, focused and hands-on workshop will have participants up and blogging by the end of the session. Skills covered will include technical and content details, such as choosing the right design theme to match content and writing effective posts.

Cost: $99

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On Twitter: @ChiTribNation

Technori Pitch: Retail

Chase Auditorium
10 S Dearborn, Lower Lobby
Chicago, IL
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This month’s Technori Pitch is dedicated to those disrupting the way we shop. It's all about digital wallets, data security, 3D printing, inventory management, mobile payments, social storefronts and much, much more.

Cost: $10 - $20

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On Twitter: @Technori

How to Make Screencasts and Videos

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Whitney Young Magnet High School
211 S Laflin
Chicago, IL
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Free and open to the public! The Chicago Apple User Group shows you how to make your own YouTube and screencast videos.

Cost: Free

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Mobile Behavioral Driven Development

Solstice Mobile
111 N Canal, Suite 500
Chicago, IL
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Curious about some tried and true Mobile Automation Unit Testing frameworks? Behavioral Driven Development or BDD is the evolution of Test Driven Development (TDD), agile practices and automation testing.

Cost: Free

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On Twitter: @solsticemobile

SharePoint Fest

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McCormick Place West
2301 S Dr Martin Luther King Jr Drive
Chicago, IL
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Attend sessions created for SharePoint administrators, software developers, information architects and knowledge workers which will ensure that you and your team walk away with as much knowledge as you desire to truly leverage SharePoint in your current environment!

Cost: $645 - $1599

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On Twitter: @SharePointFest

Web Design Trends for 2015

Sully’s House
1501 N Dayton
Chicago, IL
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Brian Mulholland, Senior Web Designer from Chicago Digital will discuss the new trends for web design in 2015. This presentation will focus on the upcoming web design trends and Adobe Animation.

Cost: Free

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On Twitter: @mikesallander

Give Your SEO The Kickstart It Needs

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Next Door
659 W Diversey Pkwy
Chicago, IL
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Explore the top tips and tricks for great search results. Learn how to pick the keywords your potential customers are searching for most, and find out what to do with that knowledge when you do.

Cost: Free

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On Twitter: @wix

Seasons Eatings Demos & Drinks

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Dev Bootcamp
351 W Hubbard
Chicago, IL
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Tech in Motion is throwing their Second Annual holiday addition demo and drinks. In the spirit of gluttony, we have several food-based startups demoing their awesome and delicious apps!

Cost: Free

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On Twitter: @Tech_in_Motion

January

CHIHTML5 Lightning Talks

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VSA Partners
600 W Chicago Avenue #250
Chicago, IL
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We're going to kick off 2015 with multiple presenters from the CHIHTML5 community. Each presenter will have a maximum of 10 minutes to present on there favorite dev, design or UX topic.

Cost: Free

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Node.js Under Water by Ray Hightower

Groupon Chicago
600 W Chicago
Chicago, IL
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OpenROV is an underwater robot running Linux and Node.js. This talk will describe the internal workings of OpenROV, possible uses, and potential future

Cost: Free

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On Twitter: @ChicagoNodeJS

February

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

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