January

Risky Business: Digital Security to Keep Yourself and Your Startup Safe

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Polsky Exchange - Washington Park Classroom
1452 E 53rd St Second Floor
Chicago, IL
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Join an interactive dialog about modern information security and come ready to think about your own choices - personally and professionally - in a new way.

Cost: FREE

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OpenHack

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DevMynd
2035 W Wabansia
Chicago, IL
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Come on out and hack on some code!

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @DevMyndSoftware

DevOps Book Club: The Art of Monitoring

Centro
11 E Madison, 6th Floor
Chicago, IL
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Join this round table discussion about ‘The Art of Monitoring’ and takeaways that we can use in respective environments. Food and beverages will be provided.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @DevOpsChicago

All Things Web Tech: KeystoneJS - A node CMS

Blue 1647 Tech Innovation Center
1647 S Blue Island Ave
Chicago, IL
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Learn about Keystone JS, the open source framework for developing database-driven websites, applications and APIs in Node.js.

Cost: FREE

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QTC 2017 Kick-off

TechNexus
20 N Upper Wacker Dr #1200
Chicago, IL
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Shake off the winter blues off by reconnecting with friends and colleagues and kick off a new year of Queer Tech Club!

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @queertechclub

Exploring the Observer Pattern with Ralph Johnson, Coauthor of Design Patters

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The Nerdery
1033 W. Van Buren, Suite 700
Chicago, IL
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Join Dev Bootcamp as we host Ralph Johnson, one of four coauthors of Design Patterns. He is also coauthor of the first paper in 1990 that used the word "refactoring".

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @devbootcamp

Introduction to Webpack and VR for Web Developers

Enova
175 W Jackson, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
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Introduction to Webpack by Yi Chao will be about what webpack is and how to use it. VR for Web Developers by Rebecca Poulson featuring a brief overview of WebVR and a detailed explanation and demo of A-Frame, a framework developed by Mozilla that helps web developers create VR content today.

Cost: FREE

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Restful APIs in a BI Environment

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TechNexus (Civic Opera Bldg 12th Floor))
20 N Upper Wacker Dr
Chicago, IL
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Today's data warehouses are not only compiling internal data, but are incorporating data from external sources. There are many of 3rd parties providing consumable data that can enrich the data in your warehouse today. We'll review consuming external third-party data and handling the returned json data structures.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @aptitive

React Chicago: Should we React to Static Typing?

Grub Hub Inc
111 W Washington St Ste 2100
Chicago, IL
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Static data typing is now a thing in Javascript. If not already should we adapt to using Static Typing? Are the likes of Flow and TypeScript the future of coding? How does React / Redux gel with Static Typing?

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @ReactJSChicago

Enterprise Tech Meetup: What VCs are looking for in 2017

TechNexus
20 N Upper Wacker Dr #1200, Chicago, IL 60606
Chicago, IL
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The conversation will center around trends they are seeing in the market and what investors are looking for in 2017. As always, food and drinks will be provided.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @ChicagoETM

Intro to APIs

Sandbox Industries
1000 West Fulton Market
Chicago, IL
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At this meetup, ACLTC alumna Nikki Veen will show you how to create your own APIs with Rails and how to consume APIs as well! We'll demonstrate some of the usefulness of APIs by exploring certain third party APIs, and close with certain API best practices.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @ACLearnToCode

Chicago Founders' Stories: Gian Fulgoni of comScore Inc.

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1871
222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1212
Chicago, IL
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Join Chicago's startup community to hear from Gian Gulgoni, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of comScore Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a new age cross-platform measurement company built on a precise, innovation-led understanding of audiences, brands and consumer behavior at massive scale.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @ChiFounders

Design for 3D Printing with Onshape

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Polsky Exchange South - Ellis Ave. Meeting Room
1463 E. 53rd St. 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL
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This workshop will get you started in OnShape, a free, cloud-based computer-aided design (CAD) software that can be used to model parts and create assembles.

Cost: FREE

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Evolution of Streaming Systems@Twitter - Apache Storm to Twitter Heron

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HERE Chicago
425 West Randolph Street
Chicago, IL
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Hosting Karthik from Twitter to discuss the evolution of streaming systems Apache Storm to Twitter Heron, the second generation streaming system.

Cost: FREE

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Karl Hughes Presents Incremental Software Development

Clique Studios
410 S Michigan Ave St. 801, Chicago, IL (edit map)
Chicago, IL
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In this talk, you'll see Illustrations of how real projects at startups have grown and evolved as the business found its footing. How to test and design applications to ensure successful integrations between new and old pieces of an evolving codebase.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @RefactORD

Legal Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs with Wilson Sonsini

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Polsky Exchange North
1452 East 53rd Street 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL
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The Legal Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs is an exclusive one-day program designed for those in the process of – or considering – starting a new venture. Join us for practical information on the legal and business issues facing today’s entrepreneurs.

Cost: FREE

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Legal Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs

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Polsky Exchange North
1452 East 53rd Street 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL
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The Legal Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs is an exclusive one-day program designed for those in the process of – or considering – starting a new venture.

Cost: FREE

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JavaScript Promises: A Promise Primer

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Fullstack Academy @ 1871
222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza #1212 12th Floor
Chicago, IL
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In this event we'll cover the what, why, and how of JavaScript promises. Attendees should have a strong understanding of JavaScript and programming fundamentals and should be able to explain asynchronicity.

Cost: $5

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On Twitter: @fullstack

Growth Tactics to Generate Revenue and Followers

1871
222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago, IL
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At this meetup, we'll hear from three growth hackers who have used growth tactics to generate thousands of dollars & followers for startups.

Cost: FREE

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Safely Compile your JavaScript with Madhav Srinivasan

Groupon, 3rd floor, Corky Romano
600 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL
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Static data typing is now a thing in Javascript. If not already, should we adapt to using Static Typing? Are the likes of Flow, Elm, and TypeScript the future of coding? How has Node Js community reacted static typing thus far? To get these queries and more answered, attend this meetup.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @geekfest

Impact Engine Community Showcase

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1871
222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago, IL
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Highlighting Chicago funds that invest for both financial and social return. Each fund will also highlight an investment that will demonstrate this focus on dual return.

Cost: $15

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On Twitter: @TheImpactEngine

All Things Swift: Lightning Talks

kohactive
800 W Huron St
Chicago, IL
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Hear a variety of talks covering Swift (the programming language for macOS, iOS, watchOS and tvOS). Pizza and beer will be flowing. Speaking spots available

Cost: FREE

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Technori Showcase

Chase Auditorium
10 S Dearborn, Lower Lobby
Chicago, IL
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Meet some of the top entrepreneurs in the country as they showcase their startups at Technori.

Cost: $10 - $20

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On Twitter: @technori

February

The Future of Application Security

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1871
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza 1212
Chicago, IL
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Come together with the team of NXGN as we walk through the future of application security and how we can embed security into the process of building and shipping a lot of code and new software, without interrupting the cycle.

Cost: FREE

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Best Practices to Build a Successful Sales Career

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Victory Lap / ReviewTrackers
320 W Ohio St. #2W
Chicago, IL
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This free panel will focus on the many ways you can build success in sales from day one, and will feature Lindsey Kilbride (VP of Sales at Trunk Club), Todd Caponi, (SVP of Sales at PowerReviews, Kimberly Miller (CEO of OfficeLuv) and Brian Bar (CEO of Victory Lap).

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @VictoryLapHQ

General Assembly Tech & Design Talent Showcase

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Coalition Impact
405 W. Superior Street
Chicago, IL
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With the new year, comes new initiatives, new clients, and the need for new talent. If you're looking for junior to mid-level web developers, UX designers, or data scientists, please join us for our Talent Showcase on February 2nd, 4-7pm. Where: Coalition Impact: 405 W. Superior Street Please RSVP as spots are limit

Cost: FREE

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Learn A Language Series: Intro to Cyber Security

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1871
222 W. Merchandise Mart, #1212
Chicago, IL
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This is an introductory Web Application Hacking module. Web applications and APIs continue to be a top target for attackers. They are connected to databases with lots of attractive data. Bring your laptop and get ready to learn about cyber security, preventive measures, and industry tools.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @abidotlocal

How Fortune 500 Companies and Startups Can Partner

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MHub
965 W. Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL
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Attend for a fun, interactive and unique event merging Chicago’s burgeoning tech scene with a nightlife atmosphere. Doors open at 6:00pm and the event starts at 6:30pm.

Cost: $10 - $15

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On Twitter: @Cre8tiveCapital

ChicagoRuby: Website Security Workshop

Northbrook Public Library
1201 Cedar Lane
Chicago, IL
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Aaron Bedra, CTO / Chief Security Officer at Eligible will conduct a 2-hour website security workshop. It will be a deep dive, rather than an overview.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @ChicagoRuby

Rule-based bot vs. AI bot - Learn how to choose the right one for you

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TechNexus (Conference Room C/D)
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 1200
Chicago, IL
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During this Meetup we will discuss the two main natural language programming techniques that have become popular with bot technologies as well as the key differences between a rule-based bot and AI bot.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @softwebchicago

Dev Bootcamp's Rise & Hire

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The Nerdery
1033 West Van Buren, Floor 6
Chicago, IL
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Meet Chicago's Newest Tech Talent from Dev Bootcamp! Start your morning right with coffee & doughnuts while you meet and mingle with DBC's current job-seekers. If you are having trouble finding ambitious technical talent for your team, join us for the opportunity to connect with job-seeking Dev Bootcamp alumni.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @devbootcamp

Wireframing Essentials for Business

Tech Nexus (Conference Room A/B)
20 N Upper Wacker Dr #1200
Chicago, IL
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Learn about essential functions of wireframing and discuss the challenges and opportunities for including wireframing in a business's development lifecycle. By making wireframing part of the early sprint process, we build a swift momentum to finish projects for happy end users and successful businesses.

Cost: FREE

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Community Business Workshop and Tech Around Town: Crowdfunding for Equity

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Polsky Exchange - Promontory Point Meeting Room
1452 E 53rd St
Chicago, IL
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New laws allowing equity crowdfunding from small investors could mean big opportunity for your business.  Get an overview of the landscape, then hear from local entrepreneurs about their experience.

Cost: FREE

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Wireframing - Essential for a successful project

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Tech Nexus (Conference Room A/B)
20 N Upper Wacker Dr #1200
Chicago, IL
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Wireframing is an initial step when starting any project, whether for a new concept or revising an old one. Many times businesses think they can skip this process in a project because of time issues, yet this key step is needed for architecting the overall functionality of a project.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @softwebchicago

Dashboard in a Day - Softweb Solutions @ Microsoft Chicago

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Microsoft Chicago
200 E Randolph, Suite 200
Chicago, IL
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Dashboard in a Day (DIAD) is a training event that Softweb Solutions is hosting in collaboration with Microsoft to educate professionals on how they can use Power BI in their businesses.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @softwebchicago

Panel Discussion: Using Research to Inform Strategy

TangoCode
1143 W Rundell Pl #300
Chicago, IL
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Learn how to use research to help your business in larger ways than just helping explore what to build next or iterate on a design. Chicago UX Strategy & Chicago Design and User Research MeetUps are teaming up to bring you a panel of local experts to discuss their experiences.

Cost: FREE

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Dinner & Workshop: Google Design Sprints

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Table XI Partners, LLC
328 South Jefferson Street #670
Chicago, IL
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During this hands-on workshop the Table XI design team will take you behind the scenes of Google Design Sprints, a 5-day process that some of the most innovative tech companies in the world use for rapid product innovation.

Cost: $100

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On Twitter: @tablexi

Design for Sustainability

Mightybytes
4001 N. Ravenswood, Suite 404
Chicago, IL
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The internet is becoming the world’s largest source of CO2 emissions. Agencies around the world make decisions on behalf of their clients, impacting internet sustainability. By applying sustainability principles to the design digital products and services, we can make better decisions on behalf of people and planet.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @UXStrategyChi

March

Internet of Manufacturing North America

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Hyatt Magnificent Mile
633 N St Clair St
Chicago, IL
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Internet of Manufacturing North America is the only event bringing together C/VP Level business and technical executives from leading manufacturers, to share best practices and inspire new IoT revenue opportunities.

Cost: $899 - $1599

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Scaling Smartly and Retaining Talent

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WeWork Kinzie
20 W Kinzie St
Chicago, IL
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Hiring the right people remains the #1 concern for today's founders and executives. In an increasingly tight labor market, finding, landing, and keeping great talent is a challenge that needs constant tweaking and attention. Join Kristy Nittskoff (Talent-Savvy) & Michael Waitzman (Lyghtning) for a fireside chat.

Cost: FREE

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April

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

June

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

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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

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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