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

Introduction to User Experience Design

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GA Chicago @ SPACE
444 N Wabash Ave, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
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As technology changes and more media outlets compete for customers’ time, providing an enjoyable experience is critical to both attracting and keeping users. This class aims to demystify user experience by giving a practical and simple introduction to what UX is while also explaining some of its core concepts.

Cost: $30

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On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

September

Getting Started With Wordpress

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GA Chicago @ SPACE
444 N Wabash, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
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In this class, you’ll walk through the basics of getting your site live quickly and discover various free templates as well as premium resources that require little to no coding skills and will have your site looking polished and professional.

Cost: $30

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On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Salary Negotiation Panel & Workshop

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After-Words Books
23 E Illinois
Chicago, IL
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This panel discussion is designed to help you understand the process of negotiation, using techniques and steps you can apply in getting what you want successfully.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Meet The Makers - Mobile Makers Meetup and App Showcase

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Mobile Makers Academy
223 W Erie
Chicago, IL
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Mobile Makers students have spent more than 500 hours harnessing the power of iOS and building apps, and now they're ready to show their work. Join us for appetizers, beverages, networking, and to see what these new developers have created!

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @mobilemakers

Enterprise Tech Meetup - Pitch Night

LinkedIn Chicago
525 W Monroe
Chicago, IL
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The community’s top enterprise tech founders show their stuff in a live pitch competition in front of a panel of enterprise tech VCs. Both panelists and audience will choose the winners. Food and beverages provided.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @ChicagoETM

Tech Talk 101 with Leon Gersing: How to Craft a Software Presentation

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Dev Bootcamp Chicago
351 W Hubbard, Suite 700
Chicago, IL
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Chicago Dev Bootcamp director Leon Gersing has been giving software talks for ages on subjects both technical and personal (and both). In this presentation, he'll share some basics and best practices for how to choose a topic, how to prepare, and how to give a good presentation.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @devbootcamp

Brew Your Skill & Network: Public Speaking

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Goose Island Brewing
1800 N Clybourn
Chicago, IL
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If you are an expert in your field and want to learn how to demand an audience, join us for this month’s workshop. Learn skills and tools that will decrease your anxieties while increasing your effectiveness in your presentations, meetings, or facilitations.

Cost: $30

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On Twitter: @BrewYourSkill

Chicago Creative Space Tour with Dialogtech and Earles Architects + Associates

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DialogTech
300 W Adams
Chicago, IL
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Get an Architect's point of view at the brand new Chicago office space of DialogTech, the global leader in call analytics and automation during this tour and Q&A.

Cost: $10

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On Twitter: @chitowncreative

All Hands On Tech

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Builtworlds Media
1130 W Monroe
Chicago, IL
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BuiltWorlds hosts the companies with technology that will to push this industry forward. Put all hands on tech as these forward thinking businesses take center stage to showcase how their products will continue to cause commotion as they shape the look of tomorrow.

Cost: $25

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On Twitter: @builtworlds

The Hardware-Software Imperative: the Internet of Things, 3D Printing & More

The 3D Printer Experience
333 N LaSalle
Chicago, IL
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Join some of Chicago’s pioneers in this space as they share their perspectives on the opportunities and threats that low-cost embedded sensors, 3D printers/scanners, and other disruptors are presenting to software product managers. And get a close-up look at some of the latest in 3D printing technologies.

Cost: $10

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On Twitter: @ChicagoPMA

Code for the Coders

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1871
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago, IL
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A Saturday afternoon mini-hackathon is for web professionals who want to donate their time and skills to an active web development project while making an impact on both local and global black in tech community.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @codewhileblack

User Research Methods Workshop

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GA Chicago @ SPACE
444 N Wabash, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
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This workshop consists of two parts: The first part will concentrate on user research methods.The second part will focus on making sense of research findings, answering the important question: What can I do with all these insights?

Cost: $30

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On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Codefident Soirée

Galleria Marchetti
825 W Erie
Chicago, IL
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Join Chicago's finest in tech for an evening of drinks, hors d'oeuvres, and dancing. All proceeds will go to ChickTech. ChickTech facilitates hands-on technology-centric events to empower, support, and increase the confidence of women and girls.

Cost: $65 - $75

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On Twitter: @ChickTechOrg

Built In Brews: Gogo

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Gogo
111 N Canal
Chicago, IL
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We are ready to kickoff Oktoberfest with a Built In Brews at the new Gogo Building in the West Loop! Prepare yourselves for appetizers, brews, and wine at the stunning new headquarters.

Cost: $10

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On Twitter: @Gogo

JoomlaDay Chicago

Donald E. Stephens Conference Center
5555 North River Road
Rosemont, IL
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Providing a full day of Joomla! discussion, panels and presentations from top Joomla experts and community leaders. A premier showcase for Joomla — one of the web's leading content management systems.

Cost: $50 - $65

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On Twitter: @jdaychicago

VMUG UserCon

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
9291 Bryn Mawr
Rosemont, IL
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Created by VMware Users for VMware Users, VMUG UserCon brings together a community where users can learn from VMware employees, VMware partners and each other.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @MyVMUG

WebVisions Chicago

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Siskel Film Center
164 N State
Chicago, IL
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WebVisions explores the future of design, content creation, user experience and business strategy in an event that inspires learning, collaboration and entrepreneurism.

Cost: $275 - $500

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On Twitter: @webvisions

SmartWorlds: Future Energy

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Builtworlds Media
1130 W Monroe
Chicago, IL
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The emergence of Distributed Energy Resources and micro-grids into our energy chain is changing the way power is managed, distributed and used. This event is designed to help the AEC community gain valuable insights and connections to meet the challenges and opportunities these fundamental changes represent.

Cost: $20

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On Twitter: @builtworlds

October

Psychology for Digital Behavior Change

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Lewis Center at Depaul University Loop Campus
25 E Jackson
Chicago, IL
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During this workshop, you’ll learn how to apply psychological strategies that drive the world’s most successful websites, apps, and social media campaigns. By the end of the workshop, you’ll understand over 50 principles of persuasive psychology, and possess design resources you can implement immediately.

Cost: $479

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On Twitter: @cugelman

Front-end Camp

Harrington College of Design
200 W Madison
Chicago, IL
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If you want to ramp up your HTML, CSS, Javascript, and throw in a bit of UX and Design for good measure, Front-end Camp is the event you won’t want to miss!

Cost: $60

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On Twitter: @chicagocamps

City Code Chicago

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Second City
1616 N Wells
Chicago, IL
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A one day immersive technology conference for programmers to spark creativity and innovation. We invite brilliant speakers from Chicago and around the country to share important ideas — and let those flame into deeper exchange, with you involved in the discussion!

Cost: $79 - $119

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On Twitter: @CityCodeConf

Chicago Uncubed

Revel Downtown
440 W Randolph
Chicago, IL
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Uncubed connects forward thinking folks with a new generation of companies, their fulfilling jobs, and the digital skills they’re built on.

Cost: $20 - $35

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On Twitter: @GetUncubed

Chicago Erlang Workshop

National Association of Realtors
430 N Michigan #4
Chicago, IL
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An intensive, one day, Erlang workshop in the heart of Chicago! This year, Chicago Erlang is shifting to a hands-on, write-some-code workshop edition. Choose from 2 tracks, Erlang Essentials and Internet of Things App Buildout.

Cost: $49 - $69

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On Twitter: @gar1t

Barnraise 2015

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IIT Institute of Design
350 N LaSalle
Chicago, IL
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A uniquely structured maker-conference that connects design firms, community-based organizations and participants to address a social topic in the Chicago community. Facilitated by a design firm, registrants work in teams to develop a user-centered understanding of a problem and prototype solutions.

Cost: $150 - $630

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On Twitter: @BarnRaiseID

Chicago Startup Job Fair

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1871
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, 12th Floor
Chicago, IL
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The Chicago Startup Job Fair connects top talent with Chicago's thriving startups. Over the past year, more than 400 companies and 9,000 job-seekers attended Startup Job Fair events across the country.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @StartupJF

Data Visualization Crash Course (D3.js & Processing)

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The Franklin Center
222 W Adams
Chicago, IL
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After this hands-on workshop you should be able to create basic custom visualizations as well as edit complex visualizations to display your data. Note: basic JavaScript knowledge is helpful but not necessary.

Cost: FREE

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FUND Conference

UIC Forum
725 Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL
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Thought leadership conference bridging the gap between early stage investors and growing companies.

Cost: $195

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On Twitter: @fundconf

November

Big Data TechCon

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Chicago Mart Plaza
350 West Mart Center Drive
Chicago, IL
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Big Data TechCon features practical, how-to classes and tutorials for IT and Big Data professionals, including data and business analysts, developers, software architects, data scientists, and project managers.

Cost: $995 - $1495

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On Twitter: @bigdatatechcon