May

IGDA Project Jam

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Chicago Public Library - Lincoln Belmont Branch
1659 W Melrose
Chicago, IL
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Join IGDA Chicago for Project Jam, a new meetup to keep you motivated, productive, and dialed in to Chicago's video game community.

Cost: FREE

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Panel of CEOs from some of Chicago's fastest growing tech startups

TechNexus
20 N Upper Wacker Dr #1200, Chicago, IL 60606
Chicago, IL
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Chicago Enterprise Tech Meetup hosts 5 CEOs of some of the fastest growing enterprise technology startups in the city joining us to talk about their experiences building B2B companies in Chicago.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @ChicagoETM

Girl Develop It Chicago 4th Anniversary Party!

Braintree
222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 800
Chicago, IL
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Girl Develop It Chicago is turning 4 — Come celebrate!

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @gdichicago

Envisioning the Future with Teams Bogged in the Past

Tech Nexus
20 N Upper Wacker Drive #1200
Chicago, IL
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In this talk, Anthony will share how his team is innovating in a space that's literally hundreds of years old (the railroad), to help preserve and advance a culture being threatened by new technologies. He'll expose workshop facilitation techniques he used to get fresh ideas out of pessimistic participants.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @UXDChicago

When To Go Native Over Javascript & Redux Wizardry Using RxJS Observables

Sprout Social
131 S Dearborn St., Ste. 1000
Chicago, IL
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Attend to hear two awesome presentations at the React Chicago Meetup.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @ReactJSChicago

Diversity in Data Science Careers with Metis Chicago

Metis
1033 W Van Buren St, 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL
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PyLadies Chicago is excited to team with Metis Chicago to invite you to enjoy food and drinks and meet our panel of data scientists. Hear them talk about diversity within their background regarding data science and diversity in the different types of fields of work regarding data science.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @PyLadiesChicago

June

Social Media Strategy for Your Small Business

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COCO West Loop
1046 W Kinzie St Suite 300
Chicago, IL
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We have just what you need to step up your social media game and drive traffic to your business in the long run. Join COCO and Dan Peterson of FlipSwitch Consulting as he shares his expertise on all things social media.

Cost: FREE

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June Nerd Interface: An Optimistic Proposal for Making Horrible Code Bearable

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The Nerdery
1033 W Van Buren St, Suite 700
Chicago, IL
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Join us for an exclusive event featuring Joe Mastey. During this event, we’ll walk through some of the technical and social problems that arise from difficult codebases. We’ll learn to stop making things worse, to measure what we need to change, and start making progress.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @the_nerdery

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

Coding Challenge Workshop - Bootcamp Admissions Event

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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

Coding Bootcamp Prep Class

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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: $650

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On Twitter: @fullstack

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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Chicago Founders' Stories @ 1871 with Andrew & Thomas Parkinson of Peapod

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1871
222 W. Merchandise Mart Suite 1212
Chicago, IL
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Join us for a live taping of Chicago Founders' Stories at 1871, Chicago's Digital Startup Hub! The June 7 event will feature Peapod Founders Thomas and Andrew Parkinson, along with an Opening Acts segment with ItemMaster, which was incubated inside of Peapod.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @ChiFounders

Fullstack Academy of Code - 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

Unlocking the value of IoT for various industries

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WeWork River North
111 West Illinois Street
Chicago, IL
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At Softweb Solutions, we have encountered numerous ways in which Internet of Things has changed from a tech buzzword to a reality that surrounds us. As IoT continues to spread across homes as well as enterprises, some industries have better opportunities to reap the benefits of IoT as compared to others.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @softwebchicago

Product Management Bootcamp

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SPACE
444 N Wabash Avenue, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
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You’re full of ideas, but how do you know which are worth working on? In the first half of the workshop, you’ll learn how to use the MVP (Minimum Viable Product) philosophy to test and validate your ideas with the least amount of work required.

Cost: 210

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On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Building Chicago

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mHub
965 W Chicago
Chicago, IL
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Join General Assembly and mHub for a conversation and showcase of organizations who are actively building Chicago to position it as a global contender.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Learn A Language Series: Intro to Ruby

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HS2 Solutions
4115 N. Ravenswood Ave
Chicago, IL
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This workshop is an Intro to Ruby where you will learn the basics. Learn why this language is a market leader in technology and participate in a fun exercise. This event is organized by ABI.Chicago and sponsored by HS2 Solutions.

Cost: FREE

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Delivering KNOCKOUT Presentations: How to Become the Hard-Hitting Presenter Your Audience Remembers

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Chicago Scholars
247 S. State, Suite 700
Chicago, IL
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Are you ready to finally become the presenter that influences and inspires? Take your presentation skills to the next level. Connect better with your audience. Create spectacular slide decks & visuals. Learn to be informative, engaging and memorable using your unique voice and presentation style.

Cost: $499

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On Twitter: @gregorytall

Startup Funding Workshop

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Polsinelli Law Office
150 N Riverside Plaza
Chicago, IL
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Venture Connects welcomes you to our Startup Funding Workshop for both early stage investors and entrepreneurs. Our CEO & Founder, RJ Pahura, will give detailed discussions on creating term sheets, valuations, the due diligence process, investor pitch meeting strategies and the art of the deck.

Cost: FREE

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Serverless Data Analytics Pipeline - Google Cloud Platform User Group of Chicago

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TechNexus
20 N Upper Wacker Dr - Civic Opera House
Chicago, IL
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Collecting large amounts of data for both real time and batch analysis doesn't have to be a pain. Quickly build a serverless data analytics pipeline, without complex IT infrastructure, using Google Cloud Platform. Now, spend less time maintaining infrastructure and more time delivering value!

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @aptitive

Digital Marketing Makeover: Game Show Edition

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Mightybytes
4001 N. Ravenswood, Suite 404
Chicago, IL
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Mightybytes is hosting a fun and interactive event for those of you who want to learn digital marketing tactics you can apply to your own campaigns. Come on down for this fun interactive and educational event. There will be networking before and after the event.

Cost: $10

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On Twitter: @mightybytes

User Feedback: How to manage this valuable gift

Vibes Media
300 West Adams Street, 7th Floor
Chicago, IL
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At this Product Management Meet-up, a panel of experienced Product Managers will share with you the secret to understanding customers' needs, wants and concerns.

Cost: $10

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On Twitter: @ChicagoPMA

JavaScript 101

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Fullstack Academy
222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, #1212
Chicago, IL
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JavaScript 101 is a pure-beginner's intro to coding. In this workshop, you will learn JS fundamentals, become more familiar with JavaScript Syntax, and write a script that sends email well-wishes to your friends. If you've thought about learning to code but need help taking the first step, this workshop is for you.

Cost: $10

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On Twitter: @fullstack

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

Vuejs Workshop: Build a Responsive Website from Scratch

Outcome Health
330 N. Wabash, 25th Floor
Chicago, IL
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Learn Vue.js by applying hands-on experience. We will work together and use Vue.js to build a simple version of Vue conference page from scratch. The vueconf link. Who are leading the workshop? The developers from Outcome Health will be leading the curriculum and help out during the workshop.  What is required? Bring your laptop cause we will code! Prior JS experience is preferred but not required.

Cost: FREE

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Looking Ahead

Harris Theater
205 E Randolph
Chicago, IL
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AHEAD's 2017 Looking Ahead conference provides clients, partners, and potential customers with the knowledge, resources, and relationships needed to drive innovation in the enterprise. Looking Ahead features a day full of sessions from industry-leading experts and thought leaders.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @ThinkAHEADIT

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

Sharing code between React Native & React Web

WeWork
111 W. Illinois St.
Chicago, IL
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In this talk we will explore how the Lambda Consulting team was able to achieve close to 70% code reusability in a complex React + Redux application between web/mobile/tablet through the use of shared reducers, utility functions, higher order components, dynamic requires, Expo, and react native for web.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @ReactJSChicago

July

Digital Marketing Bootcamp

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SPACE
444 N Wabash Avenue, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
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This activity-driven class will equip you with tips and strategies on how to devise your brand and marketing strategy, what digital channels are available to you and how to use them, and how to track and analyze all of your marketing efforts with data-driven decisions.

Cost: 210

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On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Lunch and Learn On-Premise vs. Cloud: Contact Center Showdown

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Maggiano's Little Italy
240 Oakbrook Center
Oakbrook, IL
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Calling all contact/call center managers, business owners, and business executives, as we pit these two contact center models head-to-head. Mindsight will be presenting on the differences between on-premise and cloud-based contact center solutions and provide the insight you need to navigate your contact center.

Cost: FREE

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Intro to HTML/CSS (one-day workshop)

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Performance Trust Capital Partners
500 W Madison
Chicago, IL
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If you've experienced frustration when trying to build your own websites before, have no fear! Girl Develop It will help you tackle the basics of HTML and CSS without breaking a sweat. This beginner-level program will teach you the basics and help you along the way as you develop your own website.

Cost: $90

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On Twitter: @gdichicago

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

September

DevOps Days Chicago

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Holiday Inn - Mart Plaza
350 West Mart Center Drive
Chicago, IL
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The conference that brings development and operations together.

Cost: $250 (discounts available)

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On Twitter: @devopsdaysChi

Visual Studio Live! Chicago

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Chicago Marriott Downtown - Magnificent Mile
540 N Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL
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Visual Studio Live! is thrilled to be returning to Chicago where developers, software architects, engineers and designers will be on a mission to code during four days of unbiased and cutting-edge education on the Microsoft Platform.

Cost: $550 - $2,195

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On Twitter: @VSLive

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

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On Twitter: @CyberSecChicago