September

Ed Tech Mentor Mixer

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222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza
222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza Suite 1212
Chicago, IL
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Meet educator and tech mentors and mingle with new and longtime innovators as we celebrate the back-to-school season. 

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @leapinchicago

Built In Brews: Managed by Q

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Managed by Q
358 W Ontario Suite 3W
Chicago, IL
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Join us for a Built In Brews at Managed by Q's River North Office complete with beer, wine, and passed apps.

Cost: $10

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On Twitter: @ManagedbyQ

Chicago End of Summer Soiree

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Space by Doejo
444 N Wabash Ave, 5th floor
Chicago, IL
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Meet our community of smart and innovative creatives and technologists at the Chicago End of Summer Soiree! SPACE by Doejo is revealing their brand new space, and trust us it's gorgeous! Join us for a night of: Dancing to Chicago DJ GOLDHOUSE Custom booty portraits by RADillustrates Local craft beer Good times!

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Collab/Space Chicago 2016: The Business of VR

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TechNexus
20 North Upper Wacker Drive #1200
Chicago, IL
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Virtual Reality has been gaining steam in the media space, from the New York Times giving away Google Cardboards to McDonald’s showing how it sources its food. But how can we get beyond the hype and make sure that these projects survive and thrive as a business?

Cost: $79 - $129

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October

Agile Planning: From Boardroom to Code (and Back!)

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ITA
20 N. Wacker Drive Suite 1200
Chicago, IL
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At this event, learn how to bring your business imperatives and requirements into your agile programs and projects, track their realization, and how you can provide your business with the portfolio reports and project reports that they need.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @Herzum

Coding Bootcamp Prep Course

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Fullstack Academy
222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza #1212
Chicago, IL
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Advanced coding bootcamps can produce outstanding career results, but selective admissions are quick to eliminate those without enough coding knowledge. This 4-week, part-time course focuses on intermediate programming in JavaScript and coding challenges to pass bootcamp admissions.

Cost: $450 deposit, $2,750 total

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On Twitter: @fullstack

WHAT'S NEXT?

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Venue SIX10
610 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL
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In its second century of publication, The Atlantic will host WHAT’S NEXT? presented with Boeing on the occasion of its 100th anniversary. This unprecedented event will reflect the culmination of over a century of invention and exploration, and provide the opportunity to project what the next century may hold.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @TheAtlantic

Elastic{ON} Tour - Chicago

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Venue SIX10
610 S Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL
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A dynamic opportunity to learn more about Elasticsearch 5.0 release, understand and hear about existing use cases, plus a two-hour technical training session. We will have Elastic Subject Matter experts onsite to address questions.

Cost: Early Bird $125

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Making Manufacturing Matter

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Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
541 N Rush
Chicago, IL
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Join manufacturers in the Chicagoland region, elected officials and regional economic development organizations to celebrate "Manufacturers of the Year", the Alliance for Industry and Manufacturing, TMA, Franklin Park and the "Legacy Manufacturing Awardee".

Cost: $250+

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UX Designers Meet & Hire

General Assembly
444 N Wabash Ave, Level B
Chicago, IL
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General Assembly welcomes you to our hiring event for our new graduates of our User Experience Design Immersive Program. Our graduates will be showcasing their projects throughout the event, and will be available to chat about job opportunities (GA does not charge any placement fees).

Cost: FREE

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From Culture Hacks to Culture Agility: Innovative Approaches to Culture

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Muze
414 N Orleans Street
Chicago, IL
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Culture isn’t just an HR issue. It’s a business issue. It affects all employees — from legal to sales to IT — and it should be designed for all employees.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Introduction to The Chicago Design Community

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Leo Burnett
35 West Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL
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Join General Assembly, AIGA, and Leo Burnett for a free orientation to the Chicago design scene. If you’re a current design student, recent graduate, new to the city, looking to make a transition in your career or just level up, this free event will help you get acquainted with the design Chicago scene.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @GA_chicago

eGain Digital+AI Day

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Hyatt Regency O'Hare
9300 Bryn Mawr Ave
Chicago, IL
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At this event you will hear about trend tsunamis, 2016 CX performance of various industries, and real-world success stories in digital CX, AI, analytics, & knowledge management!

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @egain

Ada Lovelace Celebration: Screening of Code: Debugging the Gender Gap

ThoughtWorks
200 East Randolph
Chicago, IL
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This event is free and open to everyone. Celebrate Ada Lovelace Day by screening the documentary: "Code: Debugging the Gender Gap" followed by a fishbowl discussion.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @wwcchicago

Demystifying Conversational UX

Solstice Mobile
111 N. Canal Street, Suite 500
Chicago, IL
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Developers no longer are spending hours getting the right layout and buttons on a screen, instead they are focusing on designing what is now the conversational interface. They have to work with UX experts and consider the constraints imposed by the platform, how to measure the effectiveness of a conversation, how to debug a conversation flow, and how to continually train it.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @solsticemobile

MongoDB Atlas - On Tour!

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General Assembly
444 N Wabash, Level B
Chicago, IL
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MongoDB Atlas is going on tour and will be stopping at General Assembly Chicago. Come out to get an intro to MongoDB and learn the easiest, fastest way to get up and running using MongoDB Atlas - their database as a service.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @GA_chicago

Technically Speaking hosted by Jellyvision

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Jellyvision
848 West Eastman Street
Chicago, IL
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Technically Speaking is a technical demo night that invites tech teams from Chicago's diverse technology community to share the motivation behind the project, the thought process behind the architecture, project challenges, and other important project aspects. Attendees will get inspired as they learn about resource

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @techwhileblack

All Things Web Tech: Create a Desktop App with Electron

Blue 1647 Tech Innovation Center
1647 S Blue Island Ave
Chicago, IL
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Electron is a framework for creating native applications with web technologies like JavaScript, HTML, and CSS. Let's put it to the test and build a desktop app.

Cost: FREE

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ACT-W Conference to Advance Careers of Technical Women

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Chicago School of Professional Psychology
325 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60654
Chicago, IL
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Join us for speaking sessions, hands-on workshops, one-on-one coaching sessions, a career fair, and so much more. This regional, two-day conference focuses on providing content that addresses the unique women in tech landscape in the Chicago area.

Cost: $75

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On Twitter: @ACT_WConf

No Limits with NoSQL and Introduction to Apache Cassandra

Vivid Seats
111 N. Canal
Chicago, IL
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2 Talks: No Limits with NoSQL (the database of the internet era) and a crash course introduction to Cassandra.

Cost: FREE

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Web Developer Recruiting at Fullstack Chicago Hiring Day

Fullstack Academy
222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, #1212
Chicago, IL
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Fullstack Academy is Chicago's premier coding bootcamp that teaches an advanced JavaScript curriculum. Graduates have been hired by companies like Adobe, Google, and Amazon, as well as large companies and startups across a broad spectrum of industries. Build your engineering team at our one day event.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @fullstack

Getting started with Node.js C++ Addons

Braintree
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Floor 8, Chicago, IL 60654
Chicago, IL
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One of Node's most powerful features is its ability to wrap calls to C/C++ code.  This means you can wrap existing legacy code or write super fast functions to process data. The possibilities are endless.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @ChicagoNodeJS

Fireside Chat with Terry Howerton and Chris Gladwin

TechNexus
20 N Upper Wacker Dr #1200, Chicago, IL 60606
Chicago, IL
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Terry is the founder and CEO of TechNexus, a Chicago-based venture development firm and incubator. Chris is the founder and CEO of Ocient and previously founded and led Cleversafe as the President and CEO.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @ChicagoETM

Chicago Dashboard in a Day – Power BI Workshop

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Microsoft Downers Grove
3025 Highland Pkwy, Suite 300
Downers Grove, 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

Open Sourcing Microsoft

Make Offices
1 North State Street, Suite 1500
Chicago, IL
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From adopting and standardizing MVC within ASP.NET, moving towards single page and Microservices, acquiring and open sourcing Xamarin, and embracing a Linux environment in its latest version of Visual Studio and .NET. How has the closed Microsoft environment become more “open” and in what direction is it going?

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @Tech_in_Motion

Expose UX Film Screening

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General Assembly
444 N Wabash, Level B
Chicago, IL
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Be the first to see the Season 2 Premiere of Expose UX in person before it's released online! Expose UX is the web TV show where startups compete for prizes while getting feedback from user experience experts. It's Shark Tank for UX design. Learn from the experts' advice and improve your own product!

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @GA_chicago

Digital Marketing Bootcamp

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General Assembly
444 N Wabash Ave, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
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The digital landscape is moving at lightning speed. Every industry has been affected by the advances in digital—from retail to brands and agencies. Has your manager recently assigned a digital marketing role to you? Are you a project or account manager at a creative agency?

Cost: 175

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On Twitter: @GA_chicago

Git and Github: Source Control Basics and Advanced Techniques

Dev Bootcamp
1033 W. Van Buren
Chicago, IL
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While this class covers advanced topics, it is suitable for beginners with no experience with Git or Github. Source control is an essential skill for any software developer to manage their code base, keep track of changes, and coordinate major revisions with other team members.

Cost: 40

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On Twitter: @gdichicago

Codepen Chicago Meetup

Backstop Solutions Group
233 S Wacker Dr #3960, Floor 39
Chicago, IL
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A show-and-tell style meetup where all are welcome (and encouraged) to get up and share a pen you've created with the group, but with a Halloween theme.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @CodePen

How to Get a Job at a Start Up

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General Assembly
444 N Wabash, Level B
Chicago, IL
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Working at startups is hotter than ever, and for many job seekers it’s not just a coveted and fun place to potentially land a job, it’s also where they can learn the most about their chosen profession and be given the most responsibility.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @GA_chicago

A Recruiters Guide to Talking UX

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General Assembly
444 N Wabash Ave, 5th floor
Chicago, IL
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This session, designed for recruiters and employers looking to hire user experience designers, will assume no previous UX Design knowledge. Ensuring that you can 'talk the talk' when working with tech hiring managers, we'll go over key design terminology and principles, and introduce the user experience design process.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

The Truth Behind Getting Hired

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General Assembly
444 N Wabash, Level B
Chicago, IL
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Networking, grab a drink – get settled, then enjoy the panel and audience Q+A: hear what they have to say, maybe learn a thing or two.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @GA_chicago

Neurochemistry for Interactive Design & Marketing (1-day workshop)

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DePaul University
1 E Jackson Blvd. 8th floor
Chicago, IL
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In this workshop, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of human-centered design, by learning the neurochemical factors that shape your users’ emotions, motivation, cognition, and behavior.

Cost: $399 (20% early bird discount and special pricing for students, nonprofits...)

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On Twitter: @cugelman

November

Science Cocktail Party

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D.I.R.T.T. Environmental Showroom
325 N Wells, 10th floor
Chicago, IL
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There will be smart people and beautiful people and interesting people (often the same people), hors d’oeuvres, open bar with our signature Pop-Rock Cocktail, cool science experiments you'll participate in, plus a photo booth, and raffle prizes all in the name of science and fun.

Cost: $60 - $75

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On Twitter: @IllinoisScience

Design Thinking Bootcamp $175 Must Register

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General Assembly
444 N Wabash Ave, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
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In increasingly complex times, innovation and collaboration skills are becoming vital to businesses, and both principles are essential in Design Thinking. This hands-on workshop will lead you through the design thinking process, taught by design thinking professionals that live and breathe in this space.

Cost: 175

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On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

2016 Young Tech Challenge

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Navy Pier, Festival Hall A
600 E Grand Ave
Chicago, IL
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Young Tech Challenge is an opportunity for creators aged 8-22 to show off a playful tech product. Submissions can be built on any platform available; mobile, console and PC will surely be popular, but entrants can also build with lego, robotics, or any techy fun you can find.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @chicagotoyngame

December

How to Master Instagram

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General Assembly
444 N Wabash Ave, 5th floor
Chicago, IL
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The class provides business owners and social media managers and overview of the basics and strategies of one of the fastest growing networks, Instagram. It'll also take an in-depth look at growing your account, network’s best practices, content ideas and strategies of Instagram Ads.

Cost: 40

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On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Social Media Bootcamp

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General Assembly
444 N Wabash Ave, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
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This bootcamp introduces students to the current social media landscape and explores how it can be used for maximum results (for brands as well as agencies). Participants will leave with a detailed understanding of both the current social media landscape and how to evaluate which tools or social platforms to use.

Cost: 175

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On Twitter: @GA_Chicago