April

Git and Github: Source Control Basics and Advanced Techniques

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DevMynd
2035 W. Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL
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In this workshop, you'll learn about how to set up your own Git repository, how to push, pull, fork, merge, and branch and more! Also, you'll set up a GitHub account to easily showcase your projects and learn from others in the open source community. Software is social!

Cost: $40

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On Twitter: @gdichicago

2112 Immersive Tech Summit

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2112
4245 North Knox Avenue
Chicago, IL
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The day-long Immersive Tech Summit will include Industry leaders and experts in immersive tech presenting cutting-edge case studies, workshops and demos. It will also feature over 30 speakers, three rooms, exploring virtual, augmented and mixed reality conceptualization.

Cost: $40 - $70

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On Twitter: @2112inc

Resistance in Action: Twitterpalooza

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The Annoyance Theatre & Bar
851 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL
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This event is for first time Tweeters and seasoned "professionals" who are eager to be heard in Washington (and Springfield and City Hall). At the end of the interactive afternoon, you will have the skills and resources to respond effectively and rapidly to issues of concern.

Cost: FREE

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May

GOTO Chicago 2017

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Swissotel
323 E. Upper Wacker Dr.
Chicago, IL
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GOTO Conference is a software development conference designed for developers, team leads, architects, and project managers and is organized "for developers by developers". As software developers and architects ourselves, we wanted to create a great social and learning experience. Fifth year!

Cost: $1195 - $2695

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On Twitter: @GOTOchgo

Enhancing Your Public Speaking Skills through Improv

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Dev Bootcamp
1033 W. Van Buren St., Floor 3
Chicago, IL
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Looking to be a better public speaker? Interested in learning skills that make presentations less nerve-racking? Join Dev Bootcamp and improve it! for a night full of laughs, learning, and fun. In this workshop, attendees will participate in an interactive lecture and series of exercises led by professional improvisers

Cost: $10

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Facebook LIVE Growth Hack + Beer n Fried Chicken Party

SPACE
444 North Wabash Avenue
Chicago, IL
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Don't miss Suzie Nguyen's first visit to the USA! She's flying all the way from Australia to share her killer LIVE Hacks she's used to consult and  grow brands and startups!

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @growthhackchi

Scaling your business to a Billion dollar exit

TechNexus
20 N Upper Wacker Dr #1200, Chicago, IL 60606
Chicago, IL
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Fireside chat with Sean Chou, CTO of Fieldglass, who led the company as CTO from the inception of the company through its acquisition by SAP for over $1 Billion. Food and drinks will be provided.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @ChicagoETM

Animation in Vue.js

Outcome Health
330 N. Wabash, 25th Floor
Chicago, IL
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This talk will explain the basic concepts of motion design, where to use it in your projects, and step through an easy to understand example that uses Vue.js and GSAP. You'll walk away with the ability to drop in reusable animations anywhere in your web application and a mental framework for where to use them.

Cost: FREE

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Experiential Marketing Summit 2017

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McCormick Place
2301 S King Dr
Chicago, IL
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There has never been anything like this - this is the world’s first floating video. Floating Video is a brand new technology video display that is holographic in appearance, yet with vividly bright LED video quality.

Cost: $2,500

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Free Lunch and Learn: Optimizing your Contact Center for Success

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Weber Grill
2331 Fountain Square Dr.
Lombard, IL
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We’ve assembled a panel of local contact center executives eager to share their real-world solutions to modern contact center challenges. Seating is extremely limited, so sign up for your session now!

Cost: FREE

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Smart Cities: The Role of French Technology in Inventing the Cities of Tomorrow

1871 Chicago
222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza #1212
Chicago, IL
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Join three leading global innovation companies for an engaging discussion on unique solutions to modern urban planning. The event is hosted by Business France and the French Consulate.

Cost: FREE

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Nicole Johnson: Automating Security & Compliance (for Fun & Profit)

Braintree HQ
8th Floor, 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago, IL
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Learn how to codify compliance profiles, incorporate such compliance testing into your release automation processes, and keep your internal stakeholders saying “yes, and” instead of “no, because...”.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @DevOpsChicago

Automating Peace of Mind with Accessibility Testing & CI with Marcy Sutton

Discovery Chicago (Merchandise Mart)
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago, IL
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We’ll look at open source tools and accessibility testing practices that can help your team develop a pragmatic and sustainable approach to software, benefiting many people with disabilities.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @a11ychi

Automating Peace of Mind with Accessibility Testing and CI

Discovery Chicago (Merchandise Mart)
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL (5th Floor, Ste 550)
Chicago, IL
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Did you know that accessibility test coverage and continuous integration (CI) go hand-in-hand? Automated tests can catch roughly 30-50% of accessibility issues with minimal effort, depending on your rule set.

Cost: FREE

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Bootcamp Alumni Lightning Talks: Demo'ing What You Can Accomplish in 12 Weeks

Datascope
16 N. Wabash, Suite 1250
Chicago, IL
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Enjoy food and drinks as 3 recent bootcamp graduates give lightning talks and present the final projects they were able to create during their 12 weeks at Metis.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @chicagodata

May the 4th Be With You — Exploring Parallelism with Parallella and Raspberry Pi

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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 our first external speaker, Ray Hightower, and celebrate Star Wars day. Ray will explore parallelism and dive into code examples in C, Ruby and Python running on the 18-core Parallella and a 14-core cluster of Raspberry Pi’s.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @the_nerdery

Windy City Digital Project Manager Meetup

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Centro
11 E Madison, 6th Floor
Chicago, IL
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Integrity in Digital Project Management: Keeping It Real While integrity isn’t part of the scope-budget-time trifecta of Project Management, it is a persistent theme throughout the life of a project. At our May 4th meetup, we’ll be asking our panelists all about integrity - their approach to interactions with internal

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @WindyCityDPM

The Escape Conference 2017

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Robert Morris University
401 South State Street
Chicago, IL
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The Escape will feature hands-on demonstrations, keynote speakers, open forums and case studies that showcase the latest storage, processing, data mining, visualization, cloud computing, and predictive modeling technologies.

Cost: $25

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Free Event for HR Pros

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Chicago Athletic Association
12 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL
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Join us at the Chicago Athletic Association on May 9th 
to learn about our latest innovations in HR, benefits, compliance and payroll. If you want to break through boundaries and set your company up for success, you can’t miss this free event!

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @zenefits

Women In FinTech

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FinTank
333 South Wabash Avenue, Suite 2700 Suite 2700
Chicago, IL
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FinTech is changing the world, and participants are calling for more inclusion and support for women in the sector to close the gender gap.

Cost: FREE

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Airbnb x WeWork present #WorkationCHI

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WeWork Kinzie
20 West Kinzie St
Chicago, IL
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Have you ever dreamed about working full time, from all over the world? Do you work remotely from home? Are you looking for ways to make it better? #WorkationCHI will have guest speakers from Automattic, Basecamp, Buffer, and Zapier, and opportunities to network over pizza and drinks.

Cost: FREE

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Venkat Subramaniam Presents: Reactive Programming

GE Transportation
500 W Monroe St
Chicago, IL
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In this presentation we will dive into the programming abstraction and look at the various facilities available to create reactive applications. Along the way we will touch on practical applications that are already using the reactive programming model and some of the constraints and solutions that vary across different applications.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @cjug

The Chicago Tech Summit

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Chicago History Museum
1601 N Clark
Chicago, IL
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The most interesting innovations are found where disciplines, industries, and cultures intersect. The CHICAGO TECH SUMMIT was designed to spur those innovations forward here in Chicago. The summit will tackle technology trends that are having an impact on the local ecosystem. Please visit the website to request an invite.

Cost: Member: $125. Non-Member: $225

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On Twitter: @ITABuzz

LinkedIn Refresh

Employment BOOST
300 N. LaSalle St, 49th Floor
Chicago, IL
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Our professional resume writers will teach you how to update your LinkedIn profile to impress hiring managers, add keywords to your profile to boost your view count and connect with prospective employers and clients. Don't miss out on this opportunity to launch your career!

Cost: FREE

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SEJ Summit 2017

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Navy Pier
600 E Grand Ave Chicago, IL 60611
Chicago, IL
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Actionable Marketing Education: For SEOs, By SEOs

Cost: $405 - $605

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On Twitter: @sejournal

Free Lunch and Learn - Beyond the Edge: The Case for Security as a Service

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Petterino's Restaurant
50 W Randolph St.
Chicago, IL
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A seminar on Security as a Service that goes beyond just the edge router. This valuable seminar will make the case for Security as a Service and detail how you can create a powerful security strategy for your environment—All from beyond the edge.

Cost: FREE

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Purpose Pitch

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1871
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza #1212
Chicago, IL
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The Purpose Pitch will be a unique pitch session where startups pitch their greater purpose and how they plan to fulfill that purpose through their business objectives instead of pitching investors on the product itself.

Cost: $25

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CyberSecurity For FinTech

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FinTank
333 S. Wabash Avenue Suite 2700
Chicago, IL
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Cyber Exec, Jeffery Haupt, will discuss what to look for when hiring your CISO and how to prevent overspending and overkill in cyber security. Jeffery will explain the nuances of hiring for cyber security, the trust involved, and why it is important to use outside help in recruiting this position.

Cost: FREE

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Lesbians Who Tech (+ Allies)

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Center on Halsted
3656 North Halsted Street
Chicago, IL
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Lesbians Who Tech is a community of queer women in tech (and allies) that started in San Francisco in December 2012. Since then, we’ve built a community of over 30,000 queer women in 35cities, including 5 international cities.

Cost: Free or $15 Donation

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New findings: What We’ve Learned About Civic Tech in Cities

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Microsoft Technology Center
200 E Randolph Street | 2nd floor
Chicago, IL
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Join mySociety and Microsoft for a breakfast panel and discussion about civic technology at the municipal level. Specifically, mySociety has researched five case studies of civic tech projects deployed by US cities in recent years and found implications for broader changes to service delivery.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @mysociety

Dev Bootcamp's Rise & Hire at The Nerdery

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The Nerdery
1033 West Van Buren Floor 7
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 grads who are ready to work!

Cost: FREE

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Chicago IT, Engineering, & Cyber Security Diversity Career Fair

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The Congress Plaza Hotel
520 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL
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Start making connections at the Chicago IT, Engineering & Cyber Security Tech Fair. Meet face-to-face with companies that are hiring diverse motivated candidates just like you.

Cost: FREE

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Queer Tech Club: May Meetup and Mingle at Metis

Metis Chicago
1033 West Van Buren, 3rd Floor, Chicago, IL
Chicago, IL
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Metis is a data science educator that graduated it's first Data Science Bootcamp in Chicago in April 2017! One really exciting thing about Metis is its strive for diversity in the tech industry.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @queertechclub

Celebrating Women in Innovation

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Wintrust Grand Banking Hall
231 S. LaSalle St.
Chicago, IL
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From becoming NASA astronauts to leading the second largest county in the United States, women continue to break new ground by taking risks and doing things differently.  Join us as we celebrate women who are at the peak of their careers, and got there by focusing on innovation to change the status quo.

Cost: $30 - $45

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Node.js Micro-Services with HAPI, ContainerPilot & Consul

Braintree
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Floor 8, Chicago, IL 60654
Chicago, IL
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This presentation demonstrates how to run Node.js microservices with Docker containers in production using ContainerPilot and Consul. This talk also describes potential pitfalls to be aware of when using Docker and when building microservices.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @ChicagoNodeJS

GCPUG - Using BigQuery and Looker for Business Intelligence

TechNexus
20 N. Wacker Suite 1200
Chicago, IL
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BigQuery is a petabyte-scale analytics data warehouse that you can use to run SQL queries over vast amounts of data in near real time. Looker helps you make sense of your BigQuery data and help you analyze the data interactively.Learn how to identify trends, respond to them, and make predictions using your data.

Cost: FREE

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Built In Brews at DRIVIN

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DRIVIN
600 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL
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DRIVIN welcomes you to kick off the summer with cheers and beers at Built In Brews. Meet the squad that is changing the way used-car dealers source their used-car inventory.

Cost: $5

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Science in the City Gala

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Chicago Sports Museum
835 North Michigan Ave. Water Tower Place, Level 7
Chicago, IL
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Meet researchers and mingle with area business leaders and young professionals while you enjoy food and drinks. This fundraiser will provide C2ST with much-needed financial resources to help support its mission.

Cost: $150

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The trend of IoT-enabled smart buildings is here to stay

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Tech Nexus, (Conference Room C/D)
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 1200
Chicago, IL
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IOT Round Table is a group dedicated to discuss the Internet of Things, Predictive Analytics, Data Science and the real business value that an organization can derive out of it. Join industry experts, discuss and learn the benefits of IoT driven processes and learn the cutting edge technologies adopted.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @softwebchicago

Are You in the Node?

TechNexus
20 N Wacker Dr Suite 1200
Chicago, IL
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Come out and learn from a panel of expert node.js engineers and leaders who will discuss the ins and outs of this growing technology! The panel will consist of 4-5 local node experts each coming from a different background so we can explore how node performs in different environments.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @Tech_in_Motion

Twitter Advertising Course

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Blue1647
1647 South Blue Island Ave
Chicago, IL
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Whether you're a local boutique artist or a Fortune 500 startup, you'll find opportunity in Twitter advertising to reach your target audience for less cash than you think. Learn how to use Twitter ads to generate the results that matters to your business, organization or cause in this hands-on, in-person course.

Cost: $19.99 - $29.99

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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

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

June

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

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

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

Looking AHEAD 2017

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Harris Theater
205 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL
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Looking AHEAD is the annual technology summit created and hosted by AHEAD to provide clients, partners, and potential customers with the knowledge, resources, and relationships needed to drive innovation in the enterprise.

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

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

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