April

Tech Around Town: Talk Like a Techie

to

Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza @ 1871
Chicago, IL
View Map

Join the Chicago Urban League and Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for the April installment of Tech Around Town: Talk Like a Techie. Attendees will learn key programming terms and concepts that will enable them to better communicate with developers and programmers.

Cost: FREE

Event link:

On Twitter: @ChiUrbanLeague

WordCamp Chicago

to

University Center
525 S State
Chicago, IL
View Map

WordCamp is a popular event that brings in local and national speakers every year to present cutting-edge talks on design, development, content production, and other WordPress topics, for an extremely reasonable price.

Cost: $40

Event link:

On Twitter: @WordCampChicago

Learn A Language Series: Java 2

to

Roosevelt University
18 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL
View Map

This tutorial provides a deeper look at the structure of a Java program, including object-oriented design and and syntax. Students will continue their work in a graphical development environment to understand, modify and enhance a program. Please download the tech needs before attending.

Cost: FREE

Event link:

On Twitter: @anitaborg_org

Introduction to Adobe Illustrator: Weekend Workshop

to

GA Chicago @ SPACE
444 N Wabash Ave, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
View Map

Get up and running with Adobe Illustrator in just one day. Learn the basics: how to open a file, image trace, add text, use layers, the pen tool and brushes.

Cost: $175

Event link:

On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Coding Bootcamp Admissions Prep Event

to

Basecamp
30 N Racine
Chicago, IL
View Map

Elite coding bootcamps produce outstanding hiring results but also have very selective admissions. Fullstack Academy is opening a campus in Chicago and hosting this free admissions-prep event. Learn how to solve coding challenges similar to the ones seen on their assessment.

Cost: FREE

Event link:

UX Camp

Columbia College Film Row
1104 S Wabash, 8th Floor
Chicago, IL
View Map

If you’re just getting your start in UX and you’re hoping to learn more, or you’ve been in the field awhile and want to stay current, UX Camp is for you. A full day–3 full tracks–of UX talks, surrounded by impressive keynotes and all for a great price that includes your lunch.

Cost: Only $60!

Event link:

On Twitter: @chicagocamps

Open Code (All Skills)

to

1871
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago, IL
View Map

Join Tech While Black for Open Code at 1871. This event provides a fun, welcoming tech-focused space for coworking, collaboration, tutoring, mentoring, and just plain old hanging out with other awesome black techies.

Cost: FREE

Event link:

On Twitter: @techwhileblack

May

Code in One Day: HTML & CSS Crash Course

to

GA Chicago @ SPACE
444 N Wabash Ave, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
View Map

Get into front-end web development quickly and easily. Dive head first into HTML & CSS, skill up with live coding exercises, and build a basic web page from scratch.

Cost: $175

Event link:

On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

User Experience Design Bootcamp

to

GA Chicago @ SPACE
444 N Wabash Ave, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
View Map

Immerse yourself in a full day of of user experience design fundamentals and walk away with an actual mobile prototype

Cost: $175

Event link:

On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Four Talks at Enova

Enova International
175 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL
View Map

We need a presenter, a host and a venue for June. If you can be any of these things, please reach out to Mattie. Thanks!

Cost: FREE

Event link:

MeetUp with Sears &UX

Sears Corporate Headquarters
1 N State, Floor 13
Chicago, IL
View Map

Join Sears and &UX at Sears' corporate offices for May's &UX MeetUp. There will be UXercise and refreshments.

Cost: FREE

Event link:

1919 Tech Tea Party

Blue 1647 Tech Innovation Center
1647 South Blue Island
Chicago, IL
View Map

1919 will celebrate its one year anniversary and also acknowledge local women in technology and entrepreneurship. The 1919 Initiative is dedicated to connecting talented, professional women and empowering them to create, develop and innovate.

Cost: FREE

Event link:

On Twitter: @BLUE1647

Intro to SEO

to

GA Chicago @ SPACE
444 N Wabash Ave, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
View Map

Get a practical introduction to SEO and find out how you can implement it into your business

Cost: $40

Event link:

On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Introduction to the Chicago Design Community

to

Vivid Seats
111 N. Canal Street, Suite 800 Chicago , IL 60606
Chicago, IL
View Map

Join AIGA Chicago, Vivid Seats, and General Assembly for a free orientation to the Chicago design scene. If you’re a current design student, 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 dynamic world of design in Chicago.

Cost: FREE

Event link:

On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Intermediate JavaScript Workshop (Objects + Functions)

to

1871 Chicago
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza Floor 12 (#1212)
Chicago, IL
View Map

Stuck on more-advanced JavaScript concepts? This course, presented by Fullstack Academy, will go through how objects work, prototype inheritance patterns, and using functions (closure, higher-order, recursion). Attendees should know how to write JavaScript and have completed something like Codecademy's JS track.

Cost: FREE

Event link:

On Twitter: @fullstack

Introduction to Prototyping with Axure

to

GA Chicago @ SPACE
444 N Wabash Ave, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
View Map

Learn the basics of one of the more powerful prototyping software packages available today.

Cost: $40

Event link:

On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Knight Foundation Prototype Fund & News Challenge Award Winners: Lighting Talks

Datascope
16 N. Wabash, Suite 1250
Chicago, IL
View Map

Learn about the projects and prototypes that Chicago groups have built as Knight Foundation grant recipients: the Prototype Fund and the News Challenge.

Cost: FREE

Event link:

On Twitter: @chicagodata

Fireside Chat with Justyn Howard, Founder and CEO of Sprout Social

to

TechNexus
20 N Wacker
Chicago, IL
View Map

The Chicago Enterprise Tech Meetup will host a fireside chat with one of Chicago's most promising, up-and-coming founders, Justyn Howard of Sprout Social.

Cost: FREE

Event link:

On Twitter: @ChicagoETM

Women and Diversity in the Game Industry

to

Indie City Co-op
3701 N Ravenswood Unit 206
Chicago, IL
View Map

Inclusiveness is a big topic being discussed all over the game industry. This panel is an attempt to contribute to that conversation, and let Chicago hear what the women in it have to say.

Cost: FREE

Event link:

On Twitter: @IGDAChicago

How to Get a Job at a Startup

to

Brad's Deals
640 N. La Salle Street, Suite 460, Chicago , IL 60654
Chicago, IL
View Map

This talk will investigate how job seekers can prepare themselves for success and land a job at a startup in Chicago where they can learn and grow.

Cost: FREE

Event link:

On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Science in the City Annual Gala

to

UI Labs
415 N Cherry
Chicago, IL
View Map

Enjoy stimulating conversation with leaders of Chicago's scientific, business and philanthropic community, take a tour of the digital manufacturing lab and enjoy a plated dinner. Proceeds from this event will support C2ST.

Cost: $250

Event link:

On Twitter: @C2ST

AWS Chicago User Group: Lessons Learned in Deploying the ELK Stack

Cohesive Networks
20 N Wacker Dr
Chicago, IL
View Map

Agenda: 5:30pm Mingle with beers and pizzas, 6:30pm ELK on AWS presentation by Asaf Yigal - Co-Founder and VP Product, Logz.io, 7:30pm Q&A / discussions, 8:00 pm beers and more mingling

Cost: FREE

Event link:

On Twitter: @awschicago

Creating Mind Blowing Content w Onion Labs/ Future of SEO w Orbit Media

to

1871
222 w Merchandise Mart Plaza, 12th floor,
Chicago, IL
View Map

Join General Assembly and Digital Megaphone to learn from and mingle with some of Chicago's top digital marketers.

Cost: $10

Event link:

On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Introduction to Python Programming

to

GA Chicago @ SPACE
444 N Wabash Ave, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
View Map

Learn all about Python, from how to get her up to writing your first script to learning what tools are available to build apps in Python.

Cost: $40

Event link:

On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Introduction to Node.js Weekend Workshop

to

GA Chicago @ SPACE
444 N Wabash Ave, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
View Map

Discover the Node.js platform by learning about its history and creation, and use it to build a web app of your own

Cost: $175

Event link:

On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

SQL Bootcamp Series

to

GA Chicago @ SPACE
444 N Wabash Ave, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
View Map

This two-part series will take absolute beginners through the basics of SQL to an ability to write queries with confidence.

Cost: $300

Event link:

On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Introduction to the Agile Development Process

to

GA Chicago @ SPACE
444 N Wabash Ave, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
View Map

Come learn how companies are using the Agile development process to get their product ideas developed into something a user can see on the webpage

Cost: $40

Event link:

On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Learn from the Experts: Meet Creators of Software Apprenticeship Programs

to

Dev Bootcamp
351 W. Hubbard
Chicago, IL
View Map

Join for a panel discussion lead by experts on best practices when starting and running an apprenticeship program. Whether you're a company wanting to start a program or a person interested in becoming an apprentice, this discussion should be enlightening for you!

Cost: FREE

Event link:

All Things Web Tech: Linux Administration

Blue 1647 Tech Innovation Center
1647 S Blue Island Ave
Chicago, IL
View Map

So we can do a chat about some super simple linux commands that will get you through the day (But also provide a more extensive list of commands that you may need to use on a random occasion).

Cost: FREE

Event link:

CHI-NOG 06

Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile
511 N Columbus
Chicago, IL
View Map

The Chicago Network Operators Group conference will bring distinguished speakers from all over the country to present a wide range of interesting topics from network security, advance MPLS/BGP, peering/interconnection, automation, datacenter fabric and others.

Cost: $75 - $150

Event link:

On Twitter: @_CHINOG_

Access to Capital: Fostering Growth and Opportunity for Small Businesses

to

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
230 South La Salle
Chicago, IL
View Map

Explore the various sources of capital available to small businesses, from seed capital, to growth equity, to accessing the public markets. Meet with lending professionals to discuss best practices for accessing credit and capital markets.

Cost: $20

Event link:

On Twitter: @ChiUrbanLeague

Visual Design Fundamentals

to

GA Chicago @ SPACE
444 N Wabash Ave, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
View Map

This class teacher the basics of effective design by applying principles that have been mastered throughout the ages to the core concepts used in the industry today.

Cost: $40

Event link:

On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Mozilla Servo

The Nerdery
1033 W Van Buren Suite 700
Chicago, IL
View Map

Servo is a new web rendering engine, designed to be safer and higher-performance. In this talk, learn about Servo's performance and dig into architectural details of maintaining 60 fps even while animating even the worst properties for other web engines from CSS Triggers.

Cost: FREE

Event link:

Disruptive Innovation: tested principles relevant to Product

Context Media
330 N. Wabash, 25th Floor
Chicago, IL
View Map

The Innovator’s Dilemma suggests that successful companies can over-emphasize customers' current needs, and in so doing fail to innovate to meet customers' unstated or future needs. Join our panelists and come away armed with real-world insights.

Cost: FREE

Event link:

On Twitter: @ChicagoPMA

Hack To The Future

to

cleverbridge
350 N Clark, Suite 700
Chicago, IL
View Map

Join educators and coders from the Chicagoland area to build next-generation technologies that extend learning in the classroom and beyond.

Cost: $5

Event link:

On Twitter: @cleverbridge

Startup Weekend Education

to

LEAP Innovations
222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza - Suite 1212
Chicago, IL
View Map

Startup Weekend Education (SWEDU) brings together people of all skillsets and experience levels to collaboratively launch tools, schools and learning spaces that reimagine the future of school and education more broadly.

Cost: $75 - $99

Event link:

On Twitter: @SWEdu_Chicago

GET UNSTUCK with Startup Institute

to

Coalition Energy
18 S Michigan
Chicago, IL
View Map

Join Startup Institute for a workshop to help you design a career path that is rooted in personal clarity and strategic planning. Through a series of exercises & inspirational speakers, you’ll leave the day with a clear picture of what you’re great at, what you’re passionate about, and how to earn a living doing both.

Cost: $175

Event link:

On Twitter: @StartupInst

Chicago Science Festival

to

Chicago Merchandise Mart
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago, IL
View Map

A celebration of the wow-inspiring, mind-expanding, human-benefitting awesomeness that is S.T.E.M (science, technology, engineering & math) research in the Chicago area.

Cost: $30

Event link:

On Twitter: @IllinoisScience

Data Science with Python 2-Day Bootcamp

to

General Assembly
444 N Wabash Ave, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
View Map

Get in depth programming experience in Python that you'll be able to immediately apply in the real world. We'll cover fundamentals of Python & tools used in data science.

Cost: $300

Event link:

Open Code ( Front-End Web Developers)

to

1871
222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago, IL
View Map

Get your code on and join Tech While Black for Open Code at 1871. This event provides a fun, welcoming tech-focused space for coworking, collaboration, tutoring, mentoring, and just plain old hanging out with other awesome black techies. This is an open-ended event that is what you make of it.

Cost: Free

Event link:

On Twitter: @techwhileblack

Introduction to Prototyping with InVision

to

GA Chicago @ SPACE
444 N Wabash Ave, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
View Map

Learn the benefits of wire framing and how you can use it to get quick, actionable results.

Cost: $40

Event link:

On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

BKB and General Assembly Present: Business Fueled by Bike Power

to

Brooklyn Boulders Chicago
100 South Morgan Street
Chicago, IL
View Map

In honor of National Bike Month, join General Assembly at Brooklyn Boulders Chicago to learn from of Chicago’s leading organizations fueled by bike power. Free rock climbing to follow!

Cost: Free with RSVP

Event link:

On Twitter: @BKBChicago

Introduction to Product Management

to

GA Chicago @ SPACE
444 N Wabash Ave, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
View Map

Join us to learn the fundamentals of product management, and understand how product management is different at various stages of a product's maturity.

Cost: $40

Event link:

On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

The 2016 State of Innovation

to

Venue SIX10
610 S Michigan
Chicago, IL
View Map

This year's event will feature two tracks - Product (entrepreneurs, CEOs and businesses that define the ecosystem) and Pipeline (people and organizations that support it, like Universities, VCs and accelerators). Each track will feature one keynote and one to two panels. There will also be workshops, demos & more.

Cost: $25 - $50

Event link:

On Twitter: @ChicagoInno

General Assembly's Web Development Meet & Hire

to

Illinois Technology Association
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 1200
Chicago, IL
View Map

Meet the best and brightest Web Development talent at General Assembly's Meet & Hire event, co-sponsored by the Illinois Technology Association (ITA) Come and go as you please throughout the event, and enjoy lights snacks and adult beverages while you check out the projects showcased!

Cost: FREE

Event link:

On Twitter: @ITAbuzz

Leadership, Management, and Interpersonal Wizardry

to

GA Chicago @ SPACE
444 N Wabash Ave, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
View Map

This workshop offers helpful strategies and frameworks to take your leadership toolkit to the next level.

Cost: $40

Event link:

On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Component-Based Content Rendering with WindshieldJS with Mac Heller-Ogden

Braintree
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Floor 8
Chicago, IL
View Map

Take a deep dive into Cars.com's new rendering platform and learn how its design enables us to deliver product faster than ever.

Cost: FREE

Event link:

On Twitter: @ChicagoNodeJS

Chicago FinTech Innovators Launch Party

to

Spot Trading
440 South LaSalle, Suite 2800
Chicago, IL
View Map

Celebrate the launch of the FinTEx Innovator series, a bi-monthly profile of innovators and innovative companies in the Chicago FinTech ecoystem.

Cost: FREE

Event link:

On Twitter: @FinTExChicago

Culture - A New Approach to the Build-Measure-Learn Cycle

MakeOffices
1 N State St #1500
Chicago, IL
View Map

Join Nick Sarillo, author of A Slice of the Pie, and Founder of Nick’s Pizza and Pub as he shares his success secrets to turning any small business into a successful, high-performance organization.

Cost: 10

Event link:

On Twitter: @ChicagoLean

Creating Campaigns that Resonate

to

GA Chicago @ 2112
4245 N Knox Avenue
Chicago, IL
View Map

When planning a fundraising, social media, or marketing campaign-- make it count! Create a memorable campaign that resonates with your audience.

Cost: FREE

Event link:

On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Q2 2016: Everpurse, Proxfinity & Cubicle Ninjas Spectacle app for Gear VR

1871
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1212
Chicago, IL
View Map

A night of wearable tech, networking, pizza and beer!

Cost: FREE

Event link:

On Twitter: @WeAreWearables

Palatine Mini Maker Faire

to

Quest Academy
500 N. Benton St.
Palatine, IL
View Map

Maker Faire is moving to the burbs! The Palatine Mini Maker Faire, hosted by Quest Academy, is giving opportunities to makers, inventors, artists, and tinkerers from Chicago, Northern Illinois, Southern Wisconsin and all over the Midwest the chance to share their inventions!

Cost: $4 for attendees, varies for Presenters

Event link:

On Twitter: @palatinemakers

Level Up Your Career: Personal Branding Bootcamp

to

GA Chicago @ SPACE
444 N Wabash Ave, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
View Map

In this bootcamp you'll get your personal brand into tip top shape so that you become confident wherever you go, stand out during interviews, make networking easy, and set yourself up to become influential in your field

Cost: $80

Event link:

On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Public Speaking Bootcamp: Presenting for Success!

to

GA Chicago @ SPACE
444 N Wabash Ave, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
View Map

Hands on intensive and interactive bootcamp to develop skills and strategies for effective oral communication.

Cost: $125

Event link:

On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Coffee and Conversations

to

GA Chicago, Event Space
444 N. Wabash Ave, Level B
Chicago, IL
View Map

Coffee & Conversation is a Chicago-based community of entrepreneurs and innovators who value collaboration. Recognizing we can do more together, we meet monthly to share ideas, resources, and inspiration.

Cost: FREE

Event link:

On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Open Code (Ruby on Rails Developers)

to

1871
222 W. Merchandise Mart
Chicago, IL
View Map

Join Tech While Black for Open Code at 1871. This event provides a fun, welcoming tech-focused space for coworking, collaboration, tutoring, mentoring, and just plain old hanging out with other awesome black techies.

Cost: FREE

Event link:

On Twitter: @techwhileblack

Junior GOTO Workshops for Kids

to

Philip H. Corboy Law Center
25 E Pearson
Chicago, IL
View Map

Afternoon workshops run by experienced trainers and kids get a chance to learn and play with software programming. There are four full day workshops to choose from and we will provide snacks and beverages for kids who attend.

Cost: $25

Event link:

On Twitter: @GOTOchgo

GOTO Chicago

to

The Westin Chicago River North
320 North Dearborn Street • Chicago, IL 60654
Chicago, IL
View Map

GOTO Chicago is the enterprise software development conference designed for team leads, architects, and project management and is organized by developers, for developers. As software developers and architects ourselves, we wanted to craft the ultimate conference.

Cost: $1250 for 2 days Conference

Event link:

On Twitter: @GOTOChgo

Art of Awesome Personal Branding Workshop

to

GA Chicago @ SPACE
444 N Wabash Ave, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
View Map

Want to improve your personal brand? This workshop will give you an actionable plan to take charge of your life and career, stay innovative an constantly ahead of the game.

Cost: $40

Event link:

On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Indi Young on Practical Empathy

WunderLand Group
200 West Jackson, Floor 13
Chicago, IL
View Map

Chicago Interactive Design & Development is co-hosting a remote presentation by Indi Young on practical empathy. Empathy has many definitions, two of which are applicable in your work in product development.

Cost: FREE

Event link:

On Twitter: @CIDDmeetup

Coding for Beginners: HTML and CSS

to

GA Chicago @ SPACE
444 N Wabash Ave, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
View Map

This session, designed for the beginner programmer, will assume no previous coding knowledge. Come along and get started with coding.

Cost: $40

Event link:

On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Road to Code

to

The Nerdery
1033 West Van Buren, Suite 700
Chicago, IL
View Map

The world of web development has a myriad entry points. You could start out learning to code in Ruby, Python, or maybe even Java. But which language will take you furthest toward achieving your goals?

Cost: FREE

Event link:

On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

React, Jeopardy-Style by Dean Radcliffe

Vivid Seats
111 N Canal
Chicago, IL
View Map

Grow your knowledge of React via a a real-time Jeopardy-style game, played and hacked upon live. Get out your touch devices, and get ready to rumble!

Cost: FREE

Event link:

On Twitter: @ReactJSChicago

Introduction to Photoshop

to

GA Chicago @ SPACE
444 N Wabash Ave, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
View Map

Start using Photoshop to edit images and create visual design mock-ups - no design experience required

Cost: $60

Event link:

On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

AWS Chicago User Group: Humanized Driving (HUD) and Big Data

HERE offices
425 W Randolph
Chicago, IL
View Map

Agenda: 5:30pm Mingle with beers and pizzas, 6:30pm Humanized Driving (HUD) and Big Data in AWS with Mahesh Ramananjauah, 7:30pm Q&A, 8:00 pm beers and more mingling

Cost: FREE

Event link:

On Twitter: @awschicago

Future of Food

to

The Hatchery
320 N. Damen Ave Chicago , IL 60612
Chicago, IL
View Map

Our food system is rapidly changing and these innovators are staying ahead of the game. Join The Hatchery and General Assembly for a panel discussion exploring the future of the food industry as it intersects with technology and changing consumer behaviors.

Cost: FREE

Event link:

On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Black Techs and Chill

to

1871
222 W. Merchandise Mart
Chicago, IL
View Map

Tech While Black wants to bring our network together for our community mixer at 1871. You are invited to mix and mingle with other awesome techies. Come into 1871, have a drink, some snacks and mingle with techies from the Tech While Black community. Our goal is to reunite you with old friends and new ones.

Cost: $10

Event link:

On Twitter: @techwhileblack

Write/Speak/Code Work Night!

Braintree Payments
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza Suite 800
Chicago, IL
View Map

Come to this meet up ready to work on your writing, speaking, or coding and to give and get feedback from others.

Cost: FREE

Event link:

On Twitter: @wscchicago

iOS App Development Crash Course

to

GA Chicago @ SPACE
444 N Wabash Ave, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
View Map

In this workshop, you will learn how to build an app in Xcode using the latest techniques and tools

Cost: $175

Event link:

On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Sketch for UX

to

GA Chicago @ SPACE
444 N Wabash Ave, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
View Map

Discover why Sketch is the best tool for UX professionals. Learn the interface, basic elements, best practices, workflow techniques, and best resources to get started

Cost: $60

Event link:

On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Programming for Non-Programmers 2-Day Bootcamp

to

General Assembly
444 N Wabash Ave, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
View Map

Learn the fundamentals of front-end and back-end programming, plus try your hand at writing some code of your own

Cost: $300

Event link:

Logo Design in Adobe Illustrator

to

GA Chicago @ SPACE
444 N Wabash Ave, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
View Map

Learn to build a crisp, perfunctory logo that you can use for web and devices or as a stencil in Photoshop

Cost: $40

Event link:

On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Essentials of Startup Law

to

GA Chicago @ SPACE
444 N Wabash Ave, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
View Map

Legal mistakes can doom even the best startup concepts and founding teams. This class prepares you to deal with the essential legal issues that every startup faces.

Cost: $40

Event link:

On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

June

Ally Skills Workshop

to

Catalyze Chicago
650 W. Lake St. #110
Chicago, IL
View Map

Participants will learn techniques for supporting women that are relevant everywhere: at the office, at conferences, and online. At the end of the workshop, participants will feel more confident in speaking up to support women and be more aware of the challenges facing women in their workplaces and communities.

Cost: $40

Event link:

On Twitter: @allyskillswork

Chicago Coder Conference

to

University of Chicago – Gleacher Center
450 N Cityfront Plaza Dr
Chicago, IL
View Map

A 3-day conference with tracks on .NET, Java, Cloud, Big Data, Security, UX/Front End Dev, IoT, DevOps, Architecture/Integration, Mobile, Agile and Test Automation.

Cost: $400

Event link:

On Twitter: @CoderConference

UX: Usability & User Testing

to

General Assembly Chicago
444 N Wabash ave, 5th floor
Chicago, IL
View Map

Learn the fundamentals of user research, user testing, how usability fits as a part of the user-centered design process and techniques to assess changes in the user experience.

Cost: $40

Event link:

Fundamentals of Content Marketing

to

GA Chicago @ SPACE
444 N Wabash Ave, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
View Map

Content marketing is now an essential element of the digital marketing mix. This class will go over key elements of content marketing and will guide you in developing a content marketing plan.

Cost: $40

Event link:

On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

TechUP Career Fair

to

1871
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza #1212
Chicago, IL
View Map

TechUP intentionally recruits badass, underrepresented and strikingly talented tech professionals with a variety of skills. We especially seek women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, veterans, and people who live with a disability.

Cost: FREE

Event link:

On Twitter: @wetechup

Balancing Yourself: Find Work You Love

to

General Assembly Chicago
444 N Wabash Ave, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
View Map

This class will teach you how to build your inner strength in order to have the courage to balance your life and ultimately find work you love

Cost: $40

Event link:

Introduction to Gamification & Design

to

GA Chicago @ SPACE
444 N Wabash Ave, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
View Map

Learn to use gamification techniques to attract, retain, engage and monetize customers & employees

Cost: $40

Event link:

On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Downtown Futures Series: Our Cities’ Autonomous Futures

to

Columbia College Conaway Center
1104 S Wabash
Chicago, IL
View Map

New technology has presented new ways to access and experience cities, including how we get around, how we shop, and where we eat. How do these technologies impact human behavior? Are autonomous cities our future?

Cost: FREE or $20

Event link:

On Twitter: @ChiLoopAlliance

Hella Good Content

to

General Assembly Chicago
444 N Wabash Ave, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
View Map

FACT: People now have a shorter attention span than goldfish! So how do you, as a content creator, grab people's attention?

Cost: $40

Event link:

Turn a Profit: Introduction to Conversion Optimization

to

GA Chicago @ SPACE
444 N Wabash Ave, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
View Map

Learn how to increase profits to your online business by researching and testing what exactly makes your audience become customers.

Cost: $40

Event link:

On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Ally Skills Workshop

to

Blue1647
1647 S. Blue Island Ave.
Chicago, IL
View Map

Participants will learn techniques for supporting women that are relevant everywhere: at the office, at conferences, and online. At the end of the workshop, participants will feel more confident in speaking up to support women and be more aware of the challenges facing women in their workplaces and communities.

Cost: $40

Event link:

On Twitter: @AllySkillsWork

Diversity, Inclusion, & Life Sciences Symposium

to

Drinker Biddle Law Offices
191 N Wacker Drive #3700
Chicago, IL
View Map

An annual, interactive symposium for life sciences and healthcare executives, entrepreneurs, policymakers, researchers, scientists, technologists, academics, and service providers to discuss best practices, challenges and opportunities at the crucial interface of diversity, inclusion, and the life sciences industry.

Cost: $175 - $245

Event link:

On Twitter: @chisite

WindyCityThings

to

South Shore Cultural Center
7059 South Shore Drive
Chicago, IL
View Map

WindyCityThings will enable you to absorb a wide range of IoT information in rapid fashion. Get the maximum return for the time you invest. Move forward on your next IoT project with confidence.

Cost: $99 - $299

Event link:

On Twitter: @WindyCityThings

Introduction to Google AdWords

to

General Assembly Chicago
444 N Wabash Ave, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
View Map

Learn the basics of Google AdWords, including designing effective ad copy, keyword audience targeting, and estimating your ad's success

Cost: $60

Event link:

2-Day User Experience Design Bootcamp

to

General Assembly Chicago
444 N Wabash Ave, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
View Map

Immerse yourself in this two-day user experience design bootcamp.

Cost: $300

Event link:

Ally Skills Workshop

to

OSW Office Building
1 S. Wacker
Chicago, IL
View Map

Participants will learn techniques for supporting women that are relevant everywhere: at the office, at conferences, and online. At the end of the workshop, participants will feel more confident in speaking up to support women and be more aware of the challenges facing women in their workplaces and communities.

Cost: $40

Event link:

On Twitter: @AllySkillsWork

Ally Skills Workshop: Focus on Tech Managers, Directors, & CTOs

to

Catalyze Chicago
650 W. Lake #110
Chicago, IL
View Map

Participants will learn techniques for supporting women that are relevant everywhere: at the office, at conferences, and online. At the end of the workshop, participants will feel more confident in speaking up to support women and be more aware of the challenges facing women in their workplaces and communities.

Cost: $40

Event link:

On Twitter: @AllySkillsWork

July

Ecommerce Tech at LYONSCG

Tech Nexus
200 South Wacker, 15th Floor
Chicago, IL
View Map

LYONSCG is the industry’s premier eCommerce Digital Agency, serving brand, retail, and B2B organizations with tailored eCommerce solutions that maximize online potential. Headquartered in Chicago, we offer a full range of eCommerce consulting services, including design, implementation, hosting and support. Our approach is holistic—to provide every client with a creative, robust and increasingly profitable eCommerce website.

Cost: FREE

Event link:

From Flux to Redux: A Migration Story by Sandi Barr

GoHealth
225 W Superior
Chicago, IL
View Map

Come along on a journey from Flux to Redux to discover how a single source of truth for application state and the available middleware will help avoid some antipatterns with async.

Cost: FREE

Event link:

On Twitter: @ReactJSChicago

August

An Event Apart Chicago

to

The Westin Chicago River North
320 N Dearborn
Chicago, IL
View Map

An Event Apart Chicago is an 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 - $1290

Event link:

On Twitter: @aneventapart

DevOpsDays Chicago

to

Summit West
500 W Madison, 6th Floor
Chicago, IL
View Map

DevOpsDays is involved in the cutting edge of driving collaboration and inclusion of developers, operations, system administrators, and anyone else that interfaces with technology as part of their responsibilities.

Cost: $99 - $199

Event link:

On Twitter: @devopsdayschi

September

Downtown Futures Series: Experiential City

to

Columbia College Conaway Center
1104 S Wabash
Chicago, IL
View Map

Historically the regional market place, downtowns have evolved as places with unique experiences beyond commerce. What are the future experiences necessary for a competitive downtown?

Cost: FREE or $20

Event link:

On Twitter: @ChiLoopAlliance