July

Meet the Mobile Makers

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Mobile Makers Academy
223 W Erie
Chicago, IL
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The Mobile Makers students have spent more than 500 hours harnessing the power of iOS and building apps. Now they're ready to show their work at The Mobile Makers Academy meetup & app showcase. Appetizers and all manner of beverages will be provided.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @MobileMakers

Chicago Women Developers Hack Night

Pivotal Labs
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, 12th Floor
Chicago, IL
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Weekly event gives ladies a space to code together. Whether you're just getting started, or are a veteran in the tech world, there's a seat for you at the table. BYOL: Bring your own laptop!

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @CWDevs

Programming for the Internet of Things-From Zero to Robot

Pivotal Labs
222 W Merchandise Mart, Suite 1214
Chicago, IL
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A two-hour dive into the Internet of Things! During the first 60-75 minutes, we’ll go hands-on, talking about microcontrollers while programming an Arduino to handle inputs and outputs, reading sensors and lighting lights.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @cjug

Invisible Arcade Six

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Cards Against Humanity Theater
1917 N Elston
Chicago, IL
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Come celebrate Independence Day at the Cards Against Humanity Theater with Invisible Arcade - it’s like a live concert, but with video games!

Cost: FREE (or donation)

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On Twitter: @CAH

MySQL Lightning Talks

Flex.io
175 N Franklin, Suite 401
Chicago, IL
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Topics will cover a wide range of database and other technology topics. Pizza and beverages will be provided, and also some giveaways and free T shirts.

Cost: FREE

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HTML & CSS Basics: Hands-On Coding

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GA Chicago @ SPACE
444 N Wabash, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
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Even if you do not want to become a full-time programmer, understanding how the web works and the key elements in Front-End Web Development will assist you in being able to speak to developers, understand what is possible for your designs and have a greater appreciation for the mechanics of a web page.

Cost: $30

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On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Website Strategy and Growth

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Digital Professional Institute
111 W Washington
Chicago, IL
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Websites need to go through constant changes and iterations in order to effectively market to the right audience. But how do you make sure you're actually making the right changes? What types of tests can you run to understand what type of marketing your customers would react to?

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @ChiDPI

Internet of Things Workshop

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Microsoft Corporation
3025 Highland Parkway, Suite 300
Downers Grove, IL
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The IoT (Internet of Things) is creating new opportunities for companies to enhance their services, gain business insights from accurate and timely data, improve business processes and differentiate their offerings.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @softwebchicago

Lightning Talks

National Association of Realtors
430 N Michigan #4
Chicago, IL
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This CHIHTML5 Event will feature speakers with maximum of 10 minutes each to present on there favorite dev, design or UX topic.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @mattienodj

The Makers' Social at Haymarket

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Haymarket Pub & Brewery
737 W Randolph
Chicago, IL
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The Makers' Social hosts quarterly get-togethers for makers and creatives of all types. Socials are a chance for you to meet new people and talk about your craft over craft beverages.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @themakerssocial

Introduction to User Experience Design

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GA Chicago @ SPACE
444 N Wabash, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
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This is a field that affects all areas of business—prepare to dip your toes into an ocean of new concepts and ideas that will enlighten your perspective on the human-computer interaction experience.

Cost: $25

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On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Technori Culture, Society & Frameworks

Chase Auditorium
10 S Dearborn
Chicago, IL
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500 impassioned entrepreneurs, developers, designers, investors, and tech enthusiasts gather to watch five companies present for exactly five minutes each, with an interactive Q&A session that involves the entire Technori audience.

Cost: $10 - $20

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On Twitter: @Technori

Helping Hack Chicago

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Mobile Makers Academy
223 W Erie, Suite 4NW
Chicago, IL
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Experience the fun, the wonder and the excitement as members of Chicago’s tech community team up with a local nonprofit organization to build mobile apps that make a difference.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @mobilemakers

Dev Bootcamp July Open House & Happy Hour

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Dev Bootcamp
351 W Hubbard, Suite 700
Chicago, IL
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Dev Bootcamp is a 19-week intensive program for beginners, dabblers, and those with some prior programming experience. For the inside scoop from Dev Bootcamp students, instructors, and alumni, come to our Info Session and Tour.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @devbootcamp

Product Hunt Chicago

Threadless HQ
1260 W Madison
Chicago, IL
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Featuring great product minds who will share how they create new products and experiences. If you're a creator, there is no other meetup in Chicago where you can learn so much and connect with others who are also doing product development.

Cost: $10

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On Twitter: @ProductHuntChi

Blue Sky Social

TechNexus
20 N. Upper Wacker, #1200
Chicago, IL
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On the rooftop at TechNexus! Come out after work (or take a break from your all-nighter) to meet other Chicagoans who share your entrepreneurial spirit and passion for new ideas – the same kinds of people you find featured every day on Blue Sky Innovation. We’ll provide the refreshments, you provide the big ideas.

Cost: $5

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On Twitter: @ChiTribNation

Smart Health Grand Opening

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Smart Health
1801 Sheridan
Noth Chicago, IL
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Celebrate the Grand Opening of Smart Health, an accelerator and incubator for healthcare startups. Our grand opening will feature a ribbon cutting, hard hat tour, food, beverages, candy, yes candy, and a preview of our summer cohort of amazing startups.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @SmartHealthV

SocialTechPop Networking: WeWork with Two Brothers

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WeWork Community
111 W Illinois
Chicago, IL
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WeWork River North is joining with local Illinois brewery Two Brothers to bring you a complimentary night of craft beer and conversations with your local members of the WeWork community.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @SocialTechPop

Geekfest: Effective Data Visualization

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Groupon, 3rd floor, Corky Romano
600 W Chicago
Chicago, IL
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We spend much of our time collecting and analyzing data. That data is only useful if it can be displayed in a meaningful, understandable way. Learn what to include, what to remove, and what to avoid in your charts, graphs, maps and other images that represent data.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @GrouponEng

Chicago Founders’ Stories with Al Goldstein of Avant

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1871
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago, IL
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Chicago Founders' Stories showcases conversations with the most interesting and accomplished founders in Chicago. We tape the series before a live audience at 1871 over pizza and beer.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @PatRyanChicago

Tech in Motion Summer Mixer at Spartz

Spartz
358 W Ontario, Suite 2E
Chicago, IL
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The local tech community comes together for a summer mixer at Spartz.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @Tech_In_Motion

FinTech Night: Meet Finance Folks Who Learned to Code

Dev Bootcamp
351 W Hubbard, Suite 700
Chicago, IL
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Hear from folks across the finance spectrum--analysts, traders, accountants--who learned how to code at Dev Bootcamp. Learn why they shifted career gears into the tech industry, why they decided coding bootcamp was the way to go, and what challenges and successes they've had along the way.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @devbootcamp

FWDMonthly - Industry Reboot: How Local Tech Markets Impact You

Microsoft Technology Center (in the Aon Center)
200 E Randolph, 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL
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Examine the evolving tech markets, products or sector in your city and how they interact with or change the fabric of daily life.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @FWD_us

August

Prototypes, Process & Play

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Columbia College Film Row
1104 S Wabash, 8th Floor
Chicago, IL
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2 days that will help you hone and focus your design leadership skills. Come ready to learn, and leave ready to drive the future of design in your organization!

Cost: $300 - $350

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On Twitter: @ChicagoCamps

SVG & Canvas - The Dynamic Side Of Vectors

MATTER
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1212
Chicago, IL
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From beautiful, immersive, full-screen experiences, to simple, helpful user interface animations, SVG and canvas are two of the most useful tools in creating exciting visuals for the web. We’ll look briefly into the history of each, talk about basic usage, best practices, and pitfalls to avoid.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @mattienodj

Tech.Co’s Startup of the Year Competition & Mixer

WeWork - Fulton Market
210 N Green
Chicago, IL
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Startups showcase their company, expo-style for easy networking. Connect with the tech thought-leaders, doers, and builders in your community.

Cost: $15 - $35

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On Twitter: @TechCocktail

The Craftsman Product Manager: A 2-day Hands-On Workshop

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BLUE1647
1647 S Blue Island
Chicago, IL
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Get a 360 degree understanding of Whole Product Management. See cutting edge resources, techniques and processes from the latest in psychology, behavior design, big data and more. This workshop will help step up from simply managing developers & requirements, to building a Whole Product to delight your customers.

Cost: $1,050

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On Twitter: @craftsmanpm

DevOpsDays Chicago

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University of Chicago Gleacher Center
450 N Cityfront Plaza, 6th Floor
Chicago, IL
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DevOpsDays is involved in the cutting edge of driving collaboration and inclusion of developers, operations, system administrators, and really anyone that interfaces with technology as part of their responsibilities. Presentations, ignite talks, and open spaces will allow topics to span cultural insights.

Cost: $199

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On Twitter: @DevOpsDaysChi

An Event Apart Chicago

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Westin Chicago River North
320 N Dearborn
Chicago, IL
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Intensely educational learning session for passionate practitioners of standards-based web design. If you care about code as well as content, usability as well as design, An Event Apart is the conference you’ve been waiting for.

Cost: $499 - $1390

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On Twitter: @aneventapart

September

WebVisions Chicago

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

Cost: $275 - $500

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On Twitter: @webvisions

October

Front-end Camp

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

Cost: $60

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On Twitter: @chicagocamps

Chicago Uncubed

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

Cost: $20 - $35

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On Twitter: @GetUncubed

November

Big Data TechCon

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

Cost: $995 - $1495

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On Twitter: @bigdatatechcon