June

Chicago Summer Kickoff Bash

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MakeOffices at the Loop
1 N State
Chicago, IL
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Mix and mingle with your new neighbors and peers at this super fun and casual networking event. When you leave, Chicago will be a little smaller, and your network a whole lot bigger. Attend if you're new to Chicago, if you want to make new connections & friends, or if you want to join FindSpark's ambitious community.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @findspark

Google Cloud Spanner: Worldwide Consistent Database At Scale

1871
222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago, IL
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Hear Joe Intrakamhang, Solutions Engineer at Google, speak about one of the coolest new technologies in GCP: Cloud Spanner! The talk will have an overview, how Cloud Spanner works, and wrapped up with awesome demo.

Cost: FREE

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Cortana Analytics Suite - The data analytics platform that can transform your business

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Microsoft Corporation, Aon Center
200 E Randolph
Chicago, IL
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At Softweb Solutions, we have been helping companies take advantage of Cortana’s abilities and in this two-hour workshop we will cover the basics of what is available in the Cortana Analytics Suite.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @softwebchicago

July

Digital Marketing Bootcamp

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

Cost: 210

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On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

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

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

Cost: FREE

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Summer 2017 Chicago Design System Meetup

Instructure
1 Prudential Plaza, 130 E. Randolph St., Suite 1800
Chicago, IL
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Inaugural meetup for Chicago Design Systems will feature Arlo Bryan Guthrie and Collin Miller as presenters. Pizza, beer and other refreshments will be provided by Instructure.

Cost: FREE

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Intro to HTML/CSS (one-day workshop)

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

Cost: $90

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On Twitter: @gdichicago

Google Design Sprint Dinner + Workshop

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Table XI
328 S. Jefferson St, Suite 670
Chicago, IL
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We will explain how Google Design Sprints work and will simulate the experience so you can create, prototype, and test an idea for a new mobile app with real users. After the workshop, our chef will prepare a homemade dinner so you can mingle with our design team and ask questions about the design sprint experience.

Cost: $100

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On Twitter: @TableXI

Chicago Founders' Stories @1871 with Tom Sosnoff, Founder of tastytrade, tastyworks and thinkorswim

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1871
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago, IL
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Chicago Founders' Stories, the cornerstone program of the Chicago Founders' TV series, showcases conversations with the most interesting and accomplished founders in Chicago. The series is taped before a live audience at 1871 over pizza and beer.

Cost: FREE

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Data Streaming Panel Event

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MakeOffices at the Loop
1 North State Street #1500
Chicago, IL
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A panel will discuss the recent changes in data streaming that specifically relate to Chicago. They'll explore why data streaming is crucial in today’s large scale data environments.

Cost: FREE

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Intro to Animation: Learn Timing & How to Create Model Sheets

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DePaul University, College of Computing and Digital Media
243 South Wabash Avenue, 1st FL.
Chicago, IL
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Instructor: Darryl Hughes, CEO of Hughes Who Productions, LLC. Through this drawing intensive course, students acquire an understanding of figurative human emotions and movements, enabling them to create believable animation. This event is hosted by DePaul University's CDM department.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @visuals4u

August

LEAP InnovatED Summit

Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
2233 South King Drive
Chicago, IL
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The LEAP InnovatED Summit is the convening for educators, edtech innovators, and civic and philanthropic leaders to inspire, imagine and innovate a new future for education.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @leapinchicago

An Event Apart

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Westin Chicago River North
320 N Dearborn
Chicago, IL
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Three days of intense focus on digital design, UX, and more.

Cost: $549 - $1540

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On Twitter: @aneventapart

September

DevOps Days Chicago

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

Cost: $250 (discounts available)

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On Twitter: @devopsdaysChi

Cyber Security: The Latest Trends

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The Standard Club
320 S. Plymouth Ct.
Chicago, IL
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The Chicago Finance Exchange hosts a dinner event with guest speaker, Diane Randolph, Chief Information Officer of Chicago-based Ulta Beauty.

Cost: Free for members. Contact to attend as guest.

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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