December

JavaScript Promises: A Promise Primer

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Fullstack Academy - 1871/Merchandise Mart
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza (#1212)
Chicago, IL
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Traditionally, developers have used the "Callback" pattern to interact with event loops. In ES2015, JavaScript included a native solution called Promises instead. In this workshop, you will learn the what, why, and how of Promises. Attendees should have a strong understanding of JavaScript and programming fundamentals.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @fullstack

BuiltWorlds Holiday Toy Chest Breakfast: Showcasing 2016's Top Tech Toys

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BuiltWorlds Studio
1260 West Madison Street
Chicago, IL
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BuiltWorlds is hosting a give-back networking breakfast. But not just any give-back networking breakfast, a give-back networking breakfast with toys.

Cost: $50

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On Twitter: @BuiltWorlds

Code & Coffee

eSpark Learning
833 W Jackson Blvd. Suite 700
Chicago, IL
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We're all learning to code, whether you've just decided to get started or you've been at it for years. Come hang out for a couple of hours with some friendly fellow coders.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @gdichicago

Building Intelligence with Microsoft Cognitive Services

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Aon Center
200 East Randolph Street
Chicago, IL
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At this event, the attendees will know in-depth about the APIs that supports them in making intelligent apps and get to see some amazing demos of what's feasible with contextual vision, and facial analysis.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @softwebchicago

#FoodTech Holiday Style: A Delicious Industry for Chicago Entrepreneurs

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Coleman Entrepreneurship Center
DePaul University 1 East Jackson Blvd, Suite 7900 (7th Fl.)
Chicago, IL
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Featuring some of the brightest and most innovative food tech business leaders. Guests will enjoy samples of the products of the panelists’ companies.

Cost: FREE

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Lightning Talks

Uptake Technologies
600 W. Chicago
Chicago, IL
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Get an early start on that New Years resolution to grow your personal brand by giving or listening to a lightning talk at the Chicago Java Users Group.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @cjug

Founder Night Out

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Capital One
77 W. Wacker
Chicago, IL
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Founder Night Out is a networking mixer that invites tech founders to take a night off to connect, collaborate, and be inspired. Hear pitches from local entrepreneurs and help select a winner.

Cost: $12

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On Twitter: @techwhileblack

All Things Web Tech: Fun with CSS Animations

Blue 1647 Tech Innovation Center
1647 S Blue Island Ave
Chicago, IL
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CSS animation offers a way to bring motion without the use of JavaScript. It's a core skill for web designers/developers.

Cost: FREE

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Adler Arcade and End of Year Extravaganza

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Adler Planetarium
1300 S Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, IL
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Join Adler Planetarium for an End-of-Year Celebration full of game-making and game-playing at the Adler Arcade! Teens and their families will play games made by Adler's Game-Making students on the big screen of the Johnson Star Theater, and learn how to make their own games in Twine!

Cost: FREE

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Black Girls CODE Chicago Chapter Presents: Game Jam!

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Leap Innovations
222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1212
Chicago, IL
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This workshop will be geared toward introducing participants to animation, gaming, and interactive stories. The workshop is designed to encourage student-driven learning, as participants think analytically, design, play and code in real-time.

Cost: $35

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On Twitter: @BlackGirlsCode

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

Getting Started with Python for Security 101

1871
222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago, IL
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Evolve's lead instructor, Brian Liceaga, will introduce a few basic ways in which Python can be used for network and application security testing.

Cost: FREE

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January

Legal Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs

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Polsky Exchange North
1452 East 53rd Street 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL
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The Legal Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs is an exclusive one-day program designed for those in the process of – or considering – starting a new venture.

Cost: FREE

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March

Internet of Manufacturing North America

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Hyatt Magnificent Mile
633 N St Clair St
Chicago, IL
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Internet of Manufacturing North America is the only event bringing together C/VP Level business and technical executives from leading manufacturers, to share best practices and inspire new IoT revenue opportunities.

Cost: $899 - $1599

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April

AUTOMATE 2017

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McCormick Place
2301 S King Dr
Chicago, IL
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Automate 2017 showcases the full spectrum of automation technologies and solutions, from traditional industrial applications to cutting edge technologies.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @automateshow

June

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