July

Technori Pitch: Education Tech

TechNexus
20 N Upper Wacker, #1200
Chicago, IL
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Showcase of Chicago’s most innovative startups, pitching their latest technologies. This month’s theme is EdTech. From tablets + apps in the classroom to 'MOOCs,' to the metrics used to measure progress, we're getting smarter about how we approach education, and Chicago startups are leading the way.

Cost: $20

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On Twitter: @Technori

Getting Started with Cloud Computing and AWS

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TechNexus
20 N Wacker, Suite 1200
Chicago, IL
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This AWS User Group Meeting will feature "Public Cloud and AWS Overview" - Ryan Koop, Director of Products and Marketing at CohesiveFT and "Getting Started in AWS" - Jonny Sywulak, Continuous Delivery Engineer at Stelligent Systems LLC

Cost: Free

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Tech After Hours Kickoff Mixer

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200 N Lasalle
200 N Lasalle, 3rd Floor Lounge
Chicago, IL
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Meet after work and relax in the lounge space on the 3rd floor of 200 N LaSalle with complimentary food, drinks and games.

Cost: Free

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On Twitter: @TalenerHQ

CCS Ethos Event Series 3.0

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Venue One
1044 W Randolph
Chicago, IL
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Join leaders from Chicago's tech and creative community for Ethos 3.0: the role of company culture and workplace in building Chicago's tech and creative ecosystem. Open bar courtesy of Tito's Vodka and New Belgium Brewing. Meet hundreds of entrepreneurs, creatives, engineers, and freelancers.

Cost: $40

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On Twitter: @chitowncreative

Blue Sky: How to Stand Out in Chicago’s Startup Scene

Grind
2 N LaSalle, 14th Floor
Chicago, IL
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Public Good Software executive chairman and co-founder Dan Ratner, EventUp CEO and partner and Closet Angels founder Jayna Cooke and WeDeliver chief experience officer and member of TechStars Chicago class of 2014 Jimmy Odom know what it takes to thrive in Chicago’s startup community.

Cost: $49

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On Twitter: @ChiTribNation

August

High Availability With MySQL

GrubHub
111 W Washington, Suite 2100
Chicago, IL
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Come join Jay Janssen, Principal Consultant at Percona as he speaks about High Availability with MySQL.

Cost: Free

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Chicago Innovation Showcase

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Deloitte
111 S Wacker Dr
Chicago, IL
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The Chicago Innovation Showcase is a conference where fundable companies connect with capital sources and attendees connect with the entrepreneurial energy from the life sciences, health IT and regulated technologies in the Chicago region.

Cost: $35 - $45

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CHIHTML5: Javascript in Memory

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Discovery Chicago (Merchandise Mart)
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 550
Chicago, IL
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Come hear Justin Meyer, CEO of Bitovi and author of CanJS, JavaScriptMVC, jQuery++.

Cost: Free

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On Twitter: @justinbmeyer

Startup Institute Info Session

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Startup Institute
405 W Superior, 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL
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Learn more about our what the Startup Institute does, their upcoming full and part time programs, and what's it like to become a Startup Institute student.

Cost: Free

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On Twitter: @StartupInst

Mobile On Tap

Dylan's Tavern and Grill
118 S Clinton
Chicago, IL
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The new Mobile On Tap Meetup is breaking it down to the bare essentials: Mobile Minds + Boozy Drinks = A Damn Good Time. No speakers, presentations, showcases or the pressure of breathe-down-your-neck-networking. If you have passion for mobile or just want to know more let’s get together tap our glasses and hang.

Cost: Free

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On Twitter: @SituatedAction

Git and Github: Source Control Basics and Advanced Techniques

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Dev Bootcamp
351 W Hubbard, Suite 701
Chicago, IL
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Git is the fastest growing open source source control system today. In this Girl Develop It! workshop, you'll learn about how to set up your own Git repository, how to push, pull, fork, merge, and branch and more!

Cost: $40

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On Twitter: @gdichicago

Startup Institute Chicago Talent Expo

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Brad's Deals
640 N LaSalle Suite 460
Chicago, IL
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If you're looking to build your team with fresh talent or want to meet some of Chicago's best startups and the people behind them, this is the event for you.

Cost: Free

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On Twitter: @StartupInst

Simulated Golf Outing at Fairways of Chicago

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Fairways
1141 W Armitage
Chicago, IL
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Simplivity & Storcom cordially invite you to a simulated golf outing at Fairways of Chicago. This is an opportunity for IT professionals to network while enjoying complementary golf, cocktails, and appetizers.

Cost: Free

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On Twitter: @StorcomRecover

Back to School Ed Tech Demos & Drinks

Rockit Bar & Grill
22 W Hubbard
Chicago, IL
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This Tech in Motion Event will feature several ed-tech companies joining us to demo their platforms and products. Come out for some free food and drink and learn how tech is changing the way we teach and learn!

Cost: Free

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On Twitter: @Tech_in_Motion

Hak4Kidz

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TechNexus
20 N Wacker, Suite 1200
Chicago, IL
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Hak4Kidz is the first official youth based ethical hacking conference in Chicago. A combination of youth base speaking tracks complementing an open area of stations will enable the attendees to expand and enlighten their technical interests.

Cost: $55 and up

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On Twitter: @Hak4Kidz

SANS Chicago 2014

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Palmer House Hilton
17 E Monroe
Chicago, IL
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Information security training in Chicago from SANS Institute, the global leader in information security training. At SANS Chicago 2014, SANS offers hands-on, immersion-style security training courses taught by real-world practitioners.

Cost: $3,795+

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On Twitter: @sansinstitute

An Event Apart

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Westin Chicago River North
320 N Dearborn
Chicago, IL
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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 - $1490

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On Twitter: @aneventapart

Blue Sky Live: How to Successfully Prototype Your Product with The Nerdery

The Nerdery
300 N Elizabeth
Chicago, IL
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This Blue Sky digital skills class features user experience experts from The Nerdery who can help you prepare your idea for prototyping, the first step in testing your new site before approaching potential users, customers and investors.

Cost: $99 - $129

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On Twitter: @ChiTribNation

Refresh Chicago: Identifying and Testing UX Assumptions

TechNexus
20 N Wacker, Suite 1200
Chicago, IL
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User Experience Researcher Annie Swank will talk about how identifying, testing, and validating assumptions are central to user experience design.

Cost: Free

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On Twitter: @refreshchi

September

WindyCityRails 2014

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Venue One
1044 W Randolph
Chicago, IL
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At WindyCityRails, you can expect to rub elbows with some of the best developers & designers on the planet. Sharpen your Rails skills. Meet like-minded technologists and build your team.

Cost: $399 - $499

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On Twitter: @WindyCityRails

Roost JavaScript Conference

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Sheraton Chicago
301 East North Water
Chicago, IL
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xplore core web-development principles and best-practices while seeing them in action at Roost, presented by Bocoup. Part training, part conference, Roost combines the best of both experiences in a comprehensive narrative about the real-world application of core programming principles.

Cost: $549 - $599

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On Twitter: @bocouptraining

jQuery Conference Chicago

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Sheraton Chicago
301 East North Water
Chicago, IL
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Bringing together experts from across the field of front-end development to bring you up to speed on the latest open web technologies. Get the latest on jQuery and related projects, code architecture and organization, design and implementation practices, tooling and workflow improvements.

Cost: $449 - $499

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On Twitter: @jqcon

Prototype Camp

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Harrington College of Design
200 W Madison
Chicago, IL
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Prototype Camp Chicago delivers a full day of bringing together people who are interested in putting a bit more “build and create” into their craft. Clearly-thought and nearly-there are great places to be!

Cost: $50

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On Twitter: @ChicagoCamps

Social Media Week

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Downtown Chicago
Various locations
Chicago, IL
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Social Media Week Chicago connects people, content, and conversation around emerging trends in social and mobile media. Various events throughout the city.

Cost: Free and Paid

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On Twitter: @smwchicago

WebVisions Chicago

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Siskel Film Center
164 N State
Chicago, IL
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A 2-day conference exploring the future of design, content creation, user experience and business strategy in an event that inspires learning, collaboration and entrepreneurism.

Cost: $275-$375

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On Twitter: @webvisions

October

Story Conference

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Harris Theater
205 E Randolph
Chicago, IL
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Fuel your greatest work with captivating talks, meaningful connections and unforgettable performances. The theme of the 2-day conference is “Creators, Dreamers and Storytellers”

Cost: $399 - $549

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On Twitter: @storychicago

The Founding Moms Conference

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Lincoln Hall
2424 N Lincoln
Chicago, IL
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Want to spend a whole day with insightful and inspiring experts eating top-notch food in a world-class city? Attend the Founding Moms Conference!

Cost: $299 - $399

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On Twitter: @foundingmom

Chicago Innovation Awards

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Harris Theater
205 E Randolph
Chicago, IL
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Celebrate the creative spirit of the Chicago region by honoring its most innovative new products and services. This year's winning organizations may be large or small, for-profit or not-for-profit, high tech, low tech or no tech, across all industries, but they are all tied together by their commitment to innovation.

Cost: $25 - $75

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On Twitter: @Chi_Innovation