January

Code & Coffee at Jellyvision

Jellyvision
811 W Evergreen Ave, Floor 2
Chicago, IL
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Please note that this event is at Jellyvision's 811 W Evergreen Ave location, not the Eastman location. 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

DevOps Book Club: The Manager's Path

8th Light, Inc
25 E Washington St
Chicago, IL
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The next DevOps Bookclub meeting will be discussing The Manager’s Path: A Guide for Tech Leaders Navigating Growth and Change by Camille Fournier. Despite the title, a lot of the lessons in this book apply to non-managers as well.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @DevOpsChicago

Intro to Coding 101: Front End Development

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Blue Lacuna
2150 South Canalport Avenue
Chicago, IL
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Understanding the foundations of a website, such as HTML & CSS, is highly beneficial for Marketers, Business Professionals & Designers. This workshop series provides the foundations for building a website from scratch and is ideal for those looking to launch a site or anyone interested in understanding coding languages

Cost: $35

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On Twitter: @Blue1647

Unleashing Chicago’s Black Tech Ecosystem

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Forefront
208 S. LaSalle St., Suite 1535, Large Conference Room
Chicago, IL
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Forefront’s Social Innovation Roundtable invites you to a very timely and interesting panel discussion focused on assessing, defining and growing Chicago’s Black Tech Ecosystem.

Cost: FREE

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Machine Learning Community Meetup: Basics of ML - Python + Scikit Learn Workshop

Solstice
111 N. Canal Street, Suite 500
Chicago, IL
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Join Women Who Code Chicago and Solstice for a hands-on machine learning workshop to ring in the New Year! This Meetup is beginner friendly, open to anyone who would like to learn more about machine learning using Python.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @wwcchicago

Chicago Design Systems Meetup: Morningstar

Morningstar
22 West Washington Street
Chicago, IL
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Learn about the Morningstar Design System and meet the team behind it.

Cost: FREE

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Founders Live Chicago

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DeskLabs
3033 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL
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Bottega8 is partnering with Founders Live for an entertaining happy hour competition. 5 startups have 99 seconds to pitch their idea. After the pitches and audience Q&A, the crowd votes for a winner. Startups receive $5,000 Amazon Web Services Hosting Credit. Come join us for great food, drinks, and networking!

Cost: $10

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A Day in the Life of a Product/Project Manager

DevMynd
2035 W. Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL
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Join Girl Develop It and DevMynd to hear from a panel of women from different companies and at different points in their career about how they all came to be product and project managers, what their day-to-day responsibilities are like, and what advice they have for folks looking to enter the field.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @gdichicago

Ken Kousen Presents: Modern Java Recipes

DRW
540 West Madison St., 25th Floor
Chicago, IL
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Ken Kousen is a highly sought-after speaker, great author and teacher, Java Champion, and JavaOne RockStar. This talk will examine typical use cases for features unique to Java 8 and 9 from a recipe point of view.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @cjug

Graphic Design 101: T-shirt design (Adobe Illustrator)

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Blue Lacuna
2150 South Canalport Avenue
Chicago, IL
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Looking to learn more about digital design? Come learn how to create vector artwork and apply it to design your own t-shirt. This workshop will cover the basics of Illustrator. This is the 1st workshop in a series.

Cost: $35

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On Twitter: @Blue1647

Social Media 101

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Blue Lacuna
2150 South Canalport Avenue
Chicago, IL
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With today's plethora of social media channels (think Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, etc.), there's never been more opportunities for businesses to reach new customers. However, not all channels are created equal; each platform boasts its own unique strengths. Learn the basics whether for personal or business.

Cost: $35

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On Twitter: @Blue1647

JavaScript 101 - A beginner's intro to coding

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Fullstack Academy
222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza #1212
Chicago, IL
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JavaScript 101 is a pure beginner's intro to coding. In this workshop, you will learn JS fundamentals, become more familiar with JavaScript Syntax, and write a script that sends email well-wishes to your friends. If you've thought about learning to code but need help taking the first step, this workshop is for you.

Cost: $10

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On Twitter: @fullstack

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Rumi Morales on Distributed Ledger Technology and IoT

Chicago Connectory
222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago, IL
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Rumi Morales is a pioneer in identifying and cultivating the emerging technologies that will define the future of finance. As Head of CME Ventures, she launched and led one of the most successful corporate venture capital units in financial technology, investing in the “tech that will become fintech.”

Cost: FREE

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Start 2018 with Queer Tech Club and Enova

Enova
175 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 100
Chicago, IL
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Join Chicago’s LGBTQ tech community for an evening of networking, refreshments, food and plenty of love for fintech and analytics.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @queertechclub

Web Apps and blockchain Technologies with Express.js & JavaScript Performance

Actualize Coding Bootcamp
215 W Ohio
Chicago, IL
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The next Chicago JavaScript Meetup will feature 2 presentations.

Cost: FREE

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Launching A Tech Startup 101

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Chicago Urban League
4510 S Michigan
Chicago, IL
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This month's workshop will give you all the basics you need to launch a technology startup or app based business! You will learn how to develop a viable business model, as well as get resources and guidance on how to get your platformed built!

Cost: $15

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Public Speaking 101

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Blue Lacuna
2150 South Canalport Avenue
Chicago, IL
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This workshop will help develop you to become a METHOD speaker. METHOD speakers are individuals who are: Memorable, Engaging, Thought-Provoking, High-Powered, Original & Dynamic. This series will teach you how to find your voice through your own personal and professional experiences.

Cost: $35

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On Twitter: @Blue1647

Tech After Hours: Hubbard Inn

Hubbard Inn
110 W Hubbard St
Chicago, IL
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Meet and network with top professionals in Tech, Finance, Entrepreneurs, Startups and more in a relaxedatmosphere, conducive to making connections,while sipping on wine or enjoying a beer and nibblingon Hubbard Inn’s decadent Raw Bar specials just for us.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @TalenerHQ

How to Drive Excellence in Product Management by Capital One PM

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Product School Chicago
WeWork National Building - 125 S Clark St, Chicago, IL 60603
Chicago, IL
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One of the biggest challenges for a Product Manager is how to drive excellence and efficiency in product development.

Cost: $10 - $20

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Tech Happy Hour Hosted by Samsung

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Serendipity Labs Chicago Loop
1 South Wacker Drive #200
Chicago, IL
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Serendipity Labs members and patrons are exclusively invited to a Happy Hour hosted by Samsung. Experience the new Galaxy S8 and S8+, explore the future of storytelling with the Gear VR and so much more!

Cost: FREE

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A Multi-Cloud Foundation with Kubernetes

Morningstar
22 West Washington Street
Chicago, IL
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Come learn how Kubernetes was designed to provide a multi-cloud capability from its inception and how you can leverage Kubernetes to ease migrating to the public cloud and diffusing risk by using multiple public clouds.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @MStarTechTalks

The Power of Intention: Creating The Life You Want

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MINTEL Chicago
333 W Wacker Dr, Suite 1100
Chicago, IL
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Ready to set your goals - personally or in business? Join AnitaB.Chicago to create your vision board. This workshop will provide the supplies to visually list what you want to manifest in 2018. Re-determine, re-invent or re-education yourself, but take action to create the life you want!

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @AnitaB_org

Innovation Unleashed Event - 2018 Venture and Startup Outlook

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TechNexus Venture Collaborative
20 North Upper Wacker Drive #1200
Chicago, IL
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What does 2018 hold? Join Terry Howerton, CEO at TechNexus, and Jonathan Ashton, CMO at Manifest for a free discussion of the future of venture and innovation in Chicago.

Cost: FREE

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Women In FinTech

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FinTank
333 South Wabash Avenue Suite 2700
Chicago, IL
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Join FinTank as we launch the latest iteration of empowerment and inclusiveness in the field of financial technology.

Cost: FREE

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The Future of Blockchain

mHub
965 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL
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Featuring a panel of cryptocurrency experts who will discuss the future of a non physical currency and it's effect on a physical market.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @Tech_in_Motion

FinTank's -- Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies Seminar Series

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Illinois Institute of Technology
565 West Adams
Chicago, IL
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FinTank's Monthly Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Seminar in Partnership with Illinois Institute of Technology's Stuart School of Business.

Cost: $15

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The DREAM TOUR: Chicago

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Google Chicago
320 North Morgan Street
Chicago, IL
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The DREAM Tour is a cross-country circuit where tech equity is driven by data for measurable, local change. The first tour stop in Chicago will embrace discussions & tech solutions guided by results from our recent report, “Unleashing Chicago’s Black Tech Ecosystem: Assessing, Defining and Growing Chicago’s BTE.”

Cost: FREE (Donation)

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SD-WAN Explained: the Tech, the Benefits, and the Future

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Cisco Systems
9501 Technology Blvd
Chicago, IL
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SD-WAN makes the most of the network resources you already have by leveraging multiple connection types to direct network traffic in the most cost effective way possible. Join us on January 26th and see why everyone is talking about SD-WAN.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @GoMindsight

Advanced Beginner Coding Workshop: Solve Coding Challenges

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Fullstack Academy
222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, #1212
Chicago, IL
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In this three-hour workshop, you will learn how to solve coding challenges similar to those seen in technical interviews and selective coding bootcamp admissions processes. This workshop will be lead by a Fullstack Academy instructor. Participants are encouraged to know programming fundamentals before attending.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @fullstack

Beta Party

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Emporium Arcade Bar - Wicker Park
1366 Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL
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Beta Party is a event showcasing the latest apps/technology by up and coming tech creatives. This event is combined with a laid back atmosphere that includes digital/electronic art and a DJ that brings together a creative and fun experience.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @liveloopchi

Bridging Your iOS and Android Apps with React Native by Josh Beckman

Peak6 Investments
141 W Jackson Blvd, #500
Chicago, IL
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This talk will cover a recent experience bridging production iOS and Android apps with React Native, both in new features and in rewriting views.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @ReactJSChicago

Coding Bootcamp Prep Course @ Fullstack Academy

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Fullstack Academy
222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza, #1212
Chicago, IL
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Bootcamp Prep will take you from beginner to intermediate level programmer in 3.5 weeks. At the end of this course you'll have a strong grasp of JavaScript fundamentals and be prepared to pass selective bootcamp admissions processes. If you're accepted to Fullstack Academy's immersive program, tuition will rollover.

Cost: $750

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On Twitter: @fullstack

February

IIT Institute of Design Open House

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IIT Institute of Design
565 W Adams St, Floor 7
Chicago, IL
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IIT Institute of Design provides students with the skills needed to identify, dissect and solve complex problems facing organizations around the world. They invite you to learn more and to meet ID faculty, students, and staff at their next Open House. 

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @IITDesign

Graphic Design 102: Book Cover Design (Adobe InDesign)

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Blue Lacuna
2150 S. Canalport Ave.
Chicago, IL
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Looking to learn more about digital design? Adobe InDesign is a great tool to get started. The program is used for both print and digital design - think brochures, presentations, magazine spreads and even books - and is one of the most popular design tools amongst Designers that is used to bring ideas to life.

Cost: $35

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On Twitter: @Blue1647

Code & Coffee at Strive

Strive Consulting
222 N LaSalle St Suite 200
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

WCAG 2.0 - Understandable & Robust

Accenture
500 W Madison St, 22nd Floor
Chicago, IL
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Attendees will walk away with a better understanding of what Web Content Accessibility Guidelines principles mean and how to reference the success criteria to their projects.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @a11ychi

Switched On: Student Innovations in Cleantech

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mHUB Chicago
965 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL
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Showcasing 8 of the most innovative cleantech business ideas being worked on by university students throughout the Midwest. After coaching and mentorship from Clean Energy Trust staff and external subject matter experts, these 8 finalist teams will pitch for the $50,000 Cleantech University Prize.

Cost: FREE

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Test and Learn: Managing Failure Positively!

Devbridge Group
343 W. Erie St. Suit 600
Chicago, IL
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Failure can be a Product Manager’s best teacher! A lineup of seasoned product leaders will share how their experiments and blunders have served as a model for their successes.

Cost: $10

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On Twitter: @ChicagoPMA

Workshop on using the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

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Chicago Committee to Defend Bill of Rights Offices
1325 S Wabash Ave, Ste 205
Chicago, IL
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Join Lucy Parsons Labs volunteers and FOIA-enthusiast Matt Chapman at the Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights for a brief introductory presentation on FOIA followed immediately by a hands-on workshop where attendees are invited to file their first FOIA requests.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @lucyparsonslabs

FinTank CryptoCon

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Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, Thorne Auditorium
375 E Chicago
Chicago, IL
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Demystify cryptocurrency with a follow-up to the Chicago Blockchain Summit. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced practitioner, walk away with valuable insights to enhance your understanding of cryptocurrency and the opportunities that exist.

Cost: $199 - $649

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Code & Coffee at Jellyvision

Jellyvision
811 W Evergreen Ave, Floor 2
Chicago, IL
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Come hang out for a couple of hours with some friendly fellow coders. All languages and skill levels welcome.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @gdichicago

DevOps & Product Thinking - Improving the Whole Value Stream

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565 W Adams St
565 West Adams Street
Chicago, IL
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In this 2-day, hands on workshop you will experience how to visualize your complete value delivery (value stream).  From there you will understand how to optimize not only your operational aspects of your products but also the creative side.

Cost: $999

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March

Tech & Family Care Panel

Make Offices
1 North State Street, Suite 1500
Chicago, IL
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A panel of experts will talk about interesting trends involving tech and family care, and how advances in technology are revolutionizing the way we build and live our lives.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @Tech_in_Motion

Women Entrepreneurs and Tech Startups in Creative Industries Networking

2112inc
4245 N. Knox Ave.
Chicago, IL
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A morning of power networking with inspiring and motivating women business leaders. Esteemed guest speakers are leaders in their respective fields and eager to share their insight on overcoming challenges and advice on building an inspired career in the creative sector.

Cost: FREE

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2112 Creative Tech Entrepreneurs & Startups Hack Night

2112inc
4245 N. Knox Ave.
Chicago, IL
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A quarterly gathering for problem-solving, innovation and building a tech-savvy community Anyone who has ever been interested in creative tech, becoming a co-founder, a CTO, a problem solver, a troubleshooter, a startup developer and more.

Cost: FREE

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April

Blockchain Developer Conference 2018

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Hyatt Fishermans’ Wharf
555 North Point St
Chicago, IL
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The Blockchain Developer Conference is the largest convergence of Blockchain developers.

Cost: $299 - $1059

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May

Emotional Design Psychology & Neuroscience (2-day Workshop)

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DePaul University
1 E Jackson Blvd. 8th floor
Chicago, IL
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Learn emotional design and digital marketing strategies based on the psychology and neuroscience of user emotion, cognition & behavior. This workshop will transform your understanding of how emotions work, teaching you numerous interactive design, UX & marketing strategies based on a wide spectrum of user emotions.

Cost: $699 (20% early bird, reduced nonprofits)

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On Twitter: @alterspark

Connected Claims USA Summit 2018

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Sheraton Grand, Chicago
SHERATON GRAND CHICAGO 301 E North Water St, Chicago, IL 60611,
Chicago, IL
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Embed Speed & Accuracy for Cost-Efficient and Customer-Centric Insurance Claims. At the Connected Claims USA conference, join claims visionaries and leaders to gain inspiration and tools for immediate implementation from innovative insurance case studies.

Cost: $1199+

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On Twitter: @InsuranceNexus

June

DigiMarCon Midwest 2018 - Digital Marketing Conference

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Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
2233 S Martin Luther King Dr
Chicago, IL
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"DigiMarCon Midwest 2018 is your chance to hear from the most audacious and provocative speakers in the digital marketing industry. Attend to gain insight into emerging strategies, the latest innovative technologies, and best practices, network with thought leaders, build your network and collaborate with your peers.

Cost: $597

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On Twitter: @digimarcon

TECHSPO Chicago 2018

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Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
2233 S Martin Luther King Dr
Chicago, IL
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As part of TECHSPO Chicago is a limited attendance event, DigiMarCon Midwest 2018 Digital Marketing Conference. If the conference is where the learning, theory and inspiration happens, then the TECHSPO floor is where the testing, networking and product interaction takes place.

Cost: FREE

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September

NYC CNC and mHUB Present: Manufacturing Entrepreneurship Summit

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mHUB
965 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL
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Join John Saunders of NYC CNC and mHUB for the Manufacturing Entrepreneurship Summit for an afternoon of inspiring workshops, tours, networking, and celebration.

Cost: FREE

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