July

Admissions Prep Workshop

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Fullstack Academy
222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza
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

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

Ken Sipe Presents: JVM and Containers - A Cautionary Tale

Peak6 Investments
141 W Jackson Blvd, #500
Chicago, IL
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This talk starts with a look at the anatomy of a container including control groups (cgroups) and namespaces. Then we will take a deep understand of Java's memory management and GC characteristics and how JRE characteristics change based on core count.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @cjug

gRPC 101 for Java Developers - building fast and efficient microservices

Outcome Health
330 N. Wabash, 25th Floor
Chicago, IL
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TalkgRPC is a high performance, open source, general RPC framework that puts mobile and HTTP/2 designed to be low latency, bandwidth and CPU efficient, to create massively distributed systems that span data centers, as well as power mobile apps, real-time communications, IoT devices and APIs.

Cost: FREE

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Dinner with Write/Speak/Coders

Adobo Grill
1610 N Wells St
Chicago, IL
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Let's get together for an evening of conversation, about technology and everything else as it goes with fellow Write/Speak/Code women, over a meal.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @wscchicago

Virtual Reality / Augment Reality

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FinTank
333 South Wabash Avenue #Suite 2700
Chicago, IL
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VRAR Chicago is about connecting people with technology. Each month we present a mixed panel of experts who are currently working directly with Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Technology, including Technologists, Business Analysts, Visionaries, Content Creators, Investors, and more.

Cost: FREE

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Embracing the Pivot: Ashish Rangnekar - CEO / Co-Founder of Benchrep

TechNexus
20 N Upper Wacker Dr #1200, Chicago, IL 60606
Chicago, IL
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Go to TechNexus to learn more about Benchprep, its pivot and how to maintain / grow a great company culture post pivot. As always, food and drinks will be provided.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @ChicagoETM

All Things Web Tech: Single Page App with Vuejs

DeVry University
225 West Washington Street
Chicago, IL
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Learn how to build a single page application with VueJS and will also include the use of Vuex in the app, which is similar to redux.

Cost: FREE

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IIT Institute of Design Open House

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IIT Institute of Design
565 W Adams, 7th floor
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. Learn more by attending their Open House.

Cost: FREE

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2112 Hack Night

2112inc
4245 N Knox Ave.
Chicago, IL
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2112 is an entertainment tech incubator looking for developers, graphic designers and tech savvy people who want to help our startups in launching, development, beta testing and focus group studies.

Cost: FREE

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August

Strategizing for Social Impact

See3 Communications
4021 North Broadway
Chicago, IL
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In this talk we will discuss how to create a UX strategy for social impact by looking at the ongoing development of Compost Connect, an online platform that promotes food waste diversion and community composting.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @UXStrategyChi

Technori Legends

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700 W Chicago Ave
700 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
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Technori Legends is an EPIC outdoor showcase event celebrating our tech community. Join 1871 CEO Howard Tullman, Lightbank Managing Director Vic Pascucci, and a panel of fellow Legends, including; Genevieve Thiers, Jimmy Odom & Sai Rangachari as they welcome Seth Kravitz back to the stage.

Cost: $20 - $30

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Introduction to Python

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Cars.com
300 South Riverside Plaza
Chicago, IL
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Curious about programming? Want to learn one language that you can use to build websites, program robots, visualize data, run servers, and make art? Then you're ready to get started with Python.

Cost: 90

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On Twitter: @gdichicago

MIT Sloan Women's Alumnae Panel: Creating Ideas Made to Matter - Chicago

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Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
540 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL
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Stop wondering what life at MIT Sloan is like and ask the women of MIT Sloan themselves. Register here to attend a networking event featuring a panel of local Sloanies. Women leaders in attendance can discuss making ideas made to matter directly with MIT Sloan alumnae, during a reception. Admissions staff members will

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @MITSloanAdcom

Advanced Vue.js Workshop - Vuex

Outcome Health
330 N. Wabash, 25th Floor
Chicago, IL
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We are going to build a responsive website with more advanced features such as tracking states, and we will implement those features by using Vuex.

Cost: FREE

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DevOps Book Club: Building MicroServices

Braintree HQ
8th Floor, 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago, IL
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Featuring a discussion of the book Building MicroServices by Sam Newman! Pizza and soft drinks provided by Braintree!

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @DevOpsChicago

The Ever-Changing World of FinTech

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Morningstar
22 W Washington St.
Chicago, IL
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Moderator: Pamela Quintero - Sr. Manager, Marketing Strategy, Alliant Credit Union. Panelists: Florence Hardy - CEO, TruCrowd, Palak Jain - Lead Software Engineer, PEAK6, Nicole Frapolly - Manager of Data Services, Enova. A Q&A session will follow. Appetizers and beverages will be provided.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @visuals4u

Google Design Sprints (August Dinner & Workshop)

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Table XI
328 S. Jefferson St, Suite 670
Chicago, IL
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During this hands-on workshop, our Design Team will take you behind the scenes of Google Design Sprints, a 5-day process that some of the most innovative tech companies in the world use for rapid product innovation.

Cost: $100

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On Twitter: @TableXI

Tech on Tap

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Grubhub
111 West Washington Street Suite 2100
Chicago, IL
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Join Grubhub and ITA for a night of networking with your Chicago tech peers. The event will be held at Grubhub’s office and consist of networking, along with a presentation by a Grubhub tech member.

Cost: FREE

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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: $95 - $200

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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

Mindsight's 7th Annual Contact Center Roadmap Conference

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Cisco Briefing Center
9501 Technology Boulevard
Rosemont, IL
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Is your contact center ready? Join Mindsight for a full day of seminars at our 7th Annual Roadmap Conference in Rosemont, Illinois. We’ve designed the event to give contact center professionals a peek over the horizon at what customer experience challenges and opportunities await in the coming year.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @GoMindsight

Mindsight's 7th Annual Roadmap Conference

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Cisco Briefing Center
9501 Technology Boulevard
Rosemont, IL
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Join Chicago-based technology consulting firm, Mindsight, for our 7th Annual Roadmap Conference in Rosemont, Illinois. You and your team are invited to a full day of seminars designed to help you chart your IT environment’s future. This conference will help you save time budgeting and planning for 2018 and beyond.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @GoMindsight

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

CampaignTech Chicago

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Venue SIX10
610 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL
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CampaignTech Chicago is a one day conference focused on the technology, tools, digital strategy and tactics that will shape the most competitive races up and down the ballot.

Cost: $299 - $499

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Autumn 2017 Chicago Design System Meetup

Sprout Social
131 S Dearborn
Chicago, IL
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Quarterly gatherings of designers, developers, and designer/developers to share and compare experiences and techniques to deliver effective design systems. Speakers: Jon Donmoyer and Jennifer Stern

Cost: FREE

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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

November

Dare Mighty Things

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The Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University
50 E Congress Pkwy
Chicago, IL
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Listed by Inc. as one of “8 Top Tech Conferences You Can’t Miss”, Dare Mighty Things is the place to hear inspiring stories from 9+ pioneers who never gave up on their quest to build world changing innovations. Go on a journey you'll never forget & change the way you see the world.

Cost: $499

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On Twitter: @daremightythngs