CHICAGO TECH EVENTS

The best web, tech and startup events in Chicago

JUNE 2019

New Manager Series: Delegation, Accountability & Managing Up

June 16 from 6pm to 8pm

Are you looking to refine your approach to delegation and creating a culture of accountability within your team? If the answer is yes, you…

TechNexus
20 N Wacker Dr, 12th Floor
Chicago, IL

Cost: $150 Member/$250 Non-Member

Go to event: illinoistech.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1207334&group=

CI/CD Pipeline-driven AWS CloudFormation Authoring and Testing

June 18 from 6pm to 8pm

Learn about the latest Infrastructure as Code best practices by setting up an end-to-end development, testing and deployment project using…

OCC
125 S Franklin St
Chicago, IL

Cost: FREE

Go to event: meetup.com/AWS-Chicago/events/261422691

This Space Available

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To Boldly Go Where No SPA Has Gone Before…

June 18 from 6pm to 8pm

Learn high level concepts, pitfalls, gotchas, and other accessible considerations (ARIA, focus management, and content communication) that…

United Airlines - Digital Delivery Center (HDQGO)
77 W Wacker Dr
Chicago, IL

Cost: FREE

Go to event: meetup.com/a11ychi/events/262004166

Personal Branding Workshop

June 18 from 6pm to 8pm

These are people who are sharing their personal brand with the world through their work, opinions, dress, speech and art. And while it can…

General Assembly Chicago
444 N. Wabash Ave, 5th floor
Chicago, IL

Cost: $35

Go to event: generalassemb.ly/education/personal-branding-workshop/chicago/74075

Launch Your Own Podcast with Andrea Klunder

June 19 from 6:30pm to 8pm

From concept to tech, Andrea Klunder, producer and host of The Creative Impostor and Podcast Envy, will share the top 5 things you need to…

Next Door Chicago
659 W Diversey Pkwy
Chicago, IL

Cost: FREE

Go to event: meetup.com/Chicago-Womens-Creative-Collective/events/261290343

Refining Your Public Speaking and Presentation Skills

June 19 from 6pm to 8pm

The ability to connect with others in an authentic way is the key to being a great speaker – and it carries over into the success of your…

General Assembly Chicago
444 N. Wabash Ave, 5th floor
Chicago, IL

Cost: $40

Go to event: generalassemb.ly/education/refining-your-public-speaking-and-presentation-skills/chicago/77970

FinTech Pursuit - Happy Hour

June 19 at 5pm to June 20 at 8pm

Come meet fellow FinTech Leaders in Chicago and discuss our city’s growing ecosystem for cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies. Enjoy…

Vinny's Pizza Bar
130 North Canal Street
Chicago, IL

Cost: FREE

Go to event: eventbrite.com/e/fintech-pursuit-happy-hour-tickets-63127015603

Tenderness and Tenacity: Moms in Tech Panel

June 19 at 6pm to June 20 at 8pm

Join us for a panel discussion on balancing motherhood and a career in tech.

WeWork
515 North State Street
Chicago, IL

Cost: FREE

Go to event: eventbrite.com/e/tenderness-and-tenacity-moms-in-tech-panel-chicago-tickets-62660992716?aff=ebapi

Learn to Program Arduino

June 20 from 6pm to 8pm

Programming and Circuit Building for Sensors Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use…

TechNexus
20 N Upper Wacker Dr #1200
Chicago, IL

Cost: $30

Go to event: meetup.com/WomanDevelopers/events/260889857

Wall Street's Best Kept Secret:High Performance Database Kdb+ with Rebecca Kelly

June 20 from 6pm to 8pm

Join PyLadies and GOTO Chicago for a talk with Rebecca Kelly as she introduces us to Kdb+ a high performance database that is increasingly…

Instructure
One Prudential Plaza 130 E Randolph
Chicago, IL

Cost: FREE

Go to event: meetup.com/goto-nights-chicago/events/261333046

Feeding the Influencer: Driving Food & Beverage Sales with Influencer Marketing

June 20 from 6pm to 8pm

This panel discussion will feature Influencers working with consumer product goods companies to shed some light on the world of influencer…

General Assembly @ the Hatchery
135 N. Kedzie
Chicago, IL

Cost: FREE

Go to event: ga.co/2WFhmVb

AWS Community Day Midwest 2019

June 20 from 9am to 6pm

A one-day, user-run AWS technical conference that is planned, organized, and delivered by AWS user group community leaders (much like a…

Guaranteed Rate Field
333 West 35th Street
Chicago, IL

Cost: $20

Go to event: eventbrite.com/e/aws-community-day-midwest-2019-tickets-56674053620

WSO2 API Day - Chicago 2019

June 20 from 8:30am to 3pm

APIs are touching every facet of our society and the underlying trends are going to generate nearly 1 billion APIs in the coming years. All…

Summit Chicago
205 N Michigan Ave (10th Floor)
Chicago, IL 60601, IL

Cost: FREE

Go to event: wso2.com/events/api-day/chicago-2019

Relativity Open House: the Road Ahead with Chief Technology Officer, Keith Carlson

June 20 at 5:06pm to June 21 at 7:06pm

Join us to converse with Keith Carlson, CTO at Relativity as he discusses the road ahead with unstructured data and machine learning…

Relativity
231 South LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL

Cost: FREE

Go to event: eventbrite.com/e/relativity-open-house-the-road-ahead-with-chief-technology-officer-keith-carlson-tickets-61707004311

React Loop

June 21 from 5am to 7pm

React Loop is a single day ReactJS conference bringing together a diverse and inclusive group of React enthusiasts from all backgrounds and…

VenueSIX10
610 S Michigan
Chicago, IL

Cost: $149 - $169

Go to event: reactloop.com

Music Tech Workshop

June 21 from 10:30pm to 12pm

Technology is changing the way music it is made. Gone are the days of spending weeks in the recording studio. Now music can be made anytime…

The Blue Lacuna
2150 Canalport Suite 2A-11
Chicago, IL

Cost: $10

Go to event: ignitetechnology.org/youth-music-tech-sign-up

Hackathon: Build a Real Blockstack App and Win Cash!

June 22 from 12am to 6pm

Do you want to build a DApp (Distributed App) and participate in the Blockstack contest with prizes in cold, hard CASH? Come and participate…

Open Source Chicago
318 W Adams St
Chicago, IL

Cost: FREE

Go to event: meetup.com/Open-Source-Chitown/events/262209439

Design Thinking Bootcamp

June 22 from 10pm to 8pm

This hands-on workshop will lead you through the design thinking process, taught by design thinking professionals that live and breathe in…

GA Chicago @ Rent 24
444 N Wabash Avenue, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL

Cost: $195

Go to event: ga.co/2IGN4vi

Product Management Bootcamp

June 22 from 10am to 5pm

This Bootcamp is focused on helping participants better understand Product Management as a discipline and how a product manager should work…

General Assembly Chicago
444 N. Wabash Ave., 5th floor
Chicago, IL

Cost: $195

Go to event: ga.co/2IO1jOS

Agile Testing Days USA

June 23 at 6am to June 27 at 8pm

Europe’s greaTEST Agile Testing Festival is coming to Chicago. Agile Testing Days USA is an immersive event for software engineers, testing…

Palmer House Hilton
17 East Monroe Street
Chicago, IL

Cost: $945 - $3795

Go to event: agiletestingdays.us

Email Marketing Essentials

June 24 from 6pm to 8pm

In this session, you’ll learn how to develop and drive email strategy, best practices and principles for getting users to take action…

GA Chicago @ Rent 24
444 N Wabash Avenue, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL

Cost: FREE

Go to event: generalassemb.ly/education/email-marketing-essentials/chicago/72993

CommUNITY Celebration: 50 Years of Pride

June 25 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm

To celebrate 50 years of pride, Chicago’s leading technology organizations for LGBTQ+ technology professionals are partnering with Expedia…

Expedia Group
500 W Madison St Suite 700
Chicago, IL

Cost: FREE

Go to event: meetup.com/queer-tech-club/events/261832567

Creating Custom Babel Plugins & Data pipelines for Charting

June 25 at 6:15pm to June 26 at 8:15pm

Chicago JavaScript Meetup Group will have two speakers: Talk 1: Creating Custom Babel Plugins Description Babel is a JavaScript compiler…

Trading Technologies
222 South Riverside Plaza (Adams and Canal)
Chicago, IL

Cost: FREE

Go to event: meetup.com/js-chi/events/258154832

Data Analysis: Moving From Excel to SQL

June 25 from 6pm to 8pm

This class will introduce participants to the world of databases and analysis in SQL. Youll be shown how to setup a SQL environment on your…

GA Chicago @ Rent 24
444 N Wabash Avenue, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL

Cost: $40

Go to event: generalassemb.ly/education/data-analysis-moving-from-excel-to-sql/chicago/73071

Fullstack Academy Information Session

June 25 from 6pm to 8pm

Swing on by Fullstack Academy to learn how you can become a software engineer, update your current professional skill set, or simply learn…

Fullstack Academy
405 West Superior Street, 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL

Cost: FREE

Go to event: eventbrite.com/e/fullstack-academy-information-session-chicago-campus-tickets-58748026930?aff=ebdiacchicagotechevents

Celebrating Pride: Made in Chicago

June 25 from 6pm to 8pm

At this exclusive panel event, we will host thought-leaders from a variety of industries — such as finance, food, or art — to explore how…

EvolveHer
358 W. Ontario St. #3W
Chicago, IL

Cost: FREE

Go to event: generalassemb.ly/education/celebrating-pride-made-in-chicago/chicago/77301

Chi Hack Night

June 25 at 6pm to June 26 at 9:30pm

The Chi Hack Night is a free, weekly event in Chicago to build, share and learn about civic tech and tools to create, support, or serve…

Braintree office
222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago, IL

Cost: FREE

Go to event: eventbrite.com/e/chi-hack-night-registration-54301515294

React Summer Party @ TekSystems

June 26 from 6pm to 9pm

3 hours of Rooftop Networking, Four Lightning Talks, Food + beverages and more!

TEKsystems
111 N Canal St Suite 305
Chicago, IL

Cost: FREE

Go to event: meetup.com/React-Chicago/events/255168126

Pitch-prov - Improving your Pitch

June 26 from 5:40pm to 7:40pm

Are you a founder or co-founder raising capital? Do you wonder if you Pitch is really selling your company? Are you open to testing your…

WeWork
111 W Illinois
Chicago, IL

Cost: FREE

Go to event: meetup.com/ChicagoLeanStartup/events/261516595

How to Be an Effective Manager

June 26 from 6pm to 8pm

In this workshop, you’ll get an in-depth look at the roles and responsibilities of a manager. We’ll look at goal setting, delegation…

GA Chicago @ Rent 24
444 N Wabash Avenue, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL

Cost: $45

Go to event: generalassemb.ly/education/how-to-be-an-effective-manager/chicago/74073

Chicago Women Developers Hack Night

June 27 from 6pm to 8pm

This weekly event gives ladies a space to code together. Whether you’re just getting started, or are a veteran in the tech world, there’s a…

TechNexus
20 N Upper Wacker Dr #1200
Chicago, IL

Cost: FREE

Go to event: meetup.com/WomanDevelopers/events/fbmzxqyzjbkc

Starting Your Business in Illinois Series: Focus on Grants

June 27 at 9am to June 28 at 10:30am

Come to this FREE informative event and learn about locally available grants and incentives including: -Small Business Improvement Fund…

36Squared Business Incubator
3636 S Iron St
Chicago, IL

Cost: FREE

Go to event: meetup.com/ChicagoLeanStartup/events/262134395

Tech Tables

June 27 at 4:06pm to June 28 at 7:06pm

Happy Hour and Ping Pong with local IT Security Pros

Ace Bounce
230 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL

Cost: FREE

Go to event: eventbrite.com/e/tech-tables-registration-63014575291

Built In Brews at Vivid Seats

June 27 at 5:30pm to June 28 at 7:30pm

Built In Brews is a monthly happy hour co-hosted by Built In Chicago and Chicago’s most exciting tech companies. It’s an opportunity for you…

Vivid Seats
111 N Canal St
Chicago, IL

Cost: $5

Go to event: eventbrite.com/e/built-in-brews-at-vivid-seats-tickets-62258640269

2019 Chicago State of the Black Tech Ecosystem

June 27 at 6pm to June 28 at 9pm

Black Tech Mecca has developed a new Smart Black Tech Ecosystem City Assessment framework to help cities build more inclusive tech…

Google Chicago
320 North Morgan Street
Chicago, IL

Cost: FREE

Go to event: eventbrite.com/e/2019-chicago-state-of-the-black-tech-ecosystem-tickets-62579607290

Pride & Equality Panel

June 28 from 6pm to 8pm

Show your pride and celebrate diversity in tech, better access to tech education, and an inclusive community with Flatiron School’s Chicago…

WeWork
330 N Wabash
Chicago, IL

Cost: FREE

Go to event: eventbrite.com/e/pride-and-equality-panel-chicago-tickets-62799065696

Women in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Breakfast

June 28 from 6pm to 8pm

We invite you to join us for this exclusive breakfast featuring women working in the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) space. We will take…

General Assembly @ TechNexus
20 N. Upper Wacker Drive, 12th Floor
Chicago, IL

Cost: FREE

Go to event: generalassemb.ly/education/women-in-diversity-equity-inclusion-breakfast/chicago/79353

Digital Marketing Bootcamp

June 29 from 6am to 8pm

This activity-driven class will equip you with tips and strategies on how to devise your brand and marketing strategy, what digital channels…

GA Chicago @ Rent 24
444 N Wabash Avenue, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL

Cost: $210

Go to event: generalassemb.ly/education/digital-marketing-bootcamp--2/chicago/72986

Introduction to JavaScript Bootcamp

June 29 from 10pm to 5pm

Come learn about the basics of Javascript and jQuery and find out how to these tools can help you update the appearance, function, and…

GA Chicago @ Rent 24
444 N Wabash Avenue, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL

Cost: $175

Go to event: generalassemb.ly/education/introduction-to-javascript-bootcamp/chicago/73045

SQL 2day Bootcamp

June 29 at 6am to June 30 at 8pm

SQL provides powerful but reasonably simple tools for data analysis and handling. This two-part series will take absolute beginners through…

GA Chicago @ Rent 24
444 N Wabash Avenue, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL

Cost: $275

Go to event: generalassemb.ly/education/sql-bootcamp-series/chicago/73029

Coding and Algorithm Interview Practice (Next Door Cafe)

June 30 at 5pm to July 1 at 7pm

Work through some interview problems in groups. Be ready to write code. Sure, it won’t be perfect but to do well on coding interviews, you…

Next Door Cafe
659 W Diversey Pkwy
Chicago, IL

Cost: FREE

Go to event: meetup.com/Chicago-Tech-Interviews/events/zppttqyzjbnc

JULY 2019

Be Your Best Self: How to Boost Self-Awareness

July 1 from 6pm to 8pm

While the scope and definitions of self-awareness are broad, this workshop aims to introduce key foundational distinctions and concepts that…

GA Chicago @ Rent 24
444 N Wabash Avenue, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL

Cost: $45

Go to event: generalassemb.ly/education/be-your-best-self-how-to-boost-self-awareness/chicago/78484

Google Analytics for Beginners: Key Concepts and Quick Wins

July 1 from 6pm to 8pm

Get to know the basics of using Google Analytics to track and evaluate performance and draw insights to improve your business, with basic…

GA Chicago @ Rent 24
444 N Wabash Avenue, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL

Cost: $60

Go to event: generalassemb.ly/education/google-analytics-for-beginners-key-concepts-and-quick-wins/chicago/73095

This Space Available

Promote your product, service or event
to hundreds Chicago Tech Enthusiasts!

Design Your Dream Career

July 2 from 6pm to 8pm

In this workshop, you will get a brief introduction to future visioning and project design (the methodology we will use to learn and create…

GA Chicago @ Rent 24
444 N Wabash Avenue, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL

Cost: $45

Go to event: generalassemb.ly/education/design-your-dream-career/chicago/78489

Excel at Excel: Getting Down to the Basics

July 2 from 6pm to 8pm

We’ll start with the absolute basics, and quickly move on to lesser known shortcuts, functions, and features that you will be able to…

GA Chicago @ Rent 24
444 N Wabash Avenue, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL

Cost: $35

Go to event: generalassemb.ly/education/excel-at-excel-getting-down-to-the-basics/chicago/78471

Intrapreneurship: Leveraging Team Creativity for Innovation & Growth

July 2 from 6pm to 8pm

This event seeks to inspire creative leaders through the success stories of real people and companies that are using creativity as a…

GA Chicago @ Catalyst Ranch
656 W Randolph St #3W
Chicago, IL

Cost: FREE

Go to event: generalassemb.ly/education/intrapreneurship-leveraging-team-creativity-for-innovation-growth/chicago/77123

Chicago Web Development Mentorship

July 8 from 6pm to 8pm

Teaching yourself how to code? The Chicago Web Development Mentorship is a free space to work, collaborate, and network. Meet others like…

Fullstack Academy
405 West Superior St
Chicago, IL

Cost: FREE

Go to event: eventbrite.com/e/chicago-web-development-mentorship-tickets-63424157362

Public Narrative Presents: Digital Storytelling

July 9 from 6pm to 8pm

This rapidly growing area is all about fostering meaningful relationships through the digital medium, including how to communicate…

El Centro Campus
3390 North Avondale Avenue
Chicago, IL

Cost: $10

Go to event: events.eventzilla.net/e/public-narrative-presents-digital-storytelling-2138742677?preview=1561139490737

Getting Started in Tech

July 9 from 6pm to 8pm

This talk will cover the different ways you can break into tech and outline the pros and cons of all the options within the local tech…

MakeOffices at River North
350 N Orleans #9000n
Chicago, IL

Cost: FREE

Go to event: eventbrite.com/e/getting-started-in-tech-tickets-62852500521

React Native Libraries for a Happy Life by Mitch Masia

July 10 at 6pm to July 11 at 8pm

Come by and hear Mitch talk about “React Native libraries for a happy life”

Draftbit HQ
401 N Franklin
Chicago, IL

Cost: FREE

Go to event: meetup.com/React-Native-Chicago/events/wdtlbryzkbwb

Set Up your Selenium Dev Environment

July 10 at 6pm to July 11 at 8pm

Welcome to the monthly Chicago Seleniumistas event! It’s time to start building a test framework. As a first step, we need to set up a…

600W
600 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL

Cost: FREE

Go to event: meetup.com/Chicago-Seleniumistas/events/262052168

Project Management Essentials

July 10 from 6pm to 8pm

We’ll cover the fundamentals of project management, dissecting the differences between waterfall & agile project management highlighting…

GA Chicago @ Rent 24
444 N Wabash Avenue, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL

Cost: $60

Go to event: generalassemb.ly/education/project-management-essentials/chicago/78015

Panel: Building Microservices in Node

July 11 from 6pm to 8pm

We’ll be discussing serverless JavaScript and why companies have made the shift to Microservices, the pros and cons of switching to Node…

MakeOffices at the Loop
1 N State St #1500
Chicago, IL

Cost: FREE

Go to event: meetup.com/TechinMotionChicago/events/261653839

Python Programming 101

July 11 from 6pm to 8pm

Touch on fundamental Python programming techniques and tools.\r\nDiscover the history of Python and how it compares to other programming…

GA Chicago @ Rent 24
444 N Wabash Avenue, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL

Cost: $60

Go to event: generalassemb.ly/education/python-programming-101-bff0bffa-d047-44d2-83c6-ce9f3e93794c/chicago/79726

Tech Ladies Chicago: Design Thinking Workshop & Social

July 11 at 5pm to July 12 at 7pm

Have you ever wondered how tech teams & designers solve big problems and wished you could too? Join us for a design thinking workshop!

E*TRADE
10 S. Riverside Plaza
Chicago, IL

Cost: $5

Go to event: eventbrite.com/e/tech-ladies-chicago-design-thinking-workshop-social-tickets-63115855222

User Experience Design Bootcamp

July 13 from 6am to 8pm

We will explore LinkedIn’s unique feature-set and delve deep into the tools and techniques that will help you master LinkedIn. We will also…

GA Chicago @ Rent 24
444 N Wabash Avenue, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL

Cost: $195

Go to event: generalassemb.ly/education/user-experience-design-bootcamp/chicago/78162

Project Management Bootcamp

July 13 from 6am to 8pm

In this workshop, you’ll get an introduction to project management processes and best practices for interacting with the client…

GA Chicago @ Rent 24
444 N Wabash Avenue, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL

Cost: $175

Go to event: generalassemb.ly/education/project-management-bootcamp-d7cc466f-3edc-4760-b236-12a69048d052/chicago/78005

Serverless IoT with Bosch

July 16 from 11am to 12:30pm

In this session, you will get an overview of the Serverless Framework, an open source project used to build & deploy serverless application.

The Chicago Connectory
222 W. Merchandise Mart
Chicago, IL

Cost: FREE

Go to event: eventbrite.com/e/serverless-iot-with-bosch-tickets-62857139396

The Business Value of Design

July 16 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Join us for a moderated discussion with Shay Howe, VP of Design at Activecampaign, as we ponder, discuss, and learn about the competitive…

TechNexus
20 N Upper Wacker, Suite 1200
Chicago, IL

Cost: FREE

Go to event: eventbrite.com/e/the-business-value-of-design-tickets-53831942790

AI and the Future of Transportation

July 16 from 6pm to 8pm

It’s clear that the industry is at a turning point and that AI is one of the key components in future growth and efficiency. Companies are…

Fraight AI
1046 West Kinzie Street
Chicago, IL

Cost: FREE

Go to event: generalassemb.ly/education/ai-and-the-future-of-transportation/chicago/78842

Build a Website with Squarespace

July 16 from 6pm to 8pm

Squarespace is an amazing tool for entrepreneurs, bloggers, photographers, restaurants, and small business owners In this workshop, you’ll…

GA Chicago @ Rent 24
444 N Wabash Avenue, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL

Cost: $35

Go to event: generalassemb.ly/education/build-a-website-with-squarespace/chicago/79422