Sorry for the late notice, but that's ok, we're Chicago and we deal with last minute requests all the time. But this one is awesome because we're drinking with one of the coolest devs out there, Mr. Dean Wampler, the guy who wrote THE book on Scala.
Redpoint Technologies is sponsoring our drink-a-thon, so please come out and have a drink with all of us and discuss some kick-ass tech.
This group is for Chicago Area Freelancers (be it developers, designers, copywriters, photographers, lawyers, plumbers, whatever). We are all makes and models who get together and have a drink, discuss our work, share tips and techniques, and find full time and contract work opportunities.
We invite group members to submit ideas to talk about. Bring a laptop or a tablet, a sketchpad or an etch-a-sketch. We don't care.
We have just a few simple rules:
1) (Starting in 2014) We charge a bar minimum for meetups so that we ensure quality attendance (Really, it's just somewhere between $1-3).
2) It's social, so we expect people to talk. We shouldn't have to remind folks, but if there's a speaker, please have common decency and do not disturb others.
Here's some more resources for our group that keep coming up: