Thanks to a strong grassroots campaign, I've recently been elected as the Organizer of the Chicago Web Designers/Web Developers meetup. I am working with the transition team now but, in the meantime, wanted to say hello and get the members valuable input.
So far, the plan is to organize lots of interesting and helpful meetups with speakers, demos, discussions, etc. every month or two using the Chicago Portfolio School space, instructors and resources. Then get a drink at one of the too many bars on our block; but not at Howl at the Moon. (We're located on Hubbard between Dearborn and State.)
Some basic stuff we could do: CS4 demos Font management demos Flash/Flex demos Marketing your portfolios SEO
Here's the best idea: You email me and tell me what you'd like to see and do.
Hope to hear from you all and have a great holiday,
Learn to earn! Our goal is to schedule expert speakers frequently on topics of interest about Web Designers and Web Development. We seek to help members improve their skills in web based Graphic Design, SEO, CMS, Web Apps, GUI, Adobe Creative Suite, Flash (especially Flash) as well as other suggestions from the group. Afterwards, we plan to meet at a local bar and network our asses off.