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Interested in getting more involved in the entrepreneurial scene in Chicago but not sure where to start? This group provides a friendly firsthand look at the current Chicago landscape. From talks and workshops with industry experts to social events with like-minded folks, we'll give you an insider's introduction to the tech, design, and entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Windy City.

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Career Conversations: From Bootcamp to Success for UX Designers

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Making a career change can be scary. It takes a lot of hard work and commitment, but the reward can land you a lifelong career you truly love! Hear from UX Design bootcamp graduates about how they broke into the industry. They will share first-hand advice on how you can land that job you want faster and join the workforce successfully. During this panel discussion, we will cover the following:

- Why taking a bootcamp can help your transition into a new career
- How to take the skills from your bootcamp and apply them to the workforce
- How to standout as a candidate after taking a bootcamp
- How to excel once you have landed the job

About Our Partners

UX in ATX
UX in ATX is a Meetup group designed to teach, mentor, and build the skills of professional and aspiring user experience (UX) design professionals in Austin. They host monthly events that vary from portfolio reviews to whiteboarding challenges and expert speaker sessions.

Futureproof Your Career with Digital Marketing

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Understanding the landscape and strategy of Digital Marketing today is key to building your brand and driving the bottom line for your business.

In this free, two-hour livestream, you’ll explore the components of brand building and see how modern marketers drive successful campaigns using content, email, social media, paid advertising channels, and more. All in real time, taught by an industry professional.

Come learn the basics and gain the skills you need to create your first digital marketing campaign!

What will the livestream learning experience be like?

- Ask questions and build your online network by interacting with fellow classmates and an expert instructor —all in real time via live chatbox and Q&A.
- Learn new skills in the comfort of your own home, or on the go! All participants will be automatically muted with no video.

Takeaways
- Understand how digital marketing can help a business drive their bottom line
- Learn different tools and strategies used in Digital Marketing today
- Describe and understand the Objective-First Framework
- Apply the Objective-First Framework to a real world example

How She Got There: Women in Coding

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Coding, like reading or writing, is becoming an essential skill in today’s world. Programming is rapidly changing the way almost every industry works - marketing, media, entertainment, retail, you name it. We’re living in a world in which nearly everything is affected by technology. Regardless of profession, programming skills, such as Python and Java, have become integral in decision making and product development.

There is a strong gender imbalance in the STEM field. Women reportedly only occupy 26% of computing-related jobs.It’s time to change those stats. We are teaming up with Women Who Code for a panel discussion featuring outstanding women to discuss what a career in engineering has brought to them and how you can benefit from it too.

Join us online to listen to these women as they discuss how they got started in the industry, which coding languages to learn, and how they overcame common obstacles.

About the Instructor:

Anne Richardson is a Senior Software Engineer at CoverMyMeds where she builds Ruby-on-Rails-backed web applications. Anne received a BA in English from Penn State University and went on to a career in writing, graphic design, and marketing consulting until she made the jump to code in 2015. She loves backend code and working to make code simple and easy to read. Outside of work, she co-hosts the Women Who Code Ruby Tuesday meetup. It's hard to predict what she'll do for fun next as she pursues a variety of projects, the most recent being voiceover training, Arduino programming, and solar cooking.

A Day in the Life of a Product Manager

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Considering a career as a Product Manager? Curious about what a day-to-day job in product management looks like? Join us to learn about what a day in the life entails for a product manager. Regan Davis, Sr. Director of Product at SpotHero, will take you through the ins and outs of bringing a product to launch and discuss the skills and experiences needed to transition to this career path.

Takeaways
- What the Product Manager role is all about
- Real examples of role in action
- A day-in-a-life of a Product Manager
- Building up your skills to become a Product Manager

About the Instructor:
Regan Davis is Sr. Director of Product at SpotHero, leading product teams at a B2C marketplace connecting over 40M drivers with affordable, convenient parking. Prior to SpotHero, he was VP of Product at B2B company Jellyvision, and VP of Product at search engine info.com. He is also an advisor to startups in Chicago, public speaker and workshop teacher, and a work-from-home convert to comfortable pants.

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