Chicago Bootcamps Info Session + Alumni Panel


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Food and Drink will be Provided.


Ever say to yourself, “I wish I was doing something else with my life”? If you have enough passion and determination, anything is possible and we are going to show you a variety of ways you can change your life.

What is a bootcamp exactly? It's an intense hands-on approach to learning that isn’t like traditional education. You'll gain a specific set of practical skills that you'll be able to apply directly to your job. Bootcamps are designed to prepare you to get a job and be successful in your career. Whether your goal is to switch careers, climb the ladder where you work, or challenge yourself, the bootcamp model has helped tens of thousands of grads to grow their skills and careers more quickly than traditional degree programs.

Please join us to meet a variety of bootcamp programs that are available in the Chicagoland area which cover cyber security, software/web development, and UX/UI design. There will be both full-time and part-time programs being represented. You won't find more information in one place regarding a bootcamp education than here. We will be featuring an alumni panel so you can hear first-hand stories about the experiences each bootcamp offers.


6:00pm – 6:15pm: Eat, Drink, and Network
6:15pm – 6:45pm: Overview of each Bootcamp
6:45pm – 7:00pm: Introduction of each alumni panelist
7:00pm – 8:00pm: Alumni Panel Q&A
8:00pm – Networking


Evolve Security Academy:

Evolve is a 17-week cyber security bootcamp that provides students with hands-on training from highly experienced industry professionals. Evolve partners with not-for-profits, performing security assessment work throughout the curriculum, giving each student the real project work experience and concrete practical skills that are needed to land or advance a career. Evolve’s primary focus is on creating top-tier cyber security talent and placing them into high-paying jobs. Join the meetup group (


The leading digital design bootcamp. Over 12 in-person weeks, students learn the full stack of design skills—UX, IxD, and UI; research, practice, and presentation—then put those skills to work for real-world clients and portfolio creation. No other design bootcamp offers a curriculum as immersive or innovative. And DESIGNATION just launched Design Essentials, a six-week, feedback-rich, online course for those curious about UX/UI basics before joining the bootcamp. Join the meetup group (

Anyone Can Learn to Code (

A part time web development apprenticeship, consisting of a 15 week training program followed by guaranteed placement in our web development agency, The Difference Engine. ( We're educators first, and programmers second, and our commitment to educational best practices and pedagogy allows our students to become web developers while keeping their day job. After the 15 week Sundays-and-weeknights training program, our graduates spend up to 4 months as part-time developers at The Difference Engine, building projects for real clients, gaining real world experience and a portfolio which will be impressive to prospective employers. We train our developers to develop a success mindset and the skills to transition careers into full time software engineering, empowering them to launch rewarding lives and careers. Join the meetup group (

Fullstack Academy (

Fullstack Academy's 13-week Immersive Coding Bootcamp prepares you for software engineering roles at early-stage startups to world-class companies like Google, Facebook and Dropbox. Our JavaScript-focused curriculum combines the latest web technologies with traditional computer science concepts. You bring the passion, curiosity and dedication — we'll provide a world-class school for becoming an expert software developer. Join the meetup group (



A $3.8 billion IT services company, known for excellence in the industry. We provide the best talent in the country by hand picking the best and brightest and placing them at our client sites. We have deployed over 2,000 Information Security consultants in the past two years. We currently have over 500 active CISSP certified consultants and 400 recruiters certified to identify top talent. We also stay informed on market trends by partnering with companies such as SailPoint, Curion, RSA, Oracle and many more.