• PARTNER EVENT: GOTO Chicago & Women in Tech Summit Networking Party

    This event is presented by our partners at GOTO Chicago. YOU MUST REGISTER HERE TO ATTEND: https://airtable.com/shr8W4FxWCV285rqL More info: https://www.meetup.com/goto-nights-chicago/events/260480477/

  • Code & Coffee at Capital One Lincoln Park

    Capital One Cafe

    We're all learning to code, whether you've just decided to get started or you've been at it for years. Come hang out for a couple of hours each month with some friendly fellow coders. All languages and skill levels welcome. Bring a project you're working on or jump in on some pair exercises. Will you learn something new this week or be the one teaching? Probably both! Bring your own laptop and find out. Thanks to our host and partner, Capital One (http://www.capitalone.com/), the cafe is an inviting space where you can go to bank, get answers to your financial questions, recharge your devices, or just connect with people. They're sharing their space and their beverages with us. There are Divvy Stations near by, and the location is just off the Red Line or 8 Bus Route. This location is wheelchair accessible. • What to bring Laptop and a mindset to meet new people! • Important to know RSVPs open one week prior to the event date! So make sure you sign up and add it to your calendar! Questions?: If you have any questions please contact us at [masked] Age Limit: Our program and curriculum are geared toward adults 18 and over. At this time, we do not accept minors as students in our courses and workshops. Code of Conduct: Girl Develop It welcomes people of all genders and identities to our classroom. By entering this group, all community members agree to abide by our Code of Conduct (http://www.girldevelopit.com/codeofconduct).

  • Code & Coffee at Capital One Lincoln Park

    Capital One Cafe

    We're all learning to code, whether you've just decided to get started or you've been at it for years. Come hang out for a couple of hours each month with some friendly fellow coders. All languages and skill levels welcome. Bring a project you're working on or jump in on some pair exercises. Will you learn something new this week or be the one teaching? Probably both! Bring your own laptop and find out. Thanks to our host and partner, Capital One (http://www.capitalone.com/), the cafe is an inviting space where you can go to bank, get answers to your financial questions, recharge your devices, or just connect with people. They're sharing their space and their beverages with us. There are Divvy Stations near by, and the location is just off the Red Line or 8 Bus Route. This location is wheelchair accessible. • What to bring Laptop and a mindset to meet new people! • Important to know RSVPs open one week prior to the event date! So make sure you sign up and add it to your calendar! Questions?: If you have any questions please contact us at [masked] Age Limit: Our program and curriculum are geared toward adults 18 and over. At this time, we do not accept minors as students in our courses and workshops. Code of Conduct: Girl Develop It welcomes people of all genders and identities to our classroom. By entering this group, all community members agree to abide by our Code of Conduct (http://www.girldevelopit.com/codeofconduct).

  • Introduction to Python

    Jellyvision (811 Building)

    $95.00

    Curious about programming? Want to learn one language that you can use to build websites, program robots, visualize data, run servers, and make art? Then you're ready to get started with Python (http://www.python.org/). Python powers some of the most popular websites and apps we all know and love, like Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/) and Instagram (http://instagram.com/) to name a couple. It's used by tech companies all over the world, including many companies right here in Chicago. Join us for GDI Chicago's Introduction to Python workshop, designed for those who have very limited or no programming experience. During this interactive workshop, we'll explore the basic components of a programming language: data types, functions, conditional statements, and loops. We'll mix lecture and practice, and we'll work through lots of problems together. You'll leave the workshop with several tested tutorials to work through on your own. We'll spend part of the workshop helping you set up a development environment, so there's no need to install software ahead of time. Just bring your laptop and come prepared to write your first lines of Python code. Tech requirements: • Your laptop (Mac, PC, and Linux are all okay). Topics covered: Intro to the Python shell & Structured Programming - Functions, loops, and conditionals Data structures and other essential built-ins, and higher level abstractions using object oriented and functional programming Students will get an hour to break for lunch. Location information: Attendees *must* provide their full name as it appears on their ID for building security. When you RSVP to this event, you will be prompted for this information. Instructor: Lorena Mesa Political scientist turned coder, Lorena Mesa is a data engineer on GitHub's software intelligence systems team, Director on the Python Software Foundation, and PyLadies Chicago co-organizer. Lorena's time at Obama for America and her subsequent graduate research required her to learn how to transform messy, incomplete data into intelligible analysis on topics like predicting Latinx voter behavior. It's this unique background in research and applied mathematics that drove Lorena to pursue a career in engineering and data science. One part activist, one part Star Wars fanatic, and another part Trekkie, Lorena abides by the motto to "live long and prosper". Hosted by: Jellyvision Jellyvision is an award-winning technology company whose interactive software talks people through important, complex and potentially snooze-inducing life decisions - like choosing a healthcare insurance plan, saving for retirement or managing finances - in simple, fun and engaging ways. Our recipe: behavioral science, great writing, purposeful humor, mighty tech and oregano. Scholarships: A limited number of scholarships are available for those with a financial hardship. Apply via our scholarship form (http://bit.ly/gdi-chi-scholarship). Do not RSVP for the event. The deadline to apply for a scholarship is Friday 11/2. Scholarship applicants will be notified shortly after the deadline. Class capacity does not impact scholarship students. Teaching Assistants: If you are interested in being a teaching assistant for this or future workshops, please visit our volunteer page (http://gdichicago.com/volunteer/) No shows: Your course fee will be donated to the chapter scholarship fund. Cancellation Policy: Class is subject to cancellation if there are fewer than 5 registrations 1 week in advance Refund Policy: Refunds are offered only if the class is rescheduled, moved to a different location, or canceled by GDI. GDI does not offer refunds to students who cancel or are unable to attend the class, for any reason. No Drop-Ins: We have a 100% no drop-ins policy. Students that have not registered on Meetup before the class will not be accepted into the class. Please do not show up to a class without registering via Meetup, you will be turned away. Age Limit: Our program and curriculum are geared towards adults 18 and over. At this time, we do not accept minors as students in our courses and workshops. Code of Conduct: Girl Develop It's mission is focused on providing opportunities for women to learn web and software development, but our classes and events are open to all genders and identities. We are dedicated to providing a welcoming and comfortable environment for all to learn coding and every attendee is expected to uphold our Code of Conduct (http://www.girldevelopit.com/codeofconduct). Questions?: If you have any questions prior to registering, please contact us at [masked]

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  • Networking & Resume Workshop With ITA

    TechNexus

    $10.00

    Your resume is written and now you're ready to start seeking that perfect internship or first job in tech. With an increasingly large pool of job and internship seekers in the field, is your resume killer enough to grab a potential employer's attention? Are your interview skills sharp enough to land you the job? During this presentation, you’ll gain a better understanding of: • The power of networking and how to grow your social media presence • How to improve your resume • Tips and tricks to follow before and after an interview Please bring questions! This workshop is heavily based on answering questions you have entering the field. Chances are, if you have a question, someone else is wondering the same thing! Date: Tuesday, Oct 23rd from 5:30PM - 7:00PM Location: TechNexus, 20 N Wacker Drive, Suite 1200 Instructor: Trisha Degg Trisha Degg is the Director of Talent Programs for Illinois Technology Association – a business services organization focused on helping great tech companies scale. Trisha helps ITA’s 500-plus member companies navigate Chicago’s talent pool to find the best of the best. With almost 10 years of corporate recruiting, campus recruitment, and HR experience, Trisha excels at finding new ways to locate talent, and is passionate about networking. She works with the heads of HR/Talent at ITA member companies to help develop and refine their procedures and processes. Trisha’s specialties are talent attraction and retention, organizational development, manager training, interview skills/resume writing, building and refining internship programs, and employment branding. Host: Illinois Technology Association (ITA) Read more about ITA and their work in the tech community, here (https://www.illinoistech.org/). Refund Policy: Girl Develop It is unable to offer refunds for cancelled registrations or no-shows. We only extend refunds if 1) the class is cancelled by the GDI chapter leaders due to low enrollment, or 2) the class is rescheduled and you cannot make the rescheduled date. No Drop-Ins: We have a 100% no drop-ins policy. Students that have not registered on Meetup before the class will not be accepted into the class. Please do not show up to a class without registering via Meetup, you will be turned away. Questions?: If you have any questions prior to registering, please contact us at [masked] Age Limit: Our program and curriculum are geared toward adults 18 and over. At this time, we do not accept minors as students in our courses and workshops. Code of Conduct: Girl Develop It welcomes all genders and identities to our classroom. By entering this group, all community members agree to abide by our Code of Conduct (http://www.girldevelopit.com/codeofconduct).

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  • Code & Coffee at Capital One Lincoln Park

    Capital One Cafe

    We're all learning to code, whether you've just decided to get started or you've been at it for years. Come hang out for a couple of hours each month with some friendly fellow coders. All languages and skill levels welcome. Bring a project you're working on or jump in on some pair exercises. Will you learn something new this week or be the one teaching? Probably both! Bring your own laptop and find out. Thanks to our host and partner, Capital One (http://www.capitalone.com/), the cafe is an inviting space where you can go to bank, get answers to your financial questions, recharge your devices, or just connect with people. They're sharing their space and their beverages with us. There are Divvy Stations near by, and the location is just off the Red Line or 8 Bus Route. This location is wheelchair accessible. • What to bring Laptop and a mindset to meet new people! • Important to know RSVPs open one week prior to the event date! So make sure you sign up and add it to your calendar! Questions?: If you have any questions please contact us at [masked] Age Limit: Our program and curriculum are geared toward adults 18 and over. At this time, we do not accept minors as students in our courses and workshops. Code of Conduct: Girl Develop It welcomes people of all genders and identities to our classroom. By entering this group, all community members agree to abide by our Code of Conduct (http://www.girldevelopit.com/codeofconduct).

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  • Code & Coffee hosted by Twitter Women [Special Location]

    **RSVP now! RSVP will close on Wed. 10/3.** We're all learning to code, whether you've just decided to get started or you've been at it for years. Come hang out for a couple of hours with some friendly fellow coders. All languages and skill levels welcome. Bring a project you're working on or jump in on some pair exercises. Will you learn something new this week or be the one teaching? Probably both! Bring your own laptop and find out. Special Location! Twitter Chicago Thanks to our host, Twitter Women (https://twitter.com/twitterwomen), for sharing their space with us and for providing light appetizers! Transit: Twitter is located in 111 N. Canal near the Ogilvie Transportation Center. The nearest CTA stop is the Green/Pink Clinton station. Street parking is limited. This location is wheelchair accessible. Questions?: If you have any questions prior to registering, please contact us at [masked] Age Limit: Our program and curriculum are geared toward adults 18 and over. At this time, we do not accept minors as students in our courses and workshops. Girl Develop It's mission is focused on providing opportunities for women to learn web and software development, but our classes and events are open to all genders and identities. We are dedicated to providing a welcoming and comfortable environment for all to learn coding and every attendee is expected to uphold our Code of Conduct (http://www.girldevelopit.com/codeofconduct).

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  • Web Accessibility

    Dow Chemical

    $60.00

    Who can use your websites? Are they accessible to as many people as possible? Web accessibility is about building websites for everyone, including those with disabilities. Come to this class to learn more about developing with accessibility in mind and building a better web experience for everyone. This class will focus on general design principles, with some hands-on exercises. Prerequisites: You should have: (a) taken Intro to HTML/CSS through Girl Develop It, or (b) be familiar with the basics of HTML and CSS Tech requirements: - Your laptop (Mac, PC, or Linux are all okay). - Modern web browser - either Chrome or Firefox. - A text editor - Headphones or earbuds for class exercises Lunch will be provided by the lovely folks at Dow Chemical. (Please email [masked] if you have any dietary restrictions) Location information: - This location is wheelchair accessible. - Attendees *must* provide their full name as it appears on their ID for building security. When you RSVP to this event, you will be prompted for this information. Instructor: Margie Chubin, Software Engineer at Sprout Social As a Computer Science student at UIUC, Margie studied accessibility and is now an active advocate to her coworkers and peers. She believes everyone should be able to use technology, including individuals with disabilities. When not coding or discussing accessibility best practices, you can find Margie cooking or eating food. Hosted by: Dow Chemical Dow Chemical's Digital Marketplace Center is focused on designing and developing innovative digital solutions for Dow to expand marketing and grow sales in North America. Dow supplies many industries in North America and this is a unique opportunity to deliver digital solutions for business-to-business multi-market commerce. The center has an entrepreneurial mindset powered by cross-industry experience, employee diversity, and multiple disciplines – business process optimization, user experience design, digital content design, agile methodologies, analytics, mobile applications, and IT innovation. Scholarships: A limited number of scholarships are available for those with a financial hardship. Apply via our scholarship form (http://bit.ly/gdi-chi-scholarship). Do not RSVP for the event. The deadline to apply for a scholarship is Friday, September 28. Scholarship applicants will be notified shortly after the deadline. Class capacity does not impact scholarship students. Teaching Assistants: If you are interested in being a teaching assistant for this or future workshops, please visit our volunteer page (http://gdichicago.com/volunteer/). TAing is a great way to practice what you know and to get to know members of our community. No shows: Your course fee will be donated to the chapter scholarship fund. Refund Policy: Refunds are offered only if the class is rescheduled, moved to a different location, or canceled by GDI. GDI does not offer refunds to students who cancel or are unable to attend the class, for any reason. No Drop-Ins: We have a 100% no drop-ins policy. Students that have not registered on Meetup before the class will not be accepted into the class. Please do not show up to a class without registering via Meetup, you will be turned away. Age Limit: Our program and curriculum are geared towards adults 18 and over. At this time, we do not accept minors as students in our courses and workshops. Code of Conduct: Girl Develop It's mission is focused on providing opportunities for women to learn web and software development, but our classes and events are open to all genders and identities. We are dedicated to providing a welcoming and comfortable environment for all to learn coding and every attendee is expected to uphold our Code of Conduct (http://www.girldevelopit.com/codeofconduct). Questions?: If you have any questions prior to registering, please contact us at [masked]

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  • Code & Coffee at Capital One Lincoln Park

    Capital One Cafe

    We're all learning to code, whether you've just decided to get started or you've been at it for years. Come hang out for a couple of hours each month with some friendly fellow coders. All languages and skill levels welcome. Bring a project you're working on or jump in on some pair exercises. Will you learn something new this week or be the one teaching? Probably both! Bring your own laptop and find out. Thanks to our host and partner, Capital One (http://www.capitalone.com/), the cafe is an inviting space where you can go to bank, get answers to your financial questions, recharge your devices, or just connect with people. They're sharing their space and their beverages with us. There are Divvy Stations near by, and the location is just off the Red Line or 8 Bus Route. This location is wheelchair accessible. • What to bring Laptop and a mindset to meet new people! • Important to know RSVPs open one week prior to the event date! So make sure you sign up and add it to your calendar! Questions?: If you have any questions please contact us at [masked] Age Limit: Our program and curriculum are geared toward adults 18 and over. At this time, we do not accept minors as students in our courses and workshops. Code of Conduct: Girl Develop It welcomes people of all genders and identities to our classroom. By entering this group, all community members agree to abide by our Code of Conduct (http://www.girldevelopit.com/codeofconduct).

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