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Thinkful is building the world’s next workforce in Chicago with a skills and outcomes-based approach to learning. Students succeed with one-on-one mentorship from industry experts, career coaching and an online platform that allows for structured and flexible study schedules. Thinkful’s ever growing stable of programs includes Software Engineering, Data Science, Data Analytics, Product Management, and UX/UI Design.

Join us for free workshops, info sessions, tech talks and happy hours focused on building new skills and launching your career. Beginners learning to code, data scientists looking to level up, designers looking to transition to UX and everyone in between will find an event worth attending. We’re proud to be sponsored and supported by Thinkful Chicago (https://bit.ly/meetup-chicago), who contribute teams of experienced mentors and career coaches to every single workshop, meetup and tech talk.

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Upcoming events (4+)

Thinkful Webinar | UX/UI Design: Creating a Design System

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A design system is crucial for a successful launch. In this webinar, we’ll explain how to build a system that establishes clear UX goals.

About this event

Design isn’t just an afterthought in tech circles anymore, it truly helps drive the direction of the product or service. But how does a design team help guide the rest of the company in the right direction? By incorporating a design system. A design system is a master collection of the key standardized documentation every company needs to define the overall design of the product.

Incorporating a design system in your company brings lots of tangible value: faster to market times, improved UX and customer satisfaction, better internal communication, and consistency across all products. Join us in this webinar as we continue to discuss why having a design system is so important and gain hands-on experience in creating your own.

What you will learn:

What is a Design System?
Notable Real-World Design Systems
Figma Tips and Best Practices
Creating Our Own System

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Thinkful Webinar | Intro To Data Analytics: Excel Basics

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Every successful data analyst had to master the humble Excel spreadsheet. Get the 101 on formatting, formulas, and functions in our free webinar, hosted on Google Sheets.

About this event
The ability to transform information into insights is a powerful skill that every data analyst depends on in their careers. Microsoft Excel is one of the most popular analytics tools that helps make that process possible and enables better data-driven decision making.

Join us for this hands-on workshop while we explore key Excel building blocks and help you add Excel to your growing toolbox.

Note: We will be using Google Sheets to learn Excel basics.

What you’ll learn:

What is Excel and how it helps with data analytics
Countif, sumif, and vlookup functions
Additional resources
And so much more...

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Thinkful Webinar | Free Crash Course HTML & CSS

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If you’re curious about coding, HTML & CSS is the perfect place to start. You'll learn how to create and style the building blocks of a website, all while completing challenges to help you master your new skills.

About this event
Start your journey into the world of coding with a fun and challenging session on HTML and CSS.This hands-on course will teach you core concepts and building blocks for free.

Together we'll work through a series of drills that will teach you the core concepts of HTML (tags, elements, and attributes), and the basics of CSS (selectors, properties, and values). All your work will be in a platform that will allow you to bring it home with you and continue to work on it after you leave.

What you will learn:

Basic Fundamentals HTML like tags, elements, and attributes
Basic Fundamentals of CSS like selectors, properties, and values
Learning about Margins, Borders, and Padding
And so much more...

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Thinkful Webinar | UX/UI Design Vs. Web Development

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UX/UI design and web development are two of the most popular tech tracks. Learn about these high-income roles, and which skills you need to excel.

About this event
Within the realm of tech, there has been massive growth in different job types and opportunities. UX/UI Design and Web Development are two of those critical roles on the cutting edge of this wave of digital transformation. However, knowing the differences between these roles and how to break into them can seem a little daunting.

Join us as we break down the specifics that each role entails, along with how to get the skills to be successful in them. We’ll help you determine which one is your ideal next career choice and discuss the range of jobs that will be available to you once you’ve acquired those skills.

What you’ll learn:

What Is Web Development And UX/UI Design?
Compare The Job Markets Of Both Careers
Discover Which Career Is Right For You
How To Use Past Experience To Amplify Your New Career
And so much more...

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