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Jen Myers - Cartoons and Creativity: What I Learned from Animator Chuck Jones

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6:30pm
Gather, meet, chat, and eat food provided by Groupon

7:00pm
Cartoons and Creativity: What I Learned from Animator Chuck Jones
presented by Jen Myers (https://twitter.com/antiheroine)

You may not be able to place the name, but you would probably immediately recognize a Chuck Jones creation. During the golden age of Warner Brothers animation, he gave life to some of the most well-known cartoon characters and films. In memoirs and interviews, he also recorded his unique perspective on creativity, perfecting your craft and pioneering a new medium - a perspective that has proved surprisingly applicable to my career as a web designer and developer. I’ll take you through my story of what I learned from one of Bugs Bunny’s fathers and what lessons you can find in his work as well.

About Jen

Jen Myers is a web designer/developer, and part of the instructor team at Dev Bootcamp in Chicago. In 2011, she founded the Columbus, Ohio chapter of Girl Develop It, an organization that provides introductory coding classes aimed at women, and currently co-leads the Girl Develop It Chicago chapter. She speaks regularly about design, development and diversity, and focuses on finding new ways to make both technology and technology education accessible to everyone.

8:30pm
Head over to a local watering hole for continued conversation and drinks

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