• Free “Intro to 360 Video & Virtual Reality” 3-hour workshops from AT&T
    360 video and virtual reality are two of the hottest topics in entertainment right now, and what better way to get an overview of them than a free, 3-hour, hands-on AT&T workshop. Whether you are involved in filmmaking or video content creation, are a developer that wants to know about VR, or are just curious to know more about immersive 360-degree worlds, then this intro is for you! EVENTBRITE REGISTRATION REQUIRED: http://360vr-chi-2017.eventbrite.com/?aff=murfc WE ARE HOLDING 2 IDENTICAL 3-HOUR SESSIONS, so choose the one that works best for you. AFTERNOON: Tue, Aug 22 Registration: 12:30 – 1 Workshop: 1 – 4 EVENING: Tue, Aug 22 Registration: 5:30 - 6 Workshop: 6 - 9 These 3-hour workshops are composed to two parts: instruction and hands-on labs The instructor explains the different types of “360 worlds,” whether virtual or not, and how 360 differs from regular stills & video, gives you an overview of the equipment needed to capture 360 video, and covers the techniques of shooting 360, including some of the unique challenges for moviemakers. He then walks through an example of building a simple VR app (no coding required). For the hands-on labs, the instructor will go through a lab exercise, then give you time to do it yourself, while experts walk around to help anyone that is having problems. There are three hands-on labs (you will need to bring either a Windows or Mac laptop if you want to do the labs). 1) adding informational elements to an existing 360 image 2) distribution of a 360 video 3) using the Unity platform to create a simple VR app by adding an interactive virtual element to a 360 image using drag-and-drop elements and scripts that we provide. No coding is required. Note that if you want to do the Unity lab yourself YOU WILL NEED TO INSTALL UNITY PRIOR to arriving for the workshop. Instructions are on the Eventbrite registration site. When you walk out of the workshop you will understand the elements and workflow needed to create a virtual world yourself. Put on by AT&T and NextGen Interactions, the 3-hour, hands-on Intro to 360 Video and Virtual Reality workshop is free, but attendance is limited so register soon.

    1871

    222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza · Chicago

  • Prototypes, Process & Play Conference
    Chicago Camps design leadership conference, Prototypes, Process & Play (http://chicagocamps.org/events/2017/prototypes-process-play/), is on Thursday & Friday, August 10th & 11th! They've been busy curating an amazing line-up that you won't want to miss! Come and learn from amazing design leaders, including: Mike Davidson – Former VP of Design at Twitter Scott Berkun – International speaker and author on the topics of innovation, creativity, culture, and more Jay Newton-Small – Author of Broad Influence, How Women are Changing the Way America Works Lisa Welchman – Author of Managing Chaos: Digital Governance by Design Carmen Medina – Author of Rebels at Work: A Handbook for Leading Change from Within Dan R. Brown – Author of Communicating Design & Designing Together Donna Lichaw – Author of The User's Journey: Storymapping Products That People Love Eli Silva – Senior Product Designer & Diversity & Inclusion advocate Matthew Milan – CEO of Normative Dr. Steve Julius – Team Psychologist for the Chicago Bulls Sofia Millares – Creative Director at Nasdaq Tami Evnin – Director of Portfolio Design Strategy at Nasdaq Julia Keren-Deter – UX Game Designer & Developer at Untame Nicole Maynard – Head of User Experience at Hyatt Suzanna Bierwirth – Chief Creative Officer at Mars Agency And more on the way! Use code "SNOWCONE" when registering to save 15% on admission (http://chicagocamps.org/events/2017/prototypes-process-play/) to this single-track design leadership conference! Morning coffee and pastry, as well as lunch and some fantastic snacks will be provided along the way! http://chicagocamps.org/events/2017/prototypes-process-play/

    Film Row Cinema of Columbia College

    1104 S Wabash Ave 8th Floor · Chicago, IL

  • Prototypes, Process, & Play
    Learn design leadership skills from Slack, Etsy, Google, Adaptive Path/Capital One, United, and MasterCard–just to name a few! Prototypes, Process, & Play (http://chicagocamps.org/events/2016/prototypes-process-play/) is a two-day, single-track conference featuring inspiring keynote speakers, accomplished design leaders, and experienced professionals from major brands and organizations. The single-track format ensures you won’t miss a thing, including keynote presentations from former Creative Director and Digital Strategist at The White House Ashleigh Axios, Etsy's Randy Hunt, author and digital product designer formerly of Twitter Cennydd Bowles, and Slack's VP of Engineering, Michael Lopp (known as @rands (http://twitter.com/rands) on twitter)! Curious about the name? It comes from our formula for effective design leadership: Experimentation (Prototypes) + Proven Methodologies (Process) + Creative Exploration (Play) Learn more about Prototypes, Process, & Play at ChicagoCamps.org (http://chicagocamps.org/events/2016/prototypes-process-play/). Purchase tickets to Prototypes, Process, & Play at Ticketleap. (https://chicagocamps.ticketleap.com/prototypes-process-play-2016/dates/Aug-11-2016_at_0800AM)

    Film Row Cinema of Columbia College

    1104 S Wabash Ave 8th Floor · Chicago, IL

  • Networking at the Kensington Garden Rooftop!
    Let's get together with our group and a few other designer, developer, info. tech. and analytics meetup professionals on the Kensington Garden Roof, on October 13th to talk about what we are doing and what's the latest news. There will be areas designated for various professional and social interest groups, such as designers, developers, info tech, analytics, Big Data & Analytics, business intelligence users, startups, and more. $15 tickets are available online at: http://www.insiderzedge.com /. Tickets include great networking all night long as well as: - Two drink tickets for cocktail tastings which can be used at any time during the event. * - Name tags bordered in blue. 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Appetizers 7:30 p.m. Free door prize raffle with great prizes In case of bad weather, we will meet inside Parliament, 324 W. Chicago Ave. Dress is business casual. The Kensington Garden Roof entrance is located at 812 N. Orleans, which is directly in back of 324 W. Chicago Ave. (Parliament), through the private alley. You must be 21 years of age with a valid ID. * Please remember to tip your bartender/waitresses as tips are not included!

    The Kensington Garden Roof

    812 N. Orleans (entrance is through a private alley directly behind 324 W. Chicago) · Chicago, IL

  • Front-end Camp
    If you want to ramp up your HTML, CSS, Javascript, and throw in a bit of UX and Design for good measure, Front-end Camp (http://chicagocamps.org/events/2015/front-end-camp/) is the event you won’t want to miss! It takes a lot to stay current when you work in front-end design and development, and Front-end Camp will bring you presentations that help you level up. We’ll provide you with a full-day of presentations on the topics that are important to you, from speakers who bring the front-end knowledge and all for a great price that includes your lunch. Tickets are only $60 and may be purchased here! (http://chicagocamps.org/events/2015/front-end-camp/) Sign up now–these tickets go fast!

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  • Comedy Hack Day
    You’re invited to participate in Comedy Hack Day, a comedy & code hackathon on October 3rd & 4th at the Cards Against Humanity office. They have lots of comedians already lined up, and they need more developers and hardware hackers. The deadline for applications is Friday, September 18. Harper Reed, Tricia Bobeda, Sonia Denis, and Kristen Toomey are juding the final show. It’s gonna be hella fun. http://www.chdchi.org/ Direct questions to [masked]

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    Cards Against Humanity Theater

    1917 N Elston · Chicago, IL

  • Prototypes, Process & Play
    Learn design leadership skills (http://chicagocamps.org/events/2015/prototypes-process-play/) from Adaptive Path, Public Good Software, Google Ventures, and the Chicago Bulls–just to name a few! We’ll gain from the wisdom and experience of brilliant professionals who have been there, done that, and have shown others how to do it, too. Join us now, tickets may be purchased here! (http://chicagocamps.org/events/2015/prototypes-process-play/) Sign up now–these tickets go fast!

    Film Row Cinema of Columbia College

    1104 S Wabash Ave 8th Floor · Chicago, IL

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  • David Hussman - How to Build the Wrong Thing Faster and Learn From It
    Register at Chicago Agile Open Space » (http://www.meetup.com/Chicago-Agile-Open-Space/events/223286816/) The 2015 SUPER meet up of user groups welcomes David Hussman. • Chicago Agile Open Space • Midwest Agile Community • Refresh Chicago • Lean and Agile Learning Network How to Build the Wrong Thing Faster and Learn From It by David Hussman For years we’ve worked hard at software development. Agile methods have allowed teams to establish better flow in software development; refactoring language, not just code, presents itself as the next meaningful evolution. Can ‘software development’ be refactored to ‘product development’? Some brave pioneers that are already doing this, and are re-learning that building the product is much less clear than simply getting work done. The land of product development is filled with holes or ambiguity and laced with land mines of wrongness. Ideas that you are certain about often fizzle or change when you watch someone interact with your product. Being overly certain or overly focusing on ‘just getting work done’ are weak weapons in a place where being wrong, and learning from it, is a vital part of finding your way to success. Instead of talking about ‘why you should do agile,’ let’s explore ‘why you should think in product,’ assuming you are using some agile practices. Our journey will explore the messy, sloppy and non-linear aspects of product development. Along the way, we’ll investigate how software construction is important, but courageously failing and learning in product is even more essential. We’ll look at how some teams are producing more real product value with less code. We will also peer into the world of program level development, where collections of teams produce product without injecting incidental complexity by employing what you might call ‘test driven product.’ Who knows, toward the end of the journey, we might even rally to refactor the agile manifesto to read ‘Learning in Product over Simply Getting Things Done.’” Register at Chicago Agile Open Space » (http://www.meetup.com/Chicago-Agile-Open-Space/events/223286816/) About David David leads DevJam Studios, a creative production house in Minneapolis composed of producers, makers and coaches working in small and large companies around the world. As mentors and practitioners, DevJammers focus on using agile methods to help people and companies improve their product learning through faster deliver cycles and responsive engineering. DevJam success comes from pragmatically blending technology, people, and processes to more quickly validate product ideas and investments. Along with coaching, David speaks and teaches at a wide variety of global conferences and companies. David’s has captured his experience and knowledge to create an engaging video learning series called “Cutting an Agile Groove”, filming in a series of live sessions and published by The Pragmatic Bookshelf. David has also contributed to several books “Managing Agile Projects” and “Agile in the Large” as well as helping to creating curriculum for The University of Minnesota and Capella University. For more information, check out the DevJam website http://www.devjam.com Logistics To comply with building security, your registration name must match a state or government issued identification card. The meet up will begin at 5:30 pm with networking and refreshments. The presentation begins at 6:00pm, and there will be ample time for Q&A. Register at Chicago Agile Open Space » (http://www.meetup.com/Chicago-Agile-Open-Space/events/223286816/)

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  • UX Camp
    UX Camp (http://chicagocamps.org/events/2015/ux-camp/) is a full day of UX Goodness–we’ll leave few topics uncovered and you’ll learn current topics and improved upon standards in one of the hottest fields today! If you’re just getting your start in UX and you’re hoping to learn more, or you’ve been in the field awhile and want to stay current, UX Camp is for you. A full day–3 full tracks–of UX talks, surrounded by impressive keynotes and all for a great price that includes your lunch. Tickets are only $60 and may be purchased here! (http://chicagocamps.org/events/2015/ux-camp/) Sign up now–these tickets go fast!

    Harrington College of Design

    200 W Madison St Bring photo-ID and enter off Madison halfway down the block. · Chicago, IL

  • Let's Talk About Google I/O
    Who’s excited about Google I/O? What does the future of tech hold for Android developers? What about for product designers, or iOS engineers? We’ve invited a panel of experts to Trunk Club’s Chicago HQ to explore these very questions following the Google I/O conference. Snacks, beer, and a fantastic rooftop will be provided, and following the Q & A, we’ll fire up a discussion about the highlights and lowlights of this year’s conference. • 5:30pm–6:30pm Happy Hour • 6:30pm–7:30pm Panel Discussion + Q & A • 7:30pm–8:00pm More Happy Hour Please RSVP at http://attending.io/events/googleio2015 .

    Trunk Club

    325 W Ohio St · Chicago