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Welcome to the Chicago Woman Developers Meet-up

Chicago Women Developers (CWDevs) is run by a group of women from a variety of background and technical expertise.

We have one thing in common: we are passionate about coding and we are passionate about women in tech. We host a variety of classes and events for women at all technical skill levels, see you soon.

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Learn to Program Arduino

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$30.00

Introduction to working with Arduino - Programming and Circuit Building for Sensors Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It’s intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments. http://www.arduino.cc/ Some experience with electronics, programming, or both, is useful, but not required. You will learn: • How to connect the Arduino to your computer • How to blink an LED • How to read input from a pushbutton and light sensor • How to make sound with a piezo buzzer • How to program color shifts with an RGB LED • Build your own capacitive touch sensor with conductive fabric, including working with Arduino libraries. • How to approach more advanced topics and attach other sensors and actuators to continue learning on your own! The class fee includes an extensive parts kit with an Arduino compatible board and all the other parts you need. You must bring a laptop with the free Arduino IDE software installed. (We will have an install day the Hack Night before) https://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Software Instructor Bio: Christine Shallenberg is a multimedia artist whose work ranges in scale from intimate biometric monitoring to mediated light and sound installations to participatory choreographies for audiences. She currently co-engineers the JCSpaceRadio collaborative, engaging in a casually critical dialogue with frequencies through workshops, performances and interactive installations. In addition, she teaches Wearable Technology and Soft Computing and Data Visualization Collaborative at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. As Lighting Designer for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, she designed Second Hand, Antic Meet, Nearly 902 and more than 30 unique Event performances seen around the world. Her work has been recognized through a DCASE Chicago project grant and residencies at Links Hall, Chicago and Signal Culture, NY.

Hack Night

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About the Meetup: This weekly event gives ladies a space to code together. Whether you're just getting started, or are a veteran in the tech world, there's a seat for you at the table. BYOL: Bring your own laptop! You don't have to be working on any project or learning anything new to come to Hack Night, it's a great space to just hang out with other women who code. If you ARE looking to learn a certain language, let us know, and we'll pair you up with a study buddy. More often than not there is another CWDevs member who is working to deepen her knowledge and understanding too, and would welcome a partner in learning. About Us: Our goal is to create a safe space for those in and interested in computer programming to socialize with and support one another in wherever it is their affinity for programming takes them. Space for hack night is generously provided by Civis Analytics. Thanks, Civis!

Hack Night

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About the Meetup: This weekly event gives ladies a space to code together. Whether you're just getting started, or are a veteran in the tech world, there's a seat for you at the table. BYOL: Bring your own laptop! You don't have to be working on any project or learning anything new to come to Hack Night, it's a great space to just hang out with other women who code. If you ARE looking to learn a certain language, let us know, and we'll pair you up with a study buddy. More often than not there is another CWDevs member who is working to deepen her knowledge and understanding too, and would welcome a partner in learning. About Us: Our goal is to create a safe space for those in and interested in computer programming to socialize with and support one another in wherever it is their affinity for programming takes them. Space for hack night is generously provided by Civis Analytics. Thanks, Civis!

Hack Night

TechNexus

About the Meetup: This weekly event gives ladies a space to code together. Whether you're just getting started, or are a veteran in the tech world, there's a seat for you at the table. BYOL: Bring your own laptop! You don't have to be working on any project or learning anything new to come to Hack Night, it's a great space to just hang out with other women who code. If you ARE looking to learn a certain language, let us know, and we'll pair you up with a study buddy. More often than not there is another CWDevs member who is working to deepen her knowledge and understanding too, and would welcome a partner in learning. About Us: Our goal is to create a safe space for those in and interested in computer programming to socialize with and support one another in wherever it is their affinity for programming takes them. Space for hack night is generously provided by Civis Analytics. Thanks, Civis!

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