Calendar

Aug
21
Mon
OpenHack Chicago Meetup @ DevMynd Software
Aug 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come hack on some code, drink beer, eat pizza, and have a great time with cool people.

Join here.

Aug
22
Tue
A Day in the Life of a Web Developer @ General Assembly
Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

About This Event

Join General Assembly for a panel of incredible community leaders about the various paths available to developers – from agency, to freelance, to in-house, the skills companies look for in a hire, and the resources to get you started.

What You’ll Take Away:

  • What the day-to-day of a web developer looks like
  • Various career paths
  • Top skills needed to succeed
  • Companies in Chicago hiring web developers
  • The best communities to meet other development folks
  • The ups and downs of this career

Come early to hear about General Assembly’s Web Development Immersive program at our Info Session beforehand, starting at 5:30pm (RSVP here). Stay late to mingle, hear from our experts, and enjoy drinks on us.

Why It Matters: According to the U.S. Department of Labor, by 2020, there will be 1.4 million computer specialist job openings so this means that the door is wide open for individuals who do not have a traditional background in computer science to learn how to code and make an impact on the growing world of technology. So join us to get the scoop on this rapidly growing industry and see if web development is a fit for you.

Agenda:

About the Panelists

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Software Engineer
NORC at the University of Chicago

Scott Beslow is a 16-year software developer with experience using a diverse set of technologies across organizations both huge and small. Scott has spent the last few years helping startups, non-profits, and could-be entrepreneurs build awesome web apps. In his current role, Scott is a Software Engineer at NORC at the University of Chicago, where his work enables social science research studies. He is passionate about using software to advocate urban sustainability, build a more open government, and innovate for social good, and is an active contributor to the open-source community. Scott has an MS in Environmental Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology, and a BA in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Developer
LaunchPad Lab

Wade is a developer at LaunchPad Lab in Chicago. He got into software development to make awesome things for people who want to make life better for themselves and others. He spends most of his days tinkering and building in JavaScript and Ruby, but he’s always exploring new and exciting languages and frameworks. When he’s not coding he likes to play basketball, play drums and take pictures all over town.

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Principal Consultant
DevMynd Software

Eryan re-entered the world of web development in 2009 as a freelance consultant, after a 7-year detour as an attorney. Once he took the leap into full-time front end development, through his work with javascript APIs and his focus on improving the usability of applications, he implemented new ways for people to shop online as well as helped build one of the most successful fundraising platforms ever. His desire to go deeper into the stack of development tools led him to DevMynd, where he can lead teams that solve clients’ problems using whatever technology is appropriate: front- or back-end, desktop or mobile, native or web.

Aug
23
Wed
Write/Speak/Code 2017 @ Eliot Center
Aug 23 – Aug 26 all-day
Aug
24
Thu
The Most Dangerous Game Night @ DevMynd
Aug 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Come hang out and play some board games (or don’t) from our (limited) library, or bring one of your own to share with the group! We’ll provide some variety of snacks / refreshments, tables & chairs to sit at, and a roof over your head. It’s okay to show up a little bit early, one of us will be here to welcome you.

If you’re bringing a game, please post it as a comment on the meetup so everyone can see.

If you’re driving, there is free parking on Wabansia (if you can find it). There may also be free parking North up Hoyne and all around that area. Whatever you do, don’t park in the parking lot, our landlord tows promptly.

We’re a company of software designers & developers, so if you want to talk shop that’ll be around too.

Sep
7
Thu
Software Social @ Links Taproom
Sep 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Software Social @ Links Taproom | Chicago | Illinois | United States

Come out and talk shop. Whether you need to vent about your current project or geek out on a new framework, have a drink and make friends.

Sep
18
Mon
OpenHack Chicago Meetup @ DevMynd Software
Sep 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come hack on some code, drink beer, eat pizza, and have a great time with cool people.

Join here.

Oct
16
Mon
OpenHack Chicago Meetup @ DevMynd Software
Oct 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come hack on some code, drink beer, eat pizza, and have a great time with cool people.

Join here.

Nov
20
Mon
OpenHack Chicago Meetup @ DevMynd Software
Nov 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come hack on some code, drink beer, eat pizza, and have a great time with cool people.

Join here.

Dec
18
Mon
OpenHack Chicago Meetup @ DevMynd Software
Dec 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come hack on some code, drink beer, eat pizza, and have a great time with cool people.

Join here.

Jan
15
Mon
OpenHack Chicago Meetup @ DevMynd Software
Jan 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come hack on some code, drink beer, eat pizza, and have a great time with cool people.

Join here.