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Date/Time Event Partner
04/24/18
5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Troubled Waters? The South China Sea in Focus
Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Chicago IL
Chicago Council
Courtesy of the Asia Transparency Initiative at CSIS, this program will feature visual projections detailing the transformation of the South China Sea in recent years. Conversation with Vice Admiral Andrew Lewis, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Operations, Plans, and Strategy, US Navy
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Date/Time Event Partner
04/24/18
12:00 am - 8:30 pm
Intro to Social Media Algorithms
BLUE LACUNA, Chicago IL
Blue Lacuna
Content creators, brands and individuals alike need to understand how best to work with the social media algorithms to generate the best return for their content creating efforts. At the end of this class learners will develop a social media strategy that works for their project, organization or business.
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04/24/18
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Never Again: Forging a Convention for Crimes Against Humanity
Block Museum of Art, Evanston IL
Buffett Institute
Leila Sadat is a Buffett Institute Distinguished Visitor and a human rights expert specializing in international criminal law and foreign affairs. As the founder and chair of the Crimes Against Humanity Initiative at the Harris Institute, she helped draft a convention on the prevention and punishment of crimes against humanity, which is currently being debated by the UN International Law Commission. In 2012, Sadat was named Special Adviser on Crimes Against Humanity to the International Criminal Court (ICC).
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04/24/18
5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Troubled Waters? The South China Sea in Focus
Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Chicago IL
Chicago Council
Courtesy of the Asia Transparency Initiative at CSIS, this program will feature visual projections detailing the transformation of the South China Sea in recent years. Conversation with Vice Admiral Andrew Lewis, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Operations, Plans, and Strategy, US Navy
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04/24/18
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Israel Innovation Showcase - FINTECH
1871 - Merchandise Mart 12th floor, Chicago IL
America Israel Chamber of Commerce
Network with Israeli Fintech Startups.
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04/24/18
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Ancient Prairies and Fragmented Landscapes
Chicago Architecture Foundation, Chicago IL
CAF
The great swath of prairies from Canada to Texas has inspired and guided the photography of Terry Evans for 40 years. During this talk organized by MAS Context, Terry will show photos of ancient prairie, fracking sites and Chicago's environmental pollution.
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04/24/18
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Chi Hack Night
Braintree, Chicago IL
Chi Hack Night
Chi Hack Night is a free, weekly event in Chicago to build, share and learn about civic tech and tools to create, support, or serve public good. Hear from interesting speakers, learn from each other and work on civic projects. Non-techies are very welcome!
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04/24/18
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
How to Get a Job at a Startup
General Assembly, Chicago IL
GA
The startup world is overflowing with awesome opportunities, but breaking your way in can be tricky (especially if you’re non-technical). Come let the experts break down what life is really like at a growing company, what they look for in their best hires, and their secrets to success for interviews and beyond.
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04/24/18
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ignite Chicago
Catalyst Ranch, Chicago IL
Ignite Chicago
Ignite is a high-energy evening of 5-minute talks by people who have a burning idea—and the guts to get onstage and share it with their hometown crowd. Ignite Chicago is open to everyone. All talks are 5 minutes (20 slides x 15 seconds/slide).
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04/24/18
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
ThoughtWorks Tech Talk: Engineering a Design System
Thoughtworks, Chicago IL
ThoughtWorks Tech Talks Chicago
In this talk, we’ll focus on the technical side of design system engineering. We’ll examine technologies such as React and CSS Modules; techniques such as automatic documentation generation; architectural decision points; and what the future has in store for design systems. All of this will be grounded in the large-scale React-based design system we built with TELUS digital.
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04/25/18 - 04/26/18
All Day
FinTech Exchange 2018
Venue SIX10, Chicago IL
FinTech Exchange 2018
Sixteen fintech startups will have five minutes on stage to explain what their company does, demo their technology / product, and explain their growth strategy to potential investors, partners and clients. A panel of judges will then vote on the top 3 startups which will be rewarded with cash prizes.
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