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11/17/17
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Dean Murphy, Associate Editor of the New York Times: Journalism of a Businessman President
McCormick Tribune Center, Northwestern University, Evanston IL
Northwestern University
Medill Alumus (BSJ80) and Associate Editor of the New York Times, Dean Murphy, will visit to discuss journalism of a businessman president and the opportunities and responsibilities that combination creates. Dean took on the new role in enterprise journalism at the NYT last March, with a focus on investigative and enterprise reporting driven by the new administration.
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Date/Time Event Partner
12/13/17
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Fermilab colloquium: Chicago Pile-1 75th anniversary
Fermilab, Batavia IL
Fermilab
The Fermilab colloquium introduces staff, users, students and members of the public to a wide range of scientific and science-related topics presented by notable speakers from across the country and around the world. An integral part of Fermilab's academic culture, "orange" colloquium talks are aimed at a broad scientific and technical audience, while "green" talks are of general interest to all laboratory staff, users and members of the public.
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12/13/17
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning / Deep Learning
FinTank, Chicago IL
FinTank
Join us at FinTank the second Wednesday of every month to learn more about Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and related areas.
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12/14/17
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bunker Brews Chicago - Holiday Edition
We Work, Chicago IL
Bunker Labs
Join us on Thursday, December 14th at WeWork on State Street for the last monthly Bunker Brews of 2017! This month we will feature stories from veteran entrepreneurs on the trials and tribulations of starting a business. We will also have some holiday snacks and drinks to enjoy.
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12/15/17
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Think Tank @25N
25N Coworking, Geneva IL
25N Coworking
Think Tank is challenging public workshop that uses a diverse group of entrepreneurs, investors, and experienced business leaders to boldly dissect a specific barrier faced by a local independent professional in the “Spotlight Seat.”
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12/15/17
8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Doane at Dusk | Dec. 15
Adler Planetarium, Chicago IL
Adler Planetarium
Home to the largest aperture telescope available to the public in the Chicagoland area, the Adler’s Doane Observatory provides visitors a unique opportunity to see a variety of celestial objects like the Moon, Jupiter, Saturn and more! At Doane at Dusk, our guests will enjoy nighttime telescope viewings and related discussions with Adler Astronomers after museum hours.
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12/15/17
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing
Dearborn Observatory, Evanston IL
Northwestern University
The Dearborn Observatory is open for public observing with the historic 18.5" refracting telescope every Friday night!
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12/18/17
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Christmas with Rich Miller
Maggiano's Banquets, Chicago IL
City Club of Chicago
Rich Miller has been the publisher and editor of Capitol Fax since 1993. Today Capitol Fax is a daily online political newsletter that is a must-read for policymakers, lobbyists, and journalists throughout Illinois. He is also a columnist for Crain's Chicago Business. Miller will sum up the year that was in Illinois politics and government in what has become a City Club holiday tradition.
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12/19/17
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
1871: How We Built It
Maggiano's Banquets, Chicago IL
City Club of Chicago
Howard A. Tullman tells the story of 1871 and explores the tech scene in Chicago.
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12/19/17
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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12/19/17
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Electronic + Algorithmic Trading
Fin Tank, Chicago IL
Fin Tank
In this meeting we will discuss different methods of benchmarking trading algorithms. The two most common metrics for financial performance are expected returns and volatility. However, these returns are common measures for long term performance and require more consideration and complexity when designing trading algorithms. We will discuss methods of developing a baseline algorithm that performs predictably, for better or for worse.
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