5 Chicago tech events you want on your calendar this week

October 17, 2016

Each week, we bring you the top tech events in Chicago tech. This week, Chicago Ideas Week host a lineup of great speakers, Greenhouse’s roadshow swings by the Windy City and RoboToaster holds StartupWars. Of course, there’s also this month’s Built In Brews, hosted by VelocityEHS. And as always, check out the full calendar for all this week’s tech events.

Built In Brews hosted by VelocityEHS, Oct. 20 at 5:30 p.m.

After work happy hours are great for getting to know your co-workers, but if you want to know more about Chicago’s wider tech community you’ll have to come to Built In Brews. This month, we’re throwing the bash at VelocityEHS. Come by for local craft beers and wine, a peek inside VelocityEHS’ office and a chance to learn about the company culture.

The Sixth Annual Chicago Ideas Week, Oct. 17–23

Want to hear some of the country’s top minds talk about their craft in front of a live audience? Chicago Ideas Week brings thought leaders together to talk about new ideas and ways of thinking. This year, talks include everything from building the perfect burger to an inside look at the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation’s Fab Lab. Hit the link above for more details and to check out the full schedule.

Demystifying Data Science (Or: There's No One Way to Become a Data Scientist), Oct. 20 at 6:30 p.m.

Handling huge data sets may not seem like an obvious line of work, but data scientists are vital to making use of the digital age’s vast amount of info. At this event, hear how the field’s pros got into their jobs, from the city of Chicago’s chief data officer to the data science lead at Sprout Social. It’s also the grand opening for data science training provider Metis’ Chicago office.

Greenhouse OPEN Roadshow Chicago, Oct. 20

Greenhouse’s OPEN Roadshow is stopping in Chicago to help the city’s teams improve their hiring, retention and culture building processes. The day-long event will include a series of hands-on learning sessions covering innovative ideas, strategies and training in the field. Attendees can even earn Society for Human Resource Management credits for their time at the event.

RoboToaster & Breather Present: StartupWars City Quest, Oct 21 at 2:30

Does your company have what it takes to win a war with other startups? This years StartupWars will battle through the city’s tech scene in an attempt to dethrone defending champs ContextMedia. As a team, your startup will compete in a point-based scavenger hunt that takes you across River North and the Loop, ending at SPIN Ping-Pong Social Club for the ultimate startup battle.

Still looking for something to do or have an event of your own to share? Head over to the full calendar and follow us on Twitter @BuiltInChicago

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