5 Chicago tech events you don't want to miss this week

January 9, 2017

Each week, we bring you the best tech events happening in Chicago. This week’s gems include hack nights, a panel on product roadmaps, a presentation on cybersecurity and a workshop on bringing your business to the cloud. If you’re looking for more to do or want to spread the word about an upcoming event, check out our full event calendar.

Code & Coffee, January 10 at 6 p.m.

Even for experienced developers, programming is a process of constant learning. Girl Develop It’s Code & Coffee meetups are a great opportunity to work on some projects alongside fellow coders and maybe pick up a trick or two along the way, regardless of skill level or preferred programming language.

Cyber Intelligence Analysis and Russian Election Hacking, January 11 at 6 p.m.

Politically motivated hacking is a growing concern among governments and cybersecurity experts alike. But what does it take to protect a country’s assets and information from a break in? And how do you prove that hacking took place after the fact? Those are just some of the questions cybersecurity expert Patrik Maldre will be discussing at this event.

Cloud Accelerator Program: Enhance Your Cloud Competencies, January 12 at 9 a.m.

If you’re interested in moving your business to the cloud but you’re not sure exactly where to start, this free program from Microsoft’s got you covered. The session will go over the tools you need to make the transition successful, as well as insights from other companies who’ve already traveled down that path.

Hack Night — How Would You Build X?, January 12 at 6 p.m.

Need some help getting started on your next big web app? At this workshop hosted by Dev Bootcamp in partnership with DoneJS, Bitovi CEO Justin Meyer and some of his colleagues will be working with you to figure out how to get started — whether that means hashing out how to structure your code, pairing you with someone working on a similar problem or diving into JavaScript fundamentals.

Start 2017 by building your Best Product Roadmap!, January 12 at 6 p.m.

For product managers, January is often a time for new goals and product roadmaps for the upcoming year. But how do you make sure your roadmap is setting your team up for success? This panel discussion with participants from Civis Analytics, ReviewTrackers and project44 will go over best practices and tools that will help you make 2017 one for the books. There’ll also be ample time for networking and talking with panelists one-on-one.

Bonus: Built In Brews at ReviewTrackers, January 19 at 5:30 p.m.

ReviewTrackers welcomes you to kick off the new year with startup cheers and beers at 2017's first Built In Brews. Join us for apps, cold drinks, and some sweet giveaways from the ReviewTrackers team. Their in-house DJ will be spinning a killer soundtrack to bring on the weekday fun.

Still looking for something to do? Check out our events calendar