Here are 5 Chicago tech events to fill your week

March 20, 2017

Each week, we bring you the top tech events happening around the city. This week, we have a startup search of aging-tech companies, the 2017 Midwest Women in Tech Conference and a panel on beefing up your resume. Check out our top picks below, then head over to the full calendar for all the events going on this week.

How to Rock Your Resume, Nail Your Interview & Climb the Ladder, March 20 at 6 p.m.

To rock a killer career, the first step is landing the killer job. At this event, you’ll learn tips for building a resume, succeeding in an interview and moving up in a company as your career grows. Led by lead technical recruitment partner for IBM Tanner Morris, you should come away with the skills you need to land your dream job.

Shattering the Glass Ceiling: Navigating to and through the Boardroom, March 21 at 5:30 p.m.

Diversity at tech companies is improving, but it’s often slow to catch on at higher levels. At this seminar, female leaders in the tech industry will talk about how women can advance through the corporate structure and what companies can do to recognize strong female candidates for board-level positions.

Aging2.0 Global Startup Search, March 21 at 6 p.m.

The Aging2.0 Global Startup Search is coming to Chicago to hear about what local companies are doing to combine tech and the aging process. Six to eight startups will present their senior-aimed tech projects, with a chance to take their presentation to San Francisco later this year.

Public Relations 101 and Media Training Overview, March 22 at 6:30 p.m.

To get your product off the ground, it helps to have some smarts in public relations. At this event, you’ll learn the basics of getting media attention, acing an interview with a journalist and how to budget for PR expenses. The session will also include a Q&A with two veteran journalists who have tales from the other side of the coin.

2017 Midwest Women in Tech Conference, March 23

This conference celebrates all that women do in the tech community. There will be talks from female founders, investors and leaders, plus time to network and mingle with the area’s tech leaders. Speakers include the CEOs of FoodTrace, PrettyQuick and Angie’s List, plus many more.

Still looking for something to do? Check out our full event calendar.