5 Chicago tech events you can't miss this week

by Sam Dewey
April 10, 2017

Every week, we bring you the best events in Chicago tech. This week's roundup includes panels on social media and self-driving cars, as well as a lecture on how Big Data can make hospitals safer. Jellyvision is also hosting a kickass shindig for women in tech, and Bill Allen will share his insights on building tech teams. Read on for details, and check out our events calendar for more.

Challenges in Navigation Safety for Self-Driving Cars, April 11 at 6 p.m.

During this second event of a two-part series about connected cars, Illinois Institute of Technology professor Matthew Spenko will host a conversation around some of the challenges that emerge as self-driving cars become a reality. His work specializes on robotic mobility and navigation safety, so this is sure to be an interesting discussion.

Next Level: Social Media Influencers Panel, April 11 at 6 p.m.

Hey social media savants: in the ever-evolving world of social media, there’s always a new technique to try or influential blog to keep on your radar. Hosted by General Assembly, Social Media Club Chicago and Windy City Bloggers, this panel is designed to give attendees an opportunity to hear from a panel of social influence experts — and ask a question or two along the way.

Using Big Data to Make Hospitals Safer, April 12 at noon

The implementation of electronic medical records at hospitals means that more patient data is being collected than ever. If properly processed and cleaned, that data can be used to understand the factors that lead to adverse health events, as well as how those events can be prevented. This lecture will discuss how researchers at the University of Chicago used used prediction modeling to do just that.

Jellyvision Women in Tech Launch Party, April 12 at 6 p.m.

This week, Jellyvision is celebrating the launch of its brand-new women in tech group, JellyWit. Stop by their office to meet some of the tech-lovin’ and business-savvy women behind one of the most successful tech companies in town. Women, trans folks, gender nonconforming folks, and allies are all welcome, and there will be plenty of games (and tacos!) to go around.

Guiding Your Team to be Awesome, April 13 at 6 p.m.

Swing by the WeWork on Kinzie for a talk from Agile super wizard Bill Allen on how to build an awesome team. He’ll be sharing what he’s identified as the five essential traits that a leader can cultivate in their dev teams to ensure success.


Looking for more to do? Check out our full events calendar for more!


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