The Future of Work - The Big Ideas Series

by Pandera Labs

Moderator: Ed Siok
























About the series:

This series is about big ideas, futurist thinking, and the effects of technology on the human condition. We are looking to gather some of the smartest, most creative individuals in Chicago outside of work to have a conversation about these big ideas. We believe that having these conversations can help us apply a new perspective to our lives while giving us an opportunity to challenge our own thinking and possibly to spark new creative endeavors.


The Future of Work:

The Obama White House released a report in December of last year stating that the effect of Artificial Intelligence (and automation) “threaten(ing) jobs over the next decade or two range from 9 to 47 percent” and that "83% of the jobs where people make less than $20 per hour will be subject to automation or replacement” []. As technologists, we are actively developing the technologies that threaten other people’s jobs and livelihoods while also increasing inequality. On the other hand, the technologies that we develop could provide for increased safety (self-driving cars), an improvement in the quality of jobs, and the possibility of increased leisure time for all workers.


Recommended reading/watching:

Humans Need Not Apply: [

CGP Grey]

Quartz - Silicon valley is right, our jobs are already disappearing…: []

What will Future jobs Look Like?:


Rise of the Robots: []


Rudy Karsan - How the future of work is not ‘Jobs’:

Built in Brews at Capital One

by Built In Chicago

Thursday April 27th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CDT)


Capital One

77 West Wacker Drive

Chicago, IL 60602

Event Site


The Pandera Labs team will be attending this event, come join us!



This edition of Built In Brews will be a total "Techxperience" featuring a robotics building workshop, a VR station, a gaming lounge, and a makers lab where you can try your hand at 3D printing. Grab your friends for an unforgettable night with a mixology bar, appetizers, a photo booth, a DJ, and a night of networking with the best of Chicago tech.

Built In Chicago's Built In Brews is a monthly startup happy hour hosted by a different high growth tech company in Chicago. Come see the inside of the most inspiring tech offices, learn about the company's culture, meet the founders and employees and enjoy drinks from some of the best local breweries.

Capital One is devoted to driving technology forward by asking a simple question: “What if?” Capital One was founded on the belief that technology and data analytics could revolutionize the industry, and ever since then their Tech Explorers have been on a quest to push the boundaries of what banking can be. They provide the capabilities, tools and infrastructure that power Capital One's teams and products. These innovators are committed to contributing to the tech community through open source, and are energized by the opportunity to harness the power of cutting-edge technology to improve the lives of our customers.

Food & drink will be served. This event is for guests ages 21+. Please bring your ID to the event.

Kotlin 1.1 Event

Thursday March 23rd 11:00  AM - 1:00 PM (Central Time)

1 N LaSalle, Suite 250
Chicago, IL 60602

Kotlin Event Website


Kotlin 1.1 was released on March 1st and we are hosting a viewing of JetBrain's Kotlin development team's live webinar!

11:00am – Andrey Breslav’s demo presentation (30 minutes, live stream on YouTube). The link will be provided later

11:30am -  30-minute break. You can have your say on features you want the most in some future versions of Kotlin

12:00pm  - Interactive Q&A session with the Kotlin team. Rules are given below (45 minutes, live stream)


During the break (11:30am - 12:00pm) we'll have a group activity to vote on the features we'd most like to see in future Kotlin releases!