Functional Programming Meetup - Kickoff Session & Hack Night
Nov
16
5:30 PM17:30

Functional Programming Meetup - Kickoff Session & Hack Night

Come and meet your fellow Functional Programming enthusiasts at our first FP meetup!

We'll keep things light for this initial meetup. We can chat about all things related to FP: What specific topics you'd like to see covered at the meetups? What things are you currently working on? What's your approach to FP? How are you learning and practicing FP? Or just get to you know other meetup members.


RSVP Here: https://www.meetup.com/Chicago-Functional-Programming-Meetup/events/244716938

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NodeSchool Chicago - Sept - Git It!
Sep
12
5:30 PM17:30

NodeSchool Chicago - Sept - Git It!

Pandera Labs' Adam Edwards and Mike "Wolf" Rourke will be mentors this month!

Are you interested in learning or growing your programming skills with Node.js? If so please join us for this free NodeSchool event! You’ll get hands-on experience in a highly collaborative and interactive environment. Our sponsors will be providing free food and beverages, so you’ll only need to bring yourself and your laptop.

Our September event will focus on teaching Version Control with the most popular tool out there: Git! Learn how to start your own project on GitHub, and how to contribute to projects that are Open-Source.

 

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Scala Meetup - The feature that makes Scala 'Scala'
Aug
17
5:30 PM17:30

Scala Meetup - The feature that makes Scala 'Scala'

This talk aims to demystify implicits so that you can understand what your libraries are doing with them, as well as use them in your own projects without your coworkers cursing your name. We'll explain the different types of implicits and how they interrelate, how the Scala compiler decides which implicit to use when and where, discuss some best practices and patterns for how to use them safely and sanely, and provide a small preview of (what we know) about the next big feature in this space: implicit functions!

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Windy City GraphDB Meetup - 400 trash bags of grocery receipts + Neo4j
Jul
13
6:00 PM18:00

Windy City GraphDB Meetup - 400 trash bags of grocery receipts + Neo4j

In early May, Instacart open-sourced 3 million orders from their online grocery shopping service. The data covers multiple orders from over 200,000 anonymized users, providing a rich playground of exploration. In this talk, we’ll cover how to represent and query this data in graph form using Neo4j. We’ll also talk about some interesting trends in the data and how we can leverage them to build services and apps. 

 

Speaker Bio

Jonathan Freeman is a Senior Software Engineer at Spantree Technology Group, where he divides his time between infrastructure, application development, and data engineering. In his free time, he writes for InfoWorld, tries to cook tasty food, and plays music.

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NodeSchool Chicago - July - Learn React.js!
Jul
11
5:30 PM17:30

NodeSchool Chicago - July - Learn React.js!

Adam Edwards and Mike Rourke of Pandera Labs will be mentors at this event! 

Are you interested in learning or growing your programming skills with Node.js? If so please join us for this free NodeSchool event! You’ll get hands-on experience in a highly collaborative and interactive environment. Our sponsors will be providing free food and beverages, so you’ll only need to bring yourself and your laptop.

Our July event will focus on learning the basics of using React.js with Node.js. Let's learn React.js and server side rendering!

 

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React Native 101 with Pandera Labs
Jun
21
1:00 PM13:00

React Native 101 with Pandera Labs

Join us as Pandera Labs gives a lightning talk on React Native with Principal Architect, Dom DiCicco.

Pandera Labs is dually established for product incubation and software development, they use lessons learned from launching their own companies to better serve yours (and vice versa) - their leaders, code libraries, delivery methods, and intelligence-driven development pipeline help redefine how software is built, delivered, and used.

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NodeSchool Chicago - June - Promise It Won't Hurt
Jun
13
5:30 PM17:30

NodeSchool Chicago - June - Promise It Won't Hurt

Adam Edwards, Ed Siok, Dom DiCicco, and Ben Madore of Pandera Labs will be mentors at this event!

Are you interested in learning or growing your programming skills with Node.js? If so please join us for this free NodeSchool event! You’ll get hands-on experience in a highly collaborative and interactive environment. Our sponsors will be providing free food and beverages, so you’ll only need to bring yourself and your laptop.

Our June event will focus on learning the basics of using promises with Node.js.

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The Future of Work - The Big Ideas Series
May
25
6:00 PM18:00

The Future of Work - The Big Ideas Series

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” [https://qz.com/895681/silicon-valley-is-right-our-jobs-are-already-disappearing-due-to-automation/]. 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.

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