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6 great tech events to look out for in June

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Emily Heist Moss
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Summer in the Chicago has finally arrived. Get ready for movies in the park, lazy beach afternoons, patio cocktails and...tech events? Yes, tech events. Summer is ripe for networking and the tech industry is booming with meet ups, workshops, panels and the like for techies, wannabe techies and tech industry observers. Want to learn to code? Want to meet startups? Want to talk about diversity in tech? There’s something for everyone.

A Conversation with Women Leaders of Coding Schools and AcceleratorsHear from senior instructors, educators and business developers from The Startup Institute, Dev Bootcamp, i.c.stars and The Mobile Makers Academy. They'll talk about why coding schools are thriving, “bootcamp” culture and the future of the industry. Dev Bootcamp, 351 W Hubbard St. June 2, 6pm. Free.

Civic Hack Day at Adler PlanetariumCelebrate National Day of Civic Hacking at the Adler Planetarium with a free hackathon that welcomes both “hackers” (people who can code, even a little bit) and “problem owners” (people who have ideas about how technology can solve civic problems). Adler Planetarium, 1300 S Lake Shore Drive. June 6-7, 9am. Free.

Dev Bootcamp Info Session & TourAttend Dev Bootcamp’s monthly info session to learn about this 19-week coding school that accepts beginners, dabblers, and those with prior experience and helps them learn web development fundamentals and get their first job as a web developer. Dev Bootcamp, 351 W Hubbard St. June 9, 5:30pm. Free.

Music Hack by Monkey Bars and the People’s School of Music: Bring music and technology together in this one-day hackathon hosted at Braintree. Developers, designers, musicians and creators of all kinds are welcome at this event. Bring your ideas to fruition! Braintree, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza. June 13, 8:30am. Free.

Girl Develop It: Mentor Me with Ruby!Are you new to coding? Thinking about getting started? Dabbling on your own and in need of a second set of eyes? Girl Develop It’s open mentoring event is perfect for you. Mentors of other coding languages will also be available. Avant Credit 640 N LaSalle St. June 16, 6pm. Free 

Techweek ChicagoTechweek takes Chicago by storm in June. Get an attendee pass for $75 and hear from inspirational speakers leading companies like Dough, Bucketfeet and 1871. You can attend a hiring fair and shop the booths at the expo. Various locations. June 25-26. $75-$350. 

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