1871 VIP Open House: Chicago’s startup hub, 1871 (located in the Merchandise Mart) is expanding. To show off the new space, they're hosting an open house and fireside chat with Morningstar founder Joe Mansueto. Snacks and drinks will be available, too. (1871, 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1212, July 6, 6–8pm. Free.)
Chicago Founders Stories: David Kalt of Reverb: Chicago Founders Stories will host a live taping of their interview with David Kalt, the founder of Reverb, an online platform for musical instruments, and the owner of Chicago Music Exchange. The taping will take place at 1871 and include a Q-and-A. (1871, 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1212, July 13, 6–8pm. Free.)
Screening of CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap: Chicago coding school Dev Bootcamp and co-working space Grind Liquid Workspace are partnering on a screening of documentary CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap about issues that contribute to the tech industry’s gender gap. (Grind Liquid Workspace, 2 N LaSalle Street, July 21, 5–8pm. Free.)
Intro to App Building with SalesForce: Interested in learning about SalesForce development? SalesForce has built “low-coding” tools that allow new or limited coders to use point-and-click technology to build apps. This all-day workshop is in partnership with Girl Develop It. (Braintree, 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 800, July 23, 10am–4:30pm. $60.)
Built in Brews at Guaranteed Rate: Built in Chicago remains the go-to destination for info on Chicago’s tech scene, from jobs to exits; events to acquisitions. Their monthly mixer is one of the most popular tech events in the city, and July takes Built in Brews to the North Side at Guaranteed Rate’s gorgeous rooftop. (Guaranteed Rate, 3940 N Ravenswood Ave, July 27, 5:30–8pm. $10.)
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