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Digital Bootcamp is dedicated to learning and networking. We sponsor a number of events and organizations in Chicago and proudly sponsor these meetup.com groups. Meetup.com's mission is to revitalize local community and help people around the world self-organize. Meetup believes that people can change their personal world, or the whole world, by organizing themselves into groups that are powerful enough to make a difference.


Chicago Web Professionals Meetup Group

We are a community of people in web-related professions including designers, developers, SEO specialists, social networking consultants, usability experts, content developers and marketing consultants. Many of us are sole proprietors with a specific niche in design or technology, while others are "generalists," sampling and mastering a broad range of interactive tools. We seek to support, inspire, educate and collaborate. People of all levels of expertise and interest are welcome as we explore the many tools available to web professionals.

For upcoming events: Chicago Web Professionals Meetup Group Website

Chicago MySQL User Group Meetup

Chicago MySQL Meetup is a place for everyone, from newbie to expert to learn and share ideas about open source database systems.  Come join us for conversations and more featuring MySQL, MariaDB, and other database related technologies.

For upcoming events: Chicago MySQL User Group Meetup Website

Chicago Web Designers/Web Developers

Learn to earn! Our goal is to schedule expert speakers frequently on topics of interest about Web Designers and Web Development. We seek to help members improve their skills in web based Graphic Design, SEO, CMS, Web Apps, GUI, Adobe Creative Suite, Flash (especially Flash) as well as other suggestions from the group. Afterwards, we plan to meet at a local bar and network our asses off.

For upcoming events: Chicago Web Designers/Web Developers Website

Chicago Interactive Design & Development (CIDD)

This group is for Chicago-area Web and Mobile Designers, Developers, Information Architects, Usability Experts, UX Designers, Web Producers, Online Marketers, etc. - anyone involved in the designing, developing, programming and marketing of web sites and mobile applications. Sorry, but since this group is about meeting face to face every month, so only people residing in the Chicago area will be admitted. At our meetings we'll network with others in the industry; compare the latest tools and trends, theories, languages and templates; trade advice on careers; share knowledge, tips and tricks. We usually have interactive industry leaders as guest speakers/presenters. Our free get-togethers are held in downtown Chicago, but double check the date/location as sometimes our meetup location does change!

For upcoming events: Chicago Interactive Design & Development (CIDD) Website

Chicago AMA: Chicago Chapter, American Marketing Association

Chicago AMA is committed to providing local Marketing Professionals with additional opportunities to "Meetup" outside of our monthly programming and also in varying locations around the Chicago area. These Meetups can be tailored to best address your burning questions, issues, and hot topics relative to marketers today. This group is open to both members and non-members of the AMA. It is our hope, of course, that the experience encourages you to learn more about what the AMA has to offer for career and skills development. Our objective is to provide a platform for discussion and for marketers to be able to connect with each other based on common interests in any suburb/city location they want. MeetUp is a great tool for facilitating those types of engagements. Please, no solicitations allowed.

For upcoming events: Chicago AMA: Chicago Chapter, American Marketing Association Website

Chicago Advertising Professionals Meetup Group

Meet with other Chicago Ad Professionals to network and discuss the advertising climate in Chicago and nationally. Agency people, advertising sales reps, business owners and others interested in the Chicago Advertising World are encouraged to join!

For upcoming events: Chicago Advertising Professionals Meetup Group Website

Chicago Bloggers

Any Chicago Area Bloggers are welcome. If you have been blogging and need SEO tips, if you want to blog and need encouragement. If you just need to get out and meet some other bloggers in real life. If you have no idea what you are doing and just want to see what this whole blogging thing is about you've come to the right place! The meetings feature a big group discussion, a "show and critique" time, and then some networking and one on one time. I am always looking for suggestions for other meeting places or presentation ideas, so send me your ideas

For upcoming events: Chicago Bloggers Website

The Chicago Graphic Design Meetup Group

Follow us on Twitter! http://twitter.com/ChicagoGDesign Join our page on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Chicago-IL/Ch... 1. We are designers who meet on a regular basis to discuss issues/topics related to our field. 2. Any designer from any background is welcome to join. 3. Networking, problem solving and socializing are reasons to join. If you freelance and need to get out of the house, that's a good reason to join as well. 4. Design is fun so we are fun.

For upcoming events: The Chicago Graphic Design Meetup Group Website

Chicago Online Marketing Group

Online marketing is more than just selling stuff on eBay! In fact, online marketing has finally come to the forefront, as companies big and small discover the value of shifting more of their marketing budgets online. Online marketers have proven that you can generate more leads and deliver more sales than traditional marketing--with higher ROIs and lower CPAs. But online marketing is a rapidly developing arena, with specialties now evolving as fast as new opportunities and technologies emerge. Whether its email marketing, web analytics, affiliate marketing or optimized copywriting, you can see the growth in the explosion of acronyms, from ESP (email service providers) and SMM (social media marketing) to SEO (search engine optimization) and PPC (pay per click). It's heady times for online marketers. But it can also be challenging times. That's why we created this Meetup group. This is a forum where online marketing practitioners and experts can learn, share and network. Whether you're on the marketing staff of a large company or a boutique agency, whether you're using online marketing for your small start-up or to build up your side business, this group is for you. Our mission is simply to help each other grow in this exciting, burgeoning field...and have some fun while we're at it. Our meetings will generally be on the last Tuesday of each month, barring conflicts with holidays or local teams making it deep into the playoffs. The first half of our monthly meetups will typically consist of a presentation; the second half will be open Q&A. Networking opportunities are encouraged before and after; so bring your business cards. If you're interested in presenting on a topic, please drop us a line. There's no cost to join this group, but we will request a $3 donation at events to offset expenses and compensate guest speakers. If you're serious about sharpening your online marketing skills, we look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming events. Sponsored by http://www.digitalbootcamp.com and http://www.web1media.com

For upcoming events: Chicago Online Marketing Group Website

Suburban Chicago PHP & Web Development Meetup

Our group meets monthly to share techniques we use professionally to build faster and more usable web sites. Our speakers cover topics from PHP, Javascript, Wordpress, Joomla, Drupal, and even plain old HTML & CSS.

For upcoming events: Suburban Chicago PHP & Web Development Meetup Website