August’s top events on our calendar


As summer starts to wind down, make use of your spare time with one of these Doejo-recommended events. Whether you learn something new or network with others in the industry, these five events are worth your time.


1. WordPress Workshop: DIY Website
When: Tues., Aug. 6, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Nextdoor, 659 W. Diversey Parkway

Why you should go: This session, hosted by Scott Winterroth, will focus on creating a self-hosted WordPress site for you or your business. After completing this course, you’ll have your own fully-functioning site, organizers say.

What’s Next Door Chicago?
Next Door Chicago is a community café created by State Farm. It was created with the idea of becoming a hangout spot where people can come for free finance and insurance advice. This colorful space also provides free classes.


2. Talks @ 1871 – The 3rd Industrial Revolution with Zach Kaplan
When: Wed., Aug. 7, 6-8 p.m.
Where: 1871 Auditorium, 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza

Why you should go:
With affordable machinery, the way we design will be transformed, allowing us to create something new every day. Inventables Founder and CEO Zach Kaplan will share how the Third Industrial Revolution will change our lives.

What is Talks @ 1871?
Talks @ 1871 is a lecture series hosted by the Merchandise Mart co-working center.


3. Technori Pitch
When: Tues., Aug. 16, 7 p.m.
Where: Chase Auditorium, 10 S. Dearborn St.

Why you should go: 
Learn about the latest startups and meet others in the startup industry. Also, the opening keynote speakers are always edge-of-your-seat inspiring.

What’s Technori?
Technori is an online hub for the entrepreneur community, providing curated content and monthly events aimed at bringing people together to spark fresh ideas.


4. Built in Chicago Launch
When: Thurs., Aug. 22, 6-9 p.m.
Where: Rockit Bar & Grill, 22 W. Hubbard St.

Why you should go: See what recently launched startups are doing. This is also a great chance to network with other entrepreneurs.

What’s Built in Chicago?
Built in Chicago is an online community for entrepreneurs to make posts, find tips, and lookup Chicago events.


5. CreativeMornings with George and Sara Aye of Greater Good Studio
When: Fri., Aug. 23, 8:30-10 a.m.
Where: TBA

Why you should go:
Mingle with other designers in the biz and learn more about the Chicago couple’s career. George and Sara Aye, founders of Greater Good Studio, use design to solve social problems, like bringing cleaner water to Haiti and creating a public transit navigation app for the Chicago. The duo also teaches social innovation at Kellogg School of Management, the School of the Art Institute, and the Institute of Design at IIT.

What is CreativeMornings?
CreativeMornings is a morning lecture series with top players in the design world hosted at some of the most fascinating agency spaces in Chicago.

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