Here are the Chicago Inno approved tech and startup events worth checking out this week.


Techweek takes place Monday through Friday this week, and there are a ton of really interesting events to hit up downtown. From panels on diversity in tech, talks with prominent Chicago investors, fireside chats with leaders at GrubHub and BallotReady, and much, much more, Techweek is a must-see event. Check out the full schedule and purchase tickets here.


Startup Grind Chicago is hosting a talk with SpotHero CEO Mark Lawrence Tuesday at 1871. Lawrence will chat about his experience running the popular Chicago-based parking app in a fireside chat beginning at 7 p.m., which will be followed by networking. You can get tickets and find out more here.


Blue Sky is hosting a networking event Wednesday at ContextMedia. The free event kicks off at 6:30 p.m., and you can check out more info here 

Tech in Motion is hosting a panel on incorporating security in development, and it features speakers from Motorola, Braintree, and Hyatt Hotel Group. The panel will focus on how to effectively incorporate security into software engineering and how to manage teams to make sure they are developing secure code. More info here.


Dev Ops Chicago is hosting a talk with Jeff Smith, the manager for the Site Reliability Engineering group at GrubHub. Smith’s talk, titled “Autonomy through Automation,” will be a practical tour of the automation decision making process, tips for making sure your automation is maintainable, and how to get others contributing to your automation suite. More info here.


Catapult is hosting a startup field day, and it’s bringing together the Chicago tech community for a day of friendly competition with a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, a bags tournament, and boot camp activities. Find more info and buy your tickets here.

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