By: Mary Burke

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Feb Events at CHIEF

February may be a short month, but there are plenty of opportunities for you to stretch your thinking and expand your network at CHIEF’s much-anticipated meetups and industry events, conveniently held at our headquarters in the heart of Dupont Circle, plus a bonus General Assembly course. Read on for all the details and RSVP information or visit our Events page for more.

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February 6 – Intro to UX Design

When: 6:30 PM

Where: General Assembly

1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor

Washington, D.C. 20005

Description: Discover how design shapes our online experiences with a free introductory workshop led by CHIEF’s own Kate Henderson. She’ll take attendees through the decision-making process that dictates how users interact with digital products, and share why organizations of all stripes are seeking UX talent. This is a great session for anyone looking to get their feet wet in the world of UX design, and learn more about General Assembly’s (GA) career-changing courses including: their six-week, online User Experience Design Circuit, on-campus User Experience Design course and full-time User Experience Design Immersive program. As a GA grad herself, Kate can offer guidance and explain how the program catapulted her career at CHIEF. RSVP now to reserve your spot for this sought-after session.

RSVP: https://generalassemb.ly/education/intro-to-ux-design-4189dfc2-948b-4a44-be74-82adc508d6ee/washington-dc/33754

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February 7 – DC API User Group

When: 6:00 PM

Where: CHIEF

1800 Massachusetts Avenue NW

2nd Floor

Washington, DC 20036

Description: After a brief holiday hiatus, the DC API User Group gathering is back for some more web services fun! This month Christine Movius will give an insightful presentation on the USAID DHS Program API, followed by talks from Erik Arnold of GovWizely and Becky Sweger of 18F. Details are still being ironed out, so make sure you join the group below to get updated presentation and RSVP information.

Learn More: https://www.meetup.com/DC-Web-API-User-Group/events/236587589/

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February 18 – World IA Day

When: 8:30 AM

Where: CHIEF

1800 Massachusetts Avenue NW

2nd Floor

Washington, DC 20036

Description: World IA Day is a one-day, annual celebration focused on the practice and education of Information Architecture. CHIEF is thrilled to host this year’s DC-area IA celebration, welcoming a diverse community of information architects, user experience designers, content strategists, product managers, developers, scholars and students to come together to talk about and shape the future of Information Architecture. Event highlights include: keynote speaker, Abby Covert, author of How to Make Sense of Any Mess, and a hands-on Design Thinking workshop with Vera Rhodes and Steve Mealy from IBM Interactive. RSVP now and follow the event on Twitter to get alerted to livestreaming updates.

RSVP: http://2017.worldiaday.org/location/washington-d-c-united-states

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February 21 – WordPress DC

When: 6:30 PM

Where: CHIEF

1800 Massachusetts Avenue NW

2nd Floor

Washington, DC 20036

Description: We’re back with another month of WordPress wizardry. A CHIEF mainstay event, the WordPress DC meetup offers an exchange of ideas, examples, strategies and support regarding WordPress. Whether you use WordPress for light blogging or as a serious tool in your web development arsenal, this meetup is a great way to get facetime with a community that knows a heck of a lot about this extremely popular open-source CMS. And of course, grab a slice of pizza and pass around a few business cards.

Learn More: https://www.meetup.com/wordpressdc/

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