Code and Coffee

Starbucks actually isn't quite this fancy but you already knew that

You know that code project you’ve been meaning to work on? The fun one that’s in that new language, or trying out that database, or making that neat library, or writing about code? The one you feel that twinge of guilt for not working on lately? We’ve all got that project. So we have a running club for developers with side projects to meet every week, socialize a little, and make steady progress on our projects (disclaimer: no actual running involved).

Oh, yeah, I’ve been meaning to drop in…

We hear it all the time. It’s easy to say “yeah, maybe next week…” every week, it’s awfully early. You can succeed in twenty seconds: if it’s not already on the table next to you, take your phone out your pocket or purse. Add a calendar reminder for the night before at 8 PM: “Set alarm for Code and Coffee”. When you see it, you’ll know to head to bed on time (like you’ve been meaning to anyways) where you’ll dream about your project and wake up ready to go in the morning. We look forward to meeting you. :) There’s nothing more to joining.

The Many Meetups!

Tuesday mornings

Code & Coffee: South Side Edition is every Tuesday morning from 7AM to 9AM. We alternate between Jackalope Coffee on 32nd in Bridgeport and Sip & Savor on 43rd in Bronzeville. Check the Eventbrite page to find out which we’re at this week or contact the organizers with questions.

Wednesday mornings

There’s also a Code and Coffee meetup Wednesday mornings from 7-9 AM at La Columbe at Foster and Clark. Tweet at @pushcx or @coreyhaines for any more info.

Monday evenings

On Monday evenings there’s a Code and Coffee 6:30pm – 9pm on Monday evenings at The Coffee Studio at 5628 N Clark St in Andersonville. Contact @alanahanson for any more info.

Thursday evenings

Girl Develop It runs an evening Code and Coffee that hops around between various hosts, so check out their Meetup page to learn about and RSVP to the next week’s event.

Friday mornings

In the West Loop, Code and Coffee is at Jupiter Outpost (map, Google Calendar) from 7 to 9 AM. The door isn’t obvious, but it looks like this. Contact @NinaCode on the Chicago Tech Slack for more info.

Original tuesday mornings

The original Chicago Code and Coffee meetup was every Tuesday from 7-9 AM at the Starbucks at Chicago and Franklin. It ran from June 20, 2010 until November of 2016. It only stopped due to organizers’ working from different offices and being unable to attend. If you’d like to reactivate this meetup, just drop me a line so I can include your contact information and tweak any details. Our thanks go to Mike Busch for starting a happy, friendly group of coders.


Any more questions? Tweet at @pushcx or email me at peter@ this domain. Photo thanks to Caff Williams.