Chicago's weekly event to build, share & learn about civic tech

Join us every Tuesday from 6-10pm on the 8th floor of the Merchandise Mart to hear from interesting speakers, learn from each other and work on civic projects. Non-techies are very welcome!

Next Chi Hack Night:

6pm Tuesday, May 26
Open Hack Session

No presentation this week - just come to build, share, and learn about civic tech!

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Open Hack Session


The Chi Hack Night (formerly known as the Open Gov Hack Night) is a free, weekly event in Chicago to build, share and learn about tools to create, support, and serve the public good.

We are a group of thousands of designers, academic researchers, data journalists, activists, policy wonks, web developers and curious citizens who want to make our city more just, equitable, transparent and delightful to live in through data, design and technology. More about us ยป


The Chi Hack Night is organized by members of Open City, hosted at Braintree and documented by Smart Chicago Collaborative.


Our awesome sponsors provide food every week.