Chicago's weekly event to build, share & learn about civic tech
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.
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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 »
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The Chi Hack Night is a central hub for Chicago's civic tech community. The easiest thing you can do get involved is show up to a Tuesday Chi Hack Night.
Until then, here are 3 other ways to get involved:
Subscribe to updates on upcoming Chi Hack Night speakers and events
Join our Google Group to keep up with civic tech news and projects in Chicago
Browse our weekly breakouts to find your learning or working group
Chi Hack Night blog
Oct 08, 2015 by
Last week, for budget “season” in Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel proposed privatizing the 311 system – where citizens and aldermen request services from any city department, and citizens get information about city services – as a way to pay for the technology upgrade the system desperately needs.Read more »