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7:00pm Tuesday, October 26, 2021

#467 Open Hack

There will be no presentation this week. Instead, we're going to have an Open Hack. Join our 7pm open Zoom call for introductions, socializing, announcements and breakout groups.

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7:00pm Tuesday, October 19, 2021

#466 Combatting Digital Influence Operations by State Actors

Omelas has created a map of the online information environment to detect digital influence campaigns used to undermine democratic values. This talk is about the rising threat posed by coordinated influence activities online and the effect these have on shaping people's beliefs and behaviors. We will explore the growing risk of state-sponsored influence campaigns and the role civic actors and organizations like Omelas can play in combating it.


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Tuesday, November 2, 2021 7:00pm Chris Kanich, Chicago Redistricting

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Chi Hack Night now offering $100 presenter honorariums

Chi Hack Night now offering $100 presenter honorariums

Jul 1, 2021 by Derek Eder

To increase the diversity of speakers at Chi Hack Night and to provide opportunities to potential presenters who may not have the privilege or ability to give their time away for free or in service of their company or organization, Chi Hack Night is now offering a standard presenter honorarium of $100 for all speakers to compensate them for their time and expertise.

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Introducing the Tech & Data Help Desk

Introducing the Tech & Data Help Desk

Jul 31, 2020 by Derek Eder

Chi Hack Night is now offering free tech & data assistance to nonprofits, government, small businesses and people that request it.

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