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7:00pm Tuesday, December 5, 2023

#568 Online: Illinois Solar For All

Myriam Yvette Perez, Energy Outreach Coordinator and Organizer for A Just Harvest, will get us familiar with the Illinois Solar For All Program. Created by the Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA) in 2016 and then expanded by the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (CEJA) in 2021, Illinois Solar for All makes solar more accessible and affordable for income-eligible residents.

Details Livestream @ 7pm Agenda
Online: Illinois Solar For All

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7:00pm Tuesday, November 28, 2023

#567 Online: 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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Tuesday, December 12, 2023 6:00pm In-person and Online: The Harvey World Herald

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October 2023 Community Feedback Session: Decaying platforms, rising fascism, and government response

October 2023 Community Feedback Session: Decaying platforms, rising fascism, and government response

Oct 29, 2023 by Derek Eder

On October 24, 2023, Chi Hack Night hosted a facilitated group conversation with 20 members of our civic tech community about the role of technology and data in our society. In this, our seventh Community Feedback session, we focused our discussion on events and trends going on outside of Chi Hack Night and how the civic tech community might respond to them.

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Chi Hack Night | 2023-2024 Goals

Chi Hack Night | 2023-2024 Goals

Aug 22, 2023 by Sean Watland

On June 3rd, 2023, the Board of Directors held our first in-person board retreat! This retreat served as an excellent opportunity for the 10 Board of Directors to have more focused discussions around what membership means at Chi Hack Night, plan our upcoming OKRs for the year, and enjoy copious amounts of bagels & coffee.

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