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6:00pm Tuesday, December 13, 2022

#521 In-person and Online: Administrative Informatics - Understanding the Data Needs of Public Agencies

Join Dr. Stephen Kleinschmit, Director of the MS in Civic Analytics program at the University of Illinois Chicago, as he discusses administrative informatics, an emerging movement grounded in the data needs of local, state and federal agencies. ALSO - this will be our last hack night of the year. Come celebrate the year and holidays with us by brining snack and drinks of your choice!

Details TechNexus Livestream @ 6:30pm Agenda
In-person and Online: Administrative Informatics - Understanding the Data Needs of Public Agencies

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7:00pm Tuesday, December 6, 2022

#520 Online: Open Hack & Member Meeting

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, and announcements, followed by breakout groups and a meeting of the Chi Hack Night members.


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Tuesday, January 3, 2023 7:00pm Online: Open Hack
Tuesday, January 10, 2023 7:00pm Online: Presenter TBD
Tuesday, January 17, 2023 6:00pm In-person and Online: Cook County Assessor's Office - Approximating Property Tax Bills
Tuesday, January 24, 2023 7:00pm Online: Chicago Independent Media Alliance

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Our COVID-19 Policy

Our COVID-19 Policy

Sep 9, 2022 by CHN Board

At Chi Hack Night we continue to believe in the importance of hosting in-person events particularly in a time where meaningful social life is so vital, but we must work together to do so safely. We recognize our civic responsibility of standing in solidarity with marginalized communities, particularly as they have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. As such, we have created a policy for protecting our community from COVID-19.

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