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6pm , Tuesday, December 12, 2017

#282 Chikindlmarket Holiday Party

Chi Hack Night will be magically transformed through the power of the civic tech holiday spirit into . . . . Chikindlmarket! Visitors from all around Chicagoland (and beyond!) can play games, gnosh on sausages, pretzels, and other holiday treats, do screen printing, and thank each other for the accomplishments of the past year!

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Chikindlmarket Holiday Party

Next Satellite Event

In response to community feedback, Chi Hack Night is coming soon to a neighborhood near you! We are bringing Chi Hack Night event format and ethos into the communities that make Chicago great.

6pm , Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Logan Square Hack Night #2

Wednesday, December 13th we will convene at Second Shift for the second ever Chi Hack Night in the Logan Square neighborhood! Ali Karbassi, Founder & CEO of CoderDojoChi, will talk about how his nonprofit is focused on building a better world for our children through the love of coding.

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Logan Square Hack Night #2

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Chi Hack Night's Open Data Pledge for the Governor of Illinois

Oct 3, 2017 by Derek Eder

Chi Hack Night, representing Chicago’s civic technology community, invites every candidate for Governor of Illinois to sign a pledge to, if elected, commit their office to an open data policy and practice.

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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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Chi Hack Night is organized by Derek Eder, Christopher Whitaker and members of our Leadership Council, hosted at Braintree and supported by our amazing sponsors. DataMade is the fiscal sponsor.