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7:00pm Tuesday, June 18, 2024

#594 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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6:00pm Tuesday, June 11, 2024

#593 In-person and Online: How I accidentally started an uprising - Bike Lane Uprising

We’re making it easy to report bike lane obstructions with our mobile app. Bike Lane Uprising®️ was founded in 2017 by Christina Whitehouse after she was almost run over by a driver of a commercial truck. The incident happened in Chicago which coincidentally was named the most bike friendly city in the United States that same year. After starting as a passion project in Chicago, Bike Lane Uprising® spread via word of mouth and is now available in all US & Canadian cities. Whitehouse was named a Chicagoan of the Year by Chicago Magazine as well as 1 of the '50 of the most influential people in American cycling' by Escape Collective.

In-person and Online: How I accidentally started an uprising - Bike Lane Uprising

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Tuesday, June 25, 2024 7:00pm Online: Chicago Truck Counts project

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Our COVID-19 Policy

Our COVID-19 Policy

Mar 11, 2024 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.

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2024 Board Election Results

2024 Board Election Results

Feb 15, 2024 by Elections Committee - Derek Eder, Adam Hecktman, Josh Kalov

On Feb 13th, we held our fifth election for our Board of Directors. We were amazed at the turnout. Of our 28 official Members, 22 attended virtually to cast their votes. Congrats to our elected and appointed Board Members Cameron Sow, Sean Watland, Sneha Jalukar, Michael Chladek, Samantha Goodman, Kyle Dolezal!

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Our 2023 Year in Review

Our 2023 Year in Review

Feb 14, 2024 by Sean Watland, Derek Eder, and Michael Chladek

Ahead of our fifth annual Member Meeting and Board Elections on Feb 7, 2023, we’re publishing our 2023 year in review to share with our Members and our community (that’s you!). We put on 48 Chi Hack Night events, hosted 35 presentations, held our fourth annual board election, remained financially stable, and updated and set new objectives and key results (OKRs) for our organization.

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