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6:00pm Tuesday, January 21, 2020

#381 The Wabash Lights: Creating Chicago’s First Interactive Public Arts Platform

The mission of The Wabash Lights is to create Chicago’s first interactive public art platform. The team will discuss how they’ve grown from two people into a thriving volunteer-run organization, the project’s evolution and next phases for installation and programming, and the ins and outs of designing technology for public use and access while working across multiple layers of civic stakeholders.

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Feb 4, 2020: Chi Hack Night

Feb 4, 2020: Chi Hack Night's First Board Election

Jan 14, 2020 by Derek Eder , Josh Kalov

On February 4, 2020, Chi Hack Night will hold our first ever election for our Board of Directors. There are a total of 5 seats up in this election. Three of them will be chosen by Chi Hack Night Members based on popular vote and two will be appointed by the current Board of Directors with majority Membership approval. All of the seats are 2 year terms.

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