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This week marks Chi Hack Night's 350th event and 7th anniversary! What started in a tiny room in 1871 as a place for people to discuss the open data movement and work with the new information that was coming from the city of Chicago has grown into one of the best-known civic tech events in the city. In 2018, Chi Hack Night community leaders and participants made the decision to incorporate as a non-profit to ensure the future of the organization and to adopt a structure that would better serve both the community of CHN and the city of Chicago.
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Apr 11, 2019 by
We announced in November 2018 that after almost 7 years and 300 events, Chi Hack Night was forming as a non-profit. Since then, we’ve been hard at work behind the scenes forming our new organization. Today, we are excited to announce a major step on that journey: our first Board of Directors!Read more »
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 a central hub for Chicago's civic tech community. Here's the three best ways to get involved:
1. Go to Chi Hack Night. We meet every Tuesday at 6pm
2. Subscribe to updates on upcoming speakers and events
3. Browse our weekly breakouts to find your group
Chi Hack Night is organized by Derek Eder, Emily Drevets, Katie O'Shea and members of our Leadership Council, hosted at Braintree and supported by our amazing sponsors. DataMade is the fiscal sponsor.
Is your organization interested in becoming a Chi Hack Night sponsor? Drop us a line!