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No Chi Hack Night on Nov 21st. Happy Thanksgiving!

We're taking the week of Thanksgiving off. We’ll be back again on Nov 28th, 2017 with more civic hacking fun!

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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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Join us every Tuesday from 6-10pm on the 8th floor of the Merchandise Mart to hear from amazing speakers, learn from each other and work on civic projects. Everyone is welcome!

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, Christopher Whitaker and members of our Leadership Council, hosted at Braintree and supported by our amazing sponsors. DataMade is the fiscal sponsor.