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6pm Tuesday, March 27, 2018

#294 Michelle Frisque, CTO for Chicago Public Library

Michelle Frisque, Chief of Technology, Content and Innovation at Chicago Public Library, talk will explore the role that technology plays in supporting and advancing the libraries mission and the path Michelle took to become a librarian and technologist. She will explore how combined, these skills allow her to oversee an expansive system of public and staff computing, oversee the library’s digital strategy and the evaluation, introduction and dissemination of new technologies.

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Michelle Frisque, CTO for Chicago Public Library

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6pm Thursday, March 22, 2018

Building Responsible and Community-Driven Development Projects

Gentrification and displacement are longstanding and underlying issues in Chicago. While they are persistent, they often flare up when there are large proposed developments, or when public investment is used to build what end up becoming popular amenities. Join us for a panel discussion with Janet Smith of the Nathalie P. Voorhees Center for Neighborhood and Community Improvement, Joy Aruguete of Bickerdike Development, Sarah Wick of Related Midwest and journalist Adrienne Samuels Gibbs.

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Building Responsible and Community-Driven Development Projects

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Open Data Pledge for the Attorney General of Illinois

Open Data Pledge for the Attorney General of Illinois

Mar 7, 2018 by Derek Eder

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

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