Lightning Talks Return!

Published on Jul 5, 2016 by Derek Eder


Chi Hack Night Lightning Talks II!

Based on the success of the lightning talks we did for our 200th episode, we’re giving it another go on July 19th!

Do you have an interesting or funny story to tell about Chi Hack Night? Want to show off that awesome civic project you’ve been working on? Now’s your chance to tell it to the world!

Talks must be 2 minutes or less and slides are required.

Between five and ten proposed talks will be picked to present at Chi Hack Night for fame and glory!

Submit your lightning talk here by Thursday, July 14th.


Here’s a few examples from last time for inspiration:

The City Is Your Classroom by Vinesh Kannan

Vinesh tells us of a strange class he had last week. But was it a dream?

Guerrilla Marketing for Civic Tech Projects by Joel D. Inwood

Joel Inwood asks, so you built an app. Now what? He expounds further on this blog post.

How to avoid apps by Cathy Deng

Cathy says civic tech is more than civic apps. Let’s talk about some other types of tech projects!


About the author


Derek is an entrepreneur, developer and one of the leaders of the civic technology community in Chicago. He is a co-founder and partner at DataMade — a company that tells stories and builds tools with data — and is the lead organizer for Chi Hack Night.