In-person Chi Hack Night returns on Nov 16, 2021

Published on Nov 9, 2021 by Derek Eder

The event space at TeamWorking at TechNexus
The event space at TeamWorking at TechNexus

On November 16, 2021 at 6pm, in-person Chi Hack Night will return!
To attend, please register on Eventbrite >

In-Person Chi Hack Night
6pm November 16, 2021
TeamWorking at TechNexus Office
20 N Upper Wacker Drive
12th Floor
Chicago, IL 60606

After 20 months and 75 remote hack nights, we’re excited to bring Chi Hack Night back to the physical world. With COVID cases decreasing in Chicagoland and adult vaccination rates up to 75%, we feel that it is safe again to gather for a masked evening of socializing, learning, and civic hacking. Oh, how we’ve missed you!

Kitchen space at TeamWorking at TechNexus
Kitchen space at TeamWorking at TechNexus

For our return to in-person, Chi Hack Night will be hosted at TeamWorking at TechNexus, located in the Civic Opera Building in downtown Chicago. At the event, we will hear a presentation from Mike Strode at Open Collective Foundation, socialize, and hold space for breakout groups.

If you can’t make it in person, we will be streaming the presentation on our YouTube channel. Either way, we hope to see you at 6pm on Tuesday!

Questions about the event? We have answers:

Q: I won’t be able to make it in person. Will the event be live streamed?
A: Yes. The event will be livestreamed on our YouTube channel:

Q: Will COVID-19 vaccination be required?
A: Yes. In order to keep attendees safe, we will be requiring proof of vaccination at the door. A physical vaccine cards or picture of one will be accepted. If you are not vaccinated, you can tune in to the livestream.

Q: Will masks be required?
A: Yes. As per the City of Chicago’s mask mandate, attendees will be required to wear a mask. We will provide additional masks if you forget yours.

Q: How many people will be there?
A: We are capping attendees at 50 people. So make sure to RSVP now!

Q: Will there be food?
A: Serving communal food in a pandemic is a tricky problem. For our first go-around, we will be providing some light snacks and drinks, so you may want to grab some dinner ahead of time!

Q: Why is this event hosted at TechNexus?
A: We canvassed many offices in downtown Chicago and many are not hosting in-person events yet, including our old hosts Braintree. TeamWorking at TechNexus was excited to host us, so we went for it! Their office is in the historic Civic Opera Building, which thematically is a great fit for a civic tech event!

Q: Do I have to register to attend?
A: To gauge the number of attendees, we ask that everyone RSVPs on Eventbrite.

Q: Will Chi Hack Night be meeting in person every week?
A: For starters, we are planning on meeting in-person once a month, with remote events in between. We plan to be back with another in-person event on December 14th.

Q: Can I volunteer at the event?
A: Yes you can! If you can show up at 5:30p, we would love help setting up the space. If you’re interested, email

About the author

Derek Eder

Derek Eder
President, Chi Hack Night