Events

Past and upcoming hack night presentations, with links to each event's video livestream, projects, people, and data. We meet every Tuesday, except the week of Thanksgiving and the last two weeks of December.
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Date # Event Speaker(s)

Dec 13, 2017

Ali Karbassi, Founder & CEO of CoderDojoChi

Dec 12, 2017

282

Dec 5, 2017

281 Danielle DuMerer, Chief Information Officer, City of Chicago

Nov 28, 2017

280 David Arfa, Cook County Bureau of Technology
David Treering, Cook County Bureau of Technology

Nov 14, 2017

279 A.D. Lewis, COPA
Martin Guzman, COPA
Mia Sissac, COPA

Nov 8, 2017

Andra Stanciu, founder at RO-AM Innovation Consortium
Derek Eder, DataMade and Chi Hack Night

Nov 7, 2017

278 Demond Drummer, CoderSpace
Jeanne Chandler, City of Chicago
Paul Gobster, USDA Forest Service
William Stewart, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Oct 31, 2017

277

Oct 24, 2017

276

Oct 17, 2017

275 Susana Mendoza, Comptroller of Illinois

Oct 10, 2017

274

Oct 3, 2017

273 Lok Kwan, Chicago Transit Authority
Bonnie Fan, Chicago Transit Authority
Elias Mechaber, Chicago Transit Authority
Bryan Post, Chicago Transit Authority

Sep 26, 2017

272 Steven Vance, mapper (among other things)

Sep 19, 2017

271

Sep 12, 2017

270 Eric Vazquez, Chief Technology Officer for the Chicago City Clerk

Sep 5, 2017

269 Daniel Biss, State Senator, IL 9th District

Aug 29, 2017

268

Aug 22, 2017

267 K. Sujata, Chicago Foundation for Women

Aug 15, 2017

266 Nick Doiron

Aug 8, 2017

265 Tom Schenk Jr., City of Chicago
Gene Leynes, City of Chicago
Nick Lucius, City of Chicago

Aug 1, 2017

264

Jul 25, 2017

263 Jen Pahlka, Code for America
Erie Meyers, Code for America

Jul 18, 2017

262 Peter T. Alter, Chicago History Museum

Jul 11, 2017

261 JB Pritzker

Jun 27, 2017

260 Jean Cochrane
Alex Soble

Jun 20, 2017

259 Brenna Berman, Chicago CIO 2013-2017

Jun 13, 2017

258

Jun 6, 2017

257 Tom Dart, Cook Country Sheriff

May 30, 2017

256 Dima Elissa, CEO of VisMed 3D

May 23, 2017

255 Kelly Kreft, Civis Analytics
Advik Shreekumar, Civis Analytics
Ola Topczewska, Civis Analytics

May 16, 2017

254 Karl Fogel, Open Tech Strategies

May 9, 2017

253 Mick Dumke, reporter, Chicago Sun-Times

May 2, 2017

252 Amey Pawar, 47th Ward Alderman

Apr 25, 2017

251

Apr 18, 2017

250 Commissioner John Fritchey
Kevin Wei
Dave Chary
Nina Sandlin
Scott Beslow
Jonathon Rogoff
Vinesh Kannan
Andy Rasmussen

Apr 11, 2017

249 Lena Selzer, Design Director at Civilla
Janice M. Cho, Design Director at DevMynd

Apr 4, 2017

248 Adam Hecktman, Microsoft, Director of Technology & Civic Innovation Chicago
Dana Al-Qadi, AECOM, Engineer
Tom Schenk, City of Chicago, Chief Data Officer

Mar 30, 2017

Andrea Hart of City Bureau
Aviva Rosman of Ballot Ready
Tiana Epps-Johnson of Center for Tech and Civic Life

Mar 29, 2017

Allyson Scrutchens of Forward Planning
Dima Elissa of VisMed-3D

Mar 28, 2017

247 Robin Robinson, Special Adviser of Community Affairs at the Chicago Police Department

Mar 21, 2017

246 Melissa Pierce, Filmmaker, Programmer & Entrepreneurial Rabble Rouser

Mar 14, 2017

245 Sandee Kastrul, President of i.c.stars

Mar 7, 2017

244 Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County Board President

Feb 28, 2017

243 Ari Scharg, Edelson PC

Feb 21, 2017

242 Janice Cho, DevMynd Software

Feb 14, 2017

241

Feb 7, 2017

240 Amy Jewel, Senior City Advisor, City Energy Project

Jan 31, 2017

239

Jan 24, 2017

238 Luz Chavez, Co-Organizer for Gozamos/Latin@ Techies
Kara Carrell, Developer / Co-Organizer for Latin@ Techies
Noah Moskowitz, Housing Advocate at Somos Logan Square
Antonio Gutierrez, Housing Advocate at Autonomous Tenants Union
Henri Idrovo, Software Engineer at HERE Maps
Shelley Hoover, Research Administrator at UIC School of Public Health
Janet Gomez, Production Designer at National Restaurant Association- Conventions

Jan 17, 2017

237 Abdelnasser Rashid, Deputy Chief of Staff, Cook County Clerk
Tonya Rice, Elections Data & Technology Manager, Cook County Clerk

Jan 10, 2017

236 Giorgi Vashadze, Innovation and Development Foundation

Jan 3, 2017

235

Dec 13, 2016

234 Andy Rasmussen
Don Chartier
Viktor Koves
Yonatan Kogan
Eric Sherman
Rose Afriyie
Tom Schenk
Joseph Smalzer

Dec 6, 2016

233 Pedro Garcia, Mikva Civic Tech Intern
Daniel Kolade, Mikva Civic Tech Intern
Marshall Nakamura, Mikva Civic Tech Intern
Jessica De Jesus, Mikva Civic Tech Intern

Nov 29, 2016

232 Jason Molony, SHARE Network
Joel Inwood, Chicago Nursing Home Search

Nov 15, 2016

231

Nov 8, 2016

230

Nov 1, 2016

229 Freddy Martinez, Lucy Parsons Labs
Joel Handley, Freelance Journalist

Oct 25, 2016

228 Commissioner Michael Cabonargi, Cook County Board of Review
Deputy Commissioner James Thompson, Cook County Board of Review

Oct 18, 2016

227 Sam Hart, Injustice Watch

Oct 11, 2016

226

Oct 4, 2016

225 Micah Gates, Chicago Community Bond Fund
Sharlyn Grace, Chicago Community Bond Fund

Sep 27, 2016

224 Claire Micklin, University of Chicago

Sep 20, 2016

223 Steve Luker
Adam Hecktman, Microsoft

Sep 13, 2016

222 Rebecca Abela, U.S. GAO
Silvia Ellis, U.S. GAO
Joanie Lofgren, U.S. GAO

Sep 6, 2016

221 Nick Doiron, Traveling Freelance Developer and Mapmaker

Aug 30, 2016

220

Aug 23, 2016

219 Faisal Khan, Project Six

Aug 16, 2016

218 David Portnoy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Aug 9, 2016

217

Aug 2, 2016

216 Jonah Newman, The Chicago Reporter
Matt Kiefer, The Chicago Reporter

Jul 26, 2016

215 Paul Smith, Ad Hoc

Jul 19, 2016

214 Derek Eder
Steven Vance
Eureka Foong
Rebecca Jones
Cathy Deng
Emily Zvolanek
Claire Micklin
Benjamin Cooper
Nick Mader
Eric Sherman

Jul 12, 2016

213 Kathy Lynch, Cook County Bureau of Technology

Jul 5, 2016

212

Jun 28, 2016

211 Joanna Klonsky, JKV Strategies

Jun 21, 2016

210 Tomasz Nadolny, City of Gdańsk, Poland

Jun 14, 2016

209

Jun 7, 2016

208 Don Chartier, HourVoice
Ryan Fischer, 20spokes

May 31, 2016

207 Jennifer Helsby, Lucy Parsons Labs
Freddy Martinez, Lucy Parsons Labs

May 24, 2016

206 George Aye, Greater Good Studio

May 17, 2016

205

May 10, 2016

204 Rajiv Sinclair, Invisible Institute
Chaclyn Hunt, Invisible Institute

May 3, 2016

203 Zane Blanton

Apr 26, 2016

202 Tiana Epps-Johnson, Center for Technology and Civic Life
Donny Bridges, Center for Technology and Civic Life

Apr 19, 2016

201

Apr 12, 2016

200 Ben Galewsky
Eric van Zanten
Kevin Wei
Kristi Leach
Vinesh Kannan
Claire Micklin
Joel D. Inwood
Rene M Paccha
Cathy Deng

Apr 5, 2016

199 Darryl Holliday, City Bureau
Andrea Hart, City Bureau

Mar 29, 2016

198 Patricio Cadena, Heartland Alliance
Amy Terpstra, Heartland Alliance

Mar 22, 2016

197

Mar 15, 2016

196 Will Caskey, Stanford/Caskey

Mar 8, 2016

195 Alex Niemczewski, BallotReady

Mar 1, 2016

194 Jen Pahlka, Code for America

Feb 23, 2016

193

Feb 16, 2016

192 Heather Gillers, Chicago Tribune

Feb 9, 2016

191 Hardik Bhatt, Chief Information Officer for the State of Illinois

Feb 2, 2016

190 Adrienne Alexander, AFSCME Council 31

Jan 26, 2016

189

Jan 19, 2016

188 Tom Schenk, Jr - City of Chicago
Daniel X. O'Neil - Smart Chicago Collaborative

Jan 12, 2016

187 Brandon Smith, Independent Journalist

Jan 5, 2016

186 Chris Fusco, Chicago Sun-Times
Tim Novak, Chicago Sun-Times

Dec 15, 2015

185

Dec 8, 2015

184 Dr. Dave Stovall, UIC

Dec 1, 2015

183

Nov 17, 2015

182 Rob Paral, Rob Paral and Associates
Joe Germuska, CensusReporter.org
Nina Sandlin, Health & Disability Advocates

Nov 10, 2015

181 Jennifer Helsby, Cryptoparty Chicago

Nov 3, 2015

180 Sarah Karp, Better Government Association

Oct 27, 2015

179 Lingwei Cheng, University of Chicago
Patricia Gomes,Folha de S.Paulo

Oct 20, 2015

178 Mike Fourcher, Aldertrack Publisher
Claudia Morell, Aldertrack Reporter

Oct 13, 2015

177 Robert Friedman, Mozilla Hive Chicago Learning Network
Marina Malone, Senior at Lane Tech High School
Chris Bohl, Bellwether Creation Company
Kevin Yaroch, Hurricane Electric

Oct 6, 2015

176

Sep 29, 2015

175 Tracy Siska, Chicago Justice Project

Sep 22, 2015

174

Sep 15, 2015

173

Sep 8, 2015

172 Fabian Elliott, Black Tech Mecca
Corey Thurman, Black Tech Mecca
Myron Hicks, Black Tech Mecca

Sep 1, 2015

171 Yonah Freemark, Metropolitan Planning Council
Ryan Griffin-Stegink, Metropolitan Planning Council

Aug 25, 2015

170

Aug 18, 2015

169 Lauren Haynes, Data Science for Social Good
Matt Gee, Data Science for Social Good

Aug 11, 2015

168 Rose Afriyie, mRelief
Genevieve Nielsen, mRelief
Sonja Marziano, Smart Chicago Collaborative
Cara Bader, City of Chicago Innovation Delivery Team

Aug 4, 2015

167 David Melton, The Illinois Campaign for Political Reform
Sarah Brune, The Illinois Campaign for Political Reform
Derek Eder, DataMade
Eric van Zanten, DataMade

Jul 28, 2015

166 Linda Lutton, WBEZ Education Reporter
Tim Broderick, Daily Herald News Presentation Editor

Jul 21, 2015

165 Dan Cooper, Adler School of Professional Psychology
Cathy Deng, DataMade

Jul 14, 2015

164

Jul 7, 2015

163 Rachael Perrotta, Media Relations Activist

Jun 30, 2015

162 Kambale Musavuli, ThoughtWorks

Jun 23, 2015

161

Jun 16, 2015

160 Andrew Schwarm, Cook County Chief Performance Officer
Derrick Thomas, Director of Application Development and Management for the Cook County Bureau of Technology
Poh Png, Director of IT for the Cook County Clerk’s Office
Donna Hart, Director of Information Systems at the Cook County Health and Hospitals System

Jun 9, 2015

159 Olatunji Oboi Reed
Sonju Walker
Derek Burk
Mary Kuhn
Eric Sherman

Jun 2, 2015

158 Jeff Meisel, Presidential Innovation Fellow

May 26, 2015

157

May 19, 2015

156 Tom Schenk
Gene Leynes
Gerrin Butler
Raed Mansour
Jon Levy

May 12, 2015

155 Zachary Damato
Nick Wesley

May 5, 2015

154 Ben Galewsky
David Melton
Nathan Pinger
Denis Roarty
Tim Sharko

Apr 28, 2015

153

Apr 21, 2015

152 Karen Sheley, ACLU

Apr 14, 2015

151 Karl Fogel, Open Tech Strategies, LLC

Apr 7, 2015

150 Nate Inglis Steinfeld, SPAC

Mar 31, 2015

149 Andrew Means, The Impact Lab

Mar 24, 2015

148 Benjamin Sugar, Public Lab
Olga Bautista, Community Organizer

Mar 17, 2015

147

Mar 10, 2015

146 Rob Calvey, Design for America
Julian Bongiorno, Design for America

Mar 3, 2015

145 Andrew Martin, KIPP New Jersey
Juan-Pablo Velez, Polynumeral

Feb 24, 2015

144

Feb 17, 2015

143 Robert Friedman, Hive Chicago
Kyla Williams, Smart Chicago Collaborative

Feb 10, 2015

142

Feb 3, 2015

141 Jimm Dispensa, Aldertrack

Jan 27, 2015

140 Olatunji Oboi Reed, Slow Roll Chicago
Steven Vance, Chi Hack Night

Jan 20, 2015

139 Ben Kolak, Scrappers Film Group
Brian Ashby, Scrappers Film Group

Jan 13, 2015

138

Jan 6, 2015

137 Katie Buitrago, Woodstock Institute
Julianna Nunez, Woodstock Institute

Dec 16, 2014

136

Dec 9, 2014

135 Daniel X. O'Neil, Smart Chicago Collaborative

Dec 2, 2014

134 Jamal Cornelious, Chicago Public Schools

Nov 25, 2014

133

Nov 18, 2014

132 Jim McGowan, American Red Cross

Nov 11, 2014

131 Rose Afriyie, mRelief
Marina Goldshteyn, mRelief
Ellie Day, mRelief

Nov 4, 2014

130

Oct 28, 2014

129 Maryam Judar, Citizen Advocacy Center

Oct 21, 2014

128 Rakesh Dubbudu, Right to Information Fellow

Oct 14, 2014

127

Oct 7, 2014

126 Jay Van Patten, Chicago Public Schools

Sep 30, 2014

125 Trina Chiasson, InfoActive

Sep 23, 2014

124 Steven Vance, Chicago Cityscape

Sep 16, 2014

123 Derek Eder, DataMade
Demond Drummer, Teamwork Englewood

Sep 9, 2014

122 Dan Platt, Narrative Science
Craig Booth, Narrative Science

Sep 2, 2014

121

Aug 26, 2014

120 Alex Bordens, Chicago Tribune
Alex Richards, Chicago Tribune

Aug 19, 2014

119

Aug 12, 2014

118 Matt Gee, Data Science for Social Good

Aug 5, 2014

117 Linda Zabors, Honorary Chicago

Jul 29, 2014

116 Bo Rodda

Jul 22, 2014

115

Jul 15, 2014

114 Paras Desai, Mayor's Innovation Delivery Team
Daniel Riff, Mayor's Innovation Delivery Team

Jul 8, 2014

113 Matt Gee, Data Science for Social Good

Jul 1, 2014

112

Jun 24, 2014

111 Ed Oser, Center for Neighborhood Technology

Jun 17, 2014

110 Charlie Catlett, University of Chicago

Jun 10, 2014

109 Tina Fassett, DePaul Institute for Housing Studies
Steven Vance, Streetsblog Chicago

Jun 3, 2014

108

May 27, 2014

107 Christopher Whitaker, CivicWhitaker

May 20, 2014

106 Jerry Paffendorf, Loveland Technologies

May 13, 2014

105 Zach Borders, Civic ArtWorks

May 6, 2014

104 Ben Balter, GitHub
Arfom Smith, GitHub

Apr 29, 2014

103 Danny Burke, Experimental Station
Daniel Evans, Experimental Station

Apr 22, 2014

102

Apr 15, 2014

101 Dominique Williams, LISC Chicago
Josh Kalov, Kalov Strategies

Apr 8, 2014

100 Ed Oser, Center for Neighborhood Technology
Nick Doiron
Demond Drummer, Teamwork Englewood
Derek Eder, DataMade

Apr 1, 2014

99 David Eads, Chicago Tribune

Mar 25, 2014

98 Elliot Greenberger, Divvy

Mar 18, 2014

97 Daniel Kay Hertz

Mar 11, 2014

96 Brenna Berman, City of Chicago

Mar 4, 2014

95 Bojan Francuz, FWD.us

Feb 25, 2014

94 Cathy Deng

Feb 18, 2014

93 Adam Jentleson, Cartografika
Jose Alarcon, Cartografika
Taylor McKinley, Cartografika

Feb 11, 2014

92 Steven Vance, Streetsblog Chicago

Feb 4, 2014

91 Nat Zorach, The Handbuilt City

Jan 28, 2014

90 Charles Watkins, Get Covered Illinois

Jan 21, 2014

89 Nick Doiron

Jan 14, 2014

88 Benjamin Sugar, CivicLab

Dec 17, 2013

87 Derek Eder, DataMade
Christopher Whitaker, CivicWhitaker

Dec 10, 2013

86 Ed Rynearson, Chicago Park District

Dec 3, 2013

85 Forest Gregg, DataMade

Nov 26, 2013

84 Lisha Sterling, Geeks Without Bounds

Nov 19, 2013

83 Tracy Swartz, RedEye Chicago

Nov 12, 2013

82

Nov 5, 2013

81 David Eads, Chicago Tribune

Oct 29, 2013

80 Tom Schenk, City of Chicago

Oct 22, 2013

79 Seth Herr, The Bike Index

Oct 15, 2013

78

Oct 8, 2013

77

Oct 1, 2013

76

Sep 24, 2013

75 Chris Gansen, Smart Chicago Collaborative

Sep 17, 2013

74

Sep 10, 2013

73 Matthew Shaxted

Sep 3, 2013

72 Tom Kompare

Aug 27, 2013

71 Tom Plagge
Juan-Pablo Velez

Aug 20, 2013

70 Demond Drummer, Teamwork Englewood

Aug 13, 2013

69 Matt Bruce, Chicago Community Trust

Aug 6, 2013

68 John Fahrenbach

Jul 30, 2013

67 Fernando Diaz, Hoy
Wilberto Morales, Hoy

Jul 23, 2013

66

Jul 16, 2013

65 Adam and Andrew, BGL Consulting

Jul 9, 2013

64

Jul 2, 2013

63 Steven Vance, Streetsblog Chicago

Jun 25, 2013

62

Jun 18, 2013

61 Karl Fogel, Open Tech Strategies, LLC
Derek Eder, DataMade

Jun 11, 2013

60 Derek Eder, DataMade

Jun 4, 2013

59 Christopher Whitaker

May 28, 2013

58 Christopher Whitaker

May 21, 2013

57 Elnaz Moshfeghian
Juan-Pablo Velez

May 14, 2013

56 Elnaz Moshfeghian
Jeanne Marie Olson
Josh Kalov

May 7, 2013

55

Apr 30, 2013

54 Miranda Mulligan, Knight Lab

Apr 23, 2013

53

Apr 16, 2013

52

Apr 9, 2013

51 Demond Drummer, Teamwork Englewood
Nick Doiron, Code for America

Apr 2, 2013

50

Mar 26, 2013

49 Rayid Ghani, Obama for America
Tom Schenk Jr, City of Chicago

Mar 19, 2013

48 Doug Pancoast, SAIC
Robb Drinkwater, SAIC

Mar 12, 2013

47 Tom Kompare

Mar 5, 2013

46 Laurenellen McCann, Sunlight Foundation
John Wonderlich, Sunlight Foundation
Gideon Blustein, IDES

Feb 19, 2013

45

Feb 12, 2013

44

Feb 5, 2013

43

Jan 29, 2013

42 Elizabeth Fosslien
Young-Jin Kim

Jan 22, 2013

41

Jan 15, 2013

40

Jan 8, 2013

39

Dec 18, 2012

38

Dec 11, 2012

37 Greg Sanders, CMAP
Xiaohong Zhang, CMAP

Dec 4, 2012

36

Nov 27, 2012

35 Amy Ngai, Sunlight Foundation

Nov 20, 2012

34

Nov 13, 2012

33 Sean Vinck, State of Illinois

Oct 30, 2012

32

Oct 23, 2012

31 Rob Brackett, Code for America

Oct 16, 2012

30

Oct 9, 2012

29

Oct 2, 2012

28 Joe Germuska, Chicago Tribune
David Eads, Chicago Tribune
Jason Almergi

Sep 25, 2012

27 Derek Eder, Open City
Forest Gregg, Open City
Matt Gee, Open City
Daniel Morton, Open City

Sep 18, 2012

26

Sep 11, 2012

25

Sep 4, 2012

24

Aug 28, 2012

23 Derek Eder, Open City
Matt Gee, University of Chicago

Aug 21, 2012

22

Aug 14, 2012

21

Aug 7, 2012

20 Juan-Pablo Velez, Open City

Jul 31, 2012

19 Tom Schenk Jr
Nick Mader, Chapin Hall

Jul 24, 2012

18 Jay Van Patten, Chicago Public Schools

Jul 17, 2012

17 Pallavi Anderson, Mi Parque
George Aye, Greater Good Studio

Jul 10, 2012

16

Jun 26, 2012

15

Jun 19, 2012

14 Anna-Marie Tamayo

Jun 12, 2012

13

Jun 5, 2012

12

May 29, 2012

11

May 24, 2012

10

May 17, 2012

9

May 10, 2012

8 Chad Pry, Open City
Derek Eder, Open City

May 3, 2012

7

Apr 26, 2012

6 Steven Vance

Apr 19, 2012

5

Apr 12, 2012

4

Apr 5, 2012

3

Mar 29, 2012

2

Mar 22, 2012

1