#238 Hacking Housing at the Latin@ Techies Hackathon
Formed in 2014 as the first Latino tech network in Chicago, Latin@ Techies creates community-based events to expose young Latin@s to STEM, connect tech professionals, and, through their annual Latin@ Hackathon, leverage tech to tackle critical community issues.
This past November, the all-day hackathon gathered 30 housing advocates, artists, developers, journalists, and community members to create community-driven tech solutions on fair housing and community development. Teams worked towards diverse solutions, from making zoning meetings transparent to empowering tenants through storytelling to making open data accessible to housing advocates.
Latin@ Hackathon organizers Luz Chavez and Kara Carrell will give an overview of the event. Noah Moskowitz, Antonio Gutierrez, Henri Idrovo, Shelley Hoover and Janet Gomez, all members of the winning team, will show off their project and how they tackled the question “How can we leverage technology to build renter power?”
ASL This event will have an American Sign Language interpreter.
Leadership Council #32
We will have our 32nd Chi Hack Night Leadership Council at 8pm after the group breakouts get started. This meeting is for discussing new ideas and ways to make the hack night better. Anyone is welcome to join!
If you’d like to bring up a topic, add it to the Leadership Council agenda.
Agenda and meeting notes
American Sign Language interpreter