Notice: Chi Hack Night is now fully remote! Join us every Tuesday at 7pm on our livestream and Slack channel.

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Remote Hack Night

Chi Hack Nights are now remote! Same time (6pm Tuesdays), but now from the comfort of your self-quarantine location!

Here’s how you can participate in Remote Chi Hack Nights:

  1. Join the Chi Hack Night Slack (What is Slack?): http://slackme.chihacknight.org/
  2. Once you’re in, you’ll have access to a number of channels:
    • #chihacknight - Our main channel used to share news, announcements and presentations from Chi Hack Night. Only admins can post here, but anyone can respond to a thread or give emoji reactions.
    • #chihacknight-remote - For conducting our remote Chi Hack Night events.
    • #intros - For new Slack members to introduce themselves to our group.
    • #tech - For asking technical & programming questions and providing technical support.
    • #jobs - For posting job opportunities and inquiring about job opportunities.
    • #questions - For asking questions about Chi Hack Night and civic tech generally.
    • #watercooler - Formerly known as #random. For posts about civic tech news, politics and other announcements.
    • #covid19-response - For organizing teams and opportunities to help out during the COVID-19 crisis.
  3. Participate in one of our ongoing COVID-19 breakout group projects
    • Researching local government pages to be updated in the wake of COVID-19
      In the wake of COVID-19, most government agencies have transitioned to remote work. The goal of this group is to find instances where local gov agencies haven’t updated their pages on their website with how things are going to work now that they are mostly working remote.
    • COVID-19 Digital Rapid Response
      Lots of inaccurate COVID-19 information, some of it dangerous, is getting pushed out via social media and other types of digital communications. Some misinformation is shared by people on their own social media accounts, but misinformation can also spread by people posting misleading or inaccurate responses to legitimate questions posed by others on social media. The COVID-19 Digital Rapid Response Team will develop and execute strategies to mitigate the spread of misinformation and amplify the spread of important information from trusted sources.
    • Technical support for Chicago Mutual Aid Groups
      A number of Mutual Aid groups have formed in Chicago recently. The goal of this breakout group is to connect with as many of them as we can and offer our technical, operational and data expertise to them so they can reach and assist more people.

For updates on our latest projects, check out our COVID-19 breakout groups >


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