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#521 In-person and Online: Administrative Informatics - Understanding the Data Needs of Public Agencies


Stephen Kleinschmit, Ph.D., Director, Master of Science in Civic Analytics at UIC

Holiday Potluck!

This will be our last hack night of the year. Come celebrate the year and holidays with us by brining snack and drinks of your choice! We’ll be providing the usual Tacos from Atolito’s Tacos, as well as snacks, drinks and desserts.


The public data science movement began to emerge in the early 2010s, anchored in smart cities and public policy research. Since that time, the movement has witnessed accelerating growth, but despite substantial investment, most government and nonprofit agencies lack capacity for digital transformation. Could reorienting current approaches to public data science provide a more direct framework for addressing public problems?

Join Dr. Stephen Kleinschmit, Director of the MS in Civic Analytics program at the University of Illinois Chicago, as he discusses administrative informatics, an emerging movement grounded in the data needs of local, state and federal agencies.

This event will be in person, but you can also tune in via our usual livestream. Doors open at 6pm. The livestream and announcements will start around 6:30pm CDT.

In-person: TeamWorking, 20 N Upper Wacker Drive, 12th Floor, Chicago IL. Enter the Civic Opera Building using the entrance in the middle of the block between Washington and Madison streets. Take the elevators to the 12th floor.

For more information on our in-person events, please see our COVID Policy.

RSVP In-person attendees should RSVP beforehand. As occupancy limits permit, walk-ins will be allowed to enter.

Vaccination required 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.

Masks required Attendees will be required to wear a mask. We will provide additional masks if you forget yours.

There will be food! We will be serving chicken, steak and veggie tacos from Atolito’s Tacos!

ASL This event will have an American Sign Language interpreter.

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