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No Chi Hack Night on July 5th.
Happy 4th of July!

On July 5th, there will be no regular Chi Hack Night.

We’ll be back again on Tuesday, July 12, 2022!

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6:00pm Tuesday, July 12, 2022

#500 In-person and Online: The 500th Chi Hack Night!

July 12, 2022 will mark the 500th episode of Chi Hack Night. That’s 10 years! For this very special in-person hack night, the presenters will be YOU! We’re bringing back LIGHTNING TALKS from members of our community.


Details TechNexus Zoom @ 6pm Agenda
In-person and Online: The 500th Chi Hack Night!

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7:00pm Tuesday, June 28, 2022

#499 Unpacking Chicago’s Digital Divide

The digital divide in Chicago is not what it seems: The majority of Chicago households (~80%) are connected to the internet. Yet, deep disparities exist at the neighborhood level. In Chicago’s least connected communities, more than 40% of residents don’t have internet at home. In this talk, we will review internet connectivity trends in Chicago from a socio-economic perspective, dig into the meaning of digital equity and inclusion, discuss the City’s progress to date, and lay out a strategy for achieving digital equity by placing community members at the center of the work. We will also discuss the approach of the Chicago Digital Equity Council and discuss ways to get involved in closing the digital divide once and for all.

Details YouTube Video

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Tuesday, July 19, 2022 7:00pm Open Hack
Tuesday, July 26, 2022 7:00pm Remote: TBD

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Chi Hack Night #500 Call for Speakers

Chi Hack Night #500 Call for Speakers

Jun 17, 2022 by Derek Eder

July 12, 2022 will mark the 500th episode of Chi Hack Night. That’s 10 years! For this very special in-person hack night, the presenters will be YOU! We’re bringing back LIGHTNING TALKS from members of our community. Your prompt: How has Chi Hack Night changed you or your organization?

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