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Women in Civic Tech: Amplifiers of Community Voice

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Smart Chicago Collaborative and Chi Hack Night have teamed up to create a speaking series in celebration of Women’s History Month in an effort to elevate the talented, diverse women in civic-driven technology across Chicago.

Food will be provided.

Panel discussion

Thursday, March 30th we will convene at the DuSable Museum of African-American History and hear from a panel of amplifiers of community voice. The panel will feature:

  • Andrea Hart of City Bureau
  • Aviva Rosman of Ballot Ready
  • Tiana Epps-Johnson of Center for Tech and Civic Life
  • Sonja Marziano of Smart Chicago (moderator)

Once the panel wraps up, the format of the event switches up a mini-hackathon. People are invited to break off into groups and work on projects, discuss potential ideas, and share their skills.

Members of the Chi Hack Night community will be on site to run several of our popular breakout groups including:

Civic Tech 101

Civic Tech 101 will be a short 10 min talk about the basics of civic tech and some examples about how we’ve applied our skills to create impact in our community.

Manatee Tank

Do you have an idea or problem you think technology can help solve? Share your idea with us and we’ll help you think through its feasibility, technical and resource requirements and potential for impact.

Manatee Tank is like the show Shark Tank, but instead of scrutinizing and bidding on your business idea, we’ll be nice and give you constructive and helpful feedback on your idea.

Agenda and meeting notes
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