Smart Chicago is a civic organization devoted to improving lives in Chicago through technology. We work on increasing access to the Internet, improving skills for using Internet, and developing meaningful products from data that measurably contribute to the quality of life of residents in our region and beyond.
DataPotluck XII will continue their focus on hands-on workshopping of tools, focusing on Excel (everyone’s favorite workhorse) and OpenRefine (the coolest, free-est tool to clean data that you haven’t heard of).
Data Potluck’s featured non-profit partner this month is the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE). They’ll have some of their data to work with to learn tools, and staff along for us to learn about–and help brainstorm on–their data- and analytics-related challenges.
This *is* a potluck so bring your favorite food or beverage! Our live stream coverage will begin at 6:15!
At the last Connect Chicago Meetup on March 21st, we heard from several people in the public computing center space about their proposals for collaboration. We’ve recorded each presentation and have presented each slide below. We’re still keeping our notes active for those that want to share, discuss, and learn more.