The first Community Technology Forum, an event hosted in partnership with the Greater Southwest Development Corporation (GSDC), DePaul University, and Connect Chicago, will be on Saturday, April 22nd. GSDC, our local partner for this event, produces the Tech Thursdays workshop series and has been a featured speaker at Connect Chicago Meetups.
Event: Community Technology Forum hosted at the Greater Southwest Development Corporation
Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017
Time: 10am — 1pm
Location: 2601 W 63rd St.
A light breakfast will be served at the beginning of the event and lunch will be served toward the end of the event.
The Community Technology Forums are participatory design sessions aimed at understanding hyperlocal digital equity ideas, assets, and needs. Hosted in partnership with nonprofits and community anchor institutions in Chicago’s neighborhoods, these sessions will give residents an opportunity to articulate a vision for technology in their community. The forums will be facilitated by Professor Sheena Erete, Jessa Dickinson, and other community design experts at DePaul University.
Spread the word!
For all interested in spreading the word and putting this event information on emails and websites (please do!), copy and share the write-up below:
You’re Invited to a Community Technology Forum at the Greater Southwest Development Corporation!
When: Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 10am – 1pm
Where: 2601 W 63rd St.
What: Join community members and local advocates for a civic conversation about the technology in your neighborhood. What do you love about your community and what is working well? ¿Qué te gusta de tu comunidad? What technology resources do you use a lot and appreciate? ¿Qué recursos tecnológicos utiliza mucho y aprecia? You’re invited to share your ideas and help design solutions that leverage what works to improve what doesn’t. This Community Technology Forum is hosted at the Greater Southwest Development Corporation in partnership with DePaul University, the Smart Chicago Collaborative & Connect Chicago. Breakfast & lunch will be provided! Sign up for more information and RSVP at bit.ly/chitechforum1.
Here is the flyer for this meeting: