As part of our effort to “Establish a smart community benchmark and toolkit for broadband access and use”, Smart Chicago is highlighting useful tools that teach digital skills. One of our benchmarks is the work being done by the Association House of Chicago.
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.
Smart Chicago Collaborative is proud to launch our latest Civic Works Project: Crime and Punishment in Chicago. This project is a collaborative effort between Smart Chicago, FreeGeekChicago, and the Chicago Justice Project.
The Crime and Punishment in Chicago project provides an index of data sources regarding the criminal justice system in Chicago. We aggregate sources of data, how this data is generated, how to get it, and what data is unavailable. This project is a key way we are using the Civic Works grant to use data journalism to uncover the value of data and cover the stories behind the data.