Summer Job Opportunity: Instructors for Youth-Led Tech Program in Five Chicago Communities

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The Smart Chicago Collaborative is getting ready to launch “Youth-Led Tech: Summer 2015”, a youth coding school in five locations across the city of Chicago in summer 2015. We are working to get this program funded through Get IN Chicago, whose mission…

“Organize!”— Tech Training for New Civic Tech Leaders on National Day of Civic Hacking

One of our three main areas of focus at Smart Chicago is digital skills. In the past three years, we’ve learned a lot of things from our experience running events, building projects, conducting user testing, and writing extensively about civic innovation. As…

Results of Our PACER Postcard Campaign

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Today our colleague Elizabeth Bartels collected 31 postcards from law students, lawyers, and interested residents sharing their thoughts about making the PACER federal court document system more accessible and open to all. One reason we’re so happy with these results is…

Join the Mass Pacer Postcard Campaign

On this Friday, May 1, 2015— Law Day— the Smart Chicago Collaborative is joining with colleagues across the country to participate in “An Appeal For Postcards”. We’re asking law students, lawyers, and anyone who cares about the law to write…

Speakers announced for this weekend’s Civic Design Camp at Smart Chicago

Smart Chicago and Code for America are pleased to announce our first two speakers for Civic Design Camp. Civic Design Camp is an annual event designed to bring together government employees, nonprofit partners and professional designers.  This year’s event is being held in…