Denise Linn Riedl Named Benton Fellow

This week, Smart Chicago’s Denise Linn Riedl was announced as a new Benton Fellow. Benton Fellows are expert researchers, writers, and practitioners selected to speak and write about technology, communications systems, and the public interest. With a background in policy and a portfolio…

Kyla Williams Co-Presents Today at Philanthropy Ohio’s Annual Conference

Today, Leon Wilson, CIO of the Cleveland Foundation, and I will co-present at the Philanthropy Ohio’s annual conference with a theme this year of “Philanthropy Forward” and a concentrated discussion on Digital Civic Engagement & Community-Centered Design. Philanthropy Forward ’17 is set to inform…

SMART CHICAGO IS MOVING!!!

Good News!!! The Smart Chicago team is moving and now will be co-located with the City Digital Team at UI Labs. As such, our individual emails will be changing to: Kyla Williams           kyla.williams@uilabs.org Sonja Marziano   …

Smart Chicago Welcomes Graduate Fellow Mark Díaz

Today Mark Díaz joined the Smart Chicago Collaborative as a graduate fellow from Northwestern University. Mark is assisting with Smart Chicago’s collaborative data work, supporting efforts in data-driven journalism and advocacy. Mark is a PhD student in Technology & Social Behavior and is interested…

Women in Tech Speakers Series

Co-authored by Kyla Williams and Derek Eder 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…

‘Tis the Season for Strategy

In December 2011, I arrived as the second employee of the Smart Chicago Collaborative bringing over 20 years of human service experience with me through the door. I was challenged and excited about being part of a new organization whose…