Jay Van Patten, Information Technology Director at Chicago Public Schools, stopped by OpenGov Hack Night on October 7th to showcase his team’s work in redesigning the Chicago Public Schools website to be mobile – first. Their work provides an example of how governments can build great websites all in-house.
On Tuesday, August 5, 2014, Linda Zabors of Honorary Chicago talked about her experience mapping out Chicago’s brown honorary street signs with Honorary Chicago. Smart Chicago’s Christopher Whitaker captured the entire presentation– see it after the jump or on our YouTube channel.
The ubiquitous brown street signs are placed to honor Chicago residents and require passage by the Chicago City Council.
Below the fold, Zabors talks about the work she’s done mapping out the streets signs and researching their biographies of who these honorees are.
At the OpenGov Hack Night on June 17th, Charlie Catlett from The University of Chicago and Doug Pancoast from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago will talked about a new partnership with the City of Chicago to prototype a network of urban sensing and embedded information systems “nodes.”