CivicLab at OpenGovHack Night

At this week’s OpenGov Hack Night, Benjamin Sugar came down to talk to us about CivicLab. says hi #cfabrigade (Raised hands are first timers)

The is a co-working and community organizing space in the near west side neighborhood. Sugar, who co-founded Civiclab along with Tom Tresser, spoke about the philosophy behind civic lab and the need for the space.

The CivicLab offers a variety of classes as well as a space for co-workers. The co-working space isn’t limited to just activists – the Civiclab is also open for anyone.

CivicLab also leads a number of different projects. The most visible of these is the TIF Illumination Project which highlights the issue of TIFs and the data regarding TIFs.

You can find out more about CivicLab by visiting their website at