Today Jacqui Cheng and I hosted the Mikva Aldermanic Fellows (“30 youth interning in Chicago aldermanic offices this summer. We are working to bring a larger voice to youth across the city.”) at the Chicago Community Trust.
Here’s a complete set of photos and some highlights of what we covered:
Jacqui reviewed the basics of the Internet, including TCP/IP, as a platform for talking about how open technology and standards can pave the way for innovation:
The Trust board room, with its nearly 100-year history of Chicago leadership, provided a great setting for our session:
The Aldermanic Fellows are staffed all across the city and come together periodically to share experiences:
Vint Cerf looks on as Jacqui enlightens:
I covered lots of examples of civic technology that helps Aldermen serve constituents, including Open311 and the yet-to-be published Chicago Works For You.
Here’s the presentation we used to guide our time together: