Livestream: OpenScience Chicago

Join us at 6PM Central time for a livestream of the OpenGovChicago meetup on Open Science. The stream will be available right here in this blog post. Also, please help with the meeting minutes— it’s a group effort!

This is a special fun-time summer meetup where we mashup two high-energy Chicago groups: our own OpenGovChicago and the Hive Learning Network. The Smart Chicago Collaborative is a member of the Hive, which is a network of civic and cultural institutions dedicated to transforming the learning landscape by creating opportunities for youth to explore interests through connected learning experiences. We’re a part of two projects this summer, and we seek to cross-pollinate all of the great people we work with. Let’s do this!

More on the meetup:

The Open Science Cooperative is an extension of the Hive Mapping Cooperative, a 2014 Hive Learning Network project.

We will have representatives from The Peggy Notebaert Nature MuseumSweet Water FoundationFreedom Games, and theForest Preserve District of Cook County to talk about their efforts to provide teens the ability to collect, manage, analyze, visualize, and share geo-referenced data through open-source mapping and data-sharing software.

The aim of this meetup is to share work to date and to connect with the larger open data/ open technology community. This is an ambitious project focused on open source tools for mapping and data collection. The OpenGov movement has much to share on these fronts, and we hope for great cross-pollination on this night!

Live stream coverage and live tweeting will begin at 6:15pm on this very blog post!