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Connect Chicago Featured in Report on how mapping is used to expand access to education environments

The Connect Chicago website, a resourced maintained by Smart Chicago showing free computer access and digital skills locations across the ...

Chicago School of Data Highlighted in the Chicago Community Trust Annual Report

Our Chicago School of Data project is highlighted in the 2014 Annual Report of the Chicago Community Trust ...

CUTGroup #12 – Roll with Me

For our twelfth Civic User Testing Group session, we tested the Roll with Me, a website that helps residents find accessible transit ...
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Kyla Williams-Legislative Fellow (India)

I have been selected by the U.S. Department of State traveling to India for 14 days, as part of the ...
Camille Taylor of LAF Chicago

Legal Assistance Foundation’s Camille Taylor explains Juvenile Expungement

As part of our work with, we rely on the expertise of the LAF. For over 40 years, LAF (formerly ...
Joe Flesh of Purple Binder at the Health Data Consortium Event at 1871, November 2013

Health Data Ecosystem is Strengthened by Purple Binder’s Adoption of Open Referral

There was a big step forward in the ecosystem as it relates to health data and software, when Purple Binder ...
California Healthcare Foundation

California Healthcare Foundation: Preventing Foodborne Illness in Chicago

Here's an interesting article covering how improvements in food safety can be traced directly to open data initiative ...
Scrappers Film Group at OpenGov Hack Night

Scrappers Film Group at OpenGov Hack Night

At this week's OpenGov Hack Night, on Tuesday, January 20, we had a presentation from Scrappers Film Group on turning ...
Gigabit CIty Summit

Thoughts on the Gigabit City Summit

Last week, I traveled with Kyla Williams, Sonja Marziano, and Christopher Whitaker to Kansas City, MO for the Gigabit City ...

Show your stats: Smart Chicago Blog Edition

As part of our philosophy to be open and transparent, we've got a new feature— Show Your Stats. In the ...

The Next Eliminate the Digital Divide Elimination Advisory Committee Meeting is February 3, 2015

The next meeting of the Digital Divide Elimination Advisory Committee is Tuesday, February 3, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 ...

Remarks at Gigabit City Summit, Kansas City, MO, January 2015

Following is a presentation I made to the Gigabit City Summit. First of all, I’d be remiss if I didn’t ...

CUTGroup in 2015

Last year was a time of great growth and documentation for our Civic User Testing Group project. We completed six tests on ...

Join us for Data Portal Training at The Hive Network

Smart Chicago is an affiliate member of the Hive Learning Network, a thriving network designed to motivate, inspire and support ...
Cook County Unincorporated Zoning by Parcel

New Cook County Data: Unincorporated Zoning

Last month, in December 2014, the Cook County GIS Department added data on unincorporated zoning information to Cook County's Open ...
Demond Drummer

Demond Drummer joins Smart Chicago as Managing Director of the Smart Chicago Challenge

Today Demond Drummer joins the Smart Chicago Collaborative as the Managing Director of the Smart Chicago Challenge, a plan to make Chicago ...

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