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Transitions at Smart Chicago

As of today, Friday, May 27, 2016, I am leaving my position as Executive Director of the Smart Chicago Collaborative. Kyla Williams ...

Smart Chicago Welcomes Ash Center Summer Fellow Glynis Startz

Today Glynis Startz joins the Smart Chicago Collaborative as a summer graduate fellow from the Ash Center for Democratic Governance ...
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Chicago Launches First Universal Preschool Application

On May 16, 2016, the City of Chicago launched its first universal preschool application to help more families enroll in ...

Youth-Led Tech 2016 Student Application Is Now Open!

Youth-Led Tech Youth-led Tech Summer 2016 is a technology mentoring program in three Chicago neighborhoods: Austin, North Lawndale, and Roseland. We ...

Leslie Durr Joins Smart Chicago as Project Coordinator

Leslie Durr  joins the Smart Chicago Collaborative as a Project Coordinator.She will serve as the point person for projects including ...
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Smart Chicago Partners with ORS Impact for Organization Evaluation

For the last few months, Smart Chicago has been engaged with our partner ORS Impact to "conduct an evaluation of ...

The Launch of OpenGrid for Smart Cities

Today our partner, Uturn Data Solutions, launched Open Grid for Smart Cities, with support from Smart Chicago. Here's a snip from Uturn's ...

Moving Civic Tech from Code to Products: AWS Marketplace is the New Github

Smart Chicago has been in civic tech since our inception. No other civic tech outfit in the country has done ...
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Resident Engagement with the Internet of Things: The Case of Aberdeen

At Smart Chicago, we’re developing methods for resident engagement with the Internet of Things. This year, I will be leading ...

Surveillance in Chicago: an On The Table Event at the Burger King on South Pulaski Road

I have been a member of the On The Table Steering Committee since its inception. I am very proud of ...
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Themes from the NNIP San Antonio Spring 2016 Meeting

From April 6th - April 8th, I attended the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP) Meeting in San Antonio, Texas. NNIP ...

Meet the Project Manager and Project Coordinator of Youth-led Tech

We are extremely excited to welcome Monica Swope and Anthony Smith to our Youth-led Tech 2016 Team. Monica is ...
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LISC Chicago Begins Integrating Digital Skills into Financial Opportunity Centers

Under Connect Chicago, LISC Chicago Financial Opportunity Centers are integrating digital skills training into their programming. This investment was launched ...
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The Launch of Task Force Tracker

Today marks the launch of a new project, Task Force Tracker:  "an annotated, updated and independent hub for public use that will ...
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Announcing the May Connect Chicago Meetup: IT Career Training with the Center for Changing Lives

Our next Meetup will feature the Center for Changing Lives and their new IT Career Preparation Program. This program takes ...
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Smart Chicago’s Recap of the Connect Chicago Launch

On April 16th, a coalition of public and private partners announced the next chapter in Chicago’s digital leadership: Connect Chicago ...

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