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Announcing the August Connect Chicago Meetup: Serving Chicago’s Seniors

At the next Connect Chicago Meetup, we'll have a conversation about technology training programs supporting Chicago's senior population. We’ll hear ...

Digital Inclusion Meets Open Leadership: Connect Chicago & the Mozilla Global Sprint

This year I’ve had the opportunity to participate in the third cohort of Mozilla Open Leadership Training. During the 14-week ...

Announcing the June Connect Chicago Meetup: Empowering Girls Through Technology

At the next Connect Chicago Meetup, we'll have a roundtable discussion led by a panel of trainers and nonprofit representatives ...

Designing Meaningful Civic Interactions with Data

This blog post is by Mark Díaz, the Smart Chicago Collaborative’s graduate fellow from Northwestern University’s Technology & Social Behavior ...

Documentation from the Community Technology Forum at Greater Southwest Development Corporation

We’ve compiled the public notes and pictures from the April 22nd Community Technology Forum at the Greater Southwest Development Corporation ...

On the Table 2017: Digital Equity in Education

Over the past three years, thousands of Chicago-area residents have participated in mealtime conversations about how to improve our community ...

Announcing the April Connect Chicago Meetup: Digital Inclusion Asset Mapping

At the next Connect Chicago Meetup we will break into working groups to co-build a better shared inventory of public ...

Announcing the May 20th Community Technology Forum at Windsor Park Evangelical Lutheran Church

The second Community Technology Forum, an event hosted in partnership with the Windsor Park Lutheran Evangelical Church, Leave No Veteran ...

Health Insecurities: Does Data Show Improvement?

Is There A Backwards Slide? In a June 2016 GALLUP article by Jeffrey M. Jones and Nader Nekvasil it was ...

Trust and Authenticity – Reflections from the Knight Media Learning Seminar 2017

Last month, the Smart Chicago team went to Miami to participate in the 10th anniversary of the Knight Media Learning ...

Equitable 21st Century Information Infrastructure: Thoughts from the 2017 Knight MLS

In February, our team attended the Knight Media Learning Seminar (MLS) in Miami. We spent time with a dynamic mix ...

Human-Centered Design Are We Really Listening? Reflections from the 2017 Knight Media Learning Seminar

On Sunday, February 12th I embraced the opportunity to leave a cold, dreary Chicago behind and engage with some pretty ...

Smart Chicago Welcomes Graduate Fellow Mark Díaz

Today Mark Díaz joined the Smart Chicago Collaborative as a graduate fellow from Northwestern University. Mark is assisting with Smart ...

Announcing the April 22nd Community Technology Forum at Greater Southwest Development Corporation

The first Community Technology Forum, an event hosted in partnership with the Greater Southwest Development Corporation (GSDC), DePaul University, and ...

Community Technology Forums: Objectives & Model

In partnership with DePaul University and various Connect Chicago Meetup partners, Connect Chicago will be engaging directly with residents through ...

Announcing the March Connect Chicago Meetup: Creating Pathways Between Training & Jobs

Building on last month's Meetup discussion and previous community conversations, March's Connect Chicago Meetup will be a collaborative Meetup about ...

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