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October Connect Chicago Meetup Recap: Refurbished Devices

The digital divide in Chicago is not just about Internet access and access to digital learning opportunities. It’s also about ...

‘Tis the Season for Strategy

In December 2011, I arrived as the second employee of the Smart Chicago Collaborative bringing over 20 years of human ...

Structural Success in Civic Tech

This blog post is also published on Data-Smart City Solutions and is by Glynis Startz — Smart Chicago’s 2016 Harvard ...
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An Infographic on Computers & Internet Access in Chicago from 2013 – 2015

What is the state of at-home computer and broadband adoption in Chicago? We analyzed the most recent American Community Survey ...
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Introducing the first CUTGroup Collective Call: CUTGroup Detroit’s Story

We are beginning a new series of community calls for those who are interested in the CUTGroup model for their ...
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CUTGroup #24 – OpenGrid

Our CUTGroup Proctor, Nathalie Rayter, wrote the final analysis report for this test. The CUTGroup Proctor Program trains once highly ...
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Inclusive Innovation for Smart Cities: HUBweek 2016

This September I had the opportunity to attend HUBweek and participate in the roundtable "#Tech4Democracy: Meet the Change Makers." The ...
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Announcing the October Connect Chicago Meetup: Computer Refurbishing in Chicago

At the next Connect Chicago Meetup, we'll learn about computer refurbishing programs in Chicago. Refurbishing programs produce discounted devices (laptops, ...
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Youth-Led Tech 2016 Innovations

Youth-Led Tech 2016 is in the books, however the work that was done in partnership with the Cook County Juvenile ...

Connect Chicago Digital Skills Road Map Working Group #1

On September 9th, Smart Chicago hosted the first meeting of Connect Chicago’s Digital Skills Road Map Working Group. Its purpose: ...
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Announcing the September 2016 Connect Chicago Meetup: Connectivity, Training & Resources in Public Housing

At the next Connect Chicago Meetup, we'll be learning about the new connectivity, training, and device programs available at Chicago ...
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Smart Chicago Ash Fellow Glynis Startz featured on Microsoft Chicago’s Civic Chat

This year at Smart Chicago we were pleased to host Glynis Startz, a Harvard Ash Center Summer Fellow in Innovation ...

Teamwork, Makes the Dream Work!

Smart Chicago Thanks the Youth-Led Tech Instructors Successful implementation of any program or project takes a huge amount of effort, ...

Chicago Health Atlas Updates

Health & Disability Advocates (HDA) and Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) added a new data set to the Chicago ...
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An Infographic of Connect Chicago from April — June 2016

Connect Chicago is a cross-sector civic leadership initiative that seeks to make Chicago the most digitally skilled, connected, and dynamic ...
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Launch of Array of Things

This week Array of Things project launched, installing the first of its sensors in Chicago. .@arrayofthings installs the first of ...

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