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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 ...

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 ...

Women in Tech Speakers Series

Co-authored by Kyla Williams and Derek Eder Smart Chicago Collaborative and Chi Hack Night have teamed up to create a ...

Announcing the February Connect Chicago Meetup: Business Skills Meet Digital Skills

At the next Connect Chicago Meetup, we'll be exploring cases in blending business and entrepreneurial skill development with digital skills ...

January Connect Chicago DigiSeniors Community Call

It has been over 6 months since the release of DigiSeniors out of Microsoft Chicago. In that time, the program ...

CUTGroup #28 – Chicago Open Data Portal

For our twenty-eighth Civic User Testing Group (CUTGroup) session, we tested the newly redesigned homepage for the City of Chicago's ...

Recap of CUTGroup Collective Call with CUTGroup Detroit

On November 7, we conducted our first CUTGroup Collective Call with about 20 individuals who are either interested in or ...

Digital Inclusion Innovation in Chicago: Wi-Fi at Windsor Park

Windsor Park Lutheran Evangelical Church in Chicago’s South Shore is the home of a collaborative, community-based connectivity initiative. Along with ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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