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Help Wanted: Health Navigators

The Smart Chicago Collaborative seeks to immediately contract with 2 Health Navigators to work in our Smart Health Centers program ...
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Smart Chicago teams up with Code for America for National Day of Civic Hacking

Once again, Smart Chicago Collaborative will be a national partner for National Day of Civic Hacking providing training content as ...

Cook County Data Updates for the Month of March

Here are some Cook County Datasets updated in March 2015: Cook County Check Register: We worked with the Bureau of ...

How-To Build Civic Engagement in Civic Tech #4: Lead from Shared Spaces

This is the fourth piece in a five-part series exploring how to develop civic technology with, not for communities. Each ...

Join the American Red Cross and the OpenStreetMap HOT team this weekend

The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT Team) is having a dual-mapathon this Saturday, March 28th. It will be hosted at the Red Cross ...
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Cook County Elections Data at Chicago City Data User Group

The theme of this month's Chicago City Data User Group was election data. Ryan Chew, the Deputy Director of Elections from ...

How-To Build Civic Engagement in Civic Tech #3: Create Two-Way Educational Environments

This is the third piece in a five-part series exploring how to develop civic technology with, not for communities. Each ...
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Christopher Whitaker Presents at Japan’s Civic Tech Conference

Our own Christopher Whitaker will be giving a keynote speech in Tokyo this weekend at the Civic Tech Forum. The Civic Tech Forum ...

Center for Technology & Civic Life at 1871 Through Smart Chicago’s Developer Resources Program

Today we're launching a new partnership with the Center for Technology & Civic Life, a non-partisan, non-profit that uses technology to improve the ...
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Fingerprint Terminal at Cook County Juvenile Center

As part of our continued work in connection with our Expunge.io product, we secured a fingerprint terminal to be stationed at the ...

Digital Divide Funding and the Power of Public Meetings

Here's a story in the Chicago Tribune about the proposed cuts in state funding for the Eliminate the Digital Divide grant ...
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18F and the Movement to Show Your Stats

Today, 18F launched an analytics dashboard for government websites and opened sourced both the dashboard  and the app they use to ...

How-To Build Civic Engagement in Civic Tech #2: Use Existing Tech Structures

This is the second piece in a five-part series exploring how to develop civic technology with, not for communities. Each ...

How-To Build Civic Engagement in Civic Tech #1: Use Existing Social Structures

This is the first of a five-part series exploring how to develop civic technology with, not for communities. Each entry ...
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Design for America at OpenGov Hack Night

Design for America is an award-winning nationwide network of interdisciplinary student teams and community members using design to create local and ...

This Morning: Eliminate the Digital Divide Advisory Committee Meeting

This morning, Wednesday, March 11, 2015,  at 10AM, I will be chairing a meeting of the Digital Divide Elimination Advisory Committee ...

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