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Launch: The Chicago School of Data Book

Today the Smart Chicago Collaborative is proud to publish and share the Chicago School of Data Book. We saw this ...

Cook County Forest Preserves Map

Where can I bring my dog? How do I access that trail? Where can I go cross country skiing? Where ...

Documentation from the Array of Things Public Meeting at Association House of Chicago

We’ve compiled documentation from the Array of Things Public Meeting on October 18, 2017 at Association House of Chicago. This ...

Chicago Celebrates the Unveiling of the New Chicago Health Atlas

Cheers to Four Years In 2013 with the generous support of the Otho S. A. Sprague Memorial Institute, the Chicago Health Atlas ...

Community Call: NTEN’s Digital Inclusion Fellowship Q&A

The Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) has just announced that applications are open for their 4th Cohort of the National Digital Inclusion ...
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IoT Council Series: How will IoT Impact your Life?

Smart Chicago and City Digital invite you to join us at the next IoT Council Series event: How will IoT ...

Denise Linn Riedl Named Benton Fellow

This week, Smart Chicago’s Denise Linn Riedl was announced as a new Benton Fellow. Benton Fellows are expert researchers, writers, and practitioners ...

Kyla Williams Co-Presents Today at Philanthropy Ohio’s Annual Conference

Today, Leon Wilson, CIO of the Cleveland Foundation, and I will co-present at the Philanthropy Ohio’s annual conference with a theme ...

SMART CHICAGO IS MOVING!!!

Good News!!! The Smart Chicago team is moving and now will be co-located with the City Digital Team at UI ...

Announcing the October 18th Array of Things Public Meeting at Association House

Continuing the Array of Things Civic Engagement Work from 2016, we’re pleased to announce a new public meeting on Wednesday, ...

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 that ...

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 ...

CUTGroup #30 – Chicago Park District

For our thirtieth Civic User Testing Group (CUTGroup) session, we tested the current Chicago Park District website. The main goal of this ...

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 ...

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