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Release of the Array of Things Civic Engagement Report

On August 15th, Array of Things released the final version of the project’s governance and privacy policies as well as ...
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CUTGroup’s New Proctor Program

A few weeks ago, we held our first orientation with 17 new CUTGroup Proctors. This was the first step in ...

Array of Things Final Governance & Privacy Policies Released

Today, the Array of Things project released its final governance and privacy policies. The Array of Things website now houses ...
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Youth-Led Tech Career Days 2016

This year the Youth-Led Tech program developed targeted Career Days and a Career Development Day. These two programs were designed ...
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Systematizing Privacy and Governance of Data and the Internet of Things

This blog post was originally published on Data-Smart City Solutions and is by Glynis Startz — Smart Chicago’s Harvard Ash ...
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DigiSeniors: Microsoft Chicago’s New Computer Training Curriculum for Senior Citizens

At last week's Connect Chicago Meetup, Microsoft Chicago launched a new computer training curriculum for senior citizens called DigiSeniors. Not ...

Prioritizing Resident Engagement When Implementing the Internet of Things

This blog post was originally published on Data-Smart City Solutions and is by Glynis Startz — Smart Chicago’s Harvard Ash ...

Smart Chicago Congratulates Envision Chicago Student Scholarship Winners

On July 20th, 4 Chicago public high school students were honored with a commemorative resolution at the Chicago City Council ...
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Smart Chicago is helping build CUTGroup Detroit

We are excited to announce that Smart Chicago is partnering with the City of Detroit, Data Driven Detroit, and Microsoft, ...
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Launch of New Chicago Early Learning Preschool Application System

On July 1, 2016, the City of Chicago launched an online application system for parents to apply for preschool programs ...
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An Infographic of Connect Chicago from January — March 2016

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

Documentation from the Array of Things Public Meeting at Harold Washington Library

We’ve compiled documentation from the Array of Things Public Meeting on June 22, 2016 at Harold Washington Library. This is ...
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Smart Chicago Joins the NTIA’s Community Connectivity Initiative as a Collaborator

Smart Chicago is a Collaborator in the National Telecommunications & Information Administration's Community Connectivity Initiative. The Community Connectivity Initiative was ...
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Documentation from the Array of Things Public Meeting at Lozano Library

We’ve compiled documentation from the Array of Things Public Meeting on June 14, 2016 at the Lozano Library Branch. This ...
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Youth-Led Tech 2016 Curriculum Training

On June 8th, Smart Chicago held a training event at Literacenter. Below is a glance of Youth-Led Tech Instructor preparation ...
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The Internet of Things in Action

This blog post is by Glynis Startz — Smart Chicago’s Harvard Ash Center Summer Fellow. Glynis is assisting with Smart ...

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