Documenters

Our Documenters program is an essential tool for us to add new thinkers, generate ideas, and expand the field for civic tech.

Terry Mazany Addresses the Chicago School of Data Days ConferenceChristopher Whitaker, a longtime former consultant to Smart Chicago, was our original documenter. We trained, equipped, and edited him for more than three years. We worked with him to develop our livestreaming program, test new equipment and methods, and spread knowledge in the sphere.

Read a collection of his work in The @CivicWhitaker Anthology.

As of October 2015, we are rededicating ourselves to our documenter program. We're starting new projects, recruiting new people, and looking to expand deeper into the civic tech ecosystem that we've helped create here at Smart Chicago.

Recent posts on our Documenters program

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Ways Residents Can Give Feedback on the Array of Things Governance & Privacy Policy

Today the draft Array of Things Governance & Privacy Policy was released. The policy discloses the privacy principles and practices ...

Announcing the June 22nd Array of Things Public Meeting at Harold Washington Library

As part of Smart Chicago’s Array of Things Civic Engagement Work, we’re hosting an event in in the Loop on ...

Announcing the June 14th Array of Things Public Meeting at Lozano Library

As part of Smart Chicago’s Array of Things Civic Engagement Work, we’re hosting an event in in Pilsen on Tuesday, ...

Smart Chicago’s Array of Things Civic Engagement Goals & Model

Smart Chicago has committed to educate and engage residents with the new Array of Things project, which is operated by ...

Meeting 4: Notes from Police Accountability Meeting at Sullivan High School

The Smart Chicago Collaborative is documenting the four community forums hosted by the Chicago Police Accountability Task Force and held ...

Meeting 3: Notes from Police Accountability Meeting at Benito Juarez Community Academy

The Smart Chicago Collaborative is documenting the four community forums hosted by the Chicago Police Accountability Task Force and held ...

Smart Chicago Documenter Work on the Chicago Police Accountability Task Force Community Forums

The Smart Chicago Collaborative has been documenting the four community forums hosted by the Chicago Police Accountability Task Force and ...

Meeting 2: Notes from Police Accountability Forum at South Shore Cultural Center

The Smart Chicago Collaborative is documenting the four community forums hosted by the Chicago Police Accountability Task Force and held ...

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