Stuart Lynn

Come join us at Chi Hacknight!

ChiHackNight

We’re hosting a workshop in Chicago, IL, this week, and you’re invited! Join us for some geo-fun as we take on the Chi-town civic tech scene.

Chicago has one of the best open data portals of any city out there, giving mappers and civic hackers access to data about problem landlords, crime in Chicago, socio-economic factors and much more.

For the past few years one the best ways to learn about this open data and to connect with people and projects that where using it, has been to attend Chi Hacknight (formerly Open Gov Hack Night). This weekly event includes talks by speakers working on interesting civc projects, learning and working groups and time to hack with other civic minded people.

For the past few weeks we have been running a mapping workshop at Chi Hacknight where anyone can come down to get help mapping their data or just to learn about web based maps. If your in Chicago on a Tuesday between 6 and 10pm come join us on the 8th floor of the Merchandise Mart. Bring your own data to map or if you don’t have any come along anyway and we can get you started with data sets from the city data portal.

If you need more inspiration on what to come and build take a look at some of these projects that Chi Hacknight attendees have produced with CartoDB:

The hardship index in the greater Chicago area:

Parking meters in Chicago and how much they cost:

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