SSMMA Meetup to Open the ILOpenTech Challenge

Join us for the second South Suburban Mayors and Managers meeting of the Illinois Open Technology Challenge(ILOpenTech) at Governor State University.

At this meetup, we will discuss the launch of the contest. We published the rules, gave information on judging, and announced the prizes. We'll field any questions and be available to give advice on submissions. We'll also talk more about the data, facilitate team discussions and formation, and hear from the community about their technology needs. Be sure to review this blog post to get up to date on what we're up to in South Suburbs of Chicago:

First SSMMA Meetup Recap:


There will be lots to discuss-- please join us!




Here's how we see our evening together:

6 - 6:30  Introductions

We'll go around the room, introduce ourselves, and say a brief statement about what you’re up to.

6:30 – 7 Review Challenge Rules

We'll review the rules (see the rules here and a blog post accompanying the rules), the information on judging, and announce the prizes. There will be $15,000 in prize money for a South Suburbs of Chicago-focused solution.

7 – 8   Discussion and Team Formation

We'll answer questions and talk amongst ourselves about data, technology, and community!

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  • Bruce M.

    SSMMA has a great team. I am ready to rock and roll in the Smokin' South Subs!

    February 21, 2013

  • Bruce M.

    Coming to a City Near You: Open Data Day

    The third annual International Open Data Hackathon is this Saturday, and it's an exciting opportunity to explore what's possible with datasets.

    There will be hackathon events all over the world, bringing people together to find and use public data in a way that helps citizens engage with the information.

    Sunlighters have participated in the past, and our own Eric Mill is one of the people helping organize this year's DC hackathon along with our friend Josh Tauberer of GovTrack.

    Want to find an Open Data Day event near you? There's a great map here to help!

    February 21, 2013

  • Tyron F.

    Looking forward!

    1 · February 18, 2013

  • Antonio A. Burketh S.

    Yes 2 guests

    1 · February 6, 2013

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