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OpenGovChicago + City Technology Plan

The next meeting of OpenGovChicago will be a review of  the City’s Technology Plan. City technology leaders will cover various aspects of the plan that relate to our shared work around issues like community technology, bolstering transparency and supporting civic hackers, digital literacy, entrepreneurism in the civic innovation industry, data-driven solutions, and other areas of interest to our group.

Joining us will be Brenna Berman, Chief Information Officer and Commissioner of the Department of Innovation and Technology;  John Tolva, Chief Technology Officer of the City of Chicago, and Lachlan Tidmarsh, Chief Information Officer of Chicago Public Schools.

This technology plan includes the work of many members of this group, and that’s no accident. The work that we do, and the things that we care about, are now included in a comprehensive plan that is official policy of the City of Chicago. This will be a great time to review the plan in detail and talk about how our own projects relate to this work. Here's some starter-offer places on the Web:

Lots of the value of OpenGovChicago meetups occurs in the comments and in the writing and thinking that it generates around the web. Add your voice in the weeks leading up to our meeting!

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  • Claudia V.

    Dear group members: Thank you for your participation if you have completed the Chicago civic technology community online survey. If you have not completed the survey yet, please help us by participating. The deadline for completing this survey is tomorrow, Wednesday, November 20th. This is a short survey, and should take you no more than 15 minutes to complete. Your participation in this online survey will be completely voluntary and anonymous. Link to access the survey:

    https://edu.surveygizmo.com/s3/1393305/research-survey

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at [masked]

    Thank you for your collaboration and time in completing the survey. Sincerely,

    Claudia Vicentelo, Ph.D. candidate
    Department of Urban and Regional Planning
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    November 19, 2013

  • Claudia V.

    Dear group members: This is a friendly reminder inviting you to participate in the Chicago civic technology community online survey. Please help us by participating, your responses to this online survey are very important and will help us to characterize the Chicago civic technology community. This online survey is part of the research ‘Planning in Cyberenvironments: An analysis of the impacts of open data in Chicago.’ This is a short survey, and should take you no more than 15 minutes to complete. Your participation in this online survey will be completely voluntary and anonymous. Please click on the link below to go to the online survey. https://edu.surveygizmo.com/s3/1393305/research-survey

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at [masked]

    Thank you for your collaboration and time in completing the survey. Sincerely,

    Claudia Vicentelo, Ph.D. candidate
    Department of Urban and Regional Planning
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    November 4, 2013

  • Marjorie P.

    Covered familiar ground but networking was great.

    November 1, 2013

  • Martin O.

    Laura,


    Thank you for this as I just registered. And I see GigabitSquared will be present during this conference. Earlier this year, I demonstrated Software Defined Radio before the complete Datacenter/Wireless Tower team of GigabitSqaured.

    They can confirm the potential of SDR, which I better start deploying ASAP.

    :)

    November 1, 2013

  • Laura L.

    OpenGovChicago Members join us for the Broadband Communities Economic Development Conference Nov. 5-7, 35 minutes from Chicago at the Tinley Park Convention Center

    REGISTRATION PAGE:
    https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1233212

    Click the first radio button and enter VIP Code: Special50

    This code gets the registrant entry to the entire event for $50, including:

    Nov. 6 Governor's Keynote Awards Luncheon and Ribbon-Cutting for the Chicago Southland Fiber Network.

    PLUS all other activities November 5 – 7, including:

    Nov. 5 Workshops from 12 noon to 6 pm — each with a value of $1,500.

    Nov. 5 evening reception – sponsored by Smart Chicago Collaborative.

    Nov. 6 continental breakfast and refreshment breaks.

    Nov. 6 evening reception.

    Nov. 7 continental breakfast and wrap-up luncheon.

    Plus all all track and general sessions with some 90+ speakers.

    Questions? [masked]

    November 1, 2013

  • Martin O.

    Per this meeting, since it is still unclear if both the South & West sides of Chicago will become like the City of Aurora where they've been unable to access to High Speed Fiber Optic Internet Connectivity, I am going to start deploying Software Defined Radio Networks on both the South & West sides of Chicago:

    www.WindyCitySDR.com

    November 1, 2013

  • Bruce M.

    https://www.broadbandillinois.org/news/234

    Chicago Lawn Making Strides Against Digital Divide

    Nathan Woodside
    Published: February 14, 2013
    Related to: Chicagoland eTeam
    One southwest Chicago neighborhood is hoping it’s found a viable and sustainable plan to spread public wireless internet access.

    The Greater Southwest Development Corporation (GSDC) is well into its first of three project phases that will establish a network of public internet access hubs in Chicago Lawn.

    In a partnership with the Evanston-based company Atmosphere Communications, 17 wireless hubs have been attached to as many buildings along a 17-block stretch of 63rd Street between Western and Kedzie Streets.

    October 31, 2013

  • Christopher S. R.

    Awesome meeting, great overview of the CoC TechPlan, a lot of engagement, plus, John's "sendoff" cake!

    October 31, 2013

  • the m.

    Can you turn the guest option back on? I want to bring a +1.

    October 5, 2013

    • Daniel X. O.

      Hi. All are welcome, but everyone has to be listed on their own. Also: it's advisable to use a real name slash name on ID, since one has to go through building security.

      1 · October 6, 2013

    • Christopher S. R.

      I loved your streamlined security process!

      October 31, 2013

  • Randall B.

    What is Bruce's name that talked about the Southside Association that lit up there area with wifi?

    October 31, 2013

  • Barbara I.

    Interesting group. The Plan is ambitious, the crowd was lively.

    1 · October 31, 2013

  • Barbara I.

    I'm going to be teaching a data storytelling class at Columbia College in Spring. It will be journalism students and computer students. I'm looking for suggestions for interesting data explorations and for potential speakers. These are undergraduate students.

    1 · October 4, 2013

    • Bruce M.

      You can see this meetup live on Google+

      October 30, 2013

  • Dinkar K.

    I would like to see this meet up repeated, couldn't get on the list.

    1 · October 30, 2013

  • Javad K.

    is it still possible to join if im on the waitlist?

    October 30, 2013

  • Jeremy M.

    Sorry for pulling out so late. I have to stay late at work.

    October 30, 2013

  • Claudia V.

    Dear Open Gov Chicago member: You are invited to participate in the Chicago civic technology online survey. Your participation will be greatly appreciated. This survey is part of the research ‘Planning in Cyberenvironments: An analysis of the impacts of open data in Chicago’. Your responses to this online survey are very important and will help us to characterize the Chicago civic technology community.

    This is a short survey, and should take you no more than 15 minutes to complete. Your participation in this online survey will be completely voluntary and anonymous. Please click on the link below to go to the online survey.

    https://edu.surveygizmo.com/s3/1393305/research-survey

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at [masked]

    Thank you for your collaboration and time in completing the survey. Sincerely,

    Claudia Vicentelo, Ph.D. candidate
    Department of Urban and Regional Planning
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    October 16, 2013

  • Martin O.

    Hello All,


    This " City Technology Plan " mentions NOTHING about PCB manufacturing beyond "Makerbots" as the 3rd largest City within the United States. Since there are ZERO PCB Manufacturing facilities within Chicago,
    WindyCitySDR is manufacturing Wideband SDR devices within the Chicagoland area and shall be demonstrating, as I have been, before the following:


    9th Annual Illinois Institute of Technology Real Time Communications Conference
    http://www.rtc-conference.com/presentation/?hid=107

    Defense Entrepreneurs Forum 2013 (DEF 2013)
    Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 8:00 AM - Monday, October 14,
    University of Chicago Booth School of Business
    450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive
    Chicago, IL[masked]http://def2013.com/event-registration/


    Google Android Birthday Party
    Monday, October 28, 2013
    http://www.meetup.com/momo-chicago/events/136422952/

    Sincerely,

    Martin

    October 10, 2013

  • Ross C.

    Barbara, check out the article "What Can You Do with a Story Map?"
    http://www.esri.com/esri-news/arcuser/summer-2013/what-can-you-do-with-a-story-map

    1 · October 4, 2013

  • Paul B.

    In relation to CPS school data, see schoolcuts.org.

    October 4, 2013

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