Two Civic Demos: 311 Labs and CPS School Locator

For our next meeting, we're getting check-ins on two major projects. Both involve collaboration between government technology people and civic developers, and both are leading to great, reusable code we can all build on.

Note that this is a new location for OpenGovChicago meetups. We are in the same basic location— Illinois Center— but the Chicago Community Trust has moved one building to the south, 225 North Michigan, on the 22nd floor. Security is far tighter in this building than the previous one, so bring identification and please come early. Seriously— 15 minutes early would be a good thing. Foodz will be served, so come hungry.

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  • Audrey Henderson

    FYI, I just signed up for this event (free!) through the CNT website. It might be of interest to people in this group. Link for more info posted below.

    http://www.cnt.org/events/reinv­...

    September 9, 2012

  • Linda

    As someone who is far from a techie - I was very impressed with the presentors ability to share information in a way that I could comprehend. The meet-up stimulated for me the possibilities that could emanate from this work both for civic engagement and government/public agency transparency. Our tendency as a society is to be "hard-wired" to focus on the negative - given this, I'd like to keep shining a light on the collaborations that can form for the benefit of the whole. While some of these data can be utilized for "watch-dog" purposes - I'd hope that more attention will be paid to the opportunities that this work presents for establishing civic pride and trust in government. Lastly - I'd like to see that attention be concurrently paid to strategic planning for implemenation that addresses access for the hugely diverse population in our city, i.e., community level education and training for the people who can most directly impact its effective utilization.

    August 3, 2012

  • Daniel X. O'Neil

    It was great to dive into details on a couple of new projects.

    August 3, 2012

  • Barbara Iverson

    Good speakers. Interesting program.

    August 3, 2012

  • Joshua Siegel

    Much to my regret, I am no longer able to attend. Please confirm someone from the waitlist. My apologies for the late notice of cancelation.

    August 2, 2012

  • Alex Soble

    Can no longer make it tonight. Pull a lucky soul off the waitlist! :0)

    August 2, 2012

  • Katie B.

    Dan--the form for signing up is no longer visible to me because the event is full.

    August 1, 2012

  • Daniel X. O'Neil

    Audrey: no issue with (non-deployed) pepper spray :-)

    Barb and Katie: just go through the signup process and get on waitlist-- slots often open up!

    August 1, 2012

  • Katie B.

    Is there some way to sign up for a wait list?

    August 1, 2012

  • Barbara Iverson

    Pls. add Norman Iverson to the wait list. Thanks.

    July 30, 2012

  • Audrey Henderson

    I usually carry pepper spray for protection. Is this going to be a problem? Should I leave it behind?

    July 28, 2012

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