"government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth." We believe that citizens should consider government to be "us", not "them." This meetup is for citizens who are interested in seeing their federal, state, and local government function more efficiently and responsively. We are inspired by people who are actively building tools and experimenting with solutions along these lines, like the Sunlight Foundation (http://sunlightlabs.com/), and GovTrack (http://GovTrack.us). We believe that open source software practices and internet culture provide good examples of how people can work cooperatively on complex problems to produce meaningful results, but you don't have to be a techie to be part of this meetup. Whether you are an activist or a government employee, or just a hacker looking for interesting projects, come to the Open Government Chicago group to meet other interested people and get involved in making things happen.
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Apr 24, 2014 · 6:00 PM
Open Data≠Open Government
Our next meetup will focus on open records. Here's a description of the meeting from our two speakers:
The open data movement in Chicago provides a wealth of opportunity... Learn more
Mar 26, 2014 · 6:00 PM
Using Census Data to Understand Things
The US Census Bureau collects a bounty of data about people in the United States. Come to the next Open Gov Chicago meet up to learn more about how you can use this data... Learn more
Feb 27, 2014 · 6:00 PM
IT Procurement & The City of Chicago
Procurement-- the process through which a unit of government purchases goods and services-- is a hot topic in open government. For our next meetup, we'll cover the issue... Learn more
Jan 23, 2014 · 6:00 PM
Open Data, Chicago, and EveryBlock
In our next meetup, we'll hear directly from the people from Comcast responsible for EveryBlock.
Here's info on the speakers:
Paul Wright: Director, Local Media... Learn more
Dec 12, 2013 · 6:00 PM
OpenGovChicago Holiday Party
The time has come once again for a party.
Join us on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 6PM for the OpenGovChicago Holiday Party. This year's event will be held in the ... Learn more