"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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Jun 17, 2015 · 6:00 PM
OpenGovChicago and Local Court Data
In our next meetup, we will learn about the Chicago Justice Project’s (CJP) ongoing engagement with the Office of the Chief Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County,... Learn more
Mar 5, 2015 · 6:00 PM
OpenGovChicago and Local School Councils
In our next meetup, we're continuing our new series that focuses on learning about and helping grassroots groups that interact with official government functions.
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Dec 11, 2014 · 6:00 PM
OpenGovChicago 2014 Holiday Party
The OpenGovChicago holiday party is on the way.
Join us on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 6PM in the Grand Army of the Republic Rotunda and Hall of the Chicago Cultural... Learn more
Nov 20, 2014 · 6:00 PM
OpenGovChicago and the Chicago Park District Advisory Council
After return from a hiatus that went on slightly longer than we wanted it to, the OpenGovChicago(-land) meetup is back with a return to our roots.
Our next meetup will... Learn more
Jun 11, 2014 · 6:00 PM
Our next meetup will focus on Open Science. The Open Science Cooperative is an extension of the Hive Mapping Cooperative, a 2014 Hive Learning Network project.
We will... Learn more