At the next Connect Chicago Meetup we will break into working groups to co-build a shared inventory of public digital inclusion resources and assets. Unlike other Meetups, there will be no featured speaker. Instead, attendees are invited to join one of three breakout working groups to map out...
• WiFi & public computing resources — This group will strategize ways to improve + expand + evangelize information about free place-based resources for digital inclusion. They can build on this existing inventory: http://connectchicago.org/locator
• Local Digital Inclusion Programs — This group will brainstorm all of the great work they know of in their network. They can strategize which types of partners should get more involved in local digital inclusion work & partnerships. They can work off of (and expand) this existing inventory: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1tsFjan9sFnxvB5uuIi3F5qTwGn0JO9N0vQtUv8vtcdY/edit?usp=drive_web
• Training Resources — This group will brainstorm free online curriculum and digital learning tools to be shared widely with Chicago's digital inclusion community. They can build on and identify gaps in this existing collection: http://connectchicago.org/toolkits-resources/
Come join the conversation and co-build digital inclusion content to help fuel an equitable tech ecosystem in Chicago. Meet and network with computer trainers, nonprofit professionals, technologists, community advocates, and fellow residents who care about digital inclusion in Chicago. Please RSVP so we can get an accurate count for lunch. Thank you!
The Connect Chicago Meetup is a monthly gathering of computer trainers, nonprofit professionals, and fellow residents who care about the digital lives of Chicagoans. In 2017, Meetups will be held downtown and some events (called Community Technology Forums (http://www.smartchicagocollaborative.org/community-technology-forums-objectives-model/)) will be held at community learning & nonprofit sites across the city. Email Denise Linn, Program Analyst at Smart Chicago, with any questions, concerns or ideas for future Connect Chicago Meetups: [masked]