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Presentation to the Northeastern Illinois Documents Librarians Group, Spring Meeting 2014

Presentation to the Northeastern Illinois Documents Librarians Group, Spring Meeting 2014

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    • 1. Documents! Northeastern Illinois Documents Librarians Group Spring Meeting 2014 June 6, 2014 1
    • 2. Documents | Smart Chicago • I love documents • A civic organization devoted to improving lives in [place] through technology • The philosophy & why the model works • The founders & their roles • The strategy & why it is important • The funding & how it gets done • The work & how we do it June 6, 2014 2
    • 3. Documents • Library geek • Litigation paralegal • Archiving enthusiast • Documentation phreak June 6, 2014 3
    • 4. Library geek June 6, 2014 4
    • 5. Litigation paralegal June 6, 2014 5
    • 6. Archiving enthusiast June 6, 2014 6
    • 7. Documentation phreak June 6, 2014 7
    • 8. Smart Chicago June 6, 2014 8
    • 9. Our Principles Technology Open Everyone Chicago June 6, 2014 9
    • 10. Philosophy: technology; open • We are about technology – Everything we do relates to technology. We are of and about the Internet – We believe in the transformative power of the Internet to change lives and build the economy for all • We are open – We are a small organization looking to make the biggest impact possible. We can’t do that by being tight or closed – We work in the open, using & publishing open source technology – We have methods for others allowed “in”, whether as contributors, observers, users, whatever June 6, 2014 10
    • 11. Philosophy: everyone; Chicago • We seek to be of use to everyone – We believe in the power of the network – The network needs everyone in it to be powerful – We work on solutions that cover the entire city • We focus on Chicago – Our middle name – We do seek to scale our solutions, but not without serving Chicago June 6, 2014 11
    • 12. The Strategy June 6, 2014 12
    • 13. Access, Skills, and Data • Access to the Internet for all – Broadband at home – Public computer centers and Community technology centers – Next generation stuff • Skills once you’re on the Internet – All on ramps • Data so that there’s something worth looking at once you’re on and know how to work it – Apps – Infrastructure June 6, 2014 13
    • 14. The Founders June 6, 2014 14
    • 15. 2 Philanthropies and 1 Municipality • The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation – A center for ideation and conception – 2007 report, “The City that NETWorks” – The primary source of funding • Chicago Community Trust – Provides housing for the organization and is fiscal agent – At the center of funding and knowledge for the region – Critical financial, human resources, and other support • The City of Chicago – The most important policy lever in the region – Departmental relationships – Getting things done June 6, 2014 15
    • 16. The Funding June 6, 2014 16
    • 17. Sources of Capital • Founders – MacArthur: primary; essential – CCT: critical support; real dollars – City: BTOP; possible new sources at the Department levels • Other philanthropies – Sprague: on-target programs – Pritzker: allied goals; serving as an IT shop – ISTC: expertise in the field of open data/ hackathons/ gov policy, etc • Corporate – Nothing really on this yet June 6, 2014 17
    • 18. The Work June 6, 2014 18
    • 19. Connect Chicago • Connect Chicago is a loose network of more than 250 places in the city where internet and computer access, digital skills training, and online learning resources are available—for free. • Recent metrics project – Two teams of 7 people employed for the summer with Federal money – 1,110 photos – 200+ records updated – 197 in-depth interviews with front-line people working in public computer centers and community technology centers June 6, 2014 19
    • 20. The Work June 6, 2014 20
    • 21. Civic User Testing Group • 512 signups in 49 wards. +119 since June 3 • Completed test #3 • Published results of FreedomPop test • Patterns– our last month of Gansen • We are planning a huge push on this, with a project page listing our advisors and philosophy • Two partners (Hoy Newspaper and Open Maps) want to do tests with us June 6, 2014 21
    • 22. City Update June 6, 2014 22
    • 23. Chicago Works For You • A city services dashboard that helps people see the entire corpus of the city at once • Not their little slice, but all of us • We’re in this together, but we will have a hard time seeing things that way unless we have tools that frame it that way June 6, 2014 23
    • 24. #CivicSummer • 6 week program • Learned a lot about teaching youth (150+) • Learned a lot about the organizations (FSM and Mikva) • Learned a lot about how summer works in Chicago • Badge! June 6, 2014 24
    • 25. June 6, 2014 25
    • 26. June 6, 2014 26
    • 27. June 6, 2014 27
    • 28. Moar • There’s always more • @danxoneil • (773) 960-6045 • doneil@cct.org June 6, 2014 28

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