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Karen Sheley: American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois
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Educational sessions about civic hacking, programming, working
with data and troubleshooting help.
Breakout group Facilitator(s) Description
Orientation / Civic
New to civic hacking? Don't even know what
that means? Every week, Christopher leads
quick workshop to get you up to speed. Or
you can watch it online.
René M. Paccha,
You bring the problems, we'll bring the
experienced coders willing to take a look.
Code Clinic is a group for coders —
especially new coders, but open to
anyone — to get a second pair of eyes on
their work, debugging tips, architecture
Machine Learning Study
James will be leading this group through
Andrew Ng's Machine Learning Course on
Coursera. Read all about it!
Mob Programming in R Nick Mader
Hands-on learning! This group shares a
single screen, keyboard and mouse and use
a timer to rotate control among participants
to complete a shared exercise.
•Mob Programming as an Open Door to
Learning to Program
•Learning Resources for R
•Google Drive folder for Mobbing Files
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Topic Project Facilitators Description
Access to Justice Hack Night Taxi Project
The “sharing economy” is much touted for its disruptive capabilities. Yet, many policy,
legal, and regulatory issues intersect in nuanced ways in the “sharing economy.” What are
the long-term implications for customers/consumers and for low-wage workers who exist
in the contradictory space between traditional, highly regulated systems and new,
“disruptive” economic systems? How can technology be used to enhance the
functionality of these systems and to strengthen consumer and driver’s rights?
Exploring ways to create interactive web maps with crowd-sourced input. Current project:
Geotrails is a simple mapping project that 'connects the dots' geographically. Each user
can submit up to four points, each representing where respective generations of their
family lived. The combined map will show all entries together, creating an interactive
crowd-sourced visualization of how disparate origins combine together to create a single
powerful story of immigration/migration.
IL state teacher licensure, CPS
Josh Kalov This group focuses mainly on Chicago Public Schools.
Education Teach Tech Task Force
Teach Tech Task Force (T^3) is dedicated to identifying and supporting best practices for
learning with civic technology. We design tools and curricula to support learning in formal
and informal settings. We take on projects to assist both in school and out of school time
programs. Our end goal is to train the next generation of civic technology leaders by
finding new ways to support innovative programs and educators. If you have a project idea
or want to get involved, come to our working group!
Active projects: CS4All EduMap / Culture of Innovation CS Standards [Working Title] /
Support for CPS Student Led Technology Teams
Health Chicago Nursing Home Search Joel Inwood
This project will help Chicago area seniors or their loved ones find the best quality care
Modelling Pension Reform in
Explore ways to use data and models to help pensioners and tax payers understand how
reform proposals will impact them and each other.
Social Service Delivery mRelief
The goal of the group is to develop tools to improve the delivery of social services
provided by the City of Chicago.
Mapping the Demand for Better
We’re mapping the density of people sitting on buses throughout the city in order to
show where there’s enough ridership to warrant upgrading from buses stuck in traffic to
something better—like a bus lane, BRT, or light rail. What other factors do we need to
consider in determining if a dedicated transit lane is warranted?
Transportation PBR: Personalized Bike Routing
PBR will be a web service to design the best bike routes in Chicago using personalized
and contributed information, avoiding streets with rough pavements and prioritizing known
A point-to-point, peer-to-peer transportation solution for youth.
Working groups: Topic-specific working groups build teams for civic apps.
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Slow Roll Chicago bike equity data project
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Thank you &
This research was supported by JSPS KAKENHI Grant Numbers 25870907, 25244042, 15K03008.