One of the great things about writing on tech and social good in Chicago is the number of great opportunities to learn, network, and gain insight into how non-profits, social ventures, and other organizations are working towards
driving efforts towards the common good.
With 2013 off to a strong start, there are several events that are worth attending
that will allow you to learn, meet like-minded people, and more importantly, help
build a stronger, more tech-savvy community.
- On Tuesday, January 8th, Open City - a group of volunteers that create web apps with open data to improve transparency, efficiency, and decision-making for governments and our democracy - is holding their monthly Hack Night at 1871. Please feel free to come if you have an interest in where tech and government intersect - for more information and to RSVP, please visit http://opengovhacknight.eventbrite.com/
- Local incubator Impact Engine is holding a "Community Demo Day", which provides their first cohort of companies to discuss how their private efforts are driving social benefit for the greater community. For more details (including pricing and RSVP information), please visit http://impact1communitydemo.eventbrite.com/
- Via the Digital Excellence Coalition Facebook group - in February, the FCC
is holding a free conference on community broadband adoption (attendees would be responsible for their own travel and accommodations). Please visit this link for more information.
- If you're interested in learning about mobile technology, the Social Media Club's January 22nd meeting will focus on mobile apps and ads. Sponsored by AT & T, food and refreshments will be provided. For RSVP and pricing information, please visit http://smcchicagomobile.eventbrite.com/
- The Illinois Task Force on Social Entrpreneurship, Innovation, and Enterprise (and yes, I'm a volunteer on their outreach committee) is holding its monthly meeting on Wednesday, January 23rd, at the Corky Romano room at Groupon, located at 600 W Chicago. For more details and RSVP information, please visit the Task Force's web site
Do you have a suggestion for an upcoming event? Please feel free to make suggestions
and/or comments below. If you wish to contact me privately, please feel free to do so
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And thanks for reading!