Posts tagged "neighborhood"

Meet Your Neighbor: Sunshine Enterprises

Meet Your Neighbor: Sunshine Enterprises
Businesses are the cornerstone of any neighborhood, providing stability, growth, and a sense of community investment. Local businesses often rely on each other, so when businesses close or shut down, that often results in community deterioration. Sunshine Enterprises, a Chicago-area non-profit, is looking to make a positive impact matters in Chicago’s Woodlawn neighborhood. Located in... Read more »

Hacking Open Data for Democracy

One of the treasure troves for hackers is the idea of “open data” – data which Chicago government provides for citizens to maintain transparency. However, interpreting this data can be a challenge, because there are very few online resources for doing so….unless, of course, you head to 1871 every Tuesday night. This past week, I... Read more »

Resolve to Connect Chicago In 2013!

Resolve to Connect Chicago In 2013!
Your New Year’s Resolution may be to find work, or to learn how to navigate the social sphere….but for many of us, online access is not easily available. You may have even seen some intriguing signs at bus and train stations encouraging you to “Connect Chicago” Quite honestly, this is one of the best tech-oriented... Read more »
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Meet Your Neighbor: Chicago Digital Access Alliance

Meet Your Neighbor: Chicago Digital Access Alliance
Admittedly, the past week has been busy for me, between continuing a job search and taking care of some family issues. But thankfully, I was able to reengage with an organization that I have worked with via Net Tuesday (or our relatively new title, Net2Chi)….and which I’m proud to introduce (or reintroduce) via this blog.... Read more »

DexCon - Driving Digital Excellence In Chicago's Neighborhoods

DexCon - Driving Digital Excellence In Chicago's Neighborhoods
Driving digital excellence and literacy in the Chicago area is a key undertaking for many groups. I’m fortunate to be part of one of them – another is the Chicago Digital Access alliance. Thankfully, they’re going to be putting on an event on November 10th, and this is a great opportunity for community-minded people, neighborhood... Read more »

Building Better Government One App At A Time

Building Better Government One App At A Time
One of the many ways in which tech can impact our communities is when citizens and software coders collaborate on apps that improve government effectiveness and/or allow greater access to public data. Recently, I received notice about a really  great opportunity for people to get engaged. Code For America is a relatively new non-profit with a... Read more »
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Meet Your Neighbor: Pumping Station One

Meet Your Neighbor: Pumping Station One
It’s simply easy to focus on “tech and the social good” as merely about software, or data, or social media….but there are places around the city that take an open source approach, bringing together a community around a common goal. Free Geek Chicago is one of those organizations; another is Pumping Station One, located on... Read more »

Meet Your Neighbor - Imagine Englewood If....

Meet Your Neighbor - Imagine Englewood If....
Sometimes – just sometimes – you end up finding a worthy treasure without really looking for it. I’m no stranger to Englewood – it’s a neighborhood that’s a short bus ride away from home, and I’ve done a bit of work with one organization as part of my freelance work with non-profits. (They’ve also been highlighted in... Read more »