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Civic Technology, Hackathons, and Libraries: An Introduction (Technology Section)

June 9, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Learn how your library can leverage its role as a trusted community partner to bring technologists and community members together to tackle local problems. We’ve assembled a panel leaders in the civic technology movement in Chicago including Christopher Whitacker, Claire Micklin, and Josh Kalov to give you the tools you need to understand civic tech, open data, and how to host a civic hackathon. Registration includes lunch.


  • 9:00: Welcome / Breakfast / Civic Tech 101 (Christopher Whitaker)
  • 9:30: Deep Dive into user experience (Claire Micklin)
  • 10:30: Deep Dive into Open Data (Josh Kalov)
  • 11:30: How to run a civic hackathon
  • 12:00: Brainstorming Lunch

Register now!


LACONI Technology Section


Skokie Public Library
5215 Oakton Street
Skokie, IL 60077 United States
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