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Record #: R2017-336   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 4/19/2017 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 4/19/2017
Title: Congratulations extended to Chi Hack Night on 5th anniversary and 250th hosted event
Sponsors: Pawar, Ameya
Attachments: 1. R2017-336.pdf

City Council Meeting April 19, 2019




Honoring Chi Hack Night on its Fifth Anniversary & 250th Event



WHEREAS, Chicago is home to one of America's first and largest civic technology communities; and


WHEREAS, Chi Hack Night was founded five years ago as a free, weekly event in Chicago to build, share and learn about tools to create, support, and serve the public good; and


WHEREAS, Chi Hack Night is a group of thousands of designers, academic researchers, data journalists, activists, policy wonks, web developers and curious citizens who want to make their city more just, equitable, transparent and delightful to live in through data, design and technology; and


WHEREAS, Chi Hack Night attendees have produced over 100 applications to serve the residents of Chicago and Cook County; and


WHEREAS, Chi Hack Night has hosted over 180 civic technology presentations from government representatives, nonprofits, academic institutions, journalists, activists, technologists and groups devoted to improving transparency, accountability, efficiency and justice throughout Chicago; and


WHEREAS, Chi Hack Night has served as an onramp for Chicago residents to participate in civic life through data and technology; and

WHEREAS, the Chi Hack Night model served as an inspiration for Code for America's national Brigade system; and


NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the Chicago City Council do hereby congratulate the organizers, members and supporters of Chi Hack Night on their fifth anniversary and 250th event; and


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT, this text be spread upon the proceedings of this Honorable Body and that a suitable copy of this Resolution be presented to Chi Hack Night in honor of its outstanding achievements.

Ameya Pawar Alderman, 47th Ward