Tonight I read some tech-related poetry at Free Geek Chicago. Here’s a poem, A Bit of the German Language, that I read with Shawn-Laree.
Today I attended ORD Camp and I listened to people.
Today marks the relaunch of EveryBlock, six years to the day after its first launch. Here’s what I had to say:
“Chicago is a national leader in civic innovation, and the return of EveryBlock is an opportunity for deepening that leadership. We’re especially interested in the development of EveryBlock as an open platform for developers and community members to share and act upon city data and other community information,” said Smart Chicago Collaborative Executive Director Daniel X. O’Neil, who was one of the founders of EveryBlock.
Today I helped launch a website called Expuge.io. Here’s a snip from the launch blog post at Smart Chicago:
The site, which helps start the process of erasing juvenile arrests and/or court records, is pretty much why we exist. For us, it grew naturally out of work we did over our CivicSummer, interacting with youth on the JJC about what interested them, where their research took them, and what issues mattered most to them.