Launch: Chicago School of Data Project

Today at Smart Chicago we launched the Chicago School of Data Project. Here’s a snip:

Smart Chicago Collaborative is leading an effort to document and map the landscape of data activity in Chicago— the entities, tasks, companies, enterprises, civil service organizations, and others who make up the field.

It seems to us that there is a Chicago School of Data emerging—one that places data at the service of the people—but this emergence has been under-described and unshaped.

We’re doing broad outreach via phone, email, and in-person presentations to make our research and our event as comprehensive as possible. You may have been contacted about this this by one of these methods. Please complete this form so you can be included in our work and keep getting information, including details on our Chicago School of Data Days on September 19 -20, 2014.