The Civic Hack Day we're hosting is a youth-focused community-driven event at the
Adler Planetarium in response to the 2013 Hack for Change http://hackforchange.org/
initiative. The event will connect Chicago area youth with mentors and teams of highly skilled
STEM professionals, hobbyists and experts for over 24 hours of civic hacking action.
Youth will bring problem statements detailing issues they face everyday in Chicago:
personally, in school or in their communities. Working on a Hacker Team, they will
collaborate with adults to produce prototype solutions. Hacker Teams will be paired up at a
speed dating event prior to the event, bringing together youth, mentors and adults motivated
by a common drive for change.
The Civic Hack Day is an event for youth leaders, civic leaders, STEM professionals, creative
thinkers, families, visitors and the generally curious.