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Data For Democracy Hackathon

March 31, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - April 1, 2017 @ 2:00 pm

We’re thrilled to host the upcoming Data for Democracy Hackathon at our Chicago location! 

Data for Democracy is a community of people using data to drive better decisions and improve the world in which we live. Join them for their first-ever hackathon, where groups and individuals across the world will be working together on civic-oriented data projects. 

More project info TBD! Update coming soon. 

Friday, March 31st – 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Saturday, April 1st – 10:00am – 2:00pm


We look forward to seeing you on March 31 and April 1! Dinner Friday and lunch Saturday are being provided, and we would like to ask for a $5 donation on the day of the event, if your personal circumstances allow, to help offset food costs.

Data for Democracy Chicago Hack-a-thon Code of Conduct
(adapted from http://confcodeofconduct.com/)

All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at our conference are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.

Need Help?

The organizers of this hackathon are:

•  Stephanie Kirmer (s.kirmer@gmail.com)

•  Andy Moon (andyjsmoon@gmail.com)

•  Michael Lucas (mlucas@u.northwestern.edu)

•  Lilian Huang (lilianhj@uchicago.edu)

Please contact any of them if you have questions.

The Quick Version

Data for Democracy and our host, Metis, are dedicated to providing a harassment-free hack-a-thon experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of hack-a-thon participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any hack-a-thon venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Slack, Twitter and other online media. Participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the hack-a-thon without a refund at the discretion of the organizers.

The Less Quick Version

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, technology choices, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Sponsors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material. Organizers, Metis staff and other volunteers should not use sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualized environment.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the hack-a-thon organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the hack-a-thon with no refund.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact one of the organizers or Metis staff immediately. Hack-a-thon organizers can be identified as they’ll be wearing badges.

Hack-a-thon organizers and Metis staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the hack-a-thon. We value your attendance.

We expect participants to follow these rules at conference and workshop venues and conference-related social events.


March 31, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
April 1, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
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Metis Chicago
1033 West Van Buren St, 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL us


Metis: Chicago Data Science