Latin@ Techies Present & Kick-off Breakout Group at Chi Hack Night!

Join Latin@ Techies as Latin@ Hackathon’s winning team presents their project and kicks off Latin@ Techies’ regular breakout group at Chi Hack Night!

This past November, the all-day hackathon gathered 30 housing advocates, artists, developers, journalists, and community members to create community-driven tech solutions on fair housing and community development. Teams worked towards diverse solutions, from making zoning meetings transparent to empowering tenants through storytelling to making open data accessible to housing advocates.

At Chi Hack Night on 1/24, Latin@ Hackathon co-organizers Luz Chavez and Kara Carrell will give an overview of the event. Noah Moskowitz, Antonio Gutierrez, Henri Idrovo, Shelley Hoover and Janet Gomez, all members of the winning team, will show off their project and how they tackled the question “How can we leverage technology to build renter power?”

Latin@ Techies is a community initiative of Formed in 2014 as the first Latino tech network in Chicago, Latin@ Techies creates community-based events to expose young Latin@s to STEM, connect tech professionals, and, through our annual Latin@ Hackathon, leverage tech to tackle critical community issues.