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U.S. Chief Data Scientist Visiting Chicago for National Day of Civic Hacking


National Day of Civic Hacking is this weekend! Do you know where you’re going to celebrate? Find an event near you >

There are more than 100 events happening across the country and Code for America is excited to welcome U.S. Chief Data Scientist DJ Patil to the Chicago area to see National Day of Civic Hacking firsthand.

As Chief Data Scientist, Patil shapes policies and practices to help the U.S. remain a leader in technology and innovation. He fosters partnerships to help responsibly maximize the nation’s return on its investment in data, and recruits and retains the best minds in data science to join the federal government.

DJ’s Chicago trip will kick off with a Civic Tech Leader Training at Blue1647. He will visit many National Day of Civic Hacking events in the Chicago area and stop by Code for America’s Michiana Brigade in South Bend, Indiana.

You can follow along on all the National Day of Civic Hacking events by following #hackforchange on Twitter.