APPLY NOW! [email protected] Hackathon 2016: Fair Housing & Community Development


To APPLY complete the application by Oct. 31


[email protected] Techies is proud to announce our second annual [email protected] Hackathon on Saturday, November 12, 2016 in Pilsen.

This year, our hackathon focuses on a crucial issue in Latino communities: fair housing and community development. Rising rents and inequitable development in historically [email protected] communities have led to increased evictions of long-term residents and closures of Latino cultural spaces, including the displacement of our own home base, Cultura in Pilsen.

We’re looking for housing advocates, web developers, data analysts, journalists, activists, and visual artists to create community-driven tech solutions. Twenty-five applicants will be selected to participate and each team will present their project to the public at the end of the day.

We’re also making a special call to community housing organizations who have their own data or want to use data to address a specific aspect of the theme.

[email protected] Techies will provide all-day food and coffee, WIFI and opportunities to win raffle prizes!


The mission of Latino Techies is to expose and support more Latinos in STEM fields, where only 7% of the workforce is Latino. As such, priority will be given to applicants who are [email protected]

Event Details

[email protected] Hackathon: Housing & Community Development
Hosted by [email protected] Techies, Gozamos and Cultura in Pilsen
Saturday, 11/12/16
8:00a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Cultura in Pilsen (in residence at La Catrina Cafe)
1011 W. 18th St.
Chicago, IL 60608

8:00 Welcome (Closed; Accepted applicants only)
– Meet & greet
– Hackathon Process
– Housing Issues in Chicago’s Latino Communities
– Discussion & Team Selection
9:30am-8pm: Teams work on projects; raffle & meal breaks (Closed; Accepted applicants only)
8:00pm-10:00pm: Team Presentations and Reception (Open to Public)

ABOUT [email protected] TECHIES

Despite Latinos’ affinity for consuming technology, only 7 percent of the STEM workforce is Latino. We want to do our part to change that. Formed in 2014 as the first Latino tech network in Chicago, [email protected] Techies creates community-based events to expose young Latinos to STEM, connect Latino tech professionals, and leverage tech to tackle critical community issues. Past events have included the first [email protected] Hackathon in Chicago, the first series of bilingual pop-up tech fairs in Chicago, and several networking opportunities, including a panel with the Hispanic Googlers Network (HOLA).  

To APPLY complete the application by Oct. 31: