So, it looks like we've got about 12 (ok, exactly 12) members registered for the Chicago chapter of DIYcity.
I think this sounds like a quorum.
Who's up for having an informal meeting soon? Will be a good opportunity to get to know one another, figure out what our aggregate skill set is, talk about directions for our chapter, and perhaps float some potential project ideas...
When / where works for people?
My vote would be some time next week, ~6pm, meet for drinks somewhere downtown.
Looking forward to working with everyone to help make Chicago a better place.
... and was psyched to see that someone has already create a group for Chicago!
I *love* the idea of this site. The whole think global / act local mantra actually put into action in a formalized and repeatable manner ...
So let's get this party started! Unfortunately, there are no shortages of problems in our city. Corruption, rising cost of public transportation, insanely high taxes, homelessness, FREEZING COLD (though I suspect we can't do anything about this :)
So I'll throw something on the table: I would suspect that given the recent hike in the cost of the El to a non-even number of dollars ($2.25), a lot of CTA cards with money still on them (though not enough for a full trip) get tossed. Is there any opportunity here?
I'm also really interested in topics pertaining to sustainability, especially in the context of how and what we eat, and given Chicago's quest for 'green,' this could be another good place to start.
Any feedback / suggestions?