Chi Hack Night held an awards ceremony called the “Hackies”, a civic tech version of the Oscars. There was a popular vote conducted online, and the DoIT was awarded as a winner of Outstanding Partner Organization. Chi Hack Night’s website mentions the following in regards to the award:
City of Chicago: Department of Innovation and Technology
The City of Chicago, in particular Chief Data Officer Tom Schenk, have been members and supporters of Chi Hack Night since its founding year. They have given nearly a dozen presentations and led several breakout groups including Open Grid and Predicting E. Coli levels in Chicago beaches.
The awards ceremony was featured on WTTW’s Chicago Tonight.