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Our Pitch to Chicago Google Developers

Chicago is the poster child for urban violence in America. That's the downside. The upside is that Chicago is poised to solve its violence problem and show other American cities how to do likewise. In this talk, I'll propose that GDG invite Google to help Chicago digitally reinvent itself so the city can more effectively address its violence crisis. Specifically, I'll suggest that GDG ask Google to support the work of Chicago coders in creating and maintaining Google sites and databases of violence reduction resources that will give all Chicagoans the information, resources and public forums they need in order first to turn the corner on Chicago's violence and then to make Chicago a safe place to live, work, visit and raise a family in. This is a game-changing idea. It will change media coverage of violence in Chicago.

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