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Job Title: Public Interest Technologist / Civic Hacker Location: David N Dinkins Municipal Building, Civic Center, Manhattan. Salary: Salaried, full time position, $80,000; benefits provided by the Fund for the City of New York. Summary: BetaNYC is New York City’s civic technology, open data, and civic design community. Starting as a meetup in 2009, it […]
In partnership with the Department of Education’s Computer Science for All and NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson, and Technology Committee Chair Council Member Peter Koo, BetaNYC co-hosted 130 students and 30 teachers in the City’s historic Council Chambers for the finale of the second annual Hack League. These Twenty-eight teams, from all five boroughs, used municipal open data and media literacy skills to identify community concerns, and computer science concepts to build prototypes to address the final challenge — identifying internal and external metrics, potential stakeholders, and extending their prototypes.
(If you’re looking for a copy of others who presented testimony, scroll to the bottom.) To: NYC Council – Committee on Technology From: Noel Hidalgo, Executive Director of BetaNYC Re: Oversight hearing of Local Law 49 of 2018 (Open Algorithms Law) Thursday, 4 April 2019 “We […] want to ensure that New York City leads […]
To: Chair of Committee on Governmental Operations, Council Member Cabrera From: Noel Hidalgo, Executive Director of BetaNYC Re: Oversight – Committee on Governmental Operations Transparency Monday, 25 February 2019 Dear Chair of Committee on Governmental Operations, Council Member Cabrera and Committee Members, It is an honor to have this opportunity to represent New York City’s […]