betaNYC May 2013 Newsletter

It’s been quite the month! Here’s a brief update…

  1. Video from “Meet Code For America” meetup at OpenPlans.  Thanks Joly and NYC’s Internet Society for taping the night.
  2. Last week, we had DoITT’s Andrew Nicklin and eight of his colleagues debut’s developer portal. It is currently in beta and be explored at < >.
  3. Also, Volkan and Curtis took Andrew Nicklin’s Open311 made some moves on the nodejs project. Check out their work on GitHub.
  4. Our friends at Personal Democracy Forum have offered a 20% discount if you use the code “BigApps2013” – (“I highly recommend this conference!’ – Noel)


A call for betaNYC Community Ambassadors!

We are looking for a few good people to help assist with our event schedule and weekly hack nights. Your main responsibility will be to represent our community, help produce our events, and help on-board new members.

Other responsibilities will include: setting up event spaces, coordinating [food and beer], greeting attendees, making announcements, etc. You should be able to attend at least 2 of our Wednesday weekly hacknights a month, as well as be available for a monthly volunteer meeting.

If you are interested in this position, please fill out this form.



There are just a few more weeks to submit to NYC BigApps. In the lead up to the June 7th deadline, there are a few more events… Including NYC BigApps CityCamp!


On 1 June, New York City will have FOUR events as part of a National Day of Civic Hacking.


“National Day of Civic Hacking is a national event that will take place June 1-2, 2013, in cities across the nation. The event will bring together citizens, software developers, and entrepreneurs from all over the nation to collaboratively create, build, and invent new solutions using publicly-released data, code and technology to solve challenges relevant to our neighborhoods, our cities, our states and our country. National Day of Civic Hacking will provide citizens an opportunity to do what is most quintessentially American: roll up our sleeves, get involved and work together to improve our society.”


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