Some BetaNYC housekeeping – Purpose, Values, Goals, Mission, and Tools

Happy end of Summer…

It has been six hot months since we changed our name. In that time, we’ve been ironing out an updated to our Purpose, Values, Goals, Mission, and Tools.

For now, this is the language we are working with. If you would like to add your comments or tweaks, visit our GitHub and comment away.

Introducing our updated language…

#BetaNYC is building a connected New York City by the people, for the people, for 21st Century.

We are NYC’s civic technology and open government vanguard. Since 2009, we have worked with elected officials to engage NYC’s technology community. We have helped pass transformative open government legislation, and have supported NYC’s civic oriented startups.

BetaNYC is an organizing force for local civic engagement – we are a network of civic-minded volunteers who contribute their skills toward digital platforms for local government and community service.

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