Time: Friday, January 31st at 6PM Place: Jeremy’s Alehouse at 228 Front St, Manhattan Make some friends in local gov and support businesses affected by Sandy! Hosted by Nivardo Lopez, Rebecca Godlewicz, Mary Cooley and Yume Kitasei.
Over the last year, we started hosting hacknights to empower the civic hacker community. In that time, we heard quite a bit of feedback from developers on demystifying datasets and government practice. Yet, we struggled to find the right away to connect developers, designers, and data scientist to each other. After some feedback, we are […]
#Reinvent311 Mobile Content Challenge nycopendata: In a City where 70% of 311 calls are resolved simply by providing information, the #Reinvent311 challenge asked civic technologists to develop mobile tools to provide 311 information more quickly and effectively. On January 15, #Reinvent311 finalists from across the city came together to share…
This is to a collection of official NYC maps. These maps are created by the NYC’s City-wide GIS department. They have a blog, a user guide, and a “Missing Manual.” All of these maps grow from a central map, NYC Map. In general, these maps are updated frequently and the base tool is under constant […]
QUICK RECAP: For the next seven weeks, BetaNYC is exploring how to build tools for City Council, their staff, and Community Boards. This is us doubling down on our open data and open government advocacy, while educating a new crop of elected officials and their staff. BetaNYC’s #BeyondTransparency will culminate in Code Across NYC, a […]
The main path to reducing inequality and broadening the city’s prosperity will be better education and training to help New Yorkers prepare for the jobs of the future, and if Mr. de Blasio successfully addresses that issue, his legacy as a great mayor will be secure. New York, the Silicon City – NYTimes.com
Whoever comes after him, [Mr. Merchant, NYC’s DoITT Commissioner] said, he hopes that he or she won’t have the same range of responsibilities. He’s advocating splitting his role into three: commissioner of the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications, director of the TDC, and CIIO. (He talked of “20 months of 20-hour days.”) As he […]
Happy Four Freedoms Day Today in 1941, FDR articulated four fundamental freedoms that everyone in the world should enjoy: Freedom of speech Freedom of worship Freedom from want Freedom from fear
Running an Inclusive Hackathon — Hackers and Hacking — Medium Here are some ideas on making hackathons appeal to everyone.