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On April 30, 2014, Posted by , In Blog, By ,, , With No Comments

The DATA Act is the most significant open government legislation enacted by Congress in generations, going back to the Freedom of Information Act in 1966. An administration official at the White House Office of Management and Budget confirmed that President Barack Obama will sign the bill into law. The DATA…

BetaNYC’s testimony in support of Int 0153-2014

On April 30, 2014, Posted by , In Blog, By ,, , With No Comments

Date: Wednesday, 30 April 2014From: Noel Hidalgo, Executive Director of BetaNYCTo: NY City Council’s Committee on Transportation.Subject: In support of Int 0153-2014. Dear Chair and Committee Members, It is a great honor to address you and represent New York City’s technology community. Particularly, a rather active group of technologists –…

For New York City’s Tech Industry, Is There Life After Bloomberg? | Fast Company

On April 29, 2014, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

For New York City’s Tech Industry, Is There Life After Bloomberg? | Fast Company

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On April 25, 2014, Posted by , In Blog, By , , With No Comments

New York City has a thriving data community and one of the strongest open data portals in the nation. A comprehensive data strategy would build on past successes, improve the city’s economic and social well-being, and help city government better meet the needs of its citizens. Big data can be…

2014.04.25 – NYC’s #CivicHacking Reportback

-=-=- TONIGHT -=-=-  Join us for #CivicFridays 003 with Civic Service Forum and Harvard’s Kennedy School – http://bit.ly/1tiHX6P -=-=- Announcements -=-=-  * On Wed, a few of us went before City Council and testified on how to use technology to proactively address health and safety issues in NYC.   – TechPresident Coverage: http://bit.ly/1mHBKgM…

BetaNYC’s testimony to NYC Council on using technology to proactively address health and safety issues in New York City.

Date: Wednesday, 23 April 2014 From: Noel Hidalgo, Executive Director of BetaNYC To: NY City Council’s Committee on Technology. Subject: Oversight hearing on using technology to proactively address health and safety issues in New York City. Dear Chair and Committee Members, It is a great honor to address you and…

NYC BigApps 2014 is now open!

On April 14, 2014, Posted by , In Blog, By , With No Comments

NYC BigApps is back for 2014 with new rules and a new mission! Registration has now opened so visit NYCBigApps.com to learn more about the city’s largest civic tech event and sign up for updates. Whether you’re a coder or a designer, a marketer or an investor, BigApps 2014 is looking for you!

April 2014 Newsletter

On April 10, 2014, Posted by , In Blog, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Happy Spring! We wanted to send you out a quick newsletter recapping some amazing work that has been done and some that is upcoming. MEMBER SURVEYFirst, thanks to everyone who filled out the BetaNYC member survey. You have given us a fairly clear direction on where to go next. A…