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THE_MESSAGE 2014.39 – This week’s hacknight, #CfASummit, & Best of #CfASummit event!

On September 23, 2014, Posted by , In Blog, By ,, , With No Comments

This week, BetaNYC is in two places at once! Tomorrow, a new crew of community leaders will take over hosting hacknights & #CivicFreeSchool. As we grow, we’re excited to grow BetaNYC’s leadership team. Join them tomorrow at Dev BootCamp and keep hacking the planet! Also, _THE CODE FOR AMERICA SUMMIT_!! Chris,…

“We The People for NYC” is coming | Participatory Politics Foundation

On September 15, 2014, Posted by , In Blog, By ,, , With No Comments

“We The People for NYC” is coming | Participatory Politics Foundation NYT reported that NYC Council Member James Vacca will introduce legislation to develop online petitions to NYC city council – in short, a version of the White House’s “We the People” for NYC municipal government.

THE_MESSAGE 2014.37a – Recap of Hacknight/#CivicFreeSchool

Neighbors, Thanks for coming to last night’s hacknight and #CivicFreeSchool. It was fun meeting many new faces and experimenting with our community engagement framework. For those of you who missed last night, this is all the news fit to scan! Here’s a brief recap of things you should note: *…


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

Mayor Bill de Blasio named Minerva Tantoco as first New York City CTO Tuesday night in an announcement that was greeted with applause and cheers at the September meeting of the New York Tech Meet-Up. In his remarks, De Blasio said her task would be to develop a coordinated strategy…

THE_MESSAGE, BetaNYC’s experimental newsletter #2014_37

Editor’s note – We’re experimenting with the creation of a monthly or weekly newsletter. Give us feedback on our Facebook group. -=-== THE_MESSAGE for 8 Sept 2014 ==-=- Here’s all the news fit to scan! #. VIDEO – BetaTalk – The future of NY State’s Open Government #. At this…

RFCI on BetaNYC’s 2014-2015 Diversity and Desires Report

Last week, we launched a campaign to broaden BetaNYC’s leadership. (Note – applications are open till Sunday night.) This week, we take another step into collaborative organizational goal setting. As Noel said at Personal Democracy forum, “to be a community of the people, we need all the people!” For the…

Help lead @BetaNYC & build a #SafeSpace for neighbors & government to collaborate.

BetaNYC was founded to be a communal safe space for neighbors and government to solve problems. Since 2009, we have matured this idea and have continued to expand our ability to build a city for the people, by the people, for the 21st century. Now, in our 5th year, we…