Hello everyone! This is BetaNYC, and we are pleased to launch a new outlet of Week in Review posts. Starting today, you’ll see weekly updates on current events and invite you to participate in various ways.
As excited as we are for Memorial Day weekend, we want to acknowledge the horrific mass shootings these past couple of weeks in Buffalo, Laguna Woods and Uvalde. Our hearts are shattered and we send our prayers to the families, friends and loved ones of the precious souls lost.
But as we all know, sending thoughts and prayers, then moving on will not end gun violence. We implore you to put your sorrow, pain and anger into action. You can donate to Everytown for Gun Safety, join the upcoming March for Our Lives rallies, or get involved with Sandy Hook Promise. If you have additional resources you would like to share, please reply to this post. Let’s continue to take action. We can do this — everyone has a right to life free from gun violence.
On that note, we present to you our week-in-review. Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend and let’s take a moment to remember those who sacrificed their lives in service to this country.
This Week in NYC Civic Tech
- Be sure to subscribe for future editions of our monthly civic tech newsletter The_Message. Our June edition will arrive in your inboxes next week!
- Councilwoman Julie Won has been working on two monumental bills that would provide New Yorkers with access to public wifi in public spaces AND will ensure proper using testing by requiring the city to test any public apps with New Yorkers.
- The Civic Design 2022 call for proposals is open until this Wednesday June 1 at 11:59pm.
- Chris Whong recently created an app and is looking for feedback! The app lets you draw an area of interest on a map of the city and get a report of recent 311 activity.
- May 30 Memorial Day
- June 1 at 12pm WE ACT Extreme Heat Webinar
- June 2 at 6pm Shiny Speedrun: Improvising an Interactive Data Visualization
- June 8 at 3pm GISMO Virtual Application Fair (AppFair)
- June 8 at 6pm Large Language Models, GPT-3 and OpenAI
- June 15 at 6pm Public Policy Lab’s 2022 Summer Soirée
Jobs Alert (for other jobs, check out #Jobs on our Slack)
- The New York State Office of the Attorney General is hiring an Assistant Attorney General and a Legal Support Analyst.
- Planned Parenthood Federation of America is seeking an Associate Director of Data Governance.
- The U.S. Census Bureau is searching for a Civic Tech Project Manager.
- The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development is seeking a Deputy Director for Housing Production and Sustainability.
- ProPublica is hiring an Associate Product Developer.
- Redox is recruiting for numerous roles, including a Backend Software Engineer, Product Data Analyst and Data Analytics Engineer.
- Ad Hoc is seeking a Senior UX Designer.
- Capella Space is recruiting a Data Science Intern.
That’s all for today. If you have any suggestions, reach out to Gabrielle Langston at email@example.com. Also, feel free to share your events, announcements, and anything else that’s happening for next week’s post. See you next week!