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The fate of Open Government in New York City

On September 12, 2013, Posted by , In Blog, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

Since 2008, we have seen several Chief Executives elected who have favorable opinions toward innovation in Government. What if that was not the case? What if you had a thriving Open Government / Civic Tech community and somehow a Chief Executive or Legislative body did not want to continue its…

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

On September 5, 2013, Posted by , In Blog, By ,, , With No Comments

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…

Hello BetaNYC’s Facebook Group

On September 5, 2013, Posted by , In Blog, By ,, , With No Comments

Hello BetaNYC’s Facebook Group Thanks to Chris Whong, we now have a Facebook group. It is a bit experimental, but should compliment our Meetup Discussion Group quite well.

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On September 4, 2013, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Moving from potholes to policies requires more than technical fixes or killer apps. But as we build and use these technologies around principles like these, we are starting to see better results in solving seemingly intractable civic problems, and people are starting to believe that peer-produced governance is actually possible….

Notes from the field: BetaNYC’s PLUTO Hacknights | Code for America

On August 29, 2013, Posted by , In Blog, By ,,, , With No Comments

Notes from the field: BetaNYC’s PLUTO Hacknights | Code for America Looking for NYC’s civic hackers PLUTO tools, check out this recap of our month to PLUTO.

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On August 26, 2013, Posted by , In Blog, By ,,, , With No Comments

We did a talk for a group of fellows and staff at Code for America, chatting afterwards about how we might be able to support each others’ projects a little more. Some of Code for America’s work in cities in the US overlaps with what we’re working on, and it…

Announcing the Open Data Policy Guidelines, Version 2.0 – Sunlight Foundation Blog

On August 13, 2013, Posted by , In Blog, By , , With No Comments

Announcing the Open Data Policy Guidelines, Version 2.0 – Sunlight Foundation Blog things to note.

Notes from the field: BetaNYC #BikeHack | Code for America

On August 2, 2013, Posted by , In Blog, By ,, , With No Comments

Notes from the field: BetaNYC #BikeHack | Code for America

OpenShift meets #BetaNYC, a #CfABrigade for NYC.

On August 1, 2013, Posted by , In Blog, By ,,, , With No Comments

Tonight, #BetaNYC was honored to have OpenShift as a sponsor and have two of their best evangelists show us how to make better civic apps. Now, we are ready to build scalable apps and hand them off to others. Thank you Red Hat’s Fotios Lindiakos and Ryan Jarvinen!  PS – It was great to…

New G8 Open Data Charter – Sunlight Foundation Blog

On June 19, 2013, Posted by , In Blog, By , With No Comments

New G8 Open Data Charter – Sunlight Foundation Blog