Welcome to our newest Civic Innovation Fellows! The class of 2022-2023 is our ninth unique cohort.
We are pleased to introduce Emily Lopez, Eva Decker, HaoChe Hung, and Ziqi Wang. We hope you have as much learning about them as we did!
Introduction This is a hefty update on the NYC Peoples’ Tech Assemblies and our efforts to update the People’s Roadmap to a Digital New York City. Index: About the People’s Roadmap Insights & Statistics Final Words Next Steps and Thank You Glossary The BetaNYC team is in awe of how quickly 2021 zipped by! For […]
Introduction to BetaNYC: BetaNYC is New York City’s civic technology, open data, and civic design community. Starting as a meetup in 2009, it has since grown to be a non-profit organization that hosts events, facilitates policy change, demystifies big ideas, and empowers a new generation of civic hackers. In a strategic partnership with the Manhattan […]
To: NYC Council – Committee on TechnologyFrom: Zhi Keng He, Assistant Director of the NYC Civic Innovation Lab Re: Int 2158-2020 Watch the video on the City Council Website, fast forward to 1:36:25 to hear Zhi Keng He’s unabridged testimony I am glad to be here with my former professors and top GIS experts as […]
Important quotes to note from the NYC Internet Master Plan: “The private market has failed to deliver the internet in a way that works for all New Yorkers. Citywide, 29% of households do not have a broadband subscription at home. The same percentage of households are without a mobile broadband connection.” “…more than 1.5 million […]
Since 2016, BetaNYC has retained graduates from our Civic Innovation Fellowship (CIF) in an Apprenticeship program. Apprentices join our staff as part-time consultants. They are past and present CUNY students who, in their fellowship year with us, demonstrated professional abilities in communicating effectively, managing tasks independently, and acquiring and applying skills from our civic analyst […]
Community mapping of Greenpoint and Williamsburg businesses operating during the COVID-19 crisis in partnership with North Brooklyn Neighbors, North Brooklyn Mutual Aid ,and BetaNYC.
Virtual Meeting Support and Resources for Community Boards Quick links: Purchasing Zoom Zoom Settings (for community board mtg hosts) Zoom Guides (for community board mtg chairs and members) Background: This post is the second regarding our work supporting community boards through the Covid 19 crisis. On Friday, 13 March, Gov Cuomo signed EO 202.1 suspending […]
On Friday, the NY Governor signed EO No. 202.1 and it included the following: Suspension of law allowing the attendance of meetings telephonically or other similar service: Article 7 of the Public Officers Law, to the extent necessary to permit any public body to meet and take such actions authorized by the law without permitting […]