Wednesday night was historic! For the first time, New York City’s First Chief Technology Officer sat down with NYC’s civic technology community and talked about her past, her dreams, and our future. Here’s the short story; CTO Tantoco is “punk in pinstripes” civic hacker. She made it clear that the City’s IT policy, technology, data, […]
QUICK RECAP: For the next seven weeks, BetaNYC is exploring how to build tools for City Council, their staff, and Community Boards. This is us doubling down on our open data and open government advocacy, while educating a new crop of elected officials and their staff. BetaNYC’s #BeyondTransparency will culminate in Code Across NYC, a […]
the redesign process started with a hackathon in the summer of 2011 that asked companies re-imagine NYC.gov. NYC.gov Overhaul Fuses High-Tech and Helvetica
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.
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.
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 was particularly interesting to think […]
Notes from the field: BetaNYC #BikeHack | Code for America
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 have Ryan, an OpenOakland member, […]
THIS JUST IN! Our friends at the Coalition for Queens have organized a NYC Mayoral Forum on Tech Policy! RSVP HERE Join us at the NYC Mayoral Candidates Tech Policy forum at the Museum of the Moving Image (36-01 35th Avenue, Astoria) on Monday, June 17th at 6:30 PM to hear the candidates discuss topics […]
New York City Comptroller John Liu is about to do something we need to see more often in government. This week, his office is open sourcing the code behind Checkbook NYC, the citywide financial transparency site—but the open-sourcing itself is not what I’m referring to. After all, lots of governments open source code these days. […]