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 for technology and innovation as […]
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 […]
Whoever comes after him, [Mr. Merchant, NYC’s DoITT Commissioner] said, he hopes that he or she won’t have the same range of responsibilities. He’s advocating splitting his role into three: commissioner of the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications, director of the TDC, and CIIO. (He talked of “20 months of 20-hour days.”) As he […]
Jennifer Jones Austin & Carl WeisbrodCo-Chairs Mayor-Elect de Blasio Transition Committee December 18, 2013 Dear Co-Chairs Austin and Weisbrod: We write today to draw your attention to the historic opportunity the de Blasio administration has to harness the explosion in everyday Internet and mobile technology. This new technology can help the average New Yorker get […]
Testimony to the Transportation Committee in support of Intro No 1114-A, 4 December 2013 It is a great honor to address you and represent New York City’s technology community, in particular, civic technologists and civic hackers, a rather active group of technologists. I am Noel Hidalgo, co-founder of BetaNYC. We’re the New York City Code for […]
We are as eager as anybody to get our hands on the data,” said Nathan Storey, product manager at data encyclopedia and visualization platform PediaCities, who has testified before the Council on open data policy. While he is aware that the city has missed its deadline for the map’s release, “a bigger issue for us […]
The 2013 edition of Housing NYC: Rents, Markets and Trends has been published and is available for sale exclusively from CityStore in both book and CD format, but is not available as a free download. NYC Rent Guidelines Board Why NOT?!?!
If you like Open Data, Public Safety, and Safer Streets, NYC NEEDS YOUR HELP! FIRST, the NY City Council will have a hearing on improving the NYPD’s release of crime and crash data. This past spring, the Council passed a law mandating the creation of a crime map to force NYPD to produce useable public […]