Designers and Developers, are you looking for something to do on National Day of Civic Hacking?
On June 1st, there will be a Rockaway Beach Civic Hack Day at Scholars Academy in Rockaway Park. The hackathon will be themed around building tools and apps for emergency preparedness and response. This includes developing tools for the community and government to collaborate on rebuilding after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. The event is run by Rockaway Help in sponsorship with Mozilla and The New York Community Trust.
For more info or to sign up visit http://bit.ly/14sk532
NYC Schools 7th graders at PS/IS 276 in Manhattan won second place in New York State’s online STEM Competition called E-Cybermission. The competition was a free, web-based Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics contest sponsored by the US Army.
The students won for their experiment on eliminating bacteria in storms such as Hurricane Sandy. They investigated the effect of different concentrations of ethyl alcohol on killing e-coli bacteria. Each student won a $500 US saving bond.
More at http://on.nyc.gov/YVL4Wa.
New York City is working on expanding and upgrading its mobile telecommunications network. The Wireless Corridor Challenge RFP is looking for 2 consultants to design, launch, implement, manage and maintain a free, public access Wi-Fi or other emerging wireless corridor in a commercial district. The consultants will be awarded up to $300,000 to implement the network.
The submission deadline is June 14th, 4pm.
For more info, visit www.nycedc.com/wirelessrfp
Calling all designers, product managers, engineers and more: Crisis Text Line will be running a Design-A-Thon on Saturday, May 18th.
Design to save lives by creating an interface for counselors to help teens in crisis through texting.
More info: crisistextline.eventbrite.com
Want to give back to NYC’s youth and cultivate more diversity in the tech sector? Your company is invited to take part in Summer Scholars, a program sponsored by the Bank of America that matches outstanding high school juniors and seniors with summer opportunities in tech companies. Students benefit from 15 hours per week of paid employment, high school credits, and employment skills coaching.
Summer Scholars kindly requests that tech hosts:
Friday, May 10, 2013
9:30 – 10:30 AM
902 Broadway, 4th Floor
New York, NY
NYC is the center of the digital media world. There is no place else that offers the talent, energy and opportunity of NYC! —
-Techlicious, one of the over 2,000 companies on the Digital Jobs Map
For more visit mappedinny.com
NYC students 18 and younger are invited to participate in a weekend long coding design challenge that the Museum of the Moving Image, along with the Hive NYC and the Young Rewired State, will be hosting on June 29-30th. During the challenge, young people will be developing digital prototypes using open government data, working under the guidance of mentors who are professional programmers.
To sign up as a mentor or interested youth, visit http://bit.ly/VXzFBC
Facebook, The MacArthur Foundation, Mozilla and the Family and Online Safety Institute (FOSI) are hosting a hackathon where developers, designers, educators, programmers and learning innovators will develop social tools — apps, badges, curricula, and other prototypes — that help make for a better Web, and especially to make young people’s online experiences more civil, more empowering and more firmly under their own control. The day will culminate in a judged competition, and the best ideas will earn prizes totaling $48,000.
When: Next Thursday, May 9th 9:00am-7:30pm
Where: Center 548, 548 West 22nd Street, New York NY
For more info: http://bit.ly/Z6mNe8
Register today at http://bit.ly/11A1b89.