#Reinvent311 Mobile Content Challenge -
In a City where 70% of 311 calls are resolved simply by providing information, the #Reinvent311 challenge asked civic technologists to develop mobile tools to provide 311 information more quickly and effectively. On January 15, #Reinvent311 finalists from across the city came together to share…
Beginning in February, Internet Week, in partnership with CBRE, will launch NYC Tech Digs, a video series that offers an inside look at the most creative tech workplaces in New York City. The series will include exclusive tours, interviews, and more from rising startups in co-working spaces, mid-sized companies, and global corporations with unique offices in NYC.
While scouring the five boroughs to find the most innovative tech spaces, Internet Week is also accepting submissions. To nominate your office for the NYC Tech Digs series, e-mail photos of your workspace and a few sentences about your company and its culture.
NYC Digital and the NYC Department of Education recently hosted Women in Tech, which introduced female students from the City’s public schools to some of the New York City’s local tech companies. Students met with women working in various technology roles, and learned about a variety of career opportunities in the tech industry. More than 300 female students from 14 New York City public schools visited a local tech companies, including AOL/Huffington Post, AT&T, Etsy, Facebook, GE, General Assembly, Gilt Groupe, Google, Rent the Runway, Shutterstock, Tumblr, Twitter, XO Group and Yahoo!.
Visits to the tech companies featured office tours, breakout groups for students to connect with mentors and participate in one-on-one discussions with industry leaders, and panels where students had the opportunity to ask questions and hear firsthand from women in engineering, design, project management, entrepreneurship, and a variety of other positions in tech.
From my vantage point, it was incredibly empowering for the girls to get to see women doing this work at a high level, and to see a workplace unlike any other they’ve seen. My kids rarely get out of the South Bronx and seeing something like that expands their minds incredibly. - SEP Teacher, MS 223: The Laboratory School of Finance and Technology, visit to Google
I just felt that Alex gave me a sort of inspiration to really put effort into software engineering and plus when she said that she loved her job I imagined myself possibly in the future saying that. and I’m really excited to see where this takes me.
In addition to Women in Tech, the City has developed a wide range of programs that provide professional development opportunities to students and build diversity in the tech sector. Since 2012, the City has connected over 300 high school and college students from diverse backgrounds with internships at technology companies in New York City. Learn more about these programs in New York City’s Digital Leadership 2013 Roadmap.
Participating schools include Middle Schools: Mark Twain I.S. 239, Brooklyn; Middle School 223: The Laboratory School of Finance and Technology, Bronx; Nathaniel Hawthorne Middle School 74, Queens; Ditmas Intermediate School, Brooklyn. And High Schools: Academy for Software Engineering, Manhattan; Cambria Heights Academy, Queens; Quest to Learn, Manhattan; Ralph R. McKee High School, Staten Island; Bronx Compass High School, Bronx; the Renaissance Charter High School for Innovation, Manhattan; Bronx Academy for Software Engineering, Bronx; High School of Telecommunication Arts and Technology School, Brooklyn; Urban Assembly Gateway for Technology High School, Manhattan; Pathways College Preparatory School, Queens.
The NYC Broadband Map launches today! See high-speed broadband availability and express demand in your neighborhood if it isn’t yet available.
There are almost 2,000 commercial buildings on the NYC Broadband Map already, but that represents only a fraction of the city. We need your help to fill in the blanks about broadband capacities available in your building. Check out the map to create an account and contribute your information today!
Looking for legal advice for your startup? Join NYC Digital, NYC Business Solutions and New York State Bar Association for a free legal clinic for startups focusing on intellectual property issues.
Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Time: 6:30 – 9:30PM
Place: The Lounge at WeWork, 173 Lafayette Street
Directions: 6 train to Canal Street or M5 bus to Grand Street
RSVPs are required through on.nyc.gov/LegalClinicRSVP
In the early stages of a new business, intellectual property can be critical for protecting the company’s core ideas, generating revenue, and attracting investors. At this legal clinic, you will receive pro-bono legal advice from volunteer attorneys with the New York State Bar Association. Attorneys will be available to answer questions relating to intellectual property strategy, licensing, monetization, patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret and litigation.
Pre-registration is required so that we can properly match attorneys and attendees. Assistance will be limited to that which can be given during the clinic session and will be delivered to those that pre-register on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information, contact IntellectualProperty@nysba.org
Join NYC Digital for a workshop and info session on .nyc, New York City’s Top-Level Domain. A top-level domain (TLD) is what is at the end of a domain name such as .com, .org or .edu.
Date: Monday, December 9
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Location: Brooklyn Law School, 205 State Street, 22nd Floor
RSVPs are required through www.meetup.com/nycgov
With the historic launch of .nyc, the City of New York will become one of the first cities in the world with a top-level domain, creating new opportunities to support local businesses, organizations, and communities and establishing an unprecedented level of geographic authority in the digital sphere.
Find out what is a TLD, .NYC launch plans, what .NYC means for your business or nonprofit organization, how to apply for a .NYC domain, and more. Visit www.mydotnyc.com for more information.
Please join us in this open forum around the launch of .NYC.
Thank you to our co-sponsors: Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn Law Incubator & Policy (BLIP) Clinic, and Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship (CUBE)
Did you know that 311 gets 65,000 inquiries a day?
Hosted by The City of New York, Code for America and Stack Exchange, we are inviting urban technologists, content creators, media professionals, civic developers and interested hackers to partner with NYC 311 and help make vital customer service information accessible on the web and through mobile devices.
Help us Reinvent 311. Register now for the Reinvent 311 mobile content challenge from November 26 - January 15, 2014: http://on.nyc.gov/Reinvent311
Interested in learning how people are using NYC OpenData? Visit NYC OpenData Analyticsfor info on page views, and a running count of datasets, maps, and charts available on the OpenData portal. Additionally, the analytics tool shows the most viewed datasets, the top referrers to the portal, search terms and embeds, providing a comprehensive picture of the types of NYC data being used each day.
Check out other open data program analytics:
Learn more about the program here.