July 25th, 2013
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July 19th, 2013

Tech Career Talk

Last night, NYC Digital hosted a Tech Career Talk: How to Get into NYC’s Fastest Growing Industry at eBay NYC’s office.  Over 150 high school and college students from across the five boroughs attended to learn firsthand about the different roles in tech startups.  The participating students were all from tech programs such as:

  • NYC Generation Tech, which is a tech entrepreneurship program for high schoolers to learn basic coding knowledge
  • Ladders for Leaders, a summer internship program run through the City’s Department of Youth and Community Development
  • Brooklyn Tech Triangle internship program that includes students from the New York City College of Technology (CityTech) that are currently internship in Brooklyn based tech startups
  • Summer Scholars, which is an internship program for high school students that are enrolled in Career and Technical Education (CTE) schools.

The event included short presentations from 8 different speakers on their jobs, daily tasks, the companies they work for and how they got into the tech sector. Following the talks, the students broke out into groups based on the job function and company they wanted to learn more about. 

The speakers included variety of job functions and tech companies including:

  • Katherine Barna, Head of Communications at Tumblr
  • Kelly Halfin, Head of Business Intelligence at Livestream
  • Christina Mercando, VP of Product at Hunch/Design and Product Manager at eBay
  • Corey Neufville, Media Solutions Manager at Facebook NY
  • Akshay Patil, Platform Lead at Foursquare
  • James Queen, Business Development Lead at Spotify
  • Callie Schweitzer, Director of Marketing and Communications at Vox Media
  • Brian Watson, Analyst at Union Square Ventures

Thanks again to our hosts at eBayNYC, all our speakers and participants for making the event such a great success.  

If you are interested in learning, launching or finding a job in the tech sector, visit wearemadeinny.com.

July 12th, 2013

New Yorkers Share Their Ideas for a Digital NYC


NYC Digital convened the Brooklyn Digital Roadmap Meetup last night from 7-9PM — the first in a series of participatory discussions throughout New York City focusing on gathering public feedback and input on the City’s digital growth and future.

The Brooklyn Meetup was generously hosted by the NYU-Poly DUMBO Incubator, and representatives from the Brooklyn Tech Meetup and the Brooklyn Tech Triangle presented to the larger group of about 80 participants.  

The Meetup began with a presentation of the New York City’s Digital Roadmap, and was followed immediately by five group breakout sessions that explored the five pillars of the Roadmap:  Access, Education, Open Government, Engagement and Industry. At the conclusion of the event, the groups got together to share their top ideas and recommendations with the City.

Topics covered included support for increasing Internet access and options, strategies for implementing STEM education, creating open data standards across cities and countries, sustaining online public engagement, and fostering local tech and digital talent.  

Sign up for the next Listening Session here!

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July 3rd, 2013

The Brooklyn Tech Triangle is working together to grow the tech and creative community.  A strategic plan was released by the Brooklyn Tech Triangle coalition to help make NYC the leading tech hub in the nation.  The strategy includes calls for enhancing workforce development, increasing availability of affordable real estate, improving transportation and more.  The plan focuses on areas in Downtown Brooklyn, DUMBO and the Brooklyn Navy Yard.  Read the full plan at http://brooklyntechtriangle.com

June 10th, 2013
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October 2nd, 2012
Yesterday, Mayor Bloomberg visited Boxee's office and discussed the latest efforts to grow New York City's technology industry.
See more photos at http://on.nyc.gov/PKpDys or watch the video at http://on.nyc.gov/PKq4bX.

Yesterday, Mayor Bloomberg visited Boxee's office and discussed the latest efforts to grow New York City's technology industry.

See more photos at http://on.nyc.gov/PKpDys or watch the video at http://on.nyc.gov/PKq4bX.

April 6th, 2012
March 7th, 2012


Industrial Business Advisory Council: Call for Nominations

New York City’s industrial sector is an integral part of the City’s economy that has faced serious challenges in recent decades, but now offers real opportunities for growth and development. We’re now seeking candidates for a new Industrial Business Advisory Council, which will consist of individuals with a variety of expertise pertaining to New York City’s industrial sector. The Council will provide a forum for feedback on the City’s industrial policies and programs, including financing, incentives, regulatory mechanisms, and land use.

Nominations are due by Tuesday, March 20th. Find out more.

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