July 1st, 2013
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April 18th, 2013

Students in the MOUSE Corps demo at NY Tech Meetup.

MOUSE trains students to become digital media and technology experts in school.  High school students from across NYC can participate in a program that allows them to explore career pathways through professional mentors and internships and develop technology projects that address a social need.

To learn more about MOUSE, visit mouse.org

December 5th, 2012


What’s the potential for the City’s public payphones? Tonight we launched the city’s first payphone design challenge, Reinvent Payphones, at the New York Tech Meetup.

Participate in Reinvent Payphones and create virtual and/or physical prototypes that modernize existing payphone infrastructure for a safer, more sustainable, accessible, and informed city.

Join urban designers, technologists, and policy experts and submit your prototype by February 18th, 2013. Visit nyc.gov/reinventpayphones to learn more and register for updates.

Take part in telecommunications history!

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June 29th, 2012

We are excited to announce the categories and official prizes for the Reinvent Green Hackathon. Good luck to all of the participants tomorrow!

Popular Choice App*, sponsored by Google


  • $1,010.10 in giftcards (developer’s choice; split among the winning team), sponsored by Google
  • One month “Cleanweb Commercial Acceleration Mentorship,” sponsored by Pure Energy Partners

Best App for City Crowdsourcing, sponsored by 10Gen


  • $1,000 in Amazon giftcards (split among the winning team), sponsored by 10Gen
  • Tour of the 311 call center, sponsored by NYC 311

Best App for Recycling, sponsored by I2BF Global Ventures


  • $1,000.00 CASH prize (split among the winning team), sponsored by I2BF Global Ventures
  • Tour of a waste transfer station, sponsored by the NYC Department of Sanitation

Best App for Transportation, sponsored by Uber


  • $1,000.00 in credits (split among the winning team), sponsored by Uber
  • Bike ride tour of Brooklyn Greenway, sponsored by NYC Department of Transportation

Best App for Parks and Public Spaces, sponsored by Con Edison


  • $1,500 CASH prize (split among the winning team), sponsored by Con Edison
  • Tour of one of the 12 destination parks in PlaNYC, sponsored by NYC Parks

Judges Pick, sponsored by Temboo and the NY Tech Meetup


  • One-year subscription to a Temboo account (split among the winning team), sponsored by Temboo
  • An opportunity to demo the winning application to the New York Tech Meetup, the largest meetup in the world, sponsored by the NY Tech Meetup
  • Breakfast at City Hall with David Bragdon and Rachel Sterne, sponsored by the Mayor’s Office of Long-term Planning and Sustainability and NYC Digital

*After the event, City of New York Facebook fans will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite app. Now is a great time to go LIKE the City of New York!

March 12th, 2012
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Made in NY: Austin SXSW, a set on Flickr.

More than 30 NY-based startups showcased their work at the NY Tech Meetup and Gust event “Made In NY: Austin” at this year’s SXSW.

February 9th, 2012


Are you in one or more of these Top NYC Tech Meetup Groups? New York is also neck and neck with the Bay Area for the title of Top Tech Town as represented by Meetup RSVPs.

Meetup CEO Scott Heiferman unveiled these and other fascinating statistics about the explosion of tech meetup groups around the world in his “State of the Meetup Tech Union” last night at New York Tech Meetup, which is the largest Meetup in the world at 21,500+ members!

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