November 26th, 2013

Reinvent 311: Mobile Content Challenge

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

October 18th, 2013

The 2013 Digital Roadmap—third in a seriesshows 100% of objectives achieved towards making New York City a digital city. Download the PDF report or visit www.nyc.gov/2013roadmap to learn more.

October 17th, 2013

nycgov:

"New York City’s Digital Leadership: 2013 Roadmap"

Less than three years ago, Mayor Bloomberg introduced New York City’s first Digital Roadmap.

Now, with 100% of objectives complete, take a look at the latest update to the Roadmap—demonstrating the strides the City has made to date that are driven by investments in infrastructure, education, open government, online engagement and technology sector support. The 2013 Roadmap also includes ideas and recommendations that look to the future of the City’s position as a global digital leader.

Explore the 2013 Roadmap and download the report at www.nyc.gov/2013roadmap

Reblogged from NYC GOV
October 17th, 2013

Introducing a new program for high schools: Digital Ready

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The Department of Education and NYC Digital today announced the launch of Digital Ready, an intensive professional development and technology expansion program to help NYC public high schools use technology and student-centered learning to improve students’ readiness for college and careers.

Digital Ready connects students with NYC’s vibrant tech community to provide real-world learning experiences and to help them develop the skills to succeed in today’s digital workforce.

Students gain digital literacy skills while receiving hands-on work opportunities, internship experience, and mentors from local tech companies. Teachers build digital resources into their lesson plans, use new media tools and work with partners to engage students in digital technology careers.

The program has launched in 10 high schools for the 2013-2014 academic year, and will expand to 10 additional schools, including middle and high schools. Digital Ready schools today:

•  Academy for Innovative Technologies

•  Bronx Academy for Software Engineering

•  Bronx Compass High School

•  Brooklyn International High School

•  City As School

•  Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School

•  Frederick Douglass Academy VII

•  Hillcrest High School

•  Hudson High School for Learning Technologies

•  Satellite Academy High School

Partners involved with Digital Ready include: the American Museum of Natural History, Apple, Artsy, Beam Center, BRIC Arts Media, Brooklyn College Community Partnership, Eyebeam, Dream Yard, Global Kids, Google, Iridescent, the LAMP, Mozilla Hive NYC Learning Network, Museum of the Moving Image, NPower, NYC Salt, Scenarios USA, ScriptEd, Skillfeed and Tribeca Film Institute, among others.

Digital Ready is one of many City programs that focus on digital literacy for personal and professional development. Visit the Digital Roadmap to learn about the City’s range of digital education initiatives.

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September 30th, 2013
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August 27th, 2013

The number of digital companies in Queens and Staten Island has more than doubled in the past year: http://bit.ly/15u58Qf (via Crain’s New York Business)

There are now over 1,000 homegrown, locally headquartered tech companies in NYC. Discover #MadeinNY startups & jobs.

August 14th, 2013

Queens Residents Share Ideas on How to Make NYC the World’s Leading Digital City

NYC Digital convened the Queens Digital Roadmap Meetup last night in Long Island City from 7:00 - 9:00PM — the fourth in a series of participatory discussions throughout New York City focused on gathering public feedback and input on the City’s digital growth and future.

The Queens Meetup was generously hosted by the Coalition for Queens’ Queens Tech Meetup and Code for America, who both 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 and expanding mentorship opportunities, creating open data standards and policy change across cities and countries, sustaining online and offline public engagement, and fostering local tech and digital talent.

We thank all of the participants who joined us last night for sharing their thoughts and feedback.  Please keep an eye out for the final Digital Roadmap, set to be released in the Fall of 2013.

Photo Credit: David Yang, Coalition for Queens

August 8th, 2013

New Yorkers Share Ideas for a Digital NYC in the Bronx

NYC Digital convened the Bronx Digital Roadmap Meetup on August 6, 2013 from 7-9 PM — the third 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 Bronx Meetup was generously hosted by the Sunshine Bronx Business Incubator, and representatives from the Bronx Tech Meetup presented to the larger group of about 50 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 reconvened 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.  

The next Digital Roadmap Meetup will take place in Queens on Tuesday, August 13 from 7-9 PM. All are welcome – register here.

August 6th, 2013
August 2nd, 2013

nycopendata:

Check out this incredible geodata visualization of Brooklyn’s buildings color-coded to the year they were built. Using Department of City Planning data available through the NYC OpenData portal, the interactive map allows users to hover over buildings to see the address and year-built.

Get recently added PLUTO & mapPLUTO  data. 

Thanks to @thomasrhiel at the BKLYNER for the post.  

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