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November 26th, 2013


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September 23rd, 2013

Today, the City announced the release of dozens of high-value data sets, an enhanced NYC Open Data portal at www.nyc.gov/data, and the citywide plan for unlocking all public data by 2018.

These developments mark the latest milestone in NYC Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications’s (DoITT) implementation of Local Law 11 of 2012, the landmark open data legislation signed by Mayor Bloomberg last year. The NYC Open Data Plan ensures New York City continues to release public data for generations to come, providing a detailed schedule of the data sets that City agencies will release to the public in compliance with the law.

Also, included in this release are new open data covering a wide range of topics, from property and construction to health and environmental data. 

Explore more than 200 new data sets available free of charge on the newly redesigned www.nyc.gov/data, bringing the total to over 1,100 data sets from over 60 city agencies open to the public.

July 26th, 2013

Today, IBM’s Smarter Planet blog features a Q&A with NYC’s Chief Digital Officer Rachel Haot

A Smarter Planet: Why is it so crucial for New York to maximize its potential as a digital city?

Haot: The mayor frequently says we are the intellectual capital of the world and arguably the creative capital of the world. But we aren’t satisfied.  We want that to reach even greater heights. So we’re creating a digital platform that leverages the entrepreneurial spirit of New Yorkers and enables them to become even more innovative and creative.

This isn’t just about promoting technology and a tech industry. We have a lot of industries in New York, and we want them all to modernize and take full advantage of digital technologies. We already have more digital jobs available in New York City than anywhere else in the country, but we want to do more. You look at financial services, real estate, fashion, entertainment and media. They’re all hiring for digital roles. They need that talent.

Watch the video above to hear tips on how to run a successful hackathon, then read the full interview.

May 16th, 2013

Rockaway Beach Civic Hack


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

October 22nd, 2012

Engage NYC 2012: Digital Media in Government

Following the success of Engage NYC 2011, NYC Digital hosted the second annual Engage NYC: Digital Media in Government summit on October 19, 2012 at Google’s Headquarters in New York. Nearly 200 social media, communications and press staff from across city government attended the event, featuring presentations from external social media partners, a panel on digital communications, an update on the State of the Digital City, as well as an awards ceremony recognizing agencies’ outstanding work in digital media.

The morning began with welcome remarks from William Floyd of Google and the City’s Chief Digital Officer, Rachel Haot. A surprise guest keynote David Karp, founder and CEO of New York social media startup, Tumblr, gave an inspiring talk on New York City’s digital presence and the vital role digital media has in our culture today.

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September 25th, 2012

Today, the White House recognized Michael Flowers, Director of Analytics at NYC’s Office of Policy and Strategic Planning as one of the 13 Local Innovation Champions of Change for his work and use of data-driven analytics to identify the best ways City government can address multi-faceted problems. 

The City’s Policy and Strategic Planning Analytics team analyzes data from City agencies to help quickly and efficiently allocate government resources to address crime, safety and other challenges.  

"Since day one, we’ve empowered everyone in our Administration to try new and bold approaches to tackling old problems and base solutions on hard data, not ideology or partisan philosophy,” said Mayor Bloomberg. “Michael Flowers and his team have exemplified our approach and taken it to new levels of success… I want to congratulate Michael and his entire team.” - Mayor Bloomberg

Read more at http://on.nyc.gov/SjIkI6

August 24th, 2012


Mayor Bloomberg and Chief Digital Officer Rachel Haot today unveiled the 2012 Digital Roadmap, an update to the 2011 roadmap, a comprehensive plan outlining NYC’s digital successes and a look ahead to new initiatives to spur the development of the local tech and digital sector.

With 80 percent of its objectives complete, New York City’s Digital Roadmap: Progress and Innovation demonstrates the strides the City has made to date, driven by a vibrant technology industry, a strong social media presence, infrastructure improvements and historic investments in education. Highlights from the year are shown in the infographics above.

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August 24th, 2012


Today, Mayor Bloomberg announced that small businesses looking to grow and attract new customers through digital tools can get help from the City’s NYC Business Solutions Centers through a new three-part curricula designed by Google, Mashable, Tumblr and Weebly.

The Small Business Digital Toolkit curriculum, launched by NYC Digital and the Department of Small Business Services, will review the fundamentals for creating and managing an online presence, digital and mobile payments, e-commerce, search engine optimization as well as digital advertising and social media.

Parts of the curriculum will be available online in the Business Library section of the NYC Business Solutions website and in classroom settings throughout the City’s NYC Business Solutions Centers. 

Register for the first Social Media Fundamentals course starting September 20th at 2PM at the NYC Business Solutions, Queens Center, 168-25 Jamaica Avenue, 2nd floor. Visit nyc.gov/nycbusiness for more information. Register today! 

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May 4th, 2012

How can we build a brighter tech future in NYC?


Respond with your ideas and help shape NYC gov’s digital roadmap

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