January 21st, 2014
Reblogged from NYC OpenData
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

July 22nd, 2013
Reblogged from NYC OpenData
June 27th, 2013

Spotify’s Music Education Hack

Spotify and the NYC Department of Education teamed up for a Music Ed Hack to see how technology and music can transform education in NYC schools.  The hacker teams will have access to NYC teachers as part of the creation process as they focus on building products that incorporate music and technology into the education space.  The hackers will present their work at the end of the weekend to a panel of judges including NYC Digital’s own Strategic Partnerships Manager, Seema Shah.  The grand prize is $10,000 in cash.

The event will be this weekend, June 28-29 at AlleyNYC.  

Sign up now: http://bit.ly/1b5xpMo

June 19th, 2013

Teen Coders to Solve NYC Problems During Weekend Workshop

Young Rewired State, an organization with a mission to support youth who are driven to teaching themselves to code, partnered with the Museum of the Moving Image and Mozilla Hive NYC to host a free weekend-long workshop on June 29-30.  Participating teens will work with each other and local tech mentors to build digital products and prototypes using data available through NYC Open Data to address civic concerns and problems.

About 50 teens from ages 14-18 years old will have the opportunity to build on their programming skills while working in teams to create projects that they will present to a panel of judges at the end of the weekend.

For more information, visit http://bit.ly/VXzFBC.

June 18th, 2013

Music Education Hackathon


Next weekend, join Spotify and NYC Schools at a hackathon to use technology to transform music education.  

When: June 28 6pm- June 29 6pm

Where: AlleyNYC, Floor 17a, 500 7th Ave, New York NY

Details: http://musiceducationhack.splashthat.com

June 10th, 2013

Young Rewired State NYC

June 29th and 30th, Young Rewired State, the Museum of the Moving Image and Mozilla Hive NYC Learning Network will host a design challenge.  Teens will work with programmers, creatives, developers and other mentors to use NYC Open Data to build working digital prototypes that solve real-world problems for the City.  The event will help NYC teens cultivate the computational literacy skills necessary for college and career readiness.

Want to be a mentor?  The event needs professional programmers, designers and educators who are willing to volunteer their time to help youth through the prototyping process.  For more info, visit http://bit.ly/YRSNYC-mentor

June 4th, 2013

Hack DUMBO is June 15!



Lately it seems nary a weekend passes without a hackathon (BigApps! POV!) going down in some corner of the city. Which is awesome — we’re all about supporting NYC’s growing tech scene. But now that the sun is shining, isn’t it time to get some fresh air?

Say hello to Hack DUMBO, NYC’s first open, outdoor hack! On Saturday, June 15, we’re teaming up with DUMBO Developers for an afternoon of coding and community under the Archway. Make no mistake, this isn’t another hackathon, just a few hours of peace and fresh air to work on that pet-project and socialize with your fellow developers. DUMBO’s free public Wifi will power laptops; slices of pizza will power participants.The event is free and open to the public, but you’ve got to register: http://hackdumbo.eventbrite.com/.

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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

May 14th, 2013

Design-A-Thon for Crisis Text Line


Calling all designers, product managers, engineers and more: Crisis Text Line will be running a Design-A-Thon on Saturday, May 18th. 

Design to save lives by creating an interface for counselors to help teens in crisis through texting.

More info: crisistextline.eventbrite.com

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