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

May 14th, 2013

Design-A-Thon for Crisis Text Line

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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

May 9th, 2013

Summer Scholars Internship Info Session

Want to give back to NYC’s youth and cultivate more diversity in the tech sector? Your company is invited to take part in Summer Scholars, a program sponsored by the Bank of America that matches outstanding high school juniors and seniors with summer opportunities in tech companies. Students benefit from 15 hours per week of paid employment, high school credits, and employment skills coaching.

Summer Scholars kindly requests that tech hosts:

  • Provide students with three days per week of meaningful work experience
  • Designate a supervisor/point of contact for interns
  • Log intern attendance and provide broad performance feedback on forms
    provided to employer
  • Maintain communication with Summer Scholars project management team

Friday, May 10, 2013
9:30 – 10:30 AM
General Assembly
902 Broadway, 4th Floor
New York, NY

April 10th, 2013

New York City Nominated for Two Webby Awards

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Each year, the world’s most outstanding websites and media campaigns compete for The Webby Awards, the leading Internet award honoring excellence in websites, interactive media, social networking, and mobile. Once nominated, the public casts their votes for nominees in order to determine who is the Best of the Web in each category. This year the City of New York received two nominations and three honors — more distinctions than any other city.

In the Best Government Website category is NYC Service, which helped connect over 10,000 New Yorkers with volunteer opportunities in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. The New York Public Library was also nominated in the Best Education & Discovery Website category for it’s innovative community-based digital archiving projects.

The NYC Economic Development Corporation and NYC Office of Film, Theatre, and Broadcasting websites received honors in the Government category, and the NYC Mayor’s Office Twitter were honored in the Public Service & Activism category.

Voice your support by voting for NYC Service and the New York Public Library until April 30th, 2013.

For more information and a full list of nominees, visit webbyawards.com

April 2nd, 2013

DonorsChoose Campaign Supporting CS Education

DonorChoose has launched a campaign for the month of April to raise money for classrooms in NYC Schools that are helping students learn to code.  There is a rising demand from students for classes in software engineering and computer science and to help them get there, you can support some of the forward-thinking projects.

Make a donation to “Good Things Come to Those Who Code” or find out more at 

November 21st, 2012

Songza and John Legend to Donate to the Mayor’s Fund to Support Hurricane Relief Efforts

NYC tech company Songza and music artist John Legend are teaming up to support the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City by donating $0.10 to the Sandy relief efforts for every person that listens to John Legend’s “Do Something” playlist.

Listen here: http://bit.ly/SandySupport

For more information on how to donate to the Hurricane Relief efforts visit http://nyc.gov/fund.

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