Held today, Saturday March 5 2016, New York City School of Data conference – a day-long showcase of New York City’s open data ecosystem, innovative users, and a showcase of civic technology – also includes breakout rooms for you to collaborate on some of NYC’s most pressing open data issues—including a data jam to address economic justice. The showcase will be streamed live on the BetaNYC YouTube Channel.
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Today, Wednesday Feb 10 2016, the ISOC-NY TV show presents an edited edition of the Microsoft Civic Demo Night at Civic Hall NYC on Dec 18 2015. The current crop of Microsoft NY Civic Tech Fellows presented projects, and the Microsoft NY team took the opportunity to reveal/promote new community initiatives.
What: ISOC-NY TV Show – Microsoft Civic Demo Night
Where: Manhattan Neighborhood Network
When: Wednesday Feb 10 2016 2pm-3pm EST | 1900-2000 UTC
Manhattan Cable: TWC 56 / 1996 | RCN 83 | FiOS 34
Watch the whole event uncut
View on YouTube: https://youtu.be/TCyDYPvPHEs (goto ‘see more’ for index)
On Monday Feb 8 2016 BetaNYC hosted #BetaTalk – Open Referral and the future of “the safety net”. Greg Bloom introduces the Open Referral Initiative and discusses its mission to make it easy to share, find, and use social service data. This conversation dives into the issues needed to build a networked future of service providers, their data, and the people who need it most.
View on YouTube: https://youtu.be/f4AOYkXMDCg
Edit captions: http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_video?v=f4AOYkXMDCg
Today Thursday July 30 2015 Code for All will present the plenary session of its first public Summit Connecting the Global Civic Technology Community which brings together the international community of civic hackers who believe government and civil society can work for the people, by the people in the 21st century. The plenary discussions will cover topics such as: * Defining and measuring impact; * Building trust with government partners; * Best practices for using technology to make structural change within government; * Developing community and building a movement; * Beyond the apps: the future of the civic hacking movement; * Comparisons of program implementation across borders. The event will also include spotlights on the work Code for All partners are doing around the world. It will be webcast live on the Internet Society Livestream Channel
What: Connecting the Global Civic Technology Community
Where: Civic Hall NYC
When: Thursday July 30 2015 10:00am-4:45pm EDT | 14:00-20:45 UTC
WEBCAST WEDNESDAY 6pm: @codeforamerica asks How Do We Avoid the Next Healthcare.gov? #govtech @civichall @betanyc
On Wednesday April 8 2015 Code for America presents How Do We Avoid the Next Healthcare.gov? at Civic Hall in NYC. Five years after she founded Code for America Jennifer Pahlka, along with a panel of government technology leaders, will share successes, challenges, and opportunities in building government that works in the 21st century. SPEAKERS: Jen Pahlka, Founder, Code for America; Steven Levy, Editor in Chief, Backchannel; and author of Hackers, In the Plex, and other books; Amen Ra Mashariki, Chief Analytics Officer, City of New York; Jascha Franklin-Hodge, Chief Information Officer, City of Boston; Matthew Klein, Executive Director, Center for Economic Opportunity & Senior Advisor for Service Innovation, NYC Mayor’s Office of Operations; Ariel Kennan, Director, Innovation and Design, NYC Mayor’s Office of Operations; Carl Malamud, President, Public.Resource.Org. The event will be webcast live via the Internet Society Livestream Channel.
What: How Do We Avoid the Next Healthcare.gov?
Where: Civic Hall NYC
When: Wednesday April 8 2015 6pm-8pm EDT | 22:00-00:00 UTC
Twitter: @codeforamerica + #govtech
WEBCAST TODAY: Wired Communities and the Genius of Technology @rachelsklar @rachelhaot @minervatweet #7daysofgenius
Today Thursday March 5 2015, as part of the 7 Days of Genius Festival, the 92Y will present Wired Communities and the Genius of Technology – a “vibrant” discussion about how technology and innovation is transforming our cities and communities — and how we should seize today’s opportunities to improve lives. Rachel Haot, Chief Digital Officer and Deputy Secretary for Technology, New York State, Minerva Tantoco, Chief Technology Officer of New York City, and Rachel Sklar, journalist and creator of an innovative online women’s community, explore how the most ambitious, even intellectually radical or contrarian ideas, can lead our communities into the future.
What: Wired Communities and the Genius of Technology
Where: 92Y NYC
When: Thursday March 5 2015 8:15pm-9:45pm | 01:15-02:45 UTC
WEBCAST SAT/SUN – #CodeAcross NYC @BetaNYC Festival of #CivicTech hacking @CivicHall w/ @GaleMBP @IQuantNY & @BenKallos
Taking place this weekend Feb 21-22 2015 at Civic Hall in Manhattan, CodeAcross NYC is a two day festival of, or related to, civic technology and government data. Organized by civic tech group BetaNYC the goal is to teach data, make data, create tools, and make civic technology that brings together government, community based organizations, innovators, academics, and individuals to create effective uses of NYC’s data. ISOC-NY will be webcasting some presentations / chats including the kickoff event with New York City’s Chief Analytics Officer, Dr. Amen Ra Mashariki at Microsoft Civic on Friday night Feb 20 2015, plus sessions with Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Council Member Ben Kallos, and IQuantNY’s Ben Wellington during the event.
What: CodeAcross NYC
Where: Civic Hall NYC
When: Sat/Sun Feb 21-22 2015
Twitter: #codeacross nyc
VIDEO: A Conversation with @mySociety’s Tom Steinberg @CivicHall NYC – Feb 9 2015 @steiny #civictech
On February 9 2015 Civic Hall presented A Conversation with mySociety’s Tom Steinberg at Civic Hall NYC. Tom is the founder of mySociety, according to Civic Hall “the world’s oldest and most influential civic hacking group”. Based in the UK, but now international, mySociety’s primary work is to build and popularize digital tools that give citizens power over institutions and decision makers. Video is below:
VIDEO: @Mlsif outlines inaugural event program @CivicHall including @BetaNYC #CodeAcross NYC and @F2C2015
View on YouTube: http://youtu.be/fd7CRcG92LA
Thu Feb 19 5:30pm
HYPERCIVILITY: Mark Pesce at Civic Hall
Sat/Sun Feb 21 – 22
BetaNYC & Code Across America’s: Code Across NYC 2015
Sat Feb 21 9am-4pm
Ebola Open Data Jam
Tue Feb 24 6pm-9pm
NYTM & StartOUT Demo Night
Wed Feb 25 8pm-9:30pm
POLITICAL CONNECTION: DOES THE INTERNET REALLY CHANGE POWER POLITICS?
Mon/Tue Mar 2-3
F2C: Freedom to Connect 2015
Civic Hall is a new 15,500 sq.ft. civic tech community center and event space at 156 5th Ave in the heart of Manhattan, stewarded by the folks who run the Personal Democracy Forum. As they finalize the installations, they have begun recruiting members and running orientation sessions. On Jan 7 2015 ISOC-NY’s Joly MacFie arrived too late for one of these sessions, but Civic Hall COO Heidi Sieck was kind enough to walk him around as she prepared to close for the night. Video is below.
On October 17 2014 Microsoft Civic hosted Professor Stephen Goldsmith, director of Data-Smart City Solutions at Harvard Kennedy School, and Professor Susan Crawford, co-director of Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society discussing their book, The Responsive City: Engaging Communities Through Data-Smart Governance. Moderator was John Paul Farmer, Director of Technology & Civic Innovation, Microsoft. Themes: How can emerging technologies and data analytics improve life in our cities? How do we enshrine democratic discourse and citizen input even as urban processes become more automated? Video is below:
Oct 17 NYC: @SCrawford – #TheResponsiveCity: Engaging Communities Through Data-Smart Governance! @MicrosoftNY
On Friday October 17 2014 Susan Crawford, co-author of The Responsive City: Engaging Communities Through Data-Smart Governance! will discuss the book’s theme with John Paul Farmer, Director of Tech & Civic Innovation, Microsoft at Microsoft Civic in NYC. Example questions: How can emerging technologies and data analytics improve life in our cities? How do we enshrine democratic discourse and citizen input even as urban processes become more automated? Admission is free. Space is limited. You must register to attend. It will be recorded.
What: Susan Crawford: The Responsive City: Engaging Communities Through Data-Smart Governance!
Where: Microsoft Civic, 641 Avenue of the Americas 7th Floor NYC
When: Friday October 17 2014 6pm
On August 1 2013 the 21st Century Democracy & Technology Meetup hosted a NYC Civic Tech Demo Night at Tipping Point Partners NYC. Introducing the night was Tipping Points founder and CEO Art Chang, who revealed a forthcoming expanded collaboration – a “tech campus” – between his firm, New York Law School, and other institutions.
Presenting first was FundElevator, a new crowdfunding platform for both causes and politicians that will have its soft launch in the next few days.
The second was NYC Votes. Art Chang is also the Chair of NYC Voter Assistance Advisory Committee(VAAC), part of the NYC Campaign Finance Board‘s (CFB) Voter Assistance Unit, as reconstituted by the 2010 Charter Commission. The CFB has three primary mandates: administering the Campaign Finance Program, publishing the Voter Guide, and overseeing the Debate Program. The CFB provides easily accessible and comprehensive information on candidates’ campaign finance and works to make candidates and elected officials more responsive to New York City citizens, rather than special interests, by reducing the opportunity for campaign contributors to influence candidates and elected officials and by providing a means for credible candidates who might not have access to “big money” to run competitive campaigns via a matching funds program. To assist in this purpose the VAAC spawned the 21st Century Democracy project which in turn spawned a Digital Action Working Group of leading local techies,namely AppOrchard, Method, and Pivotal Labs, who set to work on creating an app – NYC Votes – to help achieve the CFP’s purpose. NYC Votes is aimed to provide the complete voting experience from registering to vote, to learning about the candidates, to funding candidates (thereby gaining them 6x NYC matching funds), to casting a vote at the poll site on Election Day. The app is scheduled to go live on Aug 7 2013 at the New York Tech Meetup. This night was something of a dress rehearsal for that.
View on YouTube: http://youtu.be/GFB90PvU4OQ
Transcribe on AMARA: http://www.amara.org/en/videos/uH601JQul4ez/
Twitter: #civictech | #nycvotes
Art Chang – Chair, NYC Voter Assistance Advisory Committee
Mickey Costa – CEO, FundElevator
James Schuler – CTO, FundElevator
Amy M. Loprest – Executive Director, NYC Campaign Finance Board
Rusty Munro – Creative Director, Method
Michael Schubert – Managing Director, NYC, Pivotal Labs
Michael Carlson – Product Manager, AppOrchard