On Saturday March 4 2017, BetaNYC presents the 2017 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. The main track will be streamed live on the BetaNYC YouTube Channel.
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Today Monday March 30 2015 Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer will hold a Tech Ed Mixer at Civic Hall. The event will be webcast live. See Below.
View on YouTube: https://youtu.be/y-Clm_v2Y5U
ISOC-NY TV Show 2pm today – Manhattan Borough President @GaleABrewer’s Black History Month Reception @mnn59 @siliconharlem
Today, Wednesday March 25 2015, the ISOC-NY TV show will present Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer’s Black History Month Reception honoring six African American leaders in Manhattan’s technology community at MIST Harlem on February 26 2015. Honorees: Clayton Banks, Silicon Harlem; Kathryn Finney, digitalundivided; Bruce Lincoln, Silicon Harlem; Marcus Mitchell, Google; Valorie Williams, Educator; Jenna Wortham, New York Times
What: ISOC-NY TV Show – Manhattan Borough President’s Black History Month Reception
Where: Manhattan Neighborhood Network
When: Wednesday March 25 2015 2pm-3pm EST | 1900-2000 UTC
Manhattan Cable: TWC 56 / 1996 | RCN 83 | FiOS 34
View on YouTube: https://youtu.be/PhDRjgrzxWQ
VIDEO: @CityAndStateNY State of Our City panel on NYC #sharingeconomy w/ @airbnb , @NYHTC, @GaleMBP, @BrooklynChamber
On Tuesday, February 17th 2015, City & State hosted its 5th Annual State of Our City forum, convening New York City’s leaders in government, business, and advocacy to discuss some of the most important issues the City will face in 2015. The first panel considered the disruptive advent of the sharing economy, and included representatives of both AirBnB and also the Hotel Trades Council, and also a commissioner from the Taxi and Limousine Commission, however nobody from either Uber or Lyft. The panel was joined by Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, and concluded with Carlo Scissura, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce remarking that consumer demand for improved services was such that incumbents, upstarts, and regulators were obligated to resolve their differences and arrive at working arrangements. The panel, which runs 45 mins, was webcast live via Livestream, video is below.
View on Livestream: http://new.livestream.com/cityandstate/events/3817876/videos/77417241
Twitter: #sharingeconomy nyc
On Monday November 24 2014 ICANN President and CEO Fadi Chehadé met with NYC community at the office of Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer. Present were representatives of ISOC-NY, Connecting .nyc, New York Tech Meetup, Meetup, NameSpace, Access, and Google. First there was a progress reort on the .nyc TLD from Jeff Merritt of the Mayor’s Office and Jeff Neuman of Neustar, followed by some Q&A – much of it about the mechanics of the nexus requirements for registrants. In the second part Fadi Chehadi spoke briefly about the major challenges to ICANN and the multistakeholder model, including the IANA transition and the development of the NetMundial initiative. Fadi had just returned from the World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, where he had received assurances from that country’s leadership of their continuing engagement with the global Internet and its evolving governance processes. Video is below, including a couple of highlights. A full index is available on YouTube.
Full video (83 mins)
China (3 mins)
NetMundial (5 mins)
ISOC, WEF, and the NetMundial Initiative (6 mins)
VIDEO: @SiliconHarlem #MobileLife @MobileWeekNYC w/ @FunkFlex @tiffany_hardin @rodneybwilliams + @GaleMBP
MobileWeek 2014 was a 6-day conference, hackathon, and event series that happened April 12-17 in NYC. The culminating event was a panel – Mobile Life – hosted by Silicon Harlem at MIST on 116th St. that focused on how entertainment can be a mobile rainmaker, and future prospects as wearables and the Internet of Things become manifest. Speakers were Rodney Williams of LISNR, Tiffany Hardin of Gild Creative Group, and Hot97 DJ Funkmaster Flex who runs the successful In Flex We Trust website. Moderators were Silicon Harlem co-founders Clayton Banks and Bruce Lincoln. Special guest speaker was Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer. Video is below.
On Thursday 11 April 2013 the Federal Communications Bar Association (NY Chapter), New York Law School, eBay NYC, the New York Legal Hackers Meetup, the Cardozo Cyberlaw Society, and the Brooklyn Law Incubator & Policy Clinic presented Internet Everywhere: The Role & Policy Implications of Public Wi-Fi in NYC at eBay’s NYC office. This event followed Google’s program to provide free Wi-Fi to all of Chelsea, and the announcement just that day by NYC of a citywide pilot program to turn payphones into open Wi-Fi hotspots. Speakers included Council Member Gale Brewer, ISOC-NY Board member Joe Plotkin, NYC officials Deirdre Flynn and Bruce Regal, reps from the ACLU and Time Warner, and more. The moderator was Nilay Patel, managing editor of The Verge. Video is below,
Tomorrow, Thursday March 7 2013 at 12PM on the Steps of City Hall City Councilwoman Gale A. Brewer will hold a press conference to celebrate the first anniversary of NYC’s Open Data Law. On this day, under the terms of the bill, all qualifying data currently available on any NYC.gov website must be posted to the Open Data portal. Various open government groups including the Open NY Forum and the New York City Transparency Working Group will be in attendance to support Councilwoman Brewer.
What: NYC Open Data rally
Where: NYC City Hall Steps
When: Thursday March 7 2013. 12PM
Video: State of the Digital City: Government 2.0 and its Impact on Policymaking @nyuwagner #opengov #nycgov
Video is now available of last week’s Wagner Policy Alliance event “State of the Digital City: Government 2.0 and its Impact on Policymaking”
- Gale Brewer, NYC Council Member, Founding Chair of the Committee on Technology in Government
- John Kaehny, Executive Director and Founding Board Member, Reinvent Albany
- Anthony Townsend, Research Director, Institute for the Future, and NYU Adjunct Assistant Professor
- Shankar Prasad, NYU Adjunct Associate Professor and Yourlist.org Founder
On Weds. March 21 2012 the NYU Wagner Policy Alliance will present a panel discussion State of the Digital City: Government 2.0 and its Impact on Policymaking – a “how are we doing?” type follow-up to Mayor Bloomberg’s Road Map for the Digital City, rolled out in May 2011.
What: State of the Digital City: Government 2.0 and its Impact on Policymaking
When: Weds. March 21 2012. 7:15pm-9:00pm
Where: The Puck Building, 2nd Fl. 295 Lafayette Street, NYC
Register: http://wagner.nyu.edu/events/wpa-03-21-2012 (free)
Twitter: @nyuwagner | #NYUWevents | #nycgov
- Gale Brewer, NYC Council Member
Noel Hidalgo, World Economic Forum(Noel is unable to attend.)
- Anthony Townsend, Institute for the Future
Moderator: Shankar Prasad, yourlist.org
NYC Council Member Gale A. Brewer has long campaigned for an Open Data statute for the City. Indeed her original public hearing was back in June 2009, when she first introduced draft legislation. Another public hearing was held in June 2010. The law has finally passed, and was signed into law by Mayor Bloomberg on March 7 2012.
The law has provisions such as:
- City agencies until 2018 to get all their data online and searchable.
- Data to be machine readable and available via an API.
- DoITT to produce guidelines for City agencies by October 2012
- Agencies to report what data sets they have by August 2013
- Agencies to submit a compliance report before March 2014.
- Data is to be made available in one central location at NYC.gov.
- If agencies opt-out they must make public their reasons for doing so.
- DoITT to consult with the public and open standards bodies to ensure usability.
New York City Councilors Christine Quinn and Gale Brewer have issued a statement following ICANN’s approval of the new gTLD program in Singapore last week:
STATEMENT BY COUNCIL SPEAKER CHRISTINE C. QUINN AND COUNCIL MEMBER GALE BREWER
Re: ICANN Announcement to Expand Domain Offerings
“Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced it will dramatically expand its domain offerings and will begin accepting applications for new domains in January 2012. Once approved, this will allow for the addition of a dot New York City suffix that will be operated by a private vendor and be made available to New York City businesses and residents.
This is a fantastic opportunity for the New York City establishments that will now be able to secure their online presence with a top-level domain name, and for the City of New York, which will benefit from the millions of dollars in revenue dot NYC will generate.
When I first proposed launching a New York City specific domain in my State of the City two years ago, it was because I saw the enormous potential for New York City businesses to carve out a place of their own on the Internet.
With ICANN’s support, and the hard work of Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications Commissioner Carole Post, New York City Chief Digital Officer Rachel Sterne and former and present chairs of the Committee on Technology, Council Members Gale Brewer and Fernando Cabrera, today that potential has been realized.
I applaud ICANN’s decision to increase the availability of new domains, and in doing so, allow New York City businesses the freedom to take control of their Internet presence.
Dot NYC will reflect the locality that defines New York City and makes our vendors one of a kind. I look forward to working with the DoIT to find a suitable operator to help administer dot NYC.”
City Council Member Gale Brewer:
“Today’s decision by ICANN opens the doors for New York City, like many of our global competitors, to apply for a top-level domain name. I applaud the efforts of those advocating for a domain name to ensure that local small businesses and merchants based in New York City are able to brand themselves as such. The small business community is a vital part of the New York City economy and any opportunity to increase their exposure while facilitating easy searching online is a smart step forward.”
The Municipal Art Society of New York presented a panel discussion on Mar 8 2011: Wireless City: Can All New Yorkers Get Connected? at NYIT Auditorium Internet access, once a luxury, is quickly becoming a key livability issue for New York. Other cities have tried to implement free wi-fi access to all of their citizens, but with varying success. A panel of experts who will explore some of the models employed, as well as the challenges in making wi-fi access a priority.
Introduction: Gale Brewer, NYC Councillor
Keynote: Rachel Sterne, NYC Chief Digital Officer
Moderator: Adam Balkin, NY1
Greg Goldman, ex-CEO Wireless Philadelphia
Sonja Murray, One Economy
Dana Spiegel, NYCWireless