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Webcast: New York Tech Council – Tech Trends for 2010 1/14/2010

On Jan 14 2010 the newly formed New York Technology Council held its second public meeting in the form of a panel discussion on the topic “Technology Trends for 2010“. Representatives of Google and Microsoft were joined by City Council member Gale Brewer to pontificate on what the new year might bring.

Audio is here. Video is below.
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NYC Council Hearing on Innovation 12/16/09

NYCNew York, NY – On Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at 10 AM in the Council Chambers of City Hall, the New York City Council Committees on Technology in Government and Small Business held a joint public hearing to examine how small technology start-ups are surviving in this tough economy.  This hearing will help the Council understand the dynamics behind successful firms as well as what options are available to the City in aiding these important businesses in their struggle to remain competitive and viable in a global environment.

Archived webcast and the twitter feed are embedded below.

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New York City Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) Meeting

Broadband Technologies Opportunities Program Council Member Gale A. Brewer invites all members of the New York City technology community to discuss the recently released Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) funding that has been made available through the federal stimulus package which passed in February 2009. The purpose of this event is to help galvanize interested applicants around common goals. Please distribute this invitation widely and invite all pertinent stakeholders to attend.

When: Tuesday, July 28, 2009 from 6-8 PM
Where: DCTV’s Third Floor Conference Room
87 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10013 (@ White St) (map)

Contact Kunal Malhotra [] or Sam Wong [] at (212) 788-6975 if you have any questions and suggestions.

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Are Your Children Safe from Internet Dangers? – 3/26 – PS.199

state_of_ny_attorney_generalOn Thursday, March 26 Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo and Council Member Gale A. Brewer Present: Are Your Children Safe from Internet Dangers? Learn How to Protect Your Kids from Sexual Predators and CyberCrimes, presented by: Investigator Ken Morgan

This presentation – Your Child’s D.I.G.I.T.A.L Life – will help you:
* Understand and supervise your children’s online life.
* Protect your children from online dangers – cyberbullying, identity theft, pornography and sexual predators.
* Prevent your children from becoming victims in real life.

WHEN: Thursday, March 26 at 7:30 PM
WHERE: Public School 199, 270 West 70th Street, New York, NY 10023.
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Video of NYC Council webcasting proposal public hearing

Below is video of last week’s public hearing on the proposal to webcast NYC City Council and other municipal meetings. It was informative with first, representatives of the NYC Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT) giving the official line, and then, two presentations by commercial vendors. After which Common Cause, the Peoples Production House, and others spoke on behalf of the public interest.
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NYC Council Tech Committee Webcasting Hearing 10/29

Tech Committee Holds Webcasting Hearing – Council Plans to Expand Digital Live and VOD

City Hall – On Wednesday, October 29, 2008, Council Member Gale A. Brewer (D-Manhattan), Chair of the Technology in Government Committee, will hold a hearing regarding Introduction 533-A which amends the City Charter to require that all public meetings be webcast.

The Council Technology in Government Committee will hold the hearing regarding webcasting on Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at 10 AM in the 14th Floor Hearing Room of 250 Broadway, New York. This is a public meeting and all are welcome to attend. Photo id required.
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