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This is a page for links to our friends and colleagues in the NYC and internet/tech community.


  • Free Culture Alliance NYC - an informal umbrella group of NYC area organizations interested in Free Culture, Open Education, etc.


  • CampInteractive is based in the Tech & Trek Center in the Bronx. CI actively engages youth through academic tutoring, monthly outdoor trips, and technology workshops.
  • Inc. is a New York State not-for-profit educating New Yorkers about the .nyc TLD's role in advancing livable neighborhoods and a prosperous city.
  • Creative Commons uses private rights to create public goods: creative works set free for certain uses. Like the free software and open-source movements, our ends are cooperative and community-minded, but our means are voluntary and libertarian. We work to offer creators a best-of-both-worlds way to protect their works while encouraging certain uses of them — to declare “some rights reserved.”
  • Creative Commons Salons are global events focused on building a community of artists and developers around Creative Commons licenses, standards, and technology. They are held on a regular basis in NYC.
  • CTCNet NY members - Community Technology Centers.
  • FCNY The Fund for the City of New York is a private operating foundation launched by the Ford Foundation in 1968 with the mandate to improve the quality of life for New Yorkers.
  • Free Culture @ NYU A free culture is one where all members are free to participate in its transmission and evolution, without artificial limits on who can participate or in what way. The free culture movement seeks to develop this culture by promoting four things: creativity and innovation, communication and free expression, public access to knowledge and citizens' civil liberties.
  • ITAC The Industrial and Technology Assistance Corporation is non-profit dedicated to creating and retaining jobs for New Yorkers.
  • MOUSE A technology-based opportunities that motivate underserved students to succeed in today's information society.
  • Muniwireless is the authority on wide-area wireless broadband projects worldwide, including regional and municipal networks. Although we often use the word "city," rural municipalities receive equal coverage here because they are leading the fight for affordable, fast, universal access to the Internet. We also cover the products, technologies, and standards that comprise public broadband networks, and the organizations that design, install, and maintain them.
  • New York Metro STC Society for Technical Communication Metro chapter: a tri-state organization for technical communication interests.
  • NYAS The New York Academy of Sciences promotes science and technology and their essential roles in fostering social and economic development.
  • NYSA New York Systems Administrator Association
  • Older Adults Technology Services (OATS) engages, trains and supports older adults in using technology to improve their quality of life and enhance their social and civic engagement. Digital technologies - computers, digital cameras, mobile phones, the Internet - have become basic tools for daily living. Unfortunately, many older adults are reluctant to use them, resulting in increased isolation, limited access to information, higher costs for goods and services, and fewer opportunities for public and civic participation.
  • OneWebDay NYC NYC organizing group of the annual September 22nd global celebration of the Internet in all its myriad forms.
  • ORGCOM New York Technical Community: professional networking organization.
  • OWASP NY/NJ chapter of The Open Web Application Security Project: an open community dedicated to promoting secure applications.
  • Webgrrls New York City Webgrrls is the local chapter of the international professional networking organization for women.

User Groups

  • DreamweaverNY Adobe Dreamweaver users group.
  • LESMUUG Lower East Side Mac Unix Users Group
  • lisp NYC Lisp NYC: group devoted to the advocacy and advancement of Lisp technology
  • LXNY New York's Free Software Organization.
  • NYC*BUG New York City BSD User Group.
  • NYCOSUG New York City OpenSolaris User Group: local chapter of international open source community.
  • NYPC New York Personal Computer User Group: supports users of personal computers with meetings, classes, events, and information
  • ORGCOM New York Technical Community: professional networking organization.
  • NYPHP New York PHP: a gathering of knowledge, skill and vision with the commonality of PHP and associated technologies.
  • NYC/DUG New York City Drupal Users Group is dedicated to spreading a love of Drupal to all New Yorkers
  • Semantic Web NYC The Semantic Web effort is an initiative by the W3C to provide a common framework that allows data to be shared and reused across application, enterprise, and community boundaries
  • Unigroup of New York, Inc. Unigroup is the oldest and largest Unix User's Group (Unix/Linux/BSD) serving the Greater New York City Regional Area since the early 1980s.




  • Cvent A free database of venues. Contact: Laura Robson - lrobison at


  • The Personal Computer Radio Show The show airs every Wednesday night from 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM EST on WBAI-FM 99.5.
  • Off The Hook airs every Wednesday night at 7:00 PM EST in New York City on listener supported WBAI 99.5 FM. While technical knowledge is important in order to read between the lines, Off The Hook continues to reach people with little or no technical ability. Emmanuel Goldstein is the host of Off The Hook. He is the editor and publisher of 2600 Magazine. 2600 has been coming out since 1984 with all kinds of exposes on security flaws and abuse of individuals using technology as a tool.