Nov’s 2013 BetaTalk: Open NY, the state’s data team, & NYC Code for America Fellows.
This is going to be a really exciting night! Two great teams who have two amazing stories!
For the night, we’re going to start off with the Open NY team introducing themselves and talking about their goals, short term objectives, and then do a bit of q/a. Then, we will hear from NYC’s Code for America fellows. They will talk about their project and what it was like to be a CfA fellow. Afterward, both teams will be around for personal questions.
Schedule: Doors open at 6:30. Event starts promptly at 7:00 PM.
Light snacks and refreshments will be served.
Meet Open New York, NY State’s Open Data team.
Come and meet the the team that powers New York’s Open Data Portal. This team is bringing together local, state and federal data in one place. Additionally, they are looking to be a platform to open and liberate municipal data across New York.
Code for America Fellows – New York City.
In 2013, The City of New York partnered with Code for America to enlist a team of fellows to build technology to address criminal justice issues. The fellowship was sponsored by the Mayor’s Office of the Criminal Justice Coordinator and the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications. Support and funding were provided by the Laura and John Arnold Foundation and Blue Ridge Foundation.
Thanks to our hosts DoSomething.org
DoSomething.org is the country’s largest not-for-profit for young people and social change. We have 2,215,655 members (and counting!) who kick ass on causes they care about. Bullying. Animal cruelty. Homelessness. Cancer. The list goes on. DoSomething.org spearheads national campaigns so 13- to 25-year-olds can make an impact – without ever needing money, an adult, or a car. Over 2.4 million people took action through DoSomething.org in 2012. Why? Because apathy sucks.
One year ago, you made history. One year ago, we got NYC’s Open Data law passed and gave this nation a new gold standard in government transparency.
By opening up and making the City’s data machine readable, the we will be able to build better interfaces and help grow this city into the 21st Century. Together, we will increase the effectiveness of government services and an equitable City for the future.
Today, we stand on the steps of City Hall and look to the future of municipal open data. Over the next few years, it is up to us, the developers, designers, the doers, and the thinkers to be a true partner in open government. It is up to us to be the Government for the people by the people.
Happy Birthday Local Law 11 of 2012! Here’s to a new era in Open Government.
It’s time to drink social lubricants, socialize AND get out the votes for BikeBuddy while celebrating TA’s first #BikeNYC tweetup! Join us this Saturday at The Change You Want to See and celebrate two parties…
1. BikeBuddy is a vision. Part Meetup.com / part route sharing website / part mobile app / part _______ (you fill in the blank!). More or less, it’s an idea that has to be built. Since @TransAlt has an opportunity to win $250,000 were going to use this party to get out the vote. Don’t forget to vote today!
2. #BikeNYC tweetup! Tweets ups are when a bunch of twitter users come together and socialize. On a daily basis, hundreds of New Yorkers share news, comment on each others ideas and have a running conversation all by using the 8 characters of “#BikeNYC.” This part of the party is a celebration of nurdum, mobile technology and all things 2.0! Also, don’t forget to follow @TransAlt on twitter.
Join us this Saturday, 27 February from 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm in Williamsburg!
@ The Change You Want to See
Address – 84 Havemeyer Street, Storefront, Brooklyn
Trains – L – Lorimer or Bedford – G – Metropolitan Ave – J/M/Z – Marcy Ave
Facebook URL (must be logged in to see content) – http://bit.ly/gotv_bikebuddy
New York Premiere. MC Frontalot and band will join Negin Farsad in a post-screening discussion.
Investigating the newest wave of hip-hop, Nerdcore Rising follows the godfather of the genre, MC Frontalot, on his first national tour. Beginning in South Carolina and culminating in nerd mecca – the Penny Arcade Gaming Convention in Seattle – masses of fans across the country come out to bask in the Front’s geek glory as he strives to achieve mainstream success.
Music industry notables provide insight, including music-nerd celebrities Weird Al Yankovic and Jello Biafra. Old school trailblazers like Prince Paul and contemporary hip hop aficionados like J-Live examine the legitimacy of nerdcore as a subgenre of hip hop.