We are back from the Code for America Summit and readjusting to the East Coast’s circadian rhythms. There are a lot of interesting conversations to follow up on, but October has its own plans, too. Come join us at any of these events, and leave a comment if we missed something!
“Meet the finalists of RISE: NYC, a $30 million competition to identify new and innovative technologies to make NYC small businesses more resilient to the impacts of future storms, sea level rise and other effects of climate change.” Event info
Join Beta NYC for their weekly Code for America Brigades civic hack night. RSVP now.
October 10th and 11th:
We’re supporting and participating in The Feast Hardware Hackathon with The Department of Homeland Security, FEMA, IDEO, and the Red Hook Initiative (#feast2014).
The hackathon is “in support of the White House Innovation for Disaster Response and Recovery Initiative, an effort first launched by the Obama Administration in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. The initiative aims to find effective ways technology can empower the disaster resilience community with critical information and resources.” Participants will get to prototype and field test their creations with first responders and design thinkers.
Data & Society launches! “Data & Society is an NYC-based think/do tank focused on social, cultural, and ethical issues arising from data-centric technological development.”
7PM: Come to our offices at 641 Avenue of the Americas for a report-back from the Code for America Summit with Beta NYC. We’ll share highlights from the week, and build on the momentum for local projects and connections. You’re more than welcome to join whether or not you made it to the Summit. RSVP now!
Join us again in our Microsoft Research offices to hear from Susan Crawford, Harvard Law professor and Champion of a Speedy Internet. Susan’s brand new book, The Responsive City, is available now. Susan will share compelling stories and a guiding framework for civic technology in our cities. RSVP now!