Happy July and a very happy Independence Day, everybody! Summer is officially here and it’s time to kick it off with a slate of exciting civic tech events taking place around NYC. Here’s a sampling of some of our favorites coming up this month:
July 1: Civic Hacknight at Civic Hall — Part of Beta NYC’s series of weekly civic hacking events. Come get inspired, start a new project, get feedback on an old one, or learn about some of the new tools and resources emerging in the space. Be sure to bring those laptops!
July 7: July 2015 NY Tech Meetup and Afterparty — A monthly event featuring live demos from companies based here in New York. Hear about some of the cutting edge work being developed here in New York City and meet the people who make these projects a reality.
July 8: Civic Hacknight at Civic Hall — If you couldn’t make the one on July 1st you’ll have another opportunity to come hang with us at Civic Hall, the newest collaboration space for civic innovators in NYC.
July 8: 33entrepreneurs Startup Contest at LMHQ — Watch demos, booze, and schmooze with your fellow entrepreneurs in downtown Manhattan. Last minute pitches are still being taken into consideration so act now if you’d still like a chance to get on stage!
July 11: Coding for Beginners at LMHQ — An intensive all-day workshop designed to give newcomers an introduction to thinking and behaving like a programmer. You’ll receive personalized attention from an instructor and work in an intimate small-group setting. Scholarships are available based on financial need.
July 13: Red, White and Blue! Freedom Mapping w/ Mapzen — Come see how individuals and organizations are using geospatial data to tell innovative and educational stories about the world around them.
July 15: The Growing Sharing Economy’s Impact on Cities — How can cities collaborate with private companies to utilize proprietary data to support this growth? Join Zipcar, KitSplit, and the National League of Cities for a discussion about how the growing sharing economy is impacting cities.
July 15: Civic Hacknight in Brooklyn with NYU GovLab — Take this opportunity to attend a civic hacknight and get to know the folks behind the amazing GovLab.
July 16: NYC BigApps 2015 Launch Party — Gather your team and get ready to build something incredible as part of this year’s BigApps competition! Come by Civic Hall to meet potential collaborators, partners, mentors, and data providers as you build solutions to some of the biggest problems facing our city. This year’s Challenge categories are Affordable Housing, Zero Waste, Civic Engagement, and Connected Cities.
July 22: #CivicWomen Happy Hour — An evening highlighting the work of women in civic technology. It will also be a great opportunity to find new collaborators and partners in the space. Regardless of gender, you’re sure to enjoy yourself at this important event.
July 28: E Pluribus Unum: Building a Cloud for the Federal Government — 18F, a development shop in the federal government that builds services for government agencies, will talking about some of their experiences trying to bring innovation to the US Federal Government.
July 29: Civic Hacknight in Queens with C4Q — Another civic hacknight with Beta NYC, but this one is in collaboration with Coalition for Queens (C4Q), an organization that works to nurture and promote the tech ecosystem in Queens, providing enhanced economic development and opportunity for the world’s most diverse community.
July 30-31st: Code for All Summit — Code for America is hosting its first global summit, bringing together civic innovators from around the world. The two day conference will feature speeches from program fellows, networking opportunities, product presentations, and exciting predictions for the future.
July 31: Data Scientist Networking Gala — In the age of Big Data, it’s important to know good data scientists. Come enjoy this gathering of New York’s best and brightest working with data today.
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