Finish 2015 Strong With NYC’s Best Civic Tech Events

| Matt Stempeck

NY December

I’m still not quite sure how I’m already putting together the last event roundup of the year, but here we are. See you on that holiday party circuit!

December 1 — 30th Hardware Meetup:
We’re back with the last hardware meetup of 2015 – it’s going to be wild with some impressive and experienced presenters. And remember to stay for the beers afterwards!

December 2 — BigApps 2015 Awards Ceremony:
The moment has finally arrived! Our teams have been working hard over the past five months to solve New York City’s biggest challenges in affordable housing, zero waste, connected cities, and civic engagement. It’s time to crown NYC’s leading civic tech innovators and award $125,000 in prizes and invaluable post-competition support.

Join Team BigApps, our sponsors and Challenge partners, our esteemed Selection Committee, supporters, and past winners to see who takes home the prizes and to raise a glass to NYC’s growing tech ecosystem and BigApps’ most impactful year yet.

December 2 — Info Session: 8 Week Game Development Courses:
This info session will preview topics from our upcoming courses starting in 2016! Don’t miss this opportunity to meet the instructors and find out more about the courses! Bring any questions or concerns you may have about signing up.

December 2 — IEEE and IoT Central Present: IEEE IoT Startup Night:
Join IEEE for another exciting IoT Startup Event that will bring together established and emerging players in the Internet of Things (IoT) market. IEEE offers startups the opportunity to pitch a panel of industry leaders on their ideas, concepts, and to get helpful feedback on the biggest challenges they may face in going to market.

December 2 — Queens Tech Meetup 18: “Women in Queens Tech” w/ Nicole Hamilton, Nestie, Jewelbots, and more!:
QTM returns this December with a special “Women in Queens Tech”-themed QTM 18! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to experience an informative keynote, engaging product demos, and local drinks.

December 2 — Branding The New Downtown:
Lower Manhattan and Downtown Brooklyn were historically first connected by the Fulton Ferry, and later, the Brooklyn Bridge. Today, both neighborhoods have been experiencing significant transitions, redefining themselves as business districts to become centers of economic and social activity.

Join the Alliance for Downtown New York, the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership
and LMHQ for this day-long, 2-part summit, Branding the New Downtown.
Hear from incredible speakers about how these neighborhoods are together
rebranding and redefining New York’s New Downtown.

December 5 — Hack for Heat:
Remember how brutally cold last winter was? More than 230,000 heating complaints were made to the City of New York by people freezing because their landlords wouldn’t turn on the heat. Here is how YOU + 99 like-minds can help! Together, ODSC, HeatSeekNYC and BetaNYC are organizing Hack for Heat on December 5th in NYC.

December 8 — LMHQ Holiday Party

December 8 — Special Holiday Event with Silicon Harlem & Toy Drive:
Please join us on December 8th at Aaron Davis Hall where you can donate unwrapped toys, gifts or donations, enjoy music, food and networking as we enter the giving season.

Join us for a special panel discussion titled “Camp Data”, featuring Public Advocate Tish James, Chief Digital Officer Amen Ra Mashiriki, CEO of Vizalytics Aileen Smith, Founder of I Quant NY Ben Wellington, and Executive Director of BetaNYC Noel Hidalgo.

December 11 — NYC JS Open Day:
NYC JavaScript Open Day is a full day conference about the future of JavaScript and the Web presented by Microsoft Edge in the Microsoft offices in NYC. World-class speakers from the NYC Web Community will speak about all aspects of full-stack JavaScript development. From topics such as WebAudio to creative coding, the latest techniques in Responsive Web Design to what’s new in the latest version of Angular 2.0 , come join us and spend a day to expand your skill set and your network.

December 11 — Machine Eatable with Mitul Desai and Anoush Tatevossian:
DataKind and Microsoft Technology & Civic Engagement present Machine Eatable, a lunchtime conversation at Civic Hall. This monthly lunch series offers a candid discussion led by community leaders around the latest happenings on the front lines of data science and social good communities.

Topic: Designing data partnerships: how can big companies and researchers work together to share useful data?

Discussion Leaders: Mitul Desai, Director for Research Partnerships and Analytics at the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth (@CNTR4Growth) and Anoush Tatevossian (@artate), Strategic Communications & Partnerships Officer at UN Global Pulse.

December 14 — CUNY Tech Meetup:
Microsoft’s Technology & Civic Engagement team has invited us to their shiny New York headquarters at 11 Times Square to see how they collaboratively address the most pressing community challenges through the creation, deployment, and evangelism of civic technology. We’ll learn what civic technology is, how it’s driving innovation, and bringing government and citizens together to tackle social and political issues.

We’ll also hear from a lineup of other organizations using technology for civic life and social impact, and learn how CUNY students can get involved in the work of civic technology.

December 15 — NYC Tech Meetup:
Join fellow technologists for an evening of live demos from companies developing great technology in New York.

December 16 — The Zero Food Waste Popup Holiday Party:
miLES Do Tank provides a new in-person platform for bringing ideas into reality. Combining the Human Centered Design process with the action-oriented and experimental spirit of popup entrepreneurship, the Do Tank gives concerned citizens the resources, space and community they need to help pilot and realize ideas sparked by impact driven challenges.

December 18 — Microsoft Civic Tech Demo Night: Come join Microsoft Technology & Civic Engagement team to celebrate our fall Civic Tech Fellows and learn about the work they’ve done. We’ll see what they’ve been working on over the past few months, have a holiday drink, and connect with one another as the year draws to a close.

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