Civic Tech Events This September in NYC

| MSNY Staff


As we’re settling into fall, the last thing we want is to get the early September blues. Luckily for you, we’ve gathered some of the top events NYC has to offer this month to keep you active as summer wraps up:

September 1

NYC Data Science Seminar Series Presents: Matt Salganik, Social Research in the Age of Big Data

This event is part of the NYC Data Science Seminar Series, organized by MSR NYC, Facebook, NYU Center for Data Science, Columbia University, and Cornell Tech, with the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute.

September 5


Let’s talk about Europe – now more than ever! DLDeurope will shed a spotlight on the implications of the digital age on the economic, political, and cultural spheres of Europe – a continent with boundless opportunity, undergoing major transitions. Join DLDeurope on September 5th, 2016 in Brussels.

**John Paul Farmer will be speaking on a panel at this conference**

September 7

Women in Design & Tech Leadership Forum NYC

In a recent publication by the National Center for Women & Information Technology, it was found that gender diversity at top management levels improves companies’ financial performance – yet the numbers show that we’re far behind in hitting goals of balancing leadership roles. Join a panel of leaders from design, tech and higher education for presentations and a town hall discussion to develop goals and practices to move toward leadership equality.

September 7

2016 Startup Tech Demo Night

Join us as we celebrate 26 hard-working NYC high school students participating in the fifth year of Startup Tech Summer (formerly NYC Generation Tech). This innovative and intensive tech-entrepreneurship program trains high school students to develop coding, business planning, and entrepreneurship skills that will allow them to transform the world through tech-based innovation. This year the students were challenged to design apps aimed at improving the lives of New Yorkers with help from mentors representing MasterCard, Warby Parker, LivePerson, Appnexus, and Deloitte.

On Demo Night, all five teams will be celebrated and pitch their mobile app prototypes and business plans before a panel of expert judges to compete for a top prize of $5,000.

September 10

Out in Tech Digital Corps | Launch Party

Out in Tech is teaming up with Squarespace to support 10 international organizations fighting to protect LGBTQ+ rights in their home countries, from Pakistan to Botswana.

Join us at Squarespace on Saturday, September 10 for rooftop drinks and snacks, sweeping views of Manhattan, and the chance to see the 10 websites unveiled with over 250 of your closest friends (and NYC’s top LGBTQ tech talent).

Please share with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn and share your favorite moments via #OutInTech.

September 13

NYC TechBreakfast: Wunder Capital, Brohan, IntroNet, IssueVoter

Interact with your peers in a monthly morning breakfast meetup. At this monthly breakfast get-together techies, developers, designers, and entrepreneurs share learn from their peers through show and tell / show-case style presentations.

September 21

OGP Toolbox Hackathon: Civic Tech for Open Government

France will host the Open Government Partnership 2016 Global Summit that will take place in Paris on December 7, 8 and 9.

As announced at the Global Summit launch event on April 20, a hackathon on civic tech and the concrete implementation of open government principles and national commitments will take place during the Global Summit. The goal of this hackathon is to come up with an open government toolbox for the OGP, governments and civil society.

Open data portals, public consultation platforms, tools for monitoring and co-creating the law, discussion forums, civic tech solutions, online platforms to monitor the implementation of national action plans: these are examples of software and online services used by governments and civil society around the world, which could be referenced, shared and reused.

This toolbox will be based on a catalogue, including examples of use cases and technical criteria, to help choose among available solutions. It aims at facilitating the implementation of national commitments made by governments in their national action plans and encouraging cooperation, peer learning and resource sharing between OGP members.

September 22

NYC Media Lab 16

NYC Media Lab 16 is a snapshot of the best thinking, projects, and talent in digital media from universities in NYC and beyond.

This is an opportunity for media executives, technologists, and decision makers to explore interesting technologies and applications related to the future of media. Through thought-provoking discussions, faculty-led workshops, and 100+ innovative demos, attendees will explore pressing issues related to digital media innovation.

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