Happy 2017! It’s time to shrug off the holiday lethargy and kickstart the new year the only way we know how: with the best events in civic tech NYC has to offer.
Here are our top picks for January 2017:
Get ready for the Brooklyn Innovation Awards 2016! It’s our 2nd annual awards ceremony where we throw a party to celebrate the nominees, the community and announce the winners.
We’ll keep the talking to a minimum and make this more about a chance to meet and connect with each other. The goal is to honor the game changers of our community.
Join fellow technologists for an evening of live demos from companies developing great technology in New York, followed by a networking afterparty.
Calling all women in tech!
Come out for a fun night of networking and candid discussion about women in leadership.
We are thrilled to launch NYC BigApps 2017 with a public event at Grand Central Tech! We encourage designers, developers, entrepreneurs, students, and New Yorkers at large to participate by joining us. Come for NYCEDC’s official announcement of this year’s challenges and stay for an interactive workshop to jumpstart ideas and team formation.
Come join Microsoft’s Technology & Civic Innovation team as we showcase our latest work and the progress we’re making in using technology for public good right here in NYC. Our team is passionate about creating and deploying useful tools and programs to support the growing civic tech movement. Come see what we’ve been up to, have a drink, and connect with other civic technologists as 2017 heats up.
You’ll hear from:
- Rebecca Garcia and Natasha Scantlebury, Tech Jobs Academy
- Briana Vecchione, Civic Graph
- Ross Dakin, Microsoft Translator
- Matt Stempeck, Campaign Technology and Civic Engagement
- John Paul Farmer, Director of Technology and Civic Innovation at Microsoft
Doors (and the bar) will open at 6:00pm, with presentations beginning at 6:30 pm.
The first NYC Debug Politics Hackathon will happen the weekend of Jan 13-15. You can RSVP to attend here.
Debug Politics Hackathon is also coming to LA and will happen the weekend of Feb 3-5. Details are here.
If you want a better political process for this country, and really any country, and you want to hack on that desire, then consider attending one of these events.
During this event you will see some of the best machine learning and big data projects created by NYC Data Science Academy 12-week Data Science bootcamp students.
You will also have an opportunity to meet our bootcamp students and find out more about what it is like to be a student at NYC Data Science Academy and gain an overview of the program. Join us for data wrangling tips, fun facts and in-depth discussions.
NYC Parks is excited to host the first discussion of the new series by welcoming park leadership from across the country for a conversation about the public realm and how innovative park planning is changing the face of cities for the better.
- Kathryn Ott Lovell, Commissioner, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation
- Jayne Miller, Superintendent, Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board
- Jane Rudolph, Director, Department of Parks and Recreation for Arlington Virginia
- Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, Commissioner, NYC Parks
- Moderated by:
Lynn B. Kelly, Executive Director, New Yorkers for Parks
Join us for a weekend of game-making plus free talks and workshops, refreshments and prizes! Stay tuned to this page as we confirm speakers, workshops and prizes in the coming weeks! Want an idea of what’s in store? Check out this recap from last year presented by Xbox’s own Major Nelson (Larry Hyrb)!
You heard it before, software is eating the world. There is plenty of eating to do in the Ports and Logistics sectors. Ports America, the Port Authority of NY/NJ and the world’s largest shipping line, Mærsk Line, are backing a hackathon focusing on Ports and Logistics.
100+ participants with multiple backgrounds – developers, business people, designers, domain experts, and yes even lawyers – will gather for 48 hours of building prototypes, rapid fire market validation and business model invention.
The event will be hosted by the Manhattan Cruise Terminal and will take place from 5.30pm Friday January 20th to 6pm Sunday January 22nd.
During this panel discussion the EDC, MOTI, and GFG will talk about the current status and future of the Smart City environment in NYC, their current projects, and how the International Trade and Urban Tech divisions meet. There will be an opportunity for companies to do pitch presentations of their projects.
Join She Geeks Out and BounceX for a Happy Hour at their space in the New York Times Building! We are thrilled to return to NYC, and what better way to ring in the New Year than spending some time meeting and mingling with other geeky awesome women? Expect wonderful company, delicious food and plenty of drinks. We’re looking forward to kicking off 2017 with you!
Please note that this is a women-only event that intends an inclusive definition of women. We are welcoming and respectful of trans women and any others who identify as a woman in a way that is significant to them.
The Rotary Club of Wall Street NY was chartered on January 23, 2010. Join them on January 25 to celebrate our 7th birthday & learn more about the club!
Join us at LMHQ for our first women’s breakfast of 2017 where we’ll host author, connector, and networking expert Kelly Hoey to speak about her new book, Build Your Dream Network: Forging Powerful Relationships in a Hyper-Connected World (Penguin Random House). Moderated by author, executive coach, and motivational speaker Colette Ellis, Kelly will pull back the curtain on how to “stop committing random acts of networking” and create a modern roadmap for cultivating meaningful connections.
Join Actualize for the Actualize Showcase Lunch Hour in NYC!
The Showcase is an open-house style event where our graduates present their individual Capstone projects – web apps created from scratch using our full stack of frameworks and languages. There’s also networking and, as always, hot food and cold beer!
HoloLens, the first fully self-contained, head-mounted, holographic computer, developed and manufactured by Microsoft. . HoloLens gained popularity for being one of the first computers running the Windows Holographic platform under the Windows 10 operating system. Developer Nick Landry will present the latest along with four other AR experts.