We’re almost halfway through with 2017 — let’s celebrate May with a jam-packed schedule of events:
Every Thursday in May
How to document apartment repair issues using justfix.nyc.
JustFix.nyc is a free website you can use to document the repair issues in your apartment. Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer’s Northern Manhattan Office will host a training to help you create an account and start taking action to resolve your repair issues. Thursday, May 4, May 11, May 18, and May 25, 6 – 8 pm, 431 West 125th St.
NPC17 DataJam with NYC’s Department of City Planning and BetaNYC
Do you want to improve NYC’s capital planning process?
Can to use your data science and GIS skills to improve NYC capital planning process?
Then, join us on Monday, 8 May, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 pm to improve NYC’s Department of City Planning (DCP) Facilities Explorer, a pioneering urban planning open source and open data platform!
May 2017 NY Tech Meetup and Afterparty – Creative Tech Theme
Join us for NYC’s most famous and longest running monthly tech event! You’ll see a fantastic lineup of New York tech companies presenting live demos of their products, followed by an afterparty where you can network with the community and meet our demoers and sponsors.
This month we are partnering with Creative Tech Week to showcase a select few of their featured experts showing us the latest technologies being put to creative use.
In addition, we’ll have demos from the Top 3 finishers at hackNY’s Spring 2017 hackathon!
Smart Cities Innovation: Action-Focused Perspectives From Key Leaders
NUMA New York and Civic Hall are at the center of innovation in the civic space and we would like to invite the community to join us for “Smart Cities NYC Recap Event” taking place the week after the summit on Wedesday, May 10th at 6:30pm at Civic Hall (118 W. 22nd St., 12th Floor, Buzz 12A when you arrive).
Neighborhood Challenge Applications Due
The NYC Department of Small Business Services, along with partners New York City Economic Development Corporation and New York City Business Assistance Corporation, are proud to offer the Neighborhood Challenge Innovation Grant competition.
This year’s Neighborhood Challenge 5.0 competition pairs nonprofit community organizations and tech companies to create and implement tools that address specific commercial district issues. The competition seeks to make awards of up to $100,000 to fund innovative ideas that use data-driven capacity building solutions to improve operations, target services, or address local public policy challenges.
Databite No. 99: Whitney Phillips and Ryan M. Milner
Data & Society Research Institute is pleased to welcome Whitney Phillips and Ryan M. Milner as they share excerpts and discuss their new release, The Ambivalent Internet: Mischief, Oddity, and Antagonism Online (Polity Press, April 2017).
Successes and Challenges for ICANN and Beyond
Join Chris Mondini of ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, to hear how multistakeholder participation helped globalize the Internet and learn what is on the horizon – for Internet addresses, technical coordination, and throny geopolitical issues.
NYC BigApps 2017 Finalist Expo & Winner Award Ceremony
Join us as we celebrate another exciting year of the NYC BigApps competition! At this culminating event, we will be showcasing the finalists from each of the three BigApps challenges at the Finalist Expo. The Judges will then announce the Grand Prize Winners during the Winner Awards Ceremony, followed by a cocktail reception.
Civic Hall Presents: NYC Open Data Spring Updates
For this month’s Civic Hall Member Showcase, we are excited to present the NYC Open Data Team!
The NYC Open Data Team recently finished a collaboration with Reboot, doing research on the users of open data and developing different personas to support the team’s upcoming user acquisition efforts. Come see a preview of this research and hear other updates and announcements from the City’s Chief Analytics Officer Dr. Amen Ra Mashariki.
We’re Having our Harlem 2 Haarlem Pitchfest again this year! we are looking for 3 Harlem based tech companies to present their business to the audience. If you are part of a business that would like to show our Netherlands friends the innovation in Harlem, New York please send an email to [email protected]
Startup Cities — Brad Hargreaves
The majority of humans live in urban areas, and billions more will in the coming decades. The only way to prepare for this massive shift is to create new cities and innovate existing ones. We are hosting an event to champion ideas of treating cities just like startups. Join us to chat about entrepreneurship, urbanism, and decentralization. We hope to demystify the concepts of starting new types of societies and are inspired by the parallel ideas emanating from Y Combinator’s New Cities Project, NYU’s Marron Institute, and Google’s Sidewalk Labs.
Look out for in early June –
June 3 (Boston)
Join Boston Civic Media’s third annual conference for a day of inspiring keynotes, presentations and networking with peers and community leaders around igniting civic creativity. Dive into topics including media literacy, youth-led advocacy, DIY activist technologies, and creative storytelling. We’ll also be announcing the first ever inter-campus curriculum addressing climate change.
This conference will bring together top technologists, campaigners, hackers, government officials, journalists, opinion-makers, and academics for two days of game-changing talks, workshops, and networking opportunities – celebrating the power and potential of tech to make real change happen.
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