July’s Civic Tech Events

Jul 6, 2017   |   Matt Stempeck

We’re headed right into the heart of summer. Here are some top picks for events this July:

July 6

Labor and Employment Law Issues Related to Social Networking

Employers who use social media will find that they may be violating rules under the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), regulations from the Federal Trade commission, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, the National Labor Relations Act, the Health Insurance and Portability Act, and state security requirements, and many other laws.

Disciplining employees for their comments on social media can be a minefield. Not disciplining employees for their comments on social media can be a minefield. What is an employer to do?

Courts and administrative agencies are finally handing down decisions that address these legal concerts. The decisions are specific to social media, including variations by industry. This webinar will cover all of the legal issues and the decisions being made, and how to make sure your policies, actions, are in compliance.

July 10-11

NY Community Technology Skillshare

Join us for this participant-driven, interactive gathering to share knowledge and best practices in the use of technology and creative media in support of social justice efforts.

New York Community Technology Skillshare strives to be a collaborative space for nonprofit staff, social justice organizers, techies, activists, and students to gain new skills, discover new allies, and collectively envision the future of free and open technology to support positive social change. We hope to see you there in July!

NYTimes Cities for Tomorrow

How do the greatest cities succeed? On July 10–11, The New York Times will convene the world’s foremost industry experts, policymakers, developers, creative visionaries, entrepreneurs and others at Cities for Tomorrow, the must-attend event for leaders who are shaping the urban environments of the future.

July 11

Data Visualization for Improved Communication

People understand visual information quicker and more easily than numeric information, yet many professionals who work with large volumes of data routinely present information and analysis using numbers in a tabular format like an Excel spreadsheet. In a recent survey, more than 56%1 of respondents said they want to not only see data presented visually, but they want more types of visualizations to choose from and over 70%1said they want more interactivity with the data. Research shows we more readily understand visuals, and businesses are demanding more and better visualization of data. Visualizations help people spot trends, anomalies, exceptions and outliers. However, we are not naturally good at presenting data visually. This course will provide a grounding in basic data visualization concepts. 

23 Guidelines to Avoid an AI Apocalypse According to Experts (workshop)

JOIN US for this special, interactive workshop and discussion, featuring guest presenter, Dr. Seth Baum, Executive Director of the Global Catastrophic Risk Institute, as we explore the intent, meaning, and implications of these AI guidelines, and whether having a set of existing guidelines can really safeguard humanity from AI-catastrophe.

July 2017 NY Tech Meetup and Afterparty – PITCH THE CITY

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.

For July’s event, NY Tech Meetup will team up with Blank Space and the City of New York to host the final event of the ‘Driverless Future Challenge.’ Teams from around the world submitted proposals to answer a complicated question: How can NYC prepare for autonomous cars? The four finalists in the challenge will pitch NYC Government officials and technologists at the event and the winner will be crowned live in front of the Meetup audience!

Voodoo Manufacturing Happy Hour

Come out for a tour of Voodoo Manufacturing, free food, drinks, and a raffle for two lucky winners to leave with $300 of free Voodoo Manufacturing 3D Printing credits each! RSVP with all of your relevent info to enter the raffle!

July 12

New York City Women in Digital Kick Off

Join the most powerful Women in Digital for our first ever New York City meeting.

Refresh yourself with a break from the madness at work and meet your amazing sisters in arms of Women in Digital. We’re about to start a New York Chapter, and you’ll be there on the ground floor of it all. Find out more and submit nominations for your open New York Board of Advisory positions by clicking here: http://www.womenin.digital.

July 13

Black Women Talk Tech Summer Social

We’re inviting everyone to our first Summer Social Thursday, July 13th, 6:30-9:30pm!

Join investors, technologists, founders & industry vets of color to build new networks and celebrate our first BWTT Tech Trailblazer! Janet Bashen, President of Bashen Corp. will be honored for her achievement as the first black woman to receive a U.S. patent for software technology.

July 14

Save the date for Machine Eatable at Civic Hall!

July 17

IoT NY #45: AgTech’s bright future: Growing food (and data) with IoT

AgTech spans indoor and urban agriculture, precision agriculture, closed-loop systems, and a growing body of IoT-enabled solutions. This month, we’ll hear from a panel of AgTech leaders who will discuss investor trends, prototyping, grower adoption, challenges and opportunities for the industry.

July 19

NYC Open Data Summer Updates

For this month’s Civic Hall Member Showcase, we are excited to present the NYC Open Data Team!

Manufacturing for Startups: Fulfillment & Logistics

We teamed up with some of New York City’s best talent for the Futureworks Incubator Workshop Series.

Futureworks Incubator champions and supports the growth of hardware startups across New York City. Made possible by NYCEDC and spearheaded by SecondMuse and Imagination in Space, the Incubator’s workshop series focuses on the top priorities in a company’s journey. On July 19, we focus on Fulfillment and Logistics.

July 25

Buses, Beers And Bytes: A Happy Hour For Tech And Public Transit In New York

Join us on Tuesday, July 25th for a fun night of drinks, schmoozing and nerding out about New York City’s bus network. Hear from leading voices in the effort to upgrade New York City’s bus network and get a behind-the-scenes look at some of the solutions that can help make buses faster and more reliable.

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