September‘s Civic Tech Events

Sep 1, 2017   |   MSNE Staff

Hello, September! We’re ready to wrap up the summer season with these top events in civic tech and beyond:

September 3

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

At the University of Pennsylvania’s Duckworth Lab, grit is gender-neutral. It’s self-control and stick-to-it-iveness. The two big ideas about grit that have made Duckworth famous are first, that it predicts success more reliably than talent or I.Q.; and second, that anyone, man or woman, adult or child, can learn to be gritty.
—New York Times Review

September 5

Increase Productivity by Working Together in Microsoft Teams

Businesses of all sizes are taking advantage of the convergence of cloud and mobile technology to enhance collaboration and productivity, accommodate different work styles, and reduce costs. Many companies now let employees work from anywhere, provide cloud-based productivity tools so those workers can communicate and collaborate more effectively, and encourage them to use their own devices for work.

September 5, 12, 19, 26

Tech Tuesday Open House at Hack Manhattan

Tech Tuesday is Hack Manhattan’s weekly general interest open house. Don’t worry, it’s not just about technology—any kind of project is welcome.

Tech Tuesday is the perfect opportunity to visit Hack Manhattan and check out what it’s all about.

Bring a project and get to work, use our tools, drink a homebrew beer, hang out, and draw on advice from our wonderful community. Visitors are strongly encouraged to bring a project to work on, or at least a laptop.

September 6

Civic Hall Presents: Discover Your Most Impactful Collaborative Space!

Thicket’s Creative Futures workshops bring to light the spaces that inspire participants’ most collaborative mindsets. We will use this tech enabled workshop to gamify the data collection experience and generate informative visuals. This process will uncover deeper insights about the most effective collaborative spaces in your life to give you valuable information which can be used for a deeper and more productive experience the next time you collaborate.

September 13

AIT/Civic Hall Advocacy Workshop

Looking to be a more engaged, active citizen in 2017? The All In Together Campaign is bringing you an in-person, action-oriented workshop on how to (really) drive change in the political process and make your voice count. In this 90-minute session, we’ll explore:
— How government (federal, state and local) works and who represents you
— Proven tools and tactics to influence on the political system
— How to prioritize the issues you care about (and be an effective advocate on behalf of them
— Tips for having difficult (but productive) political conversations

September 14

What You Need To Know About Bitcoin & Blockchain

Want to actually know what you’re talking about when it comes to Blockchain & Bitcoin?
Join us at Civic Hall for a 1.5 hr comprehensive classroom-style seminar for people with basic and intermediate knowledge of Blockchain/Bitcoin. We will go into both the technical aspects of how it works and the practical aspects of how to use it.

September 23

National Day of Civic Hacking

Calling all public servants, people with technology skills, and community organizers: National Day of Civic Hacking is your opportunity to show that government can work in the 21st century if we all build it together. Find an event near you and make a meaningful impact on some of your community’s toughest challenges.

September 24

Data For Good Exchange 2017

On Sunday, September 24th, 2017, we will reconvene our community to deepen our mutual understanding. The theme for this year’s edition will be “With Great Data comes Great Responsibility,” or how data science can be applied to solve public interest problems without losing its soul.

September 26

JOIN THE TEAM YOU WANT!

Announcing an event connecting Civic Hall and Ali Forney Center (AFC), which provides housing and supportive services for LGBTQI young people, whilst empowering them with the tools needed to live independently. On Sept 26 at midday, Streetlives and Civic Hall are hosting youths on the AFC LEAP job readiness program for a workshop and lunch event “JOIN THE TEAM YOU WANT!“

September 28

September 2017 NY Tech Meetup and Afterparty

Join us for NYC’s most famous and longest running monthly tech event!

This month we invite you to meet the Techstars NYC Summer 2017 class at the Community Demo Day as they show off their businesses and their progress made during the Program. Then stay for the afterparty where you can network with the demoers, sponsors and each other!

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