Tonight and tomorrow, NYC BigApps is hosting two amazing evening events AND just opened tickets for the first BigIssue hackathon.
If you don't know about NYC BigApps, it is the city's apps / open data competition. THIS COMPETITION IS OPEN TO ALL! If you're in SF, KC, Boise, Dayton, Macon, etc, you can help build civic tools to solve our most pressing problems!
** TONIGHT **
Jobs and Economic Mobility Meetup at Robin Hood Foundation
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Learn how technology can help New York City's underserved residents find gainful employment, develop workforce skills, and/or access worker support services. Leading speakers from Blue Ridge Foundation, Robin Hood Foundation, Coatue Foundation and others will speak about these issues and the data that can be used to solve them.
** TOMORROW **
Data Visualization Meetup at the Huffington Post
Thursday, April 11, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Come hear talks on cutting-edge data visualization and data analysis topics from leaders in these fields. Learn how data scientists, developers, and designers craft remarkable apps, media, and more.
This Meetup will feature civic technology experts who will discuss how they incorporate data visualization in their work. Come learn leading-edge visualization techniques, get expert tips, and meet fellow data movers and shapers.
John Pavley, CTO of Huffington Post
Josh Klenert, Head of UX & Design at The Huffington Post
Alexander Chen, Creative Director at Google Creative Lab
Lauren Talbot, Chief Programmer at Mayor's Office of Analytics of the City of New York
Neil Freeman, Artist and Urban Planner
Chris Whong, Urbanist, Mapmaker, Data Junkie
** 20 - 21 APRIL **
Jobs & Economic Mobility Hackathon
Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 10:00 AM - Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 9:00 PM
This Hackathon will feature great prizes (to be annouced soon!) for teams that participate and demo apps that improve New Yorkers' access to work and economic opportunity.
We will also help people form teams if they do not already have them and provide expert advisors to answer your programming, design and other questions related to Jobs and Economic Mobility.
Special thanks to our partners, the Robin Hood Foundation, Blue Ridge Foundation, and Coatue Foundation, for co-organizing this event, and to SVA, for generously hosting us.
Join us and help build a better New York City!