NYC Open Data Hearing - June 21, 2010

From: Samuel W.
Sent on: Tuesday, June 8, 2010 6:06 PM

The New York City Council Committee on Technology will hold an important hearing on open data standards for all city agencies at 10:00am on June 21, 2010 at 250 Broadway, New York, NY (Across the from City Hall).�� This bill, Introduction[masked] (formerly Intro. [masked]), is an effort to increase government transparency and facilitate easier access to public data.�� Beyond the ���good government��� benefits of this legislation, the bill will also unlock City data to enable web developers and entrepreneurs to interact with City government in new and unforeseen ways.�� Data published under this legislation will be readable by any computer device, whether that is a laptop or a phone, for innovative developments.�� This Gov 2.0 inspired transparency legislation, targets application developers, startups, small businesses, and academics with the ultimate goal of strengthening the connection between government and the public, while re-energizing the small business-tech sectors.

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Please visit http://nycctechcomm.wordpress.com/opengov/ for information on Int. 029-2010.�� If you wish to testify, please contact the Office of Council Member Gale A. Brewer, Kunal Malhotra, Legislative and Budget Director, at (212)[masked] or [address removed] / Samuel Wong, Legislative Aide on Technology, at (212)[masked] or [address removed].



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Samuel Wong ���Fordham University, LC 2009, GSAS 2010
Legislative Aide on Technology in Government
Office of Council Member Gale A. Brewer
The New York City Council
250 Broadway, Suite 1744
New York, NY 10007
City Hall: P: (212)[masked] ����� F: (212)[masked]
M: (646)[masked]
[address removed]
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