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NYC Open Data Hearing - June 21, 2010

From: Samuel W.
Sent on: Wednesday, June 16, 2010 3:43 PM
(Please visit for information on Int. 029-2010.�� You can register (both witnesses and attendees) for the hearing at��

We are writing to invite you to the New York City Council Committee on Technology���s�� 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.�� We are especially hoping that you could highlight some of your experiences in the as an entrepreneur and web developer, and how City data may present the opportunity for new products or applications.

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�� and highlight New York���s digital future.

We would greatly appreciate your attendance at the hearing to testify about the importance of ensuring open data standards in New York City, 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].

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]
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