Re: [betaNYC] Great Event Sat. May 11th!

From: noel h.
Sent on: Friday, April 26, 2013 1:02 PM
Sebastian,

BetaNYC continues to be a citizen initiative… It is NOT a government platform. This event is program by NYU grad students who are looking at regulation and how to IMPROVE it.

It should be a good event if you want to rethink regulation.

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On Fri, Apr 26, 2013 at 12:42 PM, Sebastian <[address removed]> wrote:

Does anybody else find it interesting that one of the first messages to this list, after it suddenly transforming from a citizen initiative to a government platform, is a meetup to discuss more effective *regulation and surveillance* through technology?

It seems to me like a change in politics.

On Apr 26,[masked]:42 AM, "Tina" <[address removed]> wrote:
Hey all, 

In case you having seen this, I wanted to let you know about a great event happening on Saturday, May 11th from 10:30am-5pm. The event - called theRethinkingRegulation Design Challenge - brings together policy experts, techies, and regulators to use technology to do regulation in a smarter way. 

There are three pressing problems you can work on at the challenge dealing with public safety and quality of life issues: 

  • Chinatown bus regulation in NYC -- how can we ensure buses are complying with the new permit legislation being implemented? 
  • Illegal apartment conversions in NYC -- how can we empower renters to avoid renting illegal conversions and provide others with the information they would need to make similar decisions? 
  • Food price gouging in Newark, NJ -- how can we help stop the practice of food purveyors raising prices around the 1st and the 15th of the month when food stamp benefits are released to recipients? 
A member of Mayor Cory Booker's staff from Newark will be on hand to advise teams about food price gouging, and to judge solutions. 

Other judges include: 
  • Sarah Kaufman, Research Associate at the NYU Rudin Center for Transportation;
  • Suchi Sanagavarapu, the Senior Project Manager at the New York City Department Of Transportation (DOT); and 
  • Beth Noveck, former White House Deputy Chief Technology Officer and founder and director of the White House Open Government Initiative [masked]). 

For more information on the event check out the site atRethinkingRegulation.com. And to register click here:http://www.eventbrite.com/org/3484643947 

Hope to see you all there! 


--
Tina Spaic
Vice President, Wagner Education Policy Studies Association 
NYU Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
Master of Public Administration, Candidate 2013
[E] [address removed] 


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