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Re: [betaNYC] Fw: Influence the Future of Queens Tech with Queens Borough President Candidates

From: Felipe F.
Sent on: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 8:47 PM
Thanks Jonathan I hope to check it out

On May 22, 2013, at 4:03 PM, Jonathan Askin <[address removed]> wrote:

We have been talking about doing a candidates'  event at the Brooklyn Tech Meetup, but nothing has been set.  The June edition of the Brooklyn Tech Meetup, however, will be at Borough Hall with Marty Markowitz, and we'll host Sen. Squadron at an upcoming meetup.

- Jonathan Askin

From: Felipe Flores <[address removed]>
Reply-To: "[address removed]" <[address removed]>
Date: Wednesday, May 22,[masked]:29 PM
To: "[address removed]" <[address removed]>
Subject: Re: [betaNYC] Fw: Influence the Future of Queens Tech with Queens Borough President Candidates

Cool! Do you know if they'll be something similar for Brooklyn?

On Wed, May 22, 2013 at 2:16 PM, noel hidalgo <[address removed]> wrote:

I am excited to mention that we are partnering with the Coalition for Queens and asking the Queens Borough Presidents Candidates questions on Tech Policy. If you are interested in getting a ticket, please join us.


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From: The C4Q Team <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Date: Wednesday, 22 May[masked]:51:49
Subject: Influence the Future of Queens Tech with Queens Borough President Candidates

Advance future tech industry policy, open government, and STEM education in Queens with local government leaders.
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Join us on June 6th for an evening with the Queens Borough President candidates as they discuss the future of technology in Queens and New York City.

With its growing tech community and established spirit of entrepreneurship, Queens is positioned to become a major hub for tech innovation in New York City. The policies and agenda of the next Queens Borough President will affect the development of the tech ecosystem in the borough. The event, sponsored by AT&T and in partnership with the Museum of the Moving Image, Partnership for New York City, Code for America NY, and Queens County Young Democrats, invites candidates to discuss topics related to technology in Queens.


Confirmed candidates for this forum include Leroy Comrie, Melinda Katz, Jose Peralta, and Peter Vallone Jr. The discussion will be moderated by Clare Trapasso of the New York Daily News and Kelly Faircloth of Betabeat.

Forum topics may include:

  • Startup companies, digital media, and tech industry policy

  • STEM and K-12 education

  • Fiber connectivity and public wifi access

  • Applied Sciences NYC and Cornell NYC Tech

  • Open Data and Open Government

  • Workforce Development and tech training

To submit questions for the candidates, email [address removed].

We look forward to seeing you there,
Jukay, David, Ben, and the C4Q team

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