Re: [betaNYC] What is your NYC BigApp project?

From: user 1.
Sent on: Thursday, July 17, 2014 12:21 PM
Very excited to be a part of this.  My project is the same project I brought to a hack night a few months ago, so you all (or whoever was there) has helped me greatly in honing in on the idea!


Description:  The goal from the beginning of the project was to ask the question: can we raise the level of civic engagement through text messages?  There are many projects out there that look at community building, but nearly all of them are done through the web or through apps.  But non-smart phones are more prevalent, so why shouldn't we use text messages?    

What HeartGov does is allow a way for people and organizations to voice their questions and ideas about the neighborhood.  Those text messages are filtered to local organizations (such as the Midwood Development Corporation and Community Board 14) and to local elected officials (the Borough President's Office for example), who can then respond, and you get a text message back.  The idea is to create a sense of conversation around neighborhood ideas. The more conversation that we can create the more change we can see around the neighborhood.  

See you all there on Saturday!
Asher


On Thu, Jul 17, 2014 at 12:16 PM, Anita Schmid <[address removed]> wrote:
Yay! Please vote for Team "NYCDayCareMap"!

Team Name: NYCDayCareMap aka "Just Scraping By"



Many parents confront the daunting task of finding suitable day care in New York City but find the array of resources lacking. Information about licensed day care centers are scattered among different agencies, difficult to use, and near impossible to make meaningful comparisons.

The goal of the NYC Day Care Map is to build a day care portal that provides the latest information within an easy-to-use mobile footprint. A one-stop map of all regulated child care options in the five boroughs that includes center-based group child care as well as home-based day care.


On Thu, Jul 17, 2014 at 12:09 PM, Noel Hidalgo | BetaNYC <[address removed]> wrote:
Friends,

I know that many of you have been working on BigApps projects. Now, it is time to celebrate and vote!

This Saturday is BigApps' BlockParty. < http://block-party.splashthat.com > If you can attend, lets celebrate this milestone in the Nation's largest civic technology app challenge! FYI, Chris and I will be judges.

Also, it is time to vote! "The 5 teams with the most votes will go head-to-head on the BigApps Battlefield at the Block Party! Each team will have four minutes to pitch to a panel of judges. The winning team will automatically advance to the Finals and compete for over $100,000 in cash prizes."

If you have been working on a project, please respond with:
 * Team Name:
 * Project URL:
 * Project description:

All voting is to be done at < http://nycbigapps.com/projects >.

See you this weekend!
- Noel

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