Note: We'll be on the 8th floor.
This is going to be a really exciting night! Two great teams who have two amazing stories!
For the night, we're going to start off with the Open NY team introducing themselves and talking about their goals, short term objectives, and then do a bit of q/a. Then, we will hear from NYC's Code for America fellows. They will talk about their project and what it was like to be a CfA fellow. Afterward, both teams will be around for personal questions.
Schedule: Doors open at 6:30. Event starts promptly at 7:00 PM.
Light snacks and refreshments will be served.
Meet Open New York (http://data.ny.gov), NY State's Open Data team.
Come and meet the the team that powers New York's Open Data Portal. This team is bringing together local, state and federal data in one place. Additionally, they are looking to be a platform to open and liberate municipal data across New York.
Code for America Fellows - New York City.
In 2013, The City of New York partnered with Code for America to enlist a team of fellows to build technology to address criminal justice issues. The fellowship was sponsored by the Mayor’s Office of the Criminal Justice Coordinator (http://www.nyc.gov/html/cjc/html/home/home.shtml) and the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (http://www.nyc.gov/html/doitt/html/home/home.shtml). Support and funding were provided by the Laura and John Arnold Foundation (http://www.arnoldfoundation.org/) and Blue Ridge Foundation (http://brfny.org/).
Thanks to our hosts http://DoSomething.org
DoSomething.org is the country's largest not-for-profit for young people and social change. We have 2,215,655 members (and counting!) who kick ass on causes they care about. Bullying. Animal cruelty. Homelessness. Cancer. The list goes on. DoSomething.org spearheads national campaigns so 13- to 25-year-olds can make an impact - without ever needing money, an adult, or a car. Over 2.4 million people took action through DoSomething.org in 2012. Why? Because apathy sucks.