Mayor de Blasio has set the goal of eliminating traffic fatalities in New York City. We’re looking to the civic tech community to help us achieve that vision.
Check out this incredible geodata visualization of Brooklyn’s buildings color-coded to the year they were built. Using Department of City Planning data available through the NYC OpenData portal, the interactive map allows users to hover over buildings to see the address and year-built.
Thanks to @thomasrhiel at the BKLYNER for the post.
Congratulations to the Winners of NYC BigApps 2013
A big shout out to the 2013 NYC BigApps Contest winners! Great job to:
Healthy Out: Grand Prize and Best Healthy Winner App ($50,000)
SolarList: Best Energy, Environment and Resilience App ($20,000)
Hopscotch: Best Lifelong Learning App ($20,000)
Poncho: Best Wildcard App ($20,000)
Congratulations and thank you to all of the NYC BigApps winners and participants for making New York City a better place to live and work. Keep on coding!
NYC BigApps 2013 Award Ceremony – June 20, 2013: Free Tickets!
We’re counting down the seconds until the NYC BigApps 2013 Award Ceremony on the evening of Thursday, June 20th, where we’ll announce the winners of Mayor Bloomberg’s annual challenge to developers and designers to create apps that solve key city challenges.
This year’s competition focused on four BigIssue areas including the Cleanweb: Energy, Environment and Resilience, Jobs + Economic Mobility, Healthy Living, and Lifelong Learning. 54 amazing eligible apps were submitted, competing for $150,000 in cash and other prizes, including the chance to demo at NY Tech Meetup!
Want to see what the buzz is all about? You too can join the awards ceremony, featuring a number of special guests. Mingle with the tech, investor and NYC government community, enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres, and be part of the excitement as prizes are handed out for the best apps, including Grand Prize.
Tickets will be given out on a first-come, first-serve basis while supplies last. Fill out this form to sign-up by Wednesday, June 19 at 4 pm. We’ll notify folks if they got tickets no later than Wednesday, June 19 at 5 pm.
NYC BigApps 2013 continues New York City’s ongoing engagement with the software developer community to leverage technology innovation to solve City challenges, building on the first three annual BigApps competitions through new data, prizes, and resources. Learn more at www.nycbigapps.com.
Join us for NYC BigApps CityCamp and Demo Night, part of America’s National Day of Civic Hacking. At NYC’s first CityCamp, you will have one day explore NYC’s civic technology community.
CityCamp: From 10 am - 5 pm, will we unconference, beta test civic apps, and learn from each other. If you are working on a BigApp, this is your chance to get intimate feedback from subject matter experts, and have your apps beta tested by experts and members of the public. If you are a member of the public, this your chance to see NYC BigApps teams working on their apps, to hear from thought leaders in the technology, and learn from each other.
NYC BigApp projects that wish to demo must submit a fully functional demo to by 4 pm, 1 June. Arrive early so you can meet this deadline. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about demoing. Keep in mind that those selected to demo have no advantage or disadvantage in the overall NYC BigApps competition.
Judges will select the top three apps to win:
$1,500 Cash Prize
An opportunity to attend the White House’s Champions of Change event in Washington DC.
$1,000 Cash Prize
Tickets to Personal Democracy Forum 2013 Conference.
A private dinner of civic technology and civic startup leaders hosted by Code for America.
*All winners will receive tickets to Personal Democracy Forum 2013 Conference and be invited to a private dinner for civic technology and civic startup leaders hosted by Code for America.
10:00 am - Doors open for coffee and light breakfast.
10:30 am - Kick off with introduction from NYC EDC, Collabfinder, Code for America, and NY Law School.
11:00 am - 4:00 pm - Office Hours, Unconference-styled sessions, Beta Testing, and Hacking.
4:00 pm - Competition submissions are Due
Demo Night / Evening Program
4:00 pm - Demo Night Doors open with a Happy Hour.
5:00 pm - Evening program begins.
7:00 pm - Awards ceremony with a Happy Hour.
8:00 pm - Event ends.
New York City is going big with the launch of NYC BigApps 2013, the fourth annual BigApps competition to promote government transparency and innovative new technologies, at tonight’s New York Tech Meetup event. Powered by CollabFinder, this year’s competition, which challenges mobile and web developers to create cool, free apps for New Yorkers, has upped the ante, offering big prizes for apps that solve BigIssues specific to NYC using a bigger pool of data than ever before.
This year, in conjunction with NYC DoITT, and in partnership with BMW iVentures and eBay, Inc., we are excited to make the following announcements:
- We’re challenging developers to create apps that solve BigIssues facing New Yorkers in four specific areas: Jobs and Workforce Mobility; Healthy Living; Lifelong Learning; and Cleanweb: Energy, Environment and Resilience.
- This year’s cash awards total $150,000. The Grand Prize winner for NYC BigApps 2013 is eligible to win up to $60,000!
- We’re expanding our eligible data resource base. Applicants can pick at least one data set from NYC Open Data or other approved federal, state, city and private data sets and APIs; generate at least one new, original data set through the app; or mix and match any of these approaches.
We’re hosting an all weekend BigApps Expo and Hackathon on April 6-7 at eBay to help jumpstart developer efforts. Come join fellow developers, designers, hackers and entrepreneurs in a creative and collaborative space to build awesome apps to enter into the competition.
Our panel of judges features renowned experts in the field. Don’t miss the chance for once in a lifetime exposure to this prestigious group of judges:
- Dawn Barber, Co-founder, New York Tech Meetup
- John Borthwick, CEO, Betaworks
- Arianna Huffington, Chair, President, and Editor-in-Chief of the Huffington Post Media Group
- Lawrence Lenihan, Founder, CEO, and Managing Director, FirstMark Capital
- Ann Li, Managing Director, Center for Economic Transformation, NYCEDC
- Rahul Merchant, Commissioner, NYC Department of Information Technology & Telecommunications
- Ulrich Quay, Managing Director, BMW iVentures
- Danny Schultz, Co-founder & Managing Director, DFJ Gotham Ventures
- David Tisch, Managing Partner, BoxGroup
- Fred Wilson, Managing Partner, Union Square Ventures
NYC BigApps 2013 is just one more example of the City’s ongoing efforts to empower NYC’s amazing developers and entrepreneurs by awarding generous cash prizes; offering invaluable startup support, such as the BigApps Founders Network; and granting participants complete IP ownership of their apps.
Submissions for NYC BigApps 2013 are due by 5:00 PM EST on June 7, 2013 – so start coding! Find out more at www.nycbigapps.com.
NYC BigApps Is Coming Soon
Move over Samsung – The Next Big Thing is almost here. We are working with CollabFinder to bring the biggest, boldest, and best BigApps ever! While we can’t divulge our secrets yet, yesterday we gave a sneak peek at Social Media Week event: “We Built this City: The State of Civic Technology, with Code for America and IDEO.”
Entering its fourth year, the NYC BigApps competition promotes government transparency and innovative new technologies by challenging mobile and web developers to create cool, free apps for New Yorkers using City data.
Get involved: Sign up now at www.nycbigapps.com to be the first to know about any updates on New York City’s ultimate open data software challenge. Trust us – you don’t want to miss a thing.
Reinvent Green Hackathon
NYC developers, interested in creating apps that encourage a greener NYC? Apply for the Reinvent Green Hackathon! Applications are due this Sunday, June 17th.
(Photo Credit: Pieter Dom)
The City of New York is excited to announce Reinvent Green, the City’s first sustainability hackathon. Taking place at NYU-Poly in Brooklyn from June 30-July 1, the hackathon aims to rally and incentivize the City’s best technology talent to create digital tools and apps that encourage a greener, greater New York. Sign up for Reinvent Green by clicking here.
NYC BigApps: Civic Hacking, Startup Success
Join us tonight at The Space, Inc. at Chelsea Market for NYCEDC and NYC DoITT’s Internet Week panel!
NYC BigApps: Civic Hacking, Startup Success
When: Thursday, May 17, 2012 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: The Space, Inc. at Chelsea Market, 75 9th Avenue, 6th Fl., New York
NYC BigApps, in addition to other groundbreaking City-sponsored initiatives, is becoming a catalyst for startups and helping spur incredible growth in entrepreneurship across the City—from Chelsea to Brooklyn, and soon, Roosevelt Island. Join several BigApps winners, judges, City officials, and City-based technology experts to hear how BigApps helps spawn new start-ups and foster the open data movement in New York—and find out what is in store for NYC’s emerging culture of innovation.
Rachel Sterne, New York City’s Chief Digital Officer, will introduce the panel:
- Kristy Sundjaja, Senior Director, Head of Industry Transformation, NYCEDC (moderator)
- Joel Natividad, Co-Founder, Ontodia
- Andrew Rasiej, Chairman, New York Tech Meetup
- Robert Richardson, Director of Strategic Technology Development, NYC DoITT
- Dan Robinson, Head of Product, Roadify
- Steve Rowe, Chief Revenue Officer, MyCityWay