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NYC DIGITAL TO HOST SERIES OF MEETUPS TO ENGAGE NEW YORKERS ON THE CITY’S INNOVATION PROGRESS AND ENCOURAGE INPUT INTO THE FUTURE OF ITS DIGITAL ROADMAP

Listening Sessions Will Take Place in Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and the Bronx This Summer

July 1, 2013- NYC Digital invites New Yorkers to a series of listening sessions throughout the City this summer with the aim of encouraging feedback on New York City’s innovation progress and contributing to the upcoming version of the City’s Digital Roadmap. Today the City’s Digital Roadmap is over 90% complete, and in order to build on these achievements, NYC Digital will once again reach out to add new goals and objectives to the City’s innovation strategy. New Yorkers are invited to attend the sessions to share their thoughts about how to realize New York City’s potential as the world’s leading digital city, across the areas of Internet access, education, open data, engagement and industry.

The feedback that NYC Digital receives during these meetups will help to inform the next annual update to New York City’s Digital Roadmap, which outlines the strides the City has made to date, in its plans to increase Internet access for New Yorkers, invest in STEM education, release more open data, engage New Yorkers digitally and further develop the local tech industry. NYC Digital is a part of the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment.

“New York City has much to celebrate in digital progress since the 2011 launch of the Roadmap, but as New Yorkers, we never rest on our laurels,” said Rachel Haot, Chief Digital Officer. “Through these meetups, we aim to continue our approach of deep public engagement in the planning process and add new goals that build on the Mayor Bloomberg’s foundation of digital achievement. I look forward to fresh ideas and diverse perspectives from New Yorkers across the City and to continue to work together towards our shared digital future.”


NYC Digital Roadmap Listening Sessions – Summer 2013

Brooklyn Listening Session:
Thursday, July 11, 2013, 7:00pm
Location: NYU-Poly DUMBO Incubator, 20 Jay Street, Suite 313, Brooklyn
Cosponsors: Brooklyn Tech Meetup and the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership

Staten Island Listening Session:
Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 7:00pm
Location: Noble Maritime Collection, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Building D, Staten Island
Cosponsors: Staten Island MakerSpace

Bronx Listening Session:
Tuesday, August 6, 2013, 7:00pm
Location: Sunshine Bronx Business Incubator, 890 Garrison Ave (The Banknote Building), Suite L401, Bronx
Cosponsors: Bronx Tech Meetup

Queens Listening Session:
Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 7:00pm
Location: Hunter's Point Plaza, 10th Floor Event Space, 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, Queens
Cosponsors: Coalition for Queens’ Queens Tech Meetup

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