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Call for speakers: NYC Open Tech Conference

Call for speakers

Join us as we celebrate innovation in technology at New York City's open source conference: NYC Open Tech Conference. It will bring together members of the community across a variety of disciplines to learn and exchange ideas, where we hope to explore the connection between open source and the growth of the tech scene in NYC. » Read more

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Open Video Conference: Sharing more through open video

Open Video Conference: Sharing more through open video

For the past three years, I've attended the Open Video Conference in New York City, and in that short time the conference has not only grown in attendance, but the conversations being had there have changed quite a bit as well. What began as many small conversations about codecs, file types, and open source video software have now evolved into a much larger conversation around how content creators and educators are seeking ways to leverage the power of video to share their stories and open up their dialogues with the world. » Read more

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Is your agency SMART?

Is your agency SMART?

We all know that government agencies are constantly under pressure to make their conversations with constituents measurable, and results-based to justify the investment. One stand-out action the city of New York is doing to keep this at the forefront of importance is driving an advisory board of SMART members (the Social Media Advisory and Research Taskforce). » Read more

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Building stronger public schools: problem solved?

60 Minutes did a segment on The Equity Project (TEP). TEP is a charter school that is publicly funded and privately run in New York City by founder and principal Zeke Vanderhoek. The goal of TEP is to prove that attracting the best teachers and holding them accountable for results is essential to a school’s success. And guess what else—Vanderhoek also rewards these top-tier educators with salaries around $125,000 per year. » Read more

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