An online startup competition that pairs users into teams of four - biz dev, programming, marketing, and designer. Those who are in the competition must meet weekly deadlines to create their virtual business. Last phase would be an obvious demo day of all the startups; a networking event to remember. After the competition, users (teamed up locally) can go on to build their startups if they choose. So, build a business,... more »
I would like to develop an app to allow community leaders access and manage data from their citizens and constituencies and invest in better projects for the community.
Internet Everywhere: The Role & Policy Implications of Public Wi-Fi in NYC, organized by "New York Legal Hackers".
Wireless alerts are potentially life saving, but not every alert should wake the dead (e.g., a 4am Amber alert which only a miniscule portion of area subscribers can act upon). And cell phone users should have more flexibility than turning them off. Here's an idea: for lower-level alerts (e.g., Amber alerts), the unit should ONLY buzz if it's been used or otherwise moved in the last minute. The alert will display upon... more »
Continue incubator growth (fashion, manufacturing, green tech, transportation) & foster more non-traditional startup spaces (Media Center in bk, Fashion 2.0).
Appoint a Chief Technology Council whose role is to create technology opportunities for women and minorities in NYC's technoogy economy. (Look to Chicago for guidance)
Here is a new way of collaborating.
Not just ideas. It's a full fledged community.
Try - https://www.heeduser.com
1) Not a regular forum. Not only ideas. It's a comprehensive collaboration platform.
2) Modern usability with social integration.
3) Capitalize on user engagement.
Try - https://www.heeduser.com
There's another ideascale run by the city at http://peoplesbudgetnyc.ideascale.com/
We should all submit our technology proposals there too :)
Over the last month I found that Verizon customers in Manhattan who have been out since Sandy, areas of New York being given the option of inferior wireless or nothing, and whole areas of New York and the US that are not only being upgraded but are also being tossed under the bus. We also have no idea exactly how the FiOS franchise is going as the Advocates' office just found that it's way behind schedule -- why is... more »
Require that every new construction in the city use electronic energy monitors that report data back to the city.
Digital Roadmap goals include open government & strengthened civic engagement; 2011 update promises "listening sessions" in all 5 boroughs. @nycgov meetup page is ,ore than a year old, but no meetups scheduled. Broad-based participation is essential for a Roadmap worthy of NYC
Many people now tweet. I tweet @Green4NY, the City Council tweets @NYCCouncil, and now 311 does as @311NYC. Twitter is a great way to get a message out to the world in 140 characters or less, recently becoming a major news source in the aftermath of the Iranian Elections. With the launch of @311NYC, the City has pledged to "'tweet' information regularly about such things as alternate side of the street parking status,... more »
We have all become accustomed to web portals, such as AOL, My Yahoo, iGoogle or Windows Live, that allow us to personalize the information provided to us. NYC.GOV should implement “My.NYC.GOV,” as a similar portal to provide New Yorkers with access to local information that they think is important such as alternate side of the street parking, school closures, mass transit service advisories, deadlines for Department of... more »
In the months leading up to the 2008 Presidential Election, the New York City Board of Elections was crushed under hundreds of thousands of voter registration and absentee ballot application forms to enter and absentee ballots to send out in time. However, many voters still reported that their names were not in poll books or that they did not receive their absentee ballots. The Public Advocate is a Commissioner of the... more »