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Tech Policy Goal 1

Make New York City the most wired city on earth by providing every New Yorker and every New York business, regardless of location, access to the fastest broadband networks at the lowest cost.

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Tech Policy Goal 2

Reinvent the education system to allow every child, young adult, and all New Yorkers to develop the skills necessary to thrive in a 21st century economy and world.

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Tech Policy Goal 3

Make New York City the clear choice for entrepreneurs, software engineers, and other technically skilled professionals to start a business and build a career by making it easy to find partners, financing, office space and housing, employees, and access to markets.

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Tech Policy Goal 4

Support the appointment of a Deputy Mayor for Technology Innovation with an appropriate budget charged with the responsibility of reinventing New York City government with a 21st century framework.

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Make all realtime public data accessible via API

Local law 11 requires that every city agency provide their data in a machine readable format on the web so activists and entrepreneur can leverage it and create new applications. However, section 23-502 c. only says such data should be updated "as often as is necessary to preserve the integrity of usefulness of the data". Replacing section 23-502 . with "within 24 hours of availability to the agency would greatly enhance ...more »

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Tech Policy Goal 7

Support public policies that would ensure that technology and the opportunities available to the tech community can reach all New York’s citizens, and help solve issues related to healthcare, human rights and justice, gender equality, transportation, the environment, and other issues of fundamental importance to all New Yorkers.

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Tech Policy Goal 6

Make New York City the most citizen-connected community on earth, where its people connect with each other to unleash a powerful new 21st century economy: selling to each other, renting to each other, funding each other, sharing with each other, coworking with each other, meeting up with each other, and hiring each other.

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Light the Torch: Advocate for Immigrant Opportunities

New York has always been the port choice for immigrants to legally begin their path to US entrepreneurship and citizenship. NYC's leadership must ensure that the US welcomes all potential immigrants from around the world who want to come here to get educated, work, and then employ and educate others (background checks permitting, of course). We need their hunger and inventiveness, as their appreciation for our values ...more »

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Subsidized spaces

The city is sitting on some unused real estate in each borough. Leverage those spaces by creating empowerment zones, where new startups can launch without having a rent to cover.

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The Accessible City

The city administration has moved to acquire the .nyc TLD - its like .com and .org but just for New Yorkers. And it has created a .NYC Advisory Board to help fashion an insightful development plan. We need digital public spaces to help the public engage and run our city. For example, "voters.nyc" with every registered voter getting a "my-city" civic space, e.g., Your.Name.voter.nyc, with candidate info, polling location, ...more »

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Digital rights advocate free zone

Establish city-wide protections for white hat hackers who highlight bugs and/or deliver previously privatized government data back into the public domain.

 

Some forms of hacking should not be illegal. The burden of proof on prosecutors should be that the public good has been hurt when government data is being dealt with.

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Better NYC Election Tools / NYC Votes

Improve the NYC election process by the following

+ Get to Know Your Candidates Tool

+ API around election / voting data

+ ability to donate via SMS

+ a one stop shop app with all election information and donating options within the app

+ early voting

+ electronic voting registration

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