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 »
All these ideas are great. But which mayor is going to implement them and WHY? New York votes democrats. This is a fact. So as long as mayor candidates are tied to a party, the pool of candidates is limited to those who have spent their life working up the ranks of the party. Born and raised politicians with no understanding, regard, interest or NEED to do anything innovative. The best mayors the city had were Giuliani... more »
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
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.
Imagine how much innovation there would be in NYC if it were blanketed in free wifi? (not to mention it would make living here even more amazing) Free wifi doesn't need to be a pipe dream, and "always on" broadband doesn't have be limited to expensive 4G. NYC could create incentives for property owners to provide free wifi. Similar policies exist for non-tech public goods - for example new property developments are... more »
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.
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 »