Category Archives: New York News

A Wikipedia celebration

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A Wikipedia celebration and mini-conference for the project’s 15th birthday.

In addition to the party, the event will be a participatory unconference, with plenary panels, lightning talks, and of course open space sessions.

We also hope for the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects.

Register here, and add your proposed lightning talks and open space sessions:

http://bit.ly/wikiday15

And see full details on the wiki:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/Wikipedia_Day_2016

NYC TechBreakfast December 8 2015

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The NYC TechBreakfast is This week onTuesday, December 08, 2015 at Microsoft Technology Center (MTC) NYC in New York, NY. The NYC TechBreakfast this week features awesome demos from:

  • Jobsuitors: – automatic, hyper-personalized career matchmaking
  • HEKXO – HEKXO is simple platform for tagging and scanning real-world objects to play a wide variety of games and educational apps.
  • Croissant – Work from beautiful NYC workspaces for $99/mo. Comfy seats, wifi, unlimited coffee. Cancel anytime.

When: Tuesday, December 08, 2015 from 08:00 to 10:00

Where:
11 Times Square, 6th Floor (Between 41st & 42nd Streets on 8th Ave.)  New York, NY, 10036

Mayor de Blasio Presides Over Bill Signing Ceremony

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Bills 850-A, 643-A, 706-A, 753-A, 758-A, 766-A, 768-A, 784-A and 767-A

Bill 850-A – related to air conditioning systems (business door must be close with working air conditioners)
643-A, 706-A, 753-A, 758-A, 766-A and 768-A, require various reporting with respect to inmates in the custody of the Department of Correction
784-A, which requires that new inmates are provided with a bill of rights;
767-A, which requires the Department of Corrections to publicly post its use of force policies.