Help a civic tech tourist!

(Kathryn Pritchard) #1

Hi all,

My name is Kathryn and I’m a student who will be in the US summer hoping to see some great examples of innovation in government at both City and State levels. This is partly personal and partly academic project (I’ve just graduated from university in the UK). I’m particularly interested to see any uses of tech in a civic setting (especially open data).

I was wondering if there is anyone in the BetaNYC community who would be willing to:

  • Share with me (or point me in the direction of) your favourite Civic tech/ government tech innovation in NYC
  • Share with me any personal stories of successes or frustrations in trying to make changes or innovate in NYC
  • Tell me more about a project you are working on that will have a positive impact on the city

I will be in NY in early August and would be so grateful to hear from anyone below, by email (just ask) or in person!