NYC Digital, which is a creation of the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, seeks to initiate activities that further the goals of a modern digital city. They are hosting listening sessions in all five boroughs this summer to get the input from local citizens on the needs of their communities. Staten Island’s turn comes on July 23rd, and will take place at the Noble Maritime Collection at Snug Harbor at 7 p.m. If you would like to attend this meeting, you must sign up at Meetup. Click here:
If this all sounds very vague, you can get more info at the NYC Digital website (linked on the next line). Here is an excerpt from their website explaining the goals of these sessions.
July 1, 2013– NYC Digital invites New Yorkers to a series of listening sessions throughout the City this summer with the aim of encouraging feedback on New York City’s innovation progress and contributing to the upcoming version of the City’s Digital Roadmap. Today the City’s Digital Roadmap is over 90% complete, and in order to build on these achievements, NYC Digital will once again reach out to add new goals and objectives to the City’s innovation strategy. New Yorkers are invited to attend the sessions to share their thoughts about how to realize New York City’s potential as the world’s leading digital city, across the areas of Internet access, education, open data, engagement and industry.
The feedback that NYC Digital receives during these meetups will help to inform the next annual update to New York City’s Digital Roadmap, which outlines the strides the City has made to date, in its plans to increase Internet access for New Yorkers, invest in STEM education, release more open data, engage New Yorkers digitally and further develop the local tech industry. NYC Digital is a part of the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment.
“New York City has much to celebrate in digital progress since the 2011 launch of theRoadmap, but as New Yorkers, we never rest on our laurels,” said Rachel Haot, Chief Digital Officer. “Through these meetups, we aim to continue our approach of deep public engagement in the planning process and add new goals that build on the Mayor Bloomberg’s foundation of digital achievement. I look forward to fresh ideas and diverse perspectives from New Yorkers across the City and to continue to work together towards our shared digital future.”